3 myths about photographing modern abstract architecture

posted on 9th of december, 2016

Modern abstract architecture is one of my photographic passions. Being an amateur photographer I am not perfect at it. But I would like to share 3 myths which I noticed prevent photo enthusiasts from shooting this exciting theme.

You have to live in or visit big metropolis. Not true! Of course chances to find interesting angles and shapes are better in New York, Tokyo or Shanghai, but most of my own abstract architecture pictures I made in relatively small city of Vilnius, my hometown and capital of Lithuania. So grab your camera, find nearest modern building in your neighborhood and take a close look at it.
Skyscrapers are the only option. Not true! Residential buildings can also be very inspiring. For instance, look closely at the repetition of balconies and windows and you will be pleasantly surprised. Useful tip: visit construction site right before building is completely finished to avoid balconies filled with people’s stuff.
Good architecture speaks of itself. Not always true! Sometimes the building is overall fantastic, but you struggle to find abstract perspective. On the other hand, the building you pass everyday without noticing can be surprisingly interesting. Just walk and walk around, point your camera in different ways, do not bother to look stupid in the eyes of people passing by and you will find IT. Useful tip: try monochromatic color scheme or single color tint in photo edit if your image does not look abstract enough.

Your next fantastic modern architecture abstract is just around the corner!
And feel free to share other myths or tips about photographing modern abstract architecture.









Comments (7)

Posted by Wvalbuena81 on December 21, 2016
Really inspiring work!
Posted by Heidifotomaniac on December 14, 2016
great composition.. thanks for posting
Posted by Vladimirkz on December 13, 2016
The main thing - the idea! Thanks you!
Posted by Cebas1 on December 10, 2016
Thank you!
Posted by Photostock2015 on December 10, 2016
good work mister photographer :)
Posted by Cebas1 on December 10, 2016
Thank you all!
Posted by Saulute123 on December 10, 2016
Great post! Love these pictures! :)

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