I Always Wanted to be a Architectural Photographer

By: ralphbarrera

Oct 08 2009


Category: Photojournalism


Focal Length:16mm
Shutter:1/0 sec
Camera:Canon EOS-1D Mark II N

I always had this secret ambition to become an architectural photographer. I guess it was born out of a love for buildings and beautiful scenes. I believe I got my first real job, as a staffer on the Daily Texan, the student newspaper to the University of Texas at Austin, because during the interview I said I wanted to specialize in architecture. Why I got the job, I really don’t know, except maybe that interview went better than I thought, or maybe because I gave a different answer that the many others who wanted to become photojournalists. Regardless, I admire anyone who can capture a scene without manipulation that reflects the true essence of architecture. Last night I had to wait on a subject who was late for a portrait assignment at the Long Center for the Performing Arts. I simply love that building. I wandered about enjoying the evening and captured these moments out of a love for architecture.

For a few more photographs see Collective Vision

Photo by Ralph Barrera


2 comments on “I Always Wanted to be a Architectural Photographer”

  1. Ralph, looking through your photo gallery is pure delight. You’re so damn good!

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