Shooting Doors

Best get the confession over with! Doors and windows are a constant theme for a book cover photographer – the more bashed up with peeling paint the better.

This one’s had quite a bit of post processing – but I can’t remember what it was.. Probably just levels and ‘diffuse glow’.


Sometimes a natural line can draw the eye to the subject – some daffodils in this case, and the door can be out of focus. This was shot on a Sony R1.


With ‘diffuse glow’ again in Photoshop and an abstract composition they can even sneak in from the edge. Shot on a Canon G9 and definitely in the category of ‘not sure why I like this’.


Or maybe even a Lensbaby might do the trick!


I don’t know what the blue light source was on the other side of this door but it was unusual. Canon 60D.


Sometimes a few leaves can do the trick…


This door has everything a cover photographer wants in one shot! Peeling paint, rust, cracks – the lot! Canon 60D.


Finally an overgrown one! This was an abandoned Methodist chapel and I’m sorry to admit that I took this from the car – it was freezing! Canon 60D.


As always these shots are taken for the book cover market, and all comments, critiques and questions are welcome.

Thanks for looking – hope you like them and they give you some creative ideas for your photography.


8 thoughts on “Shooting Doors

  1. Hi, thanks for the ‘like’ which brought me to your blog. Just the sort of thing I was asking for in my post. I’ve got some ‘doors’ shot during two separate days a couple of weeks ago and have been wondering whether to do a post with them but thought people might find them boring. You’ve prompted me to do it and I’ll probably get them up in the next day or two. Following you now. Thanks again.

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