This chapter focuses on the practical day-to-day realities of architectural work, and outlines various procedures for achieving successful results while minimizing the risks of failure. While architectural photography is supposed to be a slow, methodical and contemplative art, the practical reality is one of achieving results. Traditional architectural subjects tend to suit a normal or weak perspective, while modern architecture can often be dramatically photographed with the strong perspective produced by a wide-angle lens. Sometimes a client will need photographs at very short notice and will be prepared to accept results enhanced to the best of the photographer's ability under less than favourable weather conditions. While direct reflected readings are more susceptible to subject error than incident readings, their strength lies in allowing the photographer to take a series of readings from different elements of the subject area to gain an overall impression of the range of brightness in the image.