Old buildings are hard to beat when it comes to character, as they’ve had centuries to develop it. Cathedrals, castles, twee old cottages, ivy-covered manor houses – all make fascinating subjects, whether they’re as good as new or falling apart. Warm, soft light is well-suited to old buildings, so shoot early morning or late afternoon and use side-lighting to reveal texture in the old stonework. Framing the subject building from under a tree, archway or doorway will help to focus attention and hide unwanted details. By excluding all signs of modernity, your images will also have a timeless feel.