Exterior Architecture Photography
This type of photography consists of taking pictures of manmade structures such as houses, buildings, churches, bridges, sculptures, ruins, fountains and even swimming pools. Architecture photography is for enjoyment and entertainment and shouldn't be confused with construction or inspection photography, which are work related.
With buildings, it's basically a case of what you see is what you get. You can't really have a structure pose for you or alter the arrangement. What you can control are the viewpoint and the lighting. So, take the position of the sun into account when taking the shots and look at which sides of the structure are lighted and when. A building is usually better photographed in direct, angled sunlight and shadows can often add a dramatic effect. However, some structures may be more suited to night time shots.
Filters can be used to control the contrast between the subject and the sky. Taking architecture photos in cloudy weather is the worst scenario. You should always check various camera angles and show a structure so the viewer can experience its volume and materials. You should also take into account the structure's surroundings to make sure nothing is obstructing the image, but some surroundings such as fences or walls can add to a photo. Try experimenting with various lenses and angles for some different perspectives.