How To Photograph a Building at Twilight
Creative Sources Photography | Atlanta Architectural Photographers
There’s a personality to every building, and you kinda wonder, why the heck do you do this at twilight, why at dawn, why at dusk, why get up at five o’clock in the morning to come out and shoot a building? That personality, quite often, can be better seen at twilight, rather than during the day or the night.
You start with the basic lighting in the building, we set up our composition, then, we start adding light. What we’re striving for ultimately, is for the viewer to have an understanding of the building that is beyond documentation. You can really create an impactful visual that just grabs people’s attention.
In order to get this kind of result, it doesn’t just happen. There is a lot of time, a lot of effort, and a lot of lighting that goes into really making this “pop” and give you something really dynamic. Shooting a twilight gives the photographer the opportunity to really utilize light to show the depth and dimension, the planes and the materials, of the structure.
Ultimately, a properly done twilight gives you an impactful visual that really captures people’s attention.