A New York Commercial Photographer may find that jobs in the field of architectural and real estate photography regularly come their way. In fact, some photographers take particular pride and pleasure making it their area of specialization. There are many examples of architectural photography are all over nowadays. We see and use them very often, but very rarely do we stop to think of where it all began or what goes into creating stunning architecture images. View from the Window at Le Gras is considered to be the first example of architectural photography, as it shows sections of buildings and the surrounding landscape. It was taken in 1826 (or 1827) by Nicéphore Niépce, who is generally deemed to be the inventor of photography, at his ancestral family estate in eastern France. View from the Window at Le Gras is also identified as the world’s oldest surviving camera photograph. Later pioneers in architectural photography include Roger Fenton, a pioneer in war photography; Francis Frith, who created a hugely successful postcard company and whose collection of photographs of English villages is counted as a national treasure; and Julius Shulman whose photographs of iconic architectural works is widely regarded to have contributed to their status. The work of these early practitioners of architectural photography has served to inspire many – including myself as I make strides as a New York Commercial Photographer. Like many of the early architectural photographers, I provide my services to clients around the globe. An example being the photograph above which shows a section of the buildings at the Masdar Institute of Science and Technology. The campus sits in the desert just outside of Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). It is specially designed to use modern materials and traditional architectural elements and to be energy efficient and self-sufficient.