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Photography and Architecture

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Nottingham Playhouse by Martine Hamilton Knight

Monday to Friday 10 am - 4 pm, one week

Indiciative maximum class size: 10

This course will teach you the necessary skills to capture the identity of a place.

You’ll explore urban spaces old and new, inside and out, learning how to work with city architecture and the built environment.

You’ll discover how to capture images with people in an urban context and how to reveal a sense of place.

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Course Dates

20th August 2018 – 24th August 2018

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Course Description

Architecture in photography is something many people can relate to, which makes it an accessible form of photographic practice.

But being able to capture a unique image using specialist technical equipment is a real skill and which sets professional photographers aside from others.

This practical course will appeal to anyone interested in the urban environment and how the aesthetic qualities of buildings can be captured in a photograph.

Nottingham has a wealth of contemporary and historic buildings that'll be explored through the lens of your camera.

You’ll approach architecture and photography from an editorial and fine art perspective to give your work a breadth of content that will appeal to different audiences.

On this course you will:

  • improve your understanding of digital photography and the manual settings of your camera
  • discuss the work of professional photographers and how they may inform the direction your work takes
  • experience working in a variety of urban locations, capturing the external and internal qualities of historic and contemporary buildings
  • experiment with abstract shapes, colours and textures
  • use Raw processing and Photoshop to enhance and manipulate your images
  • develop a personal style to your photography
  • create inspiring architectural images that have both an aesthetic and technical quality.

What will you gain?

By the end of the course you will have a portfolio of unique architectural images, the knowledge and experience of how to plan a shoot on location, and ideas about how to continue your photography in the future.

Tutor profile: Martine Hamilton Knight DLitt (hon) is a long established, award winning independent architectural photographer based in Nottingham.

Her images have been published internationally and are regularly featured in architectural books and journals.

You can read all about her work on her website.

Martine is also a visiting lecturer on the photography programmes at Nottingham Trent University.

Not from Nottingham? Find out more about summer accommodation on our doorstep.

Any questions? Contact the short course team:

Email: creativeshortcourses@ntu.ac.uk

Tel: +44 (0)115 848 2813