2015 Challenge, Week 16 : ARCHITECTURE – DOORWAYS

So I’m excited to be back writing for my own sub-theme. I’ve loved architectural photography for a very long time. Some of the only paid work I’ve had was shooting my mother’s portfolio, she’s a retired Interior Designer. It’s basically indoor architectural photography. I loved the challenge, and she always paid me generously. To do it right, I picked up a few books that really opened my eyes.

Doorway Brindisi man in a door in barcelona

Issues like perspective were the first thing that really stepped up my quality. Simply using the right wide angle, and making sure to be level. I chose to use a very tall and short tripod, so that I could get the level just right. This doesn’t mean you need to go spend money, just be aware of being level, to help it present well. I have many examples in this post, so I’ll try to pair them up to save room. But read below, a wide angle isn’t necessary for this theme.

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Let’s not forget that not all doorways must be old, or exquisite. Some evoke emotion. Some are simply monotonous and almost forgetful. Large cathedrals can always be a beautiful submission.

Black and Blue Doorway

Make sure to drag your camera along everywhere, even if you’re just running errands. You never know what you’ll see, with this theme on the brain. I love how my brain switches between themes, and I become so much more aware of things.

Some doorways have a larger meaning. Feel free to share with us deeper meaning from your faith or past.

M. E. Church, Castle Rock, Colorado Not Jesus' tomb, but a tomb none the less.

On a side note, my recent setbacks have really limited my ability to contribute here. What’s great is that I’ve never felt anything but support, and for that I’m super grateful. Also, all the chemo I’ve had has slowed me down a bit, and we’re working to sharpen up my brain again. And you all should know that my yearning to get out and shoot, and think critically is and has been a wonderful help. The creative outlet of making this art is quite immeasurable. Thanks for your part!

The rules are pretty simple:

  • Post one original (Your Image) shot each week per theme posted on this blog to Google+Facebook, or Flickr (or all three). Tag the photo #photochallenge.org or #photochallenge2015.
  • The shot should be a new shot you took for the current weekly theme, not something from your back catalog or someone else’s image.
  • Don’t leave home without your camera. Participating in the 2015 Photo Challenge is fun and easy.
  • Recently we’ve been encouraging folks to record their EXIF data and share it when you post. That’s the lens length, aperture, shutter speed, ISO, etc. We al learn much more from you if you share.

About Steve Troletti

I'm a Location Scout, Editorial, Nature, Wildlife and Environmental Photographer based in Malibu, California. I specialize in Nature and Urban Nature photography including Infrared Landscapes. The Bulk of my work takes place in the Los Angeles, California area, Greater Montreal Region, Canada, Switzerland, France and Varese in Northern Italy. Ethical wildlife photography is the main priority and focus of my work. A minimum disturbance of the animals, their habitat and the environment is my top priority. This applies as much to total wilderness areas as it does to urban nature environments. Ongoing education of environmental issues and building awareness for the protection of wildlife and wilderness areas around the world is what drives me to document the beauty that surrounds us.