Architectural Photography: Stay Focused with Doug McKinlay

Architectural Photography: Stay Focused with Doug McKinlay

http://www.adorama.com

In this episode Doug introduces us to some of London’s iconic buildings and shows us how shoot them and their structures at their best, he explains what lenses we should use to achieve this and some tips on getting the perfect architectural shot!

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Photos by Doug McKinlay

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50 Comments

  1. Skyfish on October 6, 2021 at 8:14 am

    Great video!

  2. G N Shaikh on October 6, 2021 at 8:14 am

    so sweet music

  3. lawrence whitehead on October 6, 2021 at 8:15 am

    Well presented and lots of tips I’ll be looking for more

  4. Paul D on October 6, 2021 at 8:15 am

    Great tips. I’ll try these next time I’m in a city.

  5. Kenneth Clinton on October 6, 2021 at 8:17 am

    Very informative. I have viewed it several times and pick up points each time.

  6. Veg V on October 6, 2021 at 8:17 am

    Hi Doug, very informative video. I would like to ask you a question. Where do I focus while doing architectural photography?

  7. Don Jones on October 6, 2021 at 8:19 am

    I never thought of using a tripod. In the old film days we hand held a lot. I do like the KISS. So true.

  8. Amr Badran on October 6, 2021 at 8:20 am

    Hello Adorama,

    I do sincerely thank you for all your valuable tips and I wish you all the best.

    I am an amateur photographer and I want to turn pro. I’m basically interested in still imagery, namely Architecture and Decoration.

    I’m using T5i but I want to upgrade to pro level and I’m considering moving to Sony Mirrorless full frame.

    Is moving to Sony Mirrorless a good decision? Or investing in 5D MIII and EF lenses, or moving to Nikon D800 something?

    What would you recommend?

    Thanks again for all your tips and for your advice in advance.

    Regards.

  9. Mike Taylor on October 6, 2021 at 8:25 am

    please ask your videographer to not move

  10. painful1978 on October 6, 2021 at 8:25 am

    That 2 seconds timer tip.. it does make a difference

  11. Emad S on October 6, 2021 at 8:27 am

    Thank uuu very much great video, I’m a Designer and i needed to know about Architecture Photography

  12. Graham Ellis on October 6, 2021 at 8:29 am

    I really enjoyed this as my first video i have watched about Architectural photography,though i too did wonder about how he managed to do all he did with NO interference from police or security ?

  13. Mark Stevens on October 6, 2021 at 8:29 am

    Great video, I’ll be passing this on to my customers….. I might also add the 3 P’s of photography (Planning, Preparedness, and Patients)…….

  14. Reicanof on October 6, 2021 at 8:29 am

    My challenge is living in Las Vegas. Yes the casinos are spectacular especially with all that neon lighting surrounding it. But of course with it is security waiting to pounce on you when you whip out your camera. There are only a select few places on the strip that let you take pictures to your heart’s content.

  15. anne johnson on October 6, 2021 at 8:32 am

    This is the first comment I have ever given. I enjoyed this episode very much , thank you. Christine A.

  16. nutty5550 mansonben on October 6, 2021 at 8:33 am

    great sir

  17. Jan Martin on October 6, 2021 at 8:33 am

    Love the video and tips thank you so much

  18. Issac on October 6, 2021 at 8:34 am

    To be able to have tiny pauses before he speaks and getting clear on his point, I can hear this guy talk for days 🙂

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  20. Farouk on October 6, 2021 at 8:37 am

    All those heavy lenses in that bag do you need a crane to carry that with you lol… Comical!

  21. Arun Rohila on October 6, 2021 at 8:37 am

    Great tips, thanks for putting this together. What backpack do you have? I really like it.

  22. Scott Miller on October 6, 2021 at 8:37 am

    I could do that all day! Especially in London, looks awesome.

  23. Klaus Lehrmann on October 6, 2021 at 8:38 am

    Correct me if I am wrong, but is the use of a tripod not illegal in London?

  24. max million on October 6, 2021 at 8:39 am

    If I were shooting tall building, I wouldn’t be using a 35mm camera. I would be using my 4×5 view camera, it’s much easier to correct the tilt shift in the buildings. You must not own your equipment with all the missing rear lens caps..!!

  25. qpae123 on October 6, 2021 at 8:40 am

    What is this, a glich or something ? everytime moves the camera, I see stripes

  26. Straight on October 6, 2021 at 8:40 am

    Try it in Birmingham and see if you manage to get home with your camera bag?

  27. stephen newboult on October 6, 2021 at 8:42 am

    Always enjoy adorama tv  and loved this video

  28. Sam Wahba on October 6, 2021 at 8:45 am

    Awesome, optimized info… Clear, short, simple, and to the point!! Thank you!

  29. AA AA on October 6, 2021 at 8:47 am

    Good introductory to architectural photography. Thanks

  30. Lucky Mann on October 6, 2021 at 8:48 am

    Great fundamentals. Thanks

  31. Vaibhav Tiwari on October 6, 2021 at 8:48 am

    I have a 50mm f1.8 lense.. can it be used fr architecture photography??
    24-70mm is out of my budget

  32. Matthew Hutchinson on October 6, 2021 at 8:52 am

    Bro where’s your lens caps at.

  33. Filip Daust on October 6, 2021 at 8:52 am

    helped me alot thank you ! amazing video

  34. Angel La Canfora on October 6, 2021 at 8:53 am

    OK, I’m confused. Why would you want to use a neutral density filter for architectural photography?

  35. JW Tkachuk on October 6, 2021 at 8:53 am

    Great tutorial – Thanks!

  36. Jillian H on October 6, 2021 at 8:53 am

    Great video, thanks Doug and Adorama.

  37. Humberto Ohana on October 6, 2021 at 8:56 am

    Thank you great Stuff !

  38. Hellcat on October 6, 2021 at 8:57 am

    The music in the end was so sad 🙁

  39. Joel Peters on October 6, 2021 at 8:57 am

    Chord progression in the music is exactly the same as Lil Wayne’s Mirror. So are we looking in the mirror as we watch, or is he saying that the lens is actually just a mirror? A mirror of the soul?! His pictures mirror his soul. hmmmm

  40. Trucker on October 6, 2021 at 9:00 am

    If you own or part own a property like a flat in a tower block eg and it’s considered to be iconic enough to be frequently used in music videos and fashion shoots etc can the owner copyright his own property and ask for image rights if used? Thanks

  41. Marina FitSteps on October 6, 2021 at 9:01 am

    Great video – I see others have asked but What backpack do you have? I really like it.

  42. Flo Minton on October 6, 2021 at 9:01 am

    @ 6:13 the photo might have benefitted from a bit of vertical straightening but otherwise it’s a nice shot and a helpful video! I think that new security concerns are hampering a lot of us that like to shoot buildings. Here in the US I believe that as long as you are standing on a public street and what you are photographing is not behind a wall and is generally visible from public space, you are within your rights to shoot it. If anyone knows differently, let us know?

  43. Jaspreet Singh on October 6, 2021 at 9:02 am

    nice detailed video

  44. Jim Moyer on October 6, 2021 at 9:02 am

    Well done. That heavy bag is a bit of an advertisement for mirrorless, though.

  45. henry lethbridge on October 6, 2021 at 9:03 am

    Anyone notice how the "24mn F1.4" is a 17-35?

  46. Daniel Coates on October 6, 2021 at 9:09 am

    The cameraman needs to stop drinking in the day 🙁

  47. markoulou on October 6, 2021 at 9:09 am

    The lenses without back caps in the bag ? I shivered a little…

  48. Paul D on October 6, 2021 at 9:10 am

    Great ideas!

  49. Capone kingpin King on October 6, 2021 at 9:11 am

    I bought a fisheye lens on ebay

    I love to look at buildings

  50. Joanna Dayrit on October 6, 2021 at 9:13 am

    Thank you for the video!

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