Architecture Photography Cibona Tower Zagreb

Architecture Photography – 365 Project – Day 50

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Posted on July 13, 2015

It was about time for me to do some architecture photography. I live near Cibona Tower in Zagreb, so I took my camera and tripod and walked around the tower till I found the best angle to capture the pic of the tower.


In my opinion, most of the architecture photography shots turn out the best during the blue hour.  The blue hour is the period of twilight each morning and evening when the sun is a significant distance below the horizon and the residual, indirect sunlight takes on a predominantly blue hue.

In order to take a pic during the blue hour, I had to use my tripod and longer shutter speed. I was playing around with settings for couple minutes, and learned that shutter speed at 8 seconds and aperture stopped down at f13 would do the trick! It also produced an interesting effect on the street lights and tail lights of the cars.

Since I don’t have a Tilt and Shift lens, I used my wide angle Canon lens and did a bit of perspective correction later in Photoshop, as well as some curves/levels adjustments.



Camera settings:

  • Canon 600D @ 8s ISO 100
  • Canon EF-S 10-18mm @ 10mm f13

About the Author

Fran is into photography and motion pictures. He makes music videos, lifestyle documentaries, visual effects and motion graphics. Fran currently lives and works in Zagreb, but he often also finds himself on the road accompanied by his camera.