Back in April, I visited City Hall with Charles, a fellow photographer who I’ve met several times at Precision Camera and who is also nice enough to follow my blog. We share an interest in urban landscapes and he was curious about my HDR techniques. We did a combination photowalk / mini-class on how I approach urban photography.
I’ve taken a number of photos of Austin City Hall, but I’ve always found them lacking. The extremely asymmetrical building messes with my head and baffles my composition. I don’t find the building particularly attractive either, though it is interesting. It was designed by Stararchitect Antoine Predock and completed in 2004. Instead of my usual attempts at symmetry, I embraced the angles. I’m happy with the way this one came out.
It was a fruitful evening. I got to spend time with a fellow photographer and ended up make a few nice compositions. Nothing like sharing a little knowledge to help demystify the things that we do.
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