Architectural photography is regularly among the jobs that a Philadelphia Commercial Photographer takes on. Having experience in this branch of photography will definitely help to make your photoshoots less stressful and will likely guarantee that you come up with client-worthy results. Always bear in mind that architectural photography is often more than just shooting the outside and insides of building. It also involves shooting many other types of structures that are found within the built environment. Take for instance, the wind tower shown in the photo above. It is located in the courtyard of the Masdar Institute of Science and Technology on the outskirts of Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates. The function of the wind tower is to cool the courtyard, thus helping the university’s $1 billion campus to make the best use of the winds coming off the hot, dry desert in which the facility is located. The photo frames the tower against the dark silhouette of nearby buildings while allowing it to be contrasted with a somewhat similar structure nearby. The clear, very blue sky acts as the background that frames them all. The high-profile research facility also has an array of solar panels on its roof, several of which are visible in this shot. They serve to provide all the electrical power the campus needs. The wind tower and solar panels are all in keeping with the university’s mission to explore ground-breaking environmental building techniques. Another architectural feature that arises directly from this mission is the fact that the entire campus is constructed on an elevated platform – one other way to catch those cooling desert breezes. An up-and-coming Philadelphia Commercial Photographer must prepare to take photos such as these by getting out and about in search of interesting buildings and structures to practice on!