Well, standing in front of a building with a cracking smile will not crack it, I'm afraid. Take a leaf out of these artists' book and become a subject in your photos in a carefully thought-out and creative way... 

Here is a inspiring collection of images by two architects turned photographers, Daniel Rueda and Anna Devis, who travel the world and capture interesting architecture while acting as subjects in their photographs.  

I love how playful but perfectly balanced, and almost soothing these photos are. Anna and Daniel have clearly become experts of working with shapes, scales and concepts. 

Below, Anna explains why placing themselves in their photos as main "characters" is so vital to their photography: