The First Step of Stairs
Every stair starts somewhere. In this case, Home Depot, Bel Air, MD.
Stairs photography is usually considered part of architecture photography but it has spiraled into its own sub-genre. It is probably because staircases naturally provide so many features that photographers want to include in their photos. Nearly every staircase is designed with composition elements such as leading lines, symmetry, interesting shapes and patterns. Try and focus on your composition and story and of course, as always, be aware of the light. Shadows and light often contrast with each other on staircases and can give a very different atmosphere to your photo depending on the time of the day. There are many staircases that are beautiful and photogenic all by themselves but if you want to add a model or two to your stairs, go for it!