Creating Professional Interior and Architectural Images

Level: Lighting - Intermediate

Just as the disciplines of architecture and design require a careful balancing act of creativity and technical knowhow, photographing buildings and their interiors demands that same careful calibration between the left and right brain.

A successful architectural and interior photographer knows how to represent a space accurately while also taking creative license to depict how it feels to be in that space by cleverly employing light and leading lines, bringing a space to life.

In this workshop, students will elevate their architectural and interior photography under the guidance of Mike Kelley, whose work has appeared in such publications as WIRED and Travel + Leisure. After an initial lecture, you’ll have the opportunity to shoot on location under Mike’s guidance, learning how to face a variety of challenges posed by different spaces.

The hands-on experience will replicate what it is like to shoot interiors for a client, and the resulting work will enhance your portfolio to help you attracts clients in the future. Lastly, you’ll receive focused feedback on your images, and Mike will offer a demonstration of his workflow process and go-to tools in Photoshop, for which he’ll offer a handout that you can reference after your future architectural and interior shoots.

 

TYPE

Two and a half day workshop 

You are a confident user of all the manual shooting modes on your camera for exposure control.

You are familiar with simple lighting set ups and have had some hands on time with lighting equipment. You understand and can set up the different triggering systems.

You are aiming to be introduced to some new ideas and techniques to experiment with different creative outcomes.


In order to demonstrate that you are at the right skill level, you must submit 5 photos from your portfolio for pre-approval before making your booking.

 

While you won't be doing hands-on editing on pictures during this workshop, you are expected to have a good understanding of Photoshop basic tools as the instructor will not be able to give you personal attention if you are not at the right level for this class. If you'd like to catch up on this knowledge, please consider taking GPP’s regular workshop Introduction to Adobe Photoshop or equivalent. 

A 10% discount on Introduction to Adobe Photoshop is available for those who book this workshop - please contact us to avail of this offer once you’ve made your booking.


Portfolio Review Required

Our sincerest desire is to maintain a consistent level of photographic proficiency so that you and your fellow participants can get the most out of this workshop. Therefore we ask that you submit a sample of images that demonstrate your experience is at the defined level of the workshop.

To submit a selection of your images, click on 'Add to Cart', Agree to Terms & Conditions and then you will be instructed to upload them.

We will review your images and respond to you within 1 working day. If we do not feel that your choice is appropriate, we will contact you to discuss alternatives.

who should attend

You are a confident user of all the manual shooting modes on your camera for exposure control.

You are familiar with simple lighting set ups and have had some hands on time with lighting equipment. You understand and can set up the different triggering systems.

You are aiming to be introduced to some new ideas and techniques to experiment with different creative outcomes.


In order to demonstrate that you are at the right skill level, you must submit 5 photos from your portfolio for pre-approval before making your booking.

 

While you won't be doing hands-on editing on pictures during this workshop, you are expected to have a good understanding of Photoshop basic tools as the instructor will not be able to give you personal attention if you are not at the right level for this class. If you'd like to catch up on this knowledge, please consider taking GPP’s regular workshop Introduction to Adobe Photoshop or equivalent. 

A 10% discount on Introduction to Adobe Photoshop is available for those who book this workshop - please contact us to avail of this offer once you’ve made your booking.


Portfolio Review Required

Our sincerest desire is to maintain a consistent level of photographic proficiency so that you and your fellow participants can get the most out of this workshop. Therefore we ask that you submit a sample of images that demonstrate your experience is at the defined level of the workshop.

To submit a selection of your images, click on 'Submit Portfolio', and then you will be instructed to upload them.

We will review your images and respond to you within 1 working day. If we do not feel that your choice is appropriate, we will contact you to discuss alternatives.

 

* A camera with one or more fully charged batteries

* Your battery charger 
* Wide angle lenses (at least 24mm wide on full frame or the equivalent, and/or a tilt shift if you own any)
* Memory cards (SD/CF)

* Remote shutter release - either wired or wireless 

* A tripod  

 

* DAY 3: If you want to follow Mike's Photoshop demo, please bring your laptop with a copy of Photoshop CS3 or above. Adobe Photoshop is now part of Adobe’s Creative Cloud plan. You can sign up here for the Creative Cloud - Photographer Plan at US$9.99 per month, or you can utilize Adobe’s free 7-day trial, which can be downloaded here. You must install Photoshop on your laptop and check that it is working correctly prior to attending the workshop.

What you should bring

 

* A camera with one or more fully charged batteries

* Your battery charger 
* Wide angle lenses (at least 24mm wide on full frame or the equivalent, and/or a tilt shift if you own any)
* Memory cards (SD/CF)

* Remote shutter release - either wired or wireless 

* A tripod  

 

* DAY 3: If you want to follow Mike's Photoshop demo, please bring your laptop with a copy of Photoshop CS3 or above. Adobe Photoshop is now part of Adobe’s Creative Cloud plan. You can sign up here for the Creative Cloud - Photographer Plan at US$9.99 per month, or you can utilize Adobe’s free 7-day trial, which can be downloaded here. You must install Photoshop on your laptop and check that it is working correctly prior to attending the workshop.

About the Instructor
Mike Kelley

Mike has become well known for his architectural and fine art photography, and has worked on projects around the world for clients such as Tesla Motors, Herman Miller, and Swire Pacific. His work has appeared in numerous architectural publications as well as periodicals such as WIRED, the Wall Street Journal, Fast Company, and National Geographic.

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Wednesday, February 6
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM

Thursday, February 7
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Saturday, February 9
11:00 AM - 3:30 PM

Includes UAE VAT 5%

Regular Price: AED 4625

Early Bird Price: AED 4162.5

This session is limited to 10 students only.
Workshop Location
  • You can cancel and/or exchange your GPP Photo Week 2019 workshop until January 4, 2019. No refunds or exchanges after January 4, 2019.
  • If you cancel your workshop before January 4, 2019, you get back 70% of the workshop value.
  • If you want to exchange your workshop for a different one, it must be of the same or higher value, providing that you pay the difference for a more expensive workshop.