How to Edit an Architecture Photo Into a Dramatic Fine Art Image

You have probably seen black and white architectural images of single buildings edited to have dramatic, contrasty lighting against an inky black background. Of course, this is not how it looks in real life and takes some Photoshop savvy to achieve. This great video tutorial will show you everything you need to know to achieve that look. 

Coming to you from Mark McGee Photos, this awesome video tutorial will show you how to transform a seemingly ordinary picture of a building into a dramatic and eye-catching fine art image. In addition to helping you exercise a variety of important Photoshop skills, it is a great way to take what might be an otherwise unremarkable photo and turn it into something truly compelling. If there is a building near you whose architecture you find interesting, but you can't seem to find the right composition or conditions to get a worthwhile shot of it, this can be a great way to reduce your reliance on factors outside your control while still bringing attention to the structure's textures and forms. The more you create these types of images, the more you will see the opportunities for them just about everywhere. Check out the video above for the full rundown from McGee. 

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Alex Cooke is a Cleveland-based portrait, events, and landscape photographer. He holds an M.S. in Applied Mathematics and a doctorate in Music Composition. He is also an avid equestrian.

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