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London Architecture – The Beauty of Design

This week’s Creative Seeing Photography Course, included a practical module which explored the simplicity of form through rich and varied architectural design.  London architecture creates striking geometric shapes around the city.   Strong architectural lines dominate London’s skylines.  The beauty of design is all around us and on Saturday, a small group of photographers, led by Lou Smith explored The Beauty of Architectural Design.  To find out more about Lou Smith Fine Art Photography Courses in London just click on the highlighted link.

 

Photography Courses London with Lou Smith Fine Art Photography

Simplifying Shapes to Create Abstract Forms

 

Black and white photography creates a timeless quality to architecture and aids in simplifying forms and revealing luminous light.  Photographers love architecture as strong lines, shapes, reflections and beautiful textures draw creatives in to explore and experiment with varying ways to frame and create an image.

Top Tips for great architectural photography

  • Check your shooting data prior to taking the photo and select the most appropriate aperture or speed for creative intention
  • Be sensitive to the direction of light  – and use it  to its fullest advantage as illumination creates contrasts, shadows and reflections
  • Use varying angles of view – remember to look right up to the top of buildings
  • Keep it simple

Enjoy your photography and See you soon…

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© Lou Smith 2012, All Rights Reserved

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Shard Laser Light Show Illuminates London Skyline

Shard Opens with a Laser Light Show

 

Shard Laser Light Show

Shard Opens With Laser Light Show

The Shard opens with an amazing light show with streaming green laser lights and wows London!  Twelve lasers and thirty search lights lit up the London Skyline to celebrate the opening of the Shard.  To experience the light show you had to be close to the Shard as the impact was lost at a distance.  The Shard is currently Europe’s tallest building and the viewing platform will open to the public in February 2013.  Pricey at around £25 for adults – but tempting for a great London view!

 

Shard London

Shard Celebrates Opening with Laser Light Show

 

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© Lou Smith 2012, All Rights Reserved

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Photography: Architecture

London Photography Architecture

Shadows and Light

The drama of light is a never ending pursuit in photography. Exploring a scene and looking for that, at times, elusive light source. Modern buildings are fantastic for reflecting light. Creating dramatic photographic images by exploring the impact of light, hidden, seen and not seen. Your lens sees more than you – so seek and you will find the light! This image was hand tinted in LightRoom, after converting the original photograph to black and white.

For more visit the Shadows and Light Gallery, London Photography

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© Lou Smith 2011, All Rights Reserved

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