Course Description: Explore another facet of photography through both film and digital media. Whether as a tourist or as a professional, the close observation and documentation of the built environment is a valuable skill. Learn to “see” light and how light alters the visual impact of architectural forms. Become a master of high-resolution images utilizing 35mm film cameras, 35mm Digital SLR cameras and 4x5 large format Sinar architectural film cameras with perspective/parallax control. Master Adobe Lightroom 5 including flawless workflow in the “Library” module and creative image enhancement in the “Develop” module. Photo manipulation using other current software will also be included.
Upon completion each student will possess the following skills:
- Comprehensive understanding of architectural lighting.
- Comprehensive understanding of film, exposure and light balance.
- 4x5 camera functions and parallax corrections
- 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.
- Creation of exceptional images with light and architecture, including dusk imagery.
- Advanced amateur use of most Single Lens Reflex (DSLR) digital camera functions, including: shooting raw, processing in Adobe Bridge and Photoshop CS5/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