Set Your Own: Research

Architectural Photographer: Fernando Guerra

Fernando Guerra is a well renowned Portuguese architectural photographer. He has an extensive archive of photographs on his website displaying architecture from areas of Portugal. Fernando has won many awards during his career for his photography, winning image and photographer of the year in many categories for architectural photography.
He has a very distinct style that he has adopted over the years, taking shots of building that have very sharp edges and vivid shapes. The building he shoots contrast the background making the structure stand out. It is often square building with many corners and edges, sometimes featuring vibrant colours. His composition is also key in each photograph, whether it be straight on or at an angle, the main focus is always the building and he makes it take up the entire frame.

Here is some examples of his work:

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I adopted his style of photography towards architecture whilst shooting the Mayan temple, it has a very distinct shape with many edges and corners around it whilst also being symmetrical so it had a very Fernando Guerra look to it. I feel although its not a modern piece of architecture, the style of photography pays resemblance when comparing his work to mine.


Travel photographer: John Huba

John Huba is a travel and portrait photographer who has worked with an impressive array of clients. His work brings home cultures from all over the world, displayed in a vivid, immersive style. John has travelled the world, exploring many landscapes and experiencing different cultures. He manages to encapsulate the essence of the culture through his photography that shares a story.
His work includes a mix of landscapes, portraits as well as black and white images. I really like his work and the expressive colours he manages to capture through the lens. His portrait work is also very powerful, seeing different faces from cultures all across the globe, he manages to show expression in a unique way.

Here is some of his work:

 

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John’s work was inspiring to me as I was documenting my travel. Although I didn’t plan on shooting an portraits, my main aim was to capture the heart of the culture of the Mayans whilst I was out there. His work helped in deciding what to shoot and the type of shots I should be trying to achieve.

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