Timing is an important consideration in doing architectural photography. Ideally, the facility must be completed, landscaping established, weather and lighting perfect, and there should be no obstructions or other undesirable visual elements present. But seldom do I encounter ideal conditions. In this case, the building had just been completed, but there was temporary signage on it, landscaping was nonexistent, the sky was dull, and the lighting was flat. By adding a pleasing sky and grass from my personal collection of photos, and making a few other adjustments, I was able to breathe some life into this image.

Rushmore Elementary School, Huber Heights, Ohio

Client: Lorenz Williams Architects, Dayton, Ohio