Architectural Photography: How to Address Large Spaces
Large spaces whether they are exteriors or interiors can be a challenge to creating a strong narrative around architectural photography. The tendency for the novice is to shoot everything. Real estate photographers are also geared to this approach; they shoot from all 4 corners of a space.
In order to illustrate the vast space of this public gathering space in a Downtown Minneapolis building, we created a panorama architecture image to show the scope of the project in one shot.
Just as important to telling the story and creating a strong narrative we broke the space into parts. We often shoot with the marketing representatives, project managers, and designers of the spaces we shoot architectural photography of. In this case, the project manager was very helpful in pointing out key design features of the space.
Different levels, greenery, and ceiling detail helped define sections of the space where people can work independently, in groups, or socialize.
Because I am an experienced Minneapolis architectural photographer, I also saw how the geometry of the space made it more interesting. In this photo, it was also important to show the proximity of the space to a newly constructed skywalk. The skyway system in Minneapolis is an important feature of working in the downtown area.
Even though the space is quite large, it was also important to illustrate that there were areas of intimacy where two people could engage in conversation.
This space is also an important gateway serving as an outer lobby to an important corporation. The ramp, wall treatment, and other materials were important to take pictures of.
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