Professional Architectural Photography

Frank O. Gehry. Guggenheim Museum, Bilbao

I trained with the British Institute of Professional Photography and qualified as a member of the Society of Architectural Illustrators in October 1991. I find that my Architectural Association training as an architect gives me an understanding of composition. I can take much simpler and more artistic photographs than most professional photographers.

I use a Nikon D50 camera with wide angle and shift lenses which correct the converging verticals of buildings. Together with the use of Adobe Photoshop, I can correct and produce excellent photographs. They are sharp detail photographs suitable for publication and they illustrate how buildings have been designed to suit the requirements of the client. I also use a Panasonic camera with a precision Leica lens, which has various options to enable me to create a variety of digital photographs.

I find photographs are most dramatic when taken in the evening or early morning light or when the sun is at 45 degrees to give form to a building. However it is not always necessary to wait for perfect weather conditions.

Anthony G Duckett AA Dipl. ARIBA FSAI.

2nd World War Arboretum Memorial