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50 Ultimate Examples Of Architecture Photography

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This post is part of a series called Architectural Photography.

Architectural photography is a careful balance between the aesthetic and the accurate. The varying shapes, patterns and lines offer us unique ways of representation that we often can't find in the natural world.

Here are 50 examples of varying architecture, everything from lighthouses to ruins!

Lighthouses

sunset lighthouse
Photograph by Diego Torres via Pixabay CC0
lighthouse and grass
Photograph by TBIT via Pixabay CC0
black and white lighthouse
Photograph by Tony Naccarato via Unsplash CC0
red and white lighthouse
Photograph by Diego Torres via Pixabay CC0
lighthouse at night
Photograph by Joshua Hibbert via Unsplash CC0 

Castles and Palaces

castle and mountain
Photograph by Blair Connolly via Unsplash CC0
castle in snow
Photograph by Mike Cottam via Unsplash CC0
Neuschwanstein castle
Photograph by Rachel Davis via Unsplash CC0 
castle in mist
Photograph by Splitshire.com via Pexels CC0 
castle in water
Photograph by Diego Torres via Pixabay CC0

Ruins

hallway
Photograph by Snapwirenaps via Pexels CC0 
green floor
Photograph by Gellinger via Pixabay CC0
room
Photograph by Skitterphoto via Pixabay CC0 
derelict
Photograph by Samuel Zeller via Unsplash CC0 
Apartments
Photograph by Matthew Wiebe via Unsplash CC0

Windows

shop window
Photograph by Gratisography via Pexels CC0
chair against a window
Photograph by Unsplash via Pexels CC0
attic window
Photograph by Unsplash via Pexels CC0
red windows
Photograph by Maya Karmon via Unsplash CC0 
blue window
Photograph by Paula Boroska via Unsplash CC0 

Doors

green door
Photograph by Buzac Marius via Unsplash CC0
brown wood door
Photograph by Paul Evans via Unsplash CC0
fire door
Photograph by Gratisography via Pexels CC0 
door handle
Photograph by Littlevisuals.co via Pexels CC0 
yellow door
Photograph by Cremedelacher via Pixabay CC0

Railway Stations

station purple hue
Photograph by Splitshire via Pexels CC0
Tube
Photograph by Charles Forerunner via Unsplash CC0
station at night
Photograph by Robin Rocker via Unsplash CC0
union station
Photograph by Tatiana Latino via Unsplash CC0
escalators
Photograph by Gratisography via Pexels CC0

Roof and Ceiling

light through ceiling
Photograph by Baristas Co via Unsplash CC0
wooden ceiling
Photograph by lifeofpix.com via Pexels CC0
faces
Photograph by Anna Popovic via Unsplash CC0
bird on roof
Photograph by Buzac Marius via Unsplash CC0
above
Photograph by meinerestampe via Pixabay CC0 

Alleys

alley
Photograph by Unsplash via Pexels CC0 
up high
Photograph by Unsplash via Pexels CC0
misty alley
Photograph by Cole Patrick via Unsplash CC0
yellow alley
Photograph by Unsplash via Unsplash 
hotel
Photograph by Loic Djim via Unsplash CC0 

Industrial

train
Photograph by Snapwiresnaps via Pexels CC0
archway
Photograph by Unsplash via Pixabay CC0
rusted metal
Photograpph by StockSnap via Pixabay CC0
row of tanks
Photograph by Lifeofpix via Pexels CC0
plant
Photograph by Lifeofpix via Pexels CC0

Stairs

triangular
Photograph by Wesley Pribadi via Unsplash CC0
up staircase
Photograph by Unsplash via Pexels CC0
escalator
Photograph by Activedia via Pixabay CC0
Spiral
Photograph by Stokpic via Pixabay CC0
staircase
Photograph by Pierre Rougier via Unsplash CC0

That's All Folks!

Fantastic architecture is everywhere and it's likely that none of us will see it in quite the same way, offering the chance for some unique and fascinating photographs. I hope this article has given you inspiration when it comes to photographing architecture and we'd love to see anything you've shot in the comments below.


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