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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

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

Castles and Palaces

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

Ruins

hallwayhallwayhallway
Photograph by Snapwirenaps via Pexels CC0 
green floorgreen floorgreen floor
Photograph by Gellinger via Pixabay CC0
roomroomroom
Photograph by Skitterphoto via Pixabay CC0 
derelictderelictderelict
Photograph by Samuel Zeller via Unsplash CC0 
ApartmentsApartmentsApartments
Photograph by Matthew Wiebe via Unsplash CC0

Windows

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

Doors

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

Railway Stations

station purple huestation purple huestation purple hue
Photograph by Splitshire via Pexels CC0
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Photograph by Charles Forerunner via Unsplash CC0
station at nightstation at nightstation at night
Photograph by Robin Rocker via Unsplash CC0
union stationunion stationunion station
Photograph by Tatiana Latino via Unsplash CC0
escalatorsescalatorsescalators
Photograph by Gratisography via Pexels CC0

Roof and Ceiling

light through ceilinglight through ceilinglight through ceiling
Photograph by Baristas Co via Unsplash CC0
wooden ceilingwooden ceilingwooden ceiling
Photograph by lifeofpix.com via Pexels CC0
facesfacesfaces
Photograph by Anna Popovic via Unsplash CC0
bird on roofbird on roofbird on roof
Photograph by Buzac Marius via Unsplash CC0
aboveaboveabove
Photograph by meinerestampe via Pixabay CC0 

Alleys

alleyalleyalley
Photograph by Unsplash via Pexels CC0 
up highup highup high
Photograph by Unsplash via Pexels CC0
misty alleymisty alleymisty alley
Photograph by Cole Patrick via Unsplash CC0
yellow alleyyellow alleyyellow alley
Photograph by Unsplash via Unsplash 
hotelhotelhotel
Photograph by Loic Djim via Unsplash CC0 

Industrial

traintraintrain
Photograph by Snapwiresnaps via Pexels CC0
archwayarchwayarchway
Photograph by Unsplash via Pixabay CC0
rusted metalrusted metalrusted metal
Photograpph by StockSnap via Pixabay CC0
row of tanksrow of tanksrow of tanks
Photograph by Lifeofpix via Pexels CC0
plantplantplant
Photograph by Lifeofpix via Pexels CC0

Stairs

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Photograph by Wesley Pribadi via Unsplash CC0
up staircaseup staircaseup staircase
Photograph by Unsplash via Pexels CC0
escalatorescalatorescalator
Photograph by Activedia via Pixabay CC0
SpiralSpiralSpiral
Photograph by Stokpic via Pixabay CC0
staircasestaircasestaircase
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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