Photography has taken on increasing importance in terms of the design process of a building. It is also extremely important for in terms of preventive evaluation, scientific function in urban planning, and contribution to final renderings.
Architectural photography: what it is used for
Architectural photography plays an important role in the trend of monument restoration and in the conservation of cultural heritage. In fact, The Photographic Survey, is one of the initial steps taken together with the topographic/metric calculation of the building.
This provides a full and accurate view of the building, facilitating reconstruction work by means of an architectural survey model that highlights the main features of the building, the state of affairs, and the deterioration that permeates its surfaces.
Architectural photography also facilitates urban planning.
Aerial images, panoramas, and photos taken with RPAS, commonly referred to as “drones”. In particular, drones make it possible to carry out inspections and assessments in hazardous areas, such as where there are landslides or unsafe and explosive buildings. Of course, along with theory, actual practice is more important than ever.
A good photographer must have the equipment necessary to meet the demands of a job. Tripods, cameras, and filters, are some of the components needed for a high quality photo.
At the level of representation, photography in architecture is a valid ally for the creation of renderings and suggestive views. For example, a photo of the site where a competition for the construction of a building is being held is a good basis for capturing the proposal for the future, in order to make the idea conceived by the designer visible in everyday reality.
Obviously the image will have to go through a post-production software, such as Photoshop. Therefore, photography in architecture is not a piece of furniture, but rather is a characteristic element.