I've just been asked to do some architectural photography work. I don't have much experience in this area (I did some with a Sinar monorail about 12 years ago and that's it) and would appreciate any of the architectural photographers or others with architectural photography experience giving me some tips on what works best for you, lenses, technique, etc, can you recommend web references or some good books on the subject?
Is 4x5 or 6x9 the preferred format? I have a Sinar zoom back. I'm currently using an Ebony 45 S which has;
front: rise 50mm , fall 25mm, shift 38mm+38mm, swing 45? + 45?, center tilt 20?+20?
back: rise 50mm, shift 60mm + 60mm, swing 20? + 20?, center tilt 20?+20?
Will these movements adaquately to cover most situations? Lenses I have are Nikon f4 65mm, S/S f5.6 110mm XL, Fujinon f5.6 135mm & Fujinon f5.6 210mm - would I need something in the 72-80mm range or could I get by with using the 65mm with the 6x9 mask to cover that f/range?
The subjects are unlikely to be higher than 10/20 floors high (no skyscrapers) and there is interior work involved as well. Quite a number of the buildings are situated on fairly steep hillsides. These jobs may expand into more full-time work for me, so any help will be greatly appreciated.