Course Description: All architecture students can prosper by learning to see light and how light alters the visual impact of architectural forms. Just as drawing allows students to refine their vision and perspective teaches how we see, the camera allows for yet another discipline to organically create with architecture and light.
This course will teach students to create successful images of exterior architecture, interior architectural design, as well as architectural models. The student will become a highly competent creative digital photographic image creator with accurate exposure, proper color correction, and excellent printing output. They will successfully use specific digital tools for the architectural image (free-transform/HDR) to correct distortion and capture mixed lighting with multiple exposures. Students will be able to utilize light, structures and Adobe Lightroom in new ways.
Course Objectives: Upon completion of this course each student will possess the following skills:
- Comprehensive understanding of architectural lighting.
- Heightened sensitivity to light and how it strengthens architectural design
- Ability to use High Dynamic Range (HDR): multiple exposures to create dramatic architecture/interior images without additional professional lighting.
- Control of Parallax (Free Transform Procedure) to correct distortion and perspective so buildings do not look like they are leaning to one side or falling back.
- Intermediate ability to photograph architectural models and small products, including a studio set up with studio lighting and possibly strobe lighting.
- Creation of exceptional images with light and architecture, including dusk imagery.
- Advanced amateur use of most Single Lens Reflex (SLR) digital camera functions, including: shooting raw, processing in Adobe Bridge and Photoshop CS6, batch processing, organization, color temperature, exposure/histograms, color management (curves/levels).
- Advanced use and knowledge of Adobe Lightroom 5.
- Knowledge of how to do a monitor calibration.
- Advanced eleven color profiled printing.