Date: September 22 - December 1, 2021 (six bi-weekly sessions)

Time: Wednesday evenings, 7-9pm

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Architecture and Urban Photography is a six session bi-weekly intermediate course focusing on photographing buildings, outdoors and in. The course explores the technical and practical problems of architectural photography, and encourages students to explore the creative aspects of the tradition.


In addition, less traditional, out-of-the-box approaches will be encouraged, helping students evaluate the nature of photographic tradition, and the role it plays in contemporary photography.


Each class is accompanied by full colour notes and written homework assignments.


Course objectives:

  • explore equipment and basic techniques

  • explore classic approaches

  • reading light, and planning for its best use

  • expand composition options, with a focus on shadows and negative space

  • explore indoor and evening photography to maximize creative results

Class Size: three to four students


Course Expectations: students are to produce 4 finished gitial images a class during the course.


Location: ViewPoint Gallery, 1475 Bedford Highway, Bedford, Halifax, NS


Fee: $320+HST (optional field trips @ $30+HST)


Requirements: Students must have previous photography experience, and must be familiar with working in the control modes (Program, Aperture, Shutter or Manual). Photo 101 is recommended. Students must have a digital camera (compact or SLR);a tripod is recommended, as are additional lenses, remote/cable releases, filters etc., all of which can enhance the enjoyment and possibilities of the course.

Students should be comfortable with post production basics in Adobe Photoshop Lightroom Classic, or Adobe Photoshop. Students who have not completed the Illuminating Lightroom courses should contact Eric Boutilier-Brown prior to registration to ensure their skill level is sufficient to fulfill the course expectations.