Post-production Techniques for Architectural Photography

A course by Daniel Garay Arango , Photographer

Photographer. Bogota, Colombia.
Joined September 2019

Learn how to prepare, shoot, and edit black and white photos of your surroundings with a Fine Art aesthetic

  • Spanish with subtitles in English
  • 95% positive reviews (194)
  • 3458 students

Learn how to prepare, shoot, and edit black and white photos of your surroundings with a Fine Art aesthetic

Architectural photography not only gives value to the space it captures; it also gives a new perspective on the world through the photographer’s eyes. Colombian photographer Daniel Garay Arango specializes in black and white architectural photography to give new meaning to the space that surrounds him.

In this course, you will learn his preparation process, how he takes his shots, and how he obtains his final editing results on Adobe Photoshop to achieve a surrealist, Fine Art aesthetic in his photography.

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What will you learn in this online course?

15 lessons & 12 downloads

2 minutes, 46 seconds
Composition tips
5 minutes, 17 seconds
Spanish with subtitles in English
  • 95% positive reviews (194)
  • 3458 students
  • 15 lessons (1h 34m)
  • 12 additional resources (5 files)
  • Online and at your own pace
  • Available on the app
  • Audio: Spanish
  • Spanish, English, Portuguese, German, French, Italian, Polish, Dutch
  • Level: Beginner
  • Unlimited access forever

What is this course's project?

Create a small series of photos in a Fine Art aesthetic with a unifying concept that’s focused on architecture, using the process of post-production that is taught in the course.

Projects by course students

Who is this online course for?

Photographers and visual artists that want to take their work to the Fine Art field and capture impactful images. Also, for those who wish to learn a plethora of photographing techniques, as well as editing techniques using Adobe Photoshop.

Requirements and materials

You need basic knowledge on how to use Adobe Photoshop’s tools such as layer use, masks, and intelligent objects.

As for materials, you’ll need a camera and a computer with Adobe Photoshop. It is recommended that you have a tripod, neutral density filters, and a graphics tablet for the correct use of paintbrushes in the editing phase.


3458 Students
194 Reviews
95% Positive ratings

Daniel Garay Arango

A course by Daniel Garay Arango

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Daniel Garay Arango is a Colombian photographer that specializes in architecture and street photography in black and white. In the course of his career, he has developed is own unique style, along with a meticulous work methodology, which has earned him great success in selling his work across Australia, USA, Spain, among others, as well as exhibiting in numerous photography galleries.

His Fine Art photography has won him several awards, such as The Yellow Award 2012, Smithsonian’s Annual Photo Contest, London International Creative Competition, Fine Art Photography Awards, and more.


  • U1


    • Presentation
    • Influences
    • What will we do in the course?
  • U2

    The essential ingredients of an idea

    • Brainstorming, idea search and sketching
    • Scouting and the best light quality
    • materials
  • U3

    Taking our ideal images

    • Composition tips
    • Execution and selection of images
    • Preparation for post-production
    • Light sketch in Photoshop
  • U4

    The magic of post-production Creating the Light!

    • Selection of individual elements
    • Creation of exhibitions and edition by parts
    • Inclusion and editing of the sky
    • Finalizing details
    • On how to move your work in the world
  • FP

    Final project

    • x Fine art black and white photography

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Post-production Techniques for Architectural Photography. Photography, and Video course by Daniel Garay Arango

Post-production Techniques for Architectural Photography

A course by Daniel Garay Arango
Photographer. Bogota, Colombia.
Joined September 2019
  • 95% positive reviews (194)
  • 3458 students