25 Beautiful Images Of Staircases For Your Visual Pleasure

Staircases are a fascinating subject for photographers because they can make compositions stronger and more alluring.

Photos of staircases are often perfect examples of the rule of thirds, golden spiral, repetition, and rhythm. All these rules are very important and considered classic rules of composition. In case you want to practice composition or architectural photography, staircases might be the ideal subject to start from.

The following 25 images of staircases feature great compositions which engage the viewers' mind!

spiral staircase

Photo by Yoosun Won on Unsplash

wooden stairs

Photo by Wim Arys on Unsplash

zig zag stairs

Photo by Tam Wai on Unsplash

abstract staircase

Photo by Sujith Devanagari on Unsplash

black and white stairs

Photo by Sacha Styles on Unsplash

symmetric stairs

Photo by Rye Jessen on Unsplash

Let's face it, capturing beauty is about amazing composition.  Getting composition right has always been the greatest challenge for the photographer. If you’d like to get better at photography composition and learn concepts that go beyond the basics, you should take a look at Kent DuFault’s guide to advanced composition.

colorful stairs

Photo by Reindaldo Kevin on Unsplash

spiral stairs

Photo by Natalya Letunova on Unsplash

tall stairs

Photo by Mirko Blicke on Unsplash

yellow stairs

Photo by Michael Skok on Unsplash

pink stairs

Photo by Max Ostrozhinskiy on Unsplash

white stairs

Photo by Liane Metzler on Unsplash

black and white stairs

Photo by Joshua Rawson Harris on Unsplash

green and yellow stairs

Photo by Greg Jeanneau on Unsplash

electric orange staircase

Photo by Gabriel Izgi on Unsplash

black and white staircase

Photo by Elisabetta Foco on Unsplash

wooden staircase

Photo by Daria Nepriakhina on Unsplash

colorful staircase

Photo by CJ Dayrit on Unsplash

Learning And Applying Advanced Composition Will Elevate Your Photographs

Advanced Composition – will ensure you create images that pop. You'll get more out of your photography and start taking images that will truly capture your creative vision. If you’d like to improve your composition skills and learn concepts that go beyond the ‘rule of thirds’, do take a look at Kent DuFault’s guide Advanced Composition

In Kent Dufault's Advanced Composition, you'll discover advanced composition concepts such as:

  • Compression
  • Color Placement
  • Contrast Overlap
  • Rhythm
  • Color Wash
  • Texture
  • Stacking

Get it here today

spiral staircase

Photo by Chuttersnap on Unsplash

blue staircase

Photo by Beasty on Unsplash

black and white stairs

Photo by Artisalan Photo on Unsplash

natural stairs

Photo by Anton Jauregui on Unsplash

orange spiral stairs

Photo by Ambrose Chua on Unsplash

black and white stairs

Photo by Ali Morshedlou on Unsplash

spiral stairs

Photo by Adam Cao on Unsplash

In case you want to learn more about architectural photography, feel free to check out the following links!

Further Resources:

  1. 6 Tips To Improve Your Architectural Photography
  2. Awesome Architectural Photography, Before ‘Proper’ Cameras Were Invented
  3. 7 Ways to Up Your Architectural Photography Game
  4. Stunning Staircase Photography
  5. Hypnotizing Images Of Budapest’s Spiral Staircases
  6. Lines, Swirls And Curves Of Staircase Photography

Further Learning:

We hope you've enjoyed this gallery of beautiful staircases. If you are looking to improve your photography composition and learn concepts that go beyond the ‘rule of thirds’, do take a look at Kent DuFault’s guide Advanced Composition. With this guide, you will learn all about:

  • color
  • light
  • shadow
  • lines
  • curves
  • repetition
  • juxtaposition
  • anticipation
  • pre-visualization
  • timing

Click here now to check it out.


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