Composing A Masterpiece

Composing A Masterpiece

The China Resources Tower Shenzhen, China Architect: KPF The most critical aspect of a successful architectural photograph is the composition. In addition to composing the elements of the photo in the scene, the composition should enhance the focus on the subject....
The Importance of Design in Photography

The Importance of Design in Photography

Lobby of the CRL Tower Chengdu, China Photo © Paul Dingman 2019 The simplest designs often make the strongest statements. I was passing through the lobby of the new CRL Office Tower in Chengdu when I saw this scene and grabbed it with my I phone.  It’s interesting how...
“How Does It Feel?”

“How Does It Feel?”

Himalayas Centre Nanjing, China Architect: MAD Photo© Paul Dingman 2019 This image exemplifies an important aspect in my photography.  After scouting a project, pre-visualizing the images, determining the best time and place to shoot, before I click the shutter, I...
Watching…Waiting…Waiting…

Watching…Waiting…Waiting…

Waiting for an afternoon cloud to clear on a recent project in Shenzhen. Photo: Wen Dong I am always amazed at the contradictions in photography.  How is it that sometimes you wait for hours and hours even days or weeks for the right moment to take a photograph which...
Being There

Being There

The Salk Institute La Jolla, CA Architect: Louis Kahn photo © Paul Dingman 2009 Every architecture student studies  Louis Kahn’s Salk Institute.  It is a masterpiece.  The rough unfinished faceted concrete walls give it a timeless quality – like a modern day...