Architectural Photography

Architectural photography - a balance between the aesthetic and the illustrative.

What is Good Architectural Photography?

Good architectural imagery is seductive, it is about electing a response about the the space not the photography.

Matthew Jones

Photographs of architecture and spaces are elevated by capturing form and space, through the consideration of composition and light. It is about encapsulating the vision of the architect.

This doesn't need to be complex, often the skill is often being in the right place and time, with the right equipment and knowing how to use it of course. Architectural photography will give a viewer an appreciation and understanding of the use materials and the play of line and shape with light.

The point being, it is about the space not the photograph.

Matthew Jones Photography - Architectural services


The find out about our fees and see more examples head over to our Architectural Photography page. We also shoot stunning aerial footage.

Aerial footage of a Derbyshire property

We work for for many clients from Architects to construction companies and hotel chains. We often combine drone and sill photography in one shoot. The advantage of this is that that you get visual imagery that works across different platforms.

Buildings and structures often look their best aesthetically at dawn or dusk and the features are often best illustrated in the daylight.  Daylight shots are best at the beginning or end of the day, a blue sky and a bit of sun really helps.  Given that a professional photographer gets all the technical bits right, lighting is still paramount.

We avoid HDR photography if possible however if I do use this technique I do it with subtlety, the sense of reality and believability has value.

Interiors are slightly different, good natural light and daylight bulbs are ideal but indoors there are techniques and lighting that can be used when conditions aren’t perfect.

View from across the road at height of Glass balustrade by BA Systems on high rise building built in brick with zinc for marketing reasons
Manchester Apartments
Derby market place with fountain taken at dusk looking towards Guild Hall
Derby Guildhall
Architectural Interior large white kitchen with island and large skylight, looking towards plain glass picture window
KItchen Interior
Interior of Architects Boardroom, pure white with copper end wall cupboards and 'creativity' decal on wall
Justin Smith Architects Interior Shot
Council House Derby Interior shot
Council House Derby Interior shot
Silk Mill Derby, taken at dusk
Architectural image Co op Distrubtion Centre truck wash
Co op distribution centre Junction 28
Derby Enterprise Centre
The University of Derby's Enterprise Centre
Architectural photograph of Guildhall from the Market Place, Derby
Dusk shot of Guildhall from the Market Place, Derby
Horns Bridge roundabout growth sculpture
Growth Sculpture, Chesterfield dusk shot
Tower Cranes and Steel Work
Photographic documentation of the construction of the worlds largest Biomass Plant, Teeside
The European Restraunt Derby
The European, a lovely restaurant in heart of Derby
classic London Skyline
Classic London skyline night time shot
Westminster bridge London City
Westminster Bridge day time shot
Gastro Pub Interior, Chesterfield
Gastro Pub Interior, Chesterfield
Gastro Pub Interior, Chesterfield
Gastro Pub Interior, Chesterfield
Get in touch with us

stay in touch

Call Matt on 07891 610554

We have offices in Derby and Chesterfield and provide Commercial Photography Services throughout the UK

Friar Gate Studios
22 Ford Street
Derby
DE1 1EE
01332 982048

Commerce House
Millennium Way
Chesterfield
S41 8ND
01246 387922

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