Architects Office Reception Area
Reception Area
Williams + Paddon Architects + Planners Offices
Millennium Building
Roseville, CA
Today's architectural photograph is a good example of non objective composition.
This award winning project was shot the Williams + Paddon Architects + Planners Offices in Roseville, CA in 2003.

Most people can relate the space as a collection of a reception desk, chairs and skylight, this usually ends up with uninspired images that focus on a single aspect of the space disregarding the other design elements: "The Reception Desk" or "The Chairs". It's important to learn to see a space non-objectively in order to create good photographs of architecture and interior design.

One way to do this is to stand in the space, stare straight ahead and concentrate on using your peripheral vision to see as much of the space as possible at one time. This allows you to experience the gestalt of space rather than focusing on particular elements within it. Once you can see the space as a single unified construct you can begin work on building your composition.