Incredible architecture in the Norman crypt at Worcester Cathedral. Like many cathedrals, the crypt is the oldest part of this building dating back to 1084. It features the multi-columned cushioned capitals which remain from the original monastic church begun by St Wulfstan.
The architecture is so spectacular they used these cloisters for a set in Harry Potter. Architectural photography at Gloucester Cathedral is an absolute delight. Yes, it a photogenic hot spot, but if you are patient enough you will be rewarded.
To create this shot the most important part of the workflow was how I captured the images to create it.
Architectural photo featuring Norwich Cathedral organ and magnificent vault. This photo is actually a crop of a larger vertorama. One of the interesting things about creating a vertorama, is that it creates dramatic sweeps and bends in the architecture which gives this photo of Norwich Cathedral an almost organic feel.
Architectural photography doesn’t always have to be wide angle, but can also feature many details which are part of the architecture. After all it’s the sum of the parts that makes the whole. When taking or looking at wide angle shots we can enjoy and get lost in the geometry and scale of a building but sometimes we miss the details.
Architectural photo at Gloucester Cathedral featuring ancient crypt with robot sculpture art installation…It was only possible to get this much detail by using bracketing… It seems that the release of Adobe Lightroom CC has re-kindled the fiery debate regarding single exposures vs bracketing, HDR vs digital blending.
Taking HDR photography in Litchfield Cathedral was a pleasure (see other photos here ). I found that HDR photography was really useful to capture this image because of the high dynamic range. This means it has some super dark areas (shadows) and really bright areas (highlights).
Picture 1: St. Edmundsbury Cathedral Church (Facing east)
By focussing on architectural photography, specifically church photography I have found four main factors that have contributed to improving my photography. They have also elicited positive feelings I hadn’t expected and motivated me to continue photographing more churches and cathedrals.