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Corniche, Doha, Qatar

By Zaadhir    
It was just a sudden click,
would like to improve "Architectural" Photography.
Comments are expected and appreciated. Smile

Tags: Lights Night Architecture Buildings Corniche Qatar

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dudler Plus
18 1.7k 1884 England
26 Oct 2016 6:10PM
Welcome to Ephotozine, and in particular, to the Critique Gallery. This is definitely the place to expect comments!

And you start with spectacular architecture here.

Did you process this at all? The colours seem weak and rather odd, and I don't know whether that's the result of the types of light source in Dohar, or something you've done after taking the picture.

You need really strong blacks - possibly not really there, as I imagine light pollution is very high there. I've done that in my modification, and I've also straightened the verticals - both easy to do in most software packages. Please ask if you want to know more about this, and don't yet do any editing of yoru pictures.
27 Oct 2016 6:15AM

Quote:Welcome to Ephotozine, and in particular, to the Critique Gallery. This is definitely the place to expect comments!
And you start with spectacular architecture here.
Thank you sir!


Quote:Did you process this at all? The colours seem weak and rather odd, and I don't know whether that's the result of the types of light source in Dohar, or something you've done after taking the picture.
Yes! I did, I cropped it edited with a mobile software.
I tried to set a good contrast, but I don't know why I couldn't do that.


Quote:You need really strong blacks - possibly not really there, as I imagine light pollution is very high there. I've done that in my modification, and I've also straightened the verticals - both easy to do in most software packages. Please ask if you want to know more about this, and don't yet do any editing of yoru pictures.


Yes!
If I wanna take any architectural photos; should I upgrade my lens?
I plan to buy 70-300mm vr from Nikon.
would it help me out?


your modification looks so good, thanks for that.
Now I feel, the subject was poor in my composition.
thanks for your comment sir!

Help me to learn!


paulbroad 14 131 1293 United Kingdom
27 Oct 2016 8:31AM
No, a medium zoom would not be the ideal lens for architectural photography. This is not bad, but you need to look at basics. Your current lens should be good enough but use it at about f8 for best results. You need to be at the lowest ISO for best quality and no noise and you need to use a firm tripod on ground that will not vibrate from traffic etc. You need a suitable shutter speed which may be several seconds, hence the tripod and you need either a remote release or use the 10 sec delayed action to prevent camera movement.

Having done all that, experiment.

Wide angle to standard lenses are best for buildings.

Paul
mrswoolybill Plus
15 3.0k 2465 United Kingdom
27 Oct 2016 1:33PM
A warm welcome from me too.

Your composition is fine, it has drama and impact. The only change I would make would be to include the curved side of that rocket-shaped tower on the right. You mention having cropped - if you cropped on the right I would suggest going back and allowing a bit more space there.

With tall buildings you are going to get converging verticals (buildings tilting inwards on either side of the frame) - there is software available that will enable you to adjust for that.

Night photography really does need a tripod, because to get a decent quality image you need a slower exposure than can be hand-held steadily. I suspect that this was maybe taken with the camera steadied somehow, but not on a tripod? Make that your next investment if you want to take this type of work further! That will allow a lower ISO, so better quality image. Then as Paul says, F8, use a remote control. And turn off VR for tripod work.

I also suspect that you have lightened shadows a bit? Beware of pushing that too far as it can create a flat look, as well as exacerbating colour noise.

Look out for a good clear sky in the evening, before the sky is totally dark.

There looks to be terrific scope here to use the strong outlines.
Moira
dudler Plus
18 1.7k 1884 England
27 Oct 2016 10:31PM
Definitely don't get a second lens yet - and particularly, nto a long one.

Make the very most you can of the standard zoom: it covers all the focla lengths that i find I use for most shots. It will cover an awful lot!

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