A week in Sydney and I couldn’t get enough of it. It was a memorable trip for my camera 😉 – I took over 1000 photographs during the visit. There are pros and cons to taking a lot of photos. Pros – you tend not to miss. I would rather have more than less when it comes to photos. As you take a shot, the lighting could vary and will get you a different view from the previous. Cons – too much space taken; have to have at least a spare memory card; need to clean up a lot later – so a lot of work. After I came back home, I deleted over 50% of the photos because many were similar, poor shots, poor lighting, etc, etc. I wanted to highlight taking photographs of facades.
A Facade, by definition, is the exterior of a building but not always the front. The facade has a lot of focus in architecture – obviously it is first in the list to make those first impressions, hence the focus. When you travel, here is a tip – don’t always focus on people or landscape. Take shots that bring out the facades – variety in facades make the album very interesting. After all, a city is about its buildings and facades and architecture. Try to take photos of buildings at different times of the day, the early mornings and late evenings being the best times. The afternoons, when the sun is high and bright, tends to wash away the details.
See a slide show of some of the facade-scapes..