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The Art of Architectural Photography

Class Description

Architectural Photography is a broad subject, encompassing everything from skyscrapers to shacks, and from the background contextual landscape to interior details. Virtually everywhere we go, some sort of architecture on a daily basis surrounds us. Because of this, it should come as no surprise that architecture is such a popular subject in photography.
Despite its diversity, there are a number of principles and techniques you will learn in this Architectural Photography Workshop that can be applied to most architectural photography situations. Keeping these principles and techniques in mind at all times will encourage you to think more carefully about your framing, composition, and lighting and become a better architectural photographer.
After a morning lecture on architectural photography’s history, photo masters, principles and techniques, we’ll have lunch and then go into the field and on location to practice them with hands-on instruction with Don Wong, concentrating on exterior images. The following week's morning will begin with review and critique of last week’s work. We’ll then have lunch and then go into the field and on location once again with hands-on instruction from Don.
You'll see how your eye for architectural photography develops over this two-weekend workshop. You’ll leave the workshop with the knowledge and skills to photograph your architectural subjects in a more interesting way, avoiding commonly repeated compositions and injecting more personality into your photographs.

Topics that will be discussed and demonstrated:

  • Learn a brief history of architectural photography.
  • Learn about some of the masters of architectural photography.
  • Learn techniques and composition to injecting more personality into your photographs.
  • Go into the field and on location once again with hands-on instruction.

Class Requirements

Digital SLR, memory cards, card reader, tripod

Class Schedule

Start Time
End Time
Saturday, May 11th, 2013 10:00 AM 4:00 PM Digital Learning Center/Locations
Saturday, May 18th, 2013 10:00 AM 4:00 PM Digital Learning Center/Locations
Wednesday, May 22nd, 2013 6:30 PM 9:00 PM Digital Learning Center

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About the Instructor

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Don Wong: Don Wong has been photographing professionally for over 20 years, predominantly in architecture and its allied industries, though his interest in photography stretches back another 20 years. He served as principal photographer to Architecture Minnesota magazine for many years, and has also been published nationally and internationally. Don has contributed to various exhibits at the Weisman Art Museum, MOMA, the Guggenheim, the Corcoran Gallery, and other galleries in Northern Ireland and Denmark. He has received two national AIA awards in photography. He was formally educated in architecture and practiced professionally for over a decade before switching to photography, where he is primarily self-taught using his intimate knowledge of his subjects.

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The cost of the "The Art of Architectural Photography" class is: $250.00

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Please Note: This class is currently full. Please contact us if you would like to be placed on a waiting list and advised of the next scheduled class. In the meantime you might consider our One on One personalized education options with our trained professionals.

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