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Career Profiles - Dictionary for Architects and Engineers


Architectural photographer


What is an architectural photographer?

An architectural photographer specializes in the depiction of real estate. Using professional equipment, he documents the development of a building during the draft and design phase on the construction site and also in its finished state.


Why do you need an architectural photographer?

Architectural photography can, for example, be used for advertising purposes to present a building in the best light. In addition to the artistic side, architectural photography methods are also used for the spatial measurement of buildings.


Methods and perspectives in architectural photography

Depending on the objective, the photographer can use different methods. He can use effects to make buildings look bigger or smaller. He can use special lenses to depict details that the superficial observer quickly escapes. In architectural photography, a distinction is made between the authentic central perspective, the frog perspective and the fisheye perspective.