(a) The presence of fluorescent tubes in public places means color
balance must be corrected in order to render proper color in your finished
pictures. Mixing of light sources compounds the problem. Refer to the data
sheet packed with your film to determine the correct film, lighting, and
filter combination that will render correct color.
(b) The most common problem with fluorescent lights is the
creation of a green tint on color film.
You can compensate by using a
(2) Another important concern whether photographing public or
residential interiors is the balance between outdoor light and the
When lighting is mixed this way, it is
better to delay shooting until the daylight is too weak to overwhelm the
(a) Shooting your pictures near sunset or
daylight is not dominant will give the best results.
(b) Do not shoot so late or early
windows in the picture shows completely black.
(c) Office and residential interior can be enhanced by turning on
existing tungsten room lights. This gives warm color to the picture.
Your key to perspective control for both outside and inside architectural
photography is the camera position in relationship to the subject. The view
camera with its many adjustments permits complete perspective control
without the need to move the camera from one position to another.
with these controls you can prevent, moderate, or exaggerate distortion, and
a. Need for Use of View Camera. When you photograph a building, you
usually aim the camera up to include the top.
However, when you do, the
perspective appears distorted in the print. All the vertical lines appear
to be converging and no longer look parallel.
This distortion is not
Correct use of the view camera
will eliminate this problem.
b. Additional Equipment Needed.
The view camera, therefore, is the
Additional equipment you will need
includes a sturdy tripod, a hand-held light meter, a gray card, and a
shutter cable release to minimize camera jiggle while taking an exposure.