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What are buildings and architecture photos and images?
Buildings and architecture photos and images are photographs with the presence of various visual components and concepts that viewers immediately associate with buildings and architecture. These visual components might include various structures of buildings, both interiors and exteriors, as well as cityscapes, bridges, and other structures. Buildings and architecture photos feature the aesthetic appeal of architectural creations of the human from different perspectives, in different timelines and different kinds of weather. To capture stunning architectural photos, it is advised to look for a unique angle, prioritize good lighting, not be afraid to include people, and explore the details of the building or architecture as much as the whole. We can find nature and landscape photos almost everywhere, in newspapers, in magazines, on TV commercials, on your devices’ screens, on millions of posts, and sharing on social media, via advertisements, and throughout many other daily life activities.
What are popular buildings and architecture photos and images on photoAC?
The most popular building and architecture photos that you can easily find on photoAC are the ones including office buildings, school and class interiors, working places, living spaces, aerial street views, etc. Buildings and architecture photos and images on photoAC vary in styles and locations. You can see Japanese houses, Taiwan streets, Western city views, and many other landmarks. Beyond photographs, you can find many computer-generated 3D photos of shopping malls, residential areas, office working spaces, etc. Building and architecture photos and images on photoAC are mostly used for advertisements and in posts on blogs and social media.
How to find better results of buildings and architecture photos and images on photoAC?
You can find building and architecture photos and images in the Building/Architecture Category section on photoAC. Also, for specific searches, let's start with the search bar by entering a related keyword such as “school building’’, “office building’’, “hospital building’’, “3D building’’, “building background’’, etc. then refine the search results using the filter function. You can refine search results of building and architecture photos and images by choosing the type of images (JPEG, PNG, or PSD), dimension (vertically or horizontally), with or without people, and colors in the photos. You can also include or exclude other keywords, categories, and names of creators as well.
Is it safe to use buildings and architecture photos and images downloaded from photoAC?
All building and architecture photos and images on photoAC can be downloaded for free and can be used for both personal and commercial projects. Simply sign up for a free account and start downloading today. There are some limitations on the download times per day for free users on photoAC. If you want to download building and architecture photos and images without any limitation, you can subscribe to one of our two plans, monthly and annually. To make sure you use our building and architecture photos and images properly, please thoroughly check our Terms and Conditions.
All photos and images on photoAC are OK to use for personal projects. If you want to use them for commercial purposes, please check our Usage Guides to make sure you use the downloaded photos from photoAC properly.
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Introduction to building and architecture images
Since time immemorial, shelter has always been a core need of man. Building structures shield us from the harsh elements of nature, such as rain and the heat of the sun. Apart from this core need, however, buildings have come to serve many more purposes for humanity. They serve as schools for our children, meeting places for various political, religious, and social activities, hospitals for the wounded and infirm, etc. Buildings are, no doubt, an integral part of human civilization.
Moreso, buildings are important cultural symbols. Building and architectural styles differ across cultures and are usually indicative of the unique cultures of each locality. For example, while most Western urban areas feature a large number of high-rise buildings and skyscrapers designed to accommodate several units of nuclear families, the architectural landscapes of most rural areas of Africa contain a preponderance of compounds featuring bungalows, huts, and mud houses built to house extended families.
Also, photographs of the interiors of buildings make viewers appreciate the unique beauty of artistic decor from various cultures. For example, it might depict beautiful murals in a Greek Orthodox Church or the richly decorated interior of Buckingham Palace.
The history of building images can be traced back to ancient times. During the renaissance period, painters such as Crivelli and Duccio produced great artworks featuring buildings. With the advent of modern photography, building images retained their popularity. Camera-produced architectural images began to appear in the 1820s with Nicephore Niepce's photograph known as the "View from the Window at Le Gras." Today, building images and architecture images are taken and used for a wide range of reasons ranging from academic research to brand marketing and leisure. Building and architecture images fill us with admiration and wonder at man's creative genius.
Importantly, as the Coronavirus pandemic has forced movement and travel restrictions in many countries, people can travel to their favourite buildings and landmarks all over the world from their couches just by looking at building images and architecture images. This has further boosted the genre's popularity.
Architecture means the art and skills involved in designing buildings and other structures such as bridges. Buildings are designed to meet the practical purpose for which they were built, as well as make artistic statements and aesthetic impressions upon observers. The terms "building images" and "architecture images" are often used interchangeably. They refer to images that depict all types of man-made building structures ranging from huts, halls, and bridges to walls, landmarks, towers, and skyscrapers. No props or models are required for creating building images or architecture images though humans can be incorporated to show scale and add individual uniqueness to the picture.
Building images can be classified into several categories, including
Exterior building images
These are architectural images taken from outside the structure, which the photographer uses as the object of his shoot. Natural lighting, either from the sun or moon and stars, depending on the time of the day chosen for the shoot, provides the lighting. Other sources of lighting, however, such as streetlights, may also contribute to the lighting. Aerial photography using drones and aircraft can also be employed in this mode to get a birds-eye-view perspective. The photographer aims at capturing the appearance of the outer parts of his subject in an aesthetically pleasing manner. This mode is ideal for photographing landmarks or iconic structures which are more easily recognizable from the exterior. These may include the Taj Mahal, the White House, or Saint Peter's Basilica in the Vatican City.
Exterior building images may be taken at all times of the day and in all weather conditions. It is recommended, however, to shoot either in the early hours of the day to capture the effect of the rising sun's golden rays upon the structure or at sunset.
Interior architectural images
These are building images taken from inside the structures being photographed. This can be used to show the beauty of buildings' internal architecture or decor. As natural lighting may not be sufficient inside buildings, artificial lighting may be employed to supplement natural light. Such artificial lighting may be provided by LED bulbs.
Different themes: Industrial, Infrastructure, Architecture, Towers/Skyscrapers/ Landmarks Industrial images
These are images that show a company's products, staff, as well as production techniques and processes, and equipment used in the production of the organization's products. Industrial images are aimed at capturing and showcasing the hard work and technicality that goes into the manufacturing process.
This type of building images are used by companies that specialize in the manufacturing of goods, extraction of natural resources, and power. Industrial images may feature factories, oil rigs, production lines, dams, etc.
Categories of industrial images include
This involves taking snapshots of the company's products at various stages of their manufacturing.