Learn the basics–and some of the finer tips and tricks–of architectural photography while taking pictures in one of Frank Furness’s most spectacular buildings, the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts. This three hour workshop is a unique opportunity to photograph PAFA’s stunning interior spaces, which feature dramatic colors and patterns that are a joy to shoot.
Professional architectural photographer Sam Oberter will talk about composition, lighting and good tripod hygiene, as well as dig into details such as exposing to minimize noise in shadows and highlights, achieving a pleasing color balance in mixed natural and artificial light, and merging exposures for a realistic, non-HDR effect. Mastering these techniques will allow you to take photos that look good not only on a small computer screen, but also in large-format prints.
Harry Philbrick, PAFA Museum Director, will provide a brief historical overview of this revolutionary modern day landmark, which still functions as it was designed nearly 140 years ago. The building reflects both the hand-crafted aesthetic of its era, as well as the innovative design, engineering and construction techniques of the period’s most progressive designer.
Class size is limited to 10 people–register today!