Collapsing Building

Started 3 months ago | Questions thread
BrownieVet Senior Member • Posts: 3,283
Re: Collapsing Building

grisog wrote:

Why does this building look like its collapsing inward? (Leaning backwards)

The effect is called VANISHING POINT.
That is similar to looking at a long straight stretch of divided freeway where both sides of the divided Freeway converged to a point.

I run into this problem whenever I'm fairly close to my subject.

It is NOT a problem.  It is just the reality of PERSPECTIVE.

What am I doing wrong and what should I be doing differently?

One of the solution is to move as far away from the building as possible.
That will, of course, shrink the size of the building in your captured image.
Another solution is to take the photo from an elevated  spot as close as possible to the center of the building.
Use of long FL lens, e.g. Telephoto,  will restore the relative size of the building,  combined with taking the photo from elevated spot will partially mitigate the vanishing point effect.

Sides leaning inwards

ly close to my subject,

What am I doing wrong and how can I fixit?

The "AFTER THE FACT" fix is to use PERSPECTIVE CORRECTION in post processing as shown below.

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