Tips, techniques, Gear, equipment in Architecture landscape photography

Here's a short and quick introduction to the equipment needed for a good practice of this speciality. Feel free to contact me if you want advices.

Full-Frame DSLR

Larger, heavier cameras for professionals, full-frame sensor (36 x 24mm) for higher resolutions for architecture and landscape photography

  • Canon EOS 5DS
  • Canon EOS 1D X
  • Canon Eos 5D Mark III
  • Canon Eos 6D
  • Nikon D4S
  • Nikon D810 / D800
  • Nikon D750
  • Nikon Df
  • Sony Alpha a99

Wide-Angle Lens

Smaller focal length than a standard lens (<35mm) for a wider angle vision.

  • Canon EF 20mm f/2.8 USM
  • Nikon 14mm f/2.8D ED AF Nikkor
  • Canon EF 17-40mm f/4L USM
  • Nikon 16-35mm f/4 AF-S ED VR-II
  • Pentax 1-17mm f/3.5-4.5(IF)

Tilt-Shift lens

The lens offers perspective and depth of field control.

  • Canon 17mm TS-E F/4L
  • Canon 24mm TS-E F/3.5L II
  • Canon 45mm TS-E f/2.8
  • Canon 90mm TS-E F/2.8
  • Nikon PC-E Nikkor 24mm f/3.5D ED
  • Nikon PC-E Nikkor 45mm f/2.8D ED
  • Nikon PC-E Nikkor 85mm f/2.8D ED


A tripod allows long exposure shots / improving stability

  • Manfrotto
  • Gitzo
  • Induro
  • Benro
  • Feisol
  • Slik
  • Vanguard
  • Giottos
  • Rocketfish

Panorama timelapse Head

Setting the point of rotation around the entrance pupil of the lens to produce a panorama shooting a sequence of images, it eliminates parallax error. Good for Immersive photography / Real Estate.

  • Drift TimeLapse
  • CamRanger PT Hub
  • Vidpro MH-360 Motorized Time-Lapse Pan Head
  • GoPole Scenelapse 360 Time-Lapse Device with GoPro Mount
  • Syrp Genie Motion Control Time Lapse Device

Bubble Level

Device for preventing accidental diagonal horizons.

  • Dorr Spirit Bubble Level Hot Shoe Attachment
  • Double Bubble Esprit Axe pour DSLR / SLR

Color Calibration chart

For monitor and camera calibration, true colors, white balance, respectful color matching.

  • DGK color
  • Datacolor
  • CameraTrax

Polarizing Filter

Suppressing glare, managing reflections, darkening sky are among the functions of a polarizing filter by rotating it.

  • Hoya
  • Kood
  • Cokin
  • B+W
  • Tiffen

Adobe™ Photoshop™ Lightroom™

Tilted horizons and converging verticals : fix common problems automatically, such as keystone effect, straitghten objects, buildings. Perspective correction : upright controls.

  • Adobe Photoshop™ CC CS6 Extended
  • Adobe Photoshop Ligthroom CC™

Pierre-Emmanuel MICHEL

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