With today's modern, small format, high-tech cameras that take all the worry
out of the mechanical aspects of photography, many photographers, even
professional photographers, are inclined to use their standard or "regular"
camera for every assignment. Most of these cameras do not have adjustments
that allow correction of vertical or horizontal distortions caused when you
tilt or swing from a 90-degree angle of the subject.
presents the subject with unnatural appearance because of excessive vertical
or horizontal convergence.
The view camera is the only camera that will
give you the maximum control needed to produce images of a three-dimensional
subject without this distortion on a single plane (the photograph).
the use of the view camera will enable you to produce distortion-free
photographs of large and small structures that will be pleasing to view.
PART A - TYPES OF ARCHITECTURAL PHOTOGRAPHY
making of pictures of man-made structures, usually buildings. Your pictures
will be used for many purposes.
The four major uses are: planning,
This may involve a photograph of a new construction
site, a photo of an existing building for which modifications are to be
made, or to provide the architect a general concept of how a new building
Some photographs may require you to show other buildings
already in place which may be included in the proposal for construction.
(2) Construction progress.
of construction progress as the job proceeds.
(a) They can show whether the contractor did or did not follow
specifications and meet deadlines set out in the contract.
(b) They will serve as a record of the use of material.
(c) Some of your photos may be of historical value.
become important elements of periodic reports to higher echelons, including
Congressional Armed Services Committees.