Mastering Architecture and Real Estate Photography
About This Course
“I have never seen such a detailed and comprehensive set of lessons in all my online experiences and I have been taking courses since 2005…….Don’t look any further!” -Fran S.
“Hey Charlie, So far the course is great. Great content and clear information.” – Sean
The market for skilled architecture photographers is huge. Business is booming again in commercial and residential construction. Home builders, property managers, construction companies, hospitals, retirement communities, hotels, manufacturing facilities, magazines, and real estate ventures all have a use for architecture photography. Architecture is one of the most challenging subjects to compose and light. There are ambient light issues, color balance issues, and lighting issues.
For the photographer skilled at shooting quality photographs, there is plenty of business shooting homes, real estate, and commercial properties for architects, builders, developers, and real estate agents. Whoever you shoot for, it is all architecture photography in one form or another yet each property will have a unique set of challenges that will dictate your photographic approach.
If you wish to shoot architecture photography, then this online course is created just for you!
This Course is geared to intermediate through professional photographers.
- You’ll receive a broad overview of:
- Photographic lighting
- Learn how to light room interiors
- Compose a strong composition.
- You will also learn how to see light quality
- How to manage highlights and shadows
- How to choose the right lighting accessory for the scene
- Why use an umbrella over a light box
- and manage the color of various ambient light sources __________________________________________________________
Join award-winning commercial photographer Charlie Borland as he shares his knowledge in a step-by-step approach to photographing architectural properties.
You will learn how to light an interior without the scene looking lit, how to manage lighting color balance, how to make the inside balance perfectly with the outside, how to find a storytelling angle, how to deal with poor light, how to fix bad color, how to work fast to be more profitable, and a whole lot more
You will learn how to light when there is no place to put your lights. And, we’ll show you the latest methods in using Photoshop to enhance and composite your images. ________________________________________________________________
- The difference between real estate photography and architectural photography
- How to see light and shadow.
- The different qualities of light, color balance, and color correction.
- The best equipment and how it works.
- HDR for architecture photography
- Which light best applies to your subject.
- Lighting color management: How to mix strobe with ambient light.
- Lighting in offices, manufacturing plants, and home environments.
- The disappearing lights technique.
- How to light with strobes and how to light with flash.
- and how to use Photoshop to create photos you can’t do in a single capture
- 12 hours of video and pdf’s
What will you learn?
There are many ways to shoot architecture photography and the method you choose will be based on how your images will be used. Are they for a realtor, a home builder, commercial developer, or maybe and architect? Depending on who you are shooting for will depend on how you approach the photography and this course covers many methods that can be applied to each type of client.
- You will learn how to shoot without supplemental light.
- How to process a basic digital file quickly.
- How to shoot for HDR.
- How to process for HDR.
- How to light a room with strobes.
- How to deal with reflections.
- How to replace lights, lamps, and windows.
- How to fix distortion.
- How to fix bad color.
- How to light a room with flash.
- How to shoot for Photoshop.
- How to use the hide-a-light technique.
- And many in-depth Photoshop techniques for beautiful architecture photography.
You will learn techniques that allow you to work quickly for low budget assignments and how to create beautiful architecture photography for high end clients as well.
Photoshop is used widely in the course and while you do not need to be an expert, some familiarity (primarily Layer Masking techniques} will make it easier for you. But if you are not that familiar with Photoshop, don’t worry, we have some introductory Photoshop videos that will guide you along the way.
You will need a digital camera with a wide angle lens. For full frame sensor cameras a lens around 16-35 is perfect and if you have a cropped APS sensor camera then a wide angle lens around 10-20 will work as well. If you don’t have lenses in that range but do have a wide angle lens then use it for the course and learn what you need for later purchase. You need a good tripod and a cable release or wireless device to trigger your camera. I also recommend wireless triggers to fire the strobe/flashes.
This course covers lighting extensively and includes several techniques. You will learn how to shoot architecture without lights, with strobes and umbrellas, also with a flash unit.
What they are saying:
Thanks a million, your course was/is absolutely awesome and I’ve learnt a lot. The best is I’ve already started applying the knowledge gained and it made a big difference in the way that I take photos as well as in the post processing stages.
I would recommend this course to everybody doing architectural and real estate photography. I’ll definitely work through this course again and again, in order to learn as much as I can.
Kind regards and have a great day.”
“I have never seen such a detailed and comprehensive set of lessons in all my online experiences and I have been taking courses since 2005. The detail and explicit directions are just what the newbie needs. I have not engaged in architectural photography before and so this was a added bonus for me. I have previously taken courses with Charlie, and he is my ace when it comes to flash, but now also when I wish to learn more about photographing buildings and homes. Don’t look any further!” -Fran S.
This course was the second tutorial that I purchased on architectural photography. The other course was by a photography blog and had “some” great information but it just wasn’t the same as this course. The advantage of this course is Charlie’s methodical pace and detailed instruction coupled with Udemy’s convenient interface. I have watched this course on my desktop, phone, tablet, in a waiting room, in bed, in my shed, in my car, and all of the devices have tracked my progress flawlessly. On my other course all I received was the video footage, 2 files to edit and a rudimentary table of contents with time markers for topics covered. They didn’t even put in chapter markers for me! The videos had to be loaded on each device I owned and I had to write down the minute markers where I left off to continue watching later. (Very frustrating and that course was over $100) If you’re a busy professional and want a course that is ready whenever and wherever you are, this is great! Lastly, the deal I got on the course was ridiculous for such valuable content.
Dear Mr Borland,
Your “Mastering Architecture and Real Estate Photography” course really helped me dramatically improve my real estate photography and bring it to a higher level. I am currently working as a realtor in Athens Greece and looking at the photos of properties we have in the internet was really disappointing. Three months ago I decided to do something about it and I had a discussion with the owner of the Real Estate Agency and proposed to him to let me photograph at least the most expensive properties. Although I convinced him that I could do it and although I own a DSLR camera and have an experience with photography, I was feeling insecure about the quality of my photos. Therefore, I decided to search the internet for relevant courses and articles that might help me improve my RE photography and this is how I saw your course offered through Udemy. I immediately bought it and today I am so glad I did. It is very comprehensive and analytical, with a step-by-step guide of all the techniques you need to use in order to have a great result. It basically covers every aspect of Architecture and Real Estate Photography from the exterior to all the interior spaces and from a day to a dusk photo shoot of a property. The course has helped me a lot also with all the post processing techniques that it offers, which are again explained in a very comprehensive way. Going through all the lessons and applying all the techniques I learned through the course, with just the basic gear of a camera, wide angle lens and a tripod, gave me the confidence I was missing before purchasing the course. I have already done a few photo shoots for the company and every day I am being asked to shoot more and more properties. Thank you for helping me realize my dream, Katerina.
What are the requirements?
- Camera, wide angle lens, tripod, cable release or wireless camera trigger. The use of flash or strobes is covered but owning that equipment is not required.
- Photoshop is demonstrated throughout the course. You do not have to use Photoshop and can use other programs if they will allow compositing of images.
What am I going to get from this course?
- Learn a variety of techniques to photograph architecture and real estate properties.
- How to find the best angle
- How to light with flash or strobe lights
- How to fix bad color
- How to achieve perfect interior light and exterior light
- How to photograph a room or a hotel
What is the target audience?
- Aspiring photographers
- Pro photographers expanding to new areas
- Real estate agents
|Section 1: Student Profiles and Testimonials|
Rich Baum-Architecture and Real Estate Photographer
|Section 2: Introduction to Photography for Architecture and Real Estate|
Please read first
Introduction to Architecture and Real Estate Photography
Equipment for Architecture and Real estate Photography
Introduction to Lights and Lighting
Introduction to Cameras and Lenses
The Digital SLR
Understanding Specialty Lenses
Introduction to Lighting with Strobes and Flash
Introduction to Lighting with Strobes Pt2
The Difference Between Architecture Photography & Real Estate Photography
|Section 3: Photographing Building and Home Exteriors|
Photographing Building Exteriors
Using Photomerge Pt 1
Fixing Distortion In Photoshop
Dealing With Wide Angle Distorsion
Fixing Distortion With the Warp Tool
Shooting for High Dynamic Range
Quiz on Exterior Architecture Photography
|Section 4: Mastering Color in Architectural Lighting|
Lighting Color Management
Understanding Layers in Architecture Photography Processing
|Section 5: Image Processing and Photoshop for Architecture Photography|
Introduction to Photoshop in Architecture Photography
Image Processing Pt 1
Image Processing Pt 2
Image Processing Pt 3
Replacing a Blown Out Sign
Removing Window Reflections
Replacing Windows with Masking
Retouching Lamps and Lights
Fixing Color Problems Selectively
Fixing Interior Color Pt 2
Replacing a Sky
Managing color issues.
Removing a Ceiling Hot Spot After Bouncing Flash
|Section 6: Photographing Interiors|
Photographing Architecture Interiors
Lighting a Large Room
Lighting Interiors Technique 1
Real estate photo shoot
How to Photograph Interiors and Deal With Window Flare
|Section 7: Projects and Assignments: Photographing for Architects and Builders|
Selective Lighting Techniques
On Assignment: The Home Pt 1
On Assignment: The Home Pt 2
On Assignment: The Home Pt 3
On Assignment: The Hotel Pt 1
On Assignment: The Hotel Pt 2
Lighting, Photographing, and Processing the Dining Room with Strobes
Lighting, Photographing, and Processing the Kitchen with Strobes and Reflectors
Lighting, Photographing, and Processing the Living Room with Flash
Lighting, Photographing, and Processing the Study with Flash
Lighting, Photographing, and Processing the Bedroom with Flash
Lighting, Photographing, and Processing the Media Room
Photographing the Hospital Pt 1
Photographing the Hospital Pt 2
Removing Power LInes
|Section 8: Photo Critique: Helping a Student Fix Her Real Estate Photos|
Fixing Color and Exposure from a Real Estate Shoot Pt 1
Fixing Color and Exposure from a Real Estate Shoot Pt 2
Fixing Color and Exposure from a Real Estate Shoot Pt 3
Fixing Color and Exposure from a Real Estate Shoot Pt 4
Fixing Color and Exposure from a Real Estate Shoot Pt 5
Fixing Color and Exposure from a Real Estate Shoot Pt 6
Fixing Color and Exposure from a Real Estate Shoot Pt 7
|Section 9: Business Tips and Course Wrap-Up|
Business Tip Shows You Can Do It
Real Estate and Architectural Photography License Agreement
Charlie Borland has been a professional photographer for over 30 years. He has traveled extensively for a wide range of clients including: Xerox, NW Airlines, Fujitsu, Nike, Blue Cross, Nationsbank, Mentor Graphics, Texas Instruments, Cellular One, Early Winters, Camelbak, Columbia Sportswear, and many more.
His imagery has been used thousands of times worldwide, including: National Geographic Adventure and Traveler, Outside, Women’s Sport and Fitness, Newsweek, TV Guide, Sports Illustrated for Women, Time, Backpacker, Sunset, American Photo, Outdoor Photographer, Eco Traveler, Southern Bell, to name a few.
Charlie has taught photography throughout his career and teaches internet courses and location workshops. He has lectured on photography in the US and Middle East . He is co-author of Understanding Flash with Bryan Peterson and author of the eBook: Outdoor Flash Photography available on his website: borlandphoto(dot)com.
- Lectures 0
- Quizzes 0
- Duration 50 hours
- Skill level All level
- Language English
- Students 3365
- Assessments Self