Photographing majestic buildings is not easy, especially with a cell phone: the trick to taking perfect, almost magazine-worthy photos.

When we find ourselves traveling in a city other than our own, it often happens that our attention is attracted by the beauty and majesty of its most famous buildings. Naturally, the desire to take some beautiful photos to show on social media is very high but, in the case of the most impressive architecture, it is often very difficult.

The trick to photographing buildings perfectly – Sjbeez

The basic problem, when trying to immortalize very tall and very close buildings, is that our point of view, that is, the perspective from which we take the photo, is naturally extremely lower than the central point of the building.

This means that, even with the best phone in the world, all the architecture that we are going to photograph will appear distorted and crushed: our photography will not be able to convey the architectural beauty of the building that we were lucky enough to see in person.

iPhone: photograph monuments and buildings like a pro

To overcome this significant problem, iPhone owners will be able to use a very simple trick “hidden” in the basic photo editor, without the need to use any app.

Straighten photos with the iPhone – Source TIk Tok @rosriogram – Sjbeez

The first thing to do, of course, is take the photo. To do this it is necessary to choose a central observation point with respect to the entrance to the building, therefore in practice position yourself in front of its door, and take a horizontal or vertical photo, depending on your need and personal taste. At this point all you need to do is go to the gallery and double click on the photograph.

You will need to enter the image editor and select edit and then crop. A long bar will appear allowing you to adjust the angle of the image so that it appears to have been taken from a different perspective. To obtain the effect we want, just slide the bar to the left and we will see that the building will “straighten” before our eyes, as if the photograph had been taken by a drone flying halfway up the building.

Obviously in this process the peripheral portions of the photograph will be lost and you can still decide to further crop the image to extrapolate, for example, a single detail or a particularly interesting portion.

It is worth making just one clarification: the “frontal” photographs obtained with this very simple method will be perfectly correct and effective from a technical point of view, but they could be “less expressive” than those taken from below. From below, in fact, every building or monument seems more majestic.