Editing in Lightroom for Architectural Photography

A course by Tobi Shinobi
Photographer. Chicago, United States.
Joined May 2020
, Photographer

Learn to transform familiar views into creative and unique perspectives by playing with composition, color, tone, and balance

  • 86% positive reviews (7)
  • 245 students
  • Audio: English
  • English, Spanish, Portuguese, German, French, Italian, Polish, Dutch

Learn to transform familiar views into creative and unique perspectives by playing with composition, color, tone, and balance



  • 86% positive reviews (7)
  • 245 students
  • 13 lessons (2h 7m)
  • 14 additional resources (6 files)
  • Online and at your own pace
  • Available on the app
  • Audio: English
  • English, Spanish, Portuguese, German, French, Italian, Polish, Dutch
  • Level: Beginner
  • Unlimited access forever


Through the power of unique perspectives and complementary editing, you’re able to create striking abstract compositions from even the most everyday sights. Award-winning photographer Tobi Shonibare, best known as Tobi Shinobi, enhances his photographs using editing techniques to achieve thought-provoking artwork with an original perspective. His recognizable style, which he describes as ‘simply complex’ has led him to work with clients including Nike, Apple, and Bose. Tobi is also a Creative Strategist at TikTok and a Lightroom ambassador.

In this course, he teaches you how to enhance your architectural photography in Lightroom to give your images a fresh, eye-catching aesthetic. Learn the fundamentals of Lightroom and discover editing techniques to play with angles, tone, texture, and color. Use your original perspective to bring life to the ordinary.

What will you learn in this online course?

Course table of contents

  • U1
    U1. Introduction
  • U2
    U2. Editing Basics
  • U3
    U3. Editing Your Architectural Photos
  • U4
    U4. Sharing Your Work
  • FP
    FP Final project
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Get to know photographer Tobi Shonibare, best known as Tobi Shinobi. He discusses what led him to become a photographer, the concepts behind his photographing style, and the influences that have helped shape his style.

Tobi teaches you how to use Lightroom. Discover why he uses it, and the basics of the software. Tobi takes you through each feature and technique as you explore Lightroom’s capabilities for architectural photography, including perspective correction, light, curves, color grading, sharpening, and more.

Learn how to edit a low-angle shot, first by focusing on the technical and compositional elements such as length, angles, and lighting. Then, move onto the artistic aspects of your image to enhance the aesthetics. Dive into ways to make your image more unique, working with elements such as shade, tone, and color. Next, follow the same editing process with your frontal-view image with a focus on principles like drawing the viewer to the main focus, managing distortion, mood, patterns, and textures.

Discover Tobi’s tips for sharing your work on social media. First look at Instagram specifically, understanding how to determine what photos work for your feed and how to use the platform to get your work seen. Tobi then explores the different social media channels. See how to find the one that works best for your work and how to be creative with your content.

What is this course's project?

Edit two of your architectural photographs using Lightroom: one should be a low-angle shot looking up, and the other a frontal view with a vanishing point.

Who is this online course for?

This course is for those who are interested in photography and in refreshing the look of their architectural shots.

Requirements and materials

To take this course, you need a device with Lightroom installed and your own architectural photographs to edit.


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245 Students
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Tobi Shinobi

A course by Tobi Shinobi

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London-born Tobi Shonibare, best known as Tobi Shinobi, is an award-winning photographer who describes his style as ‘simply complex’. Since his childhood, he has been fascinated by concepts such as balance, fairness, geometry and symmetry, sparked by seeing his mother’s technical engineering drawings in the house. He first fell in love with photography when exploring the streets of Shoreditch, East London, and appreciating the contrast between old and new architecture in his home city.

Tobi’s work ranges from architectural and portraiture, to documenting current affairs and product photography. His passion lies in turning familiar everyday sights into abstract compositions through the power of perspective and contrast. His unique and signature style has led him to work around the world for clients including Nike, Adidas, Puma, Audi, Apple, and Bose. As well as shooting stills and motion, Tobi works in the Creative Lab at TikTok as a Creative Strategist. He’s also a Lightroom, and a Sony Global Imaging ambassador.


Content

  • U1

    Introduction

    • About Me
    • Influences
  • U2

    Editing Basics

    • Introduction to Lightroom
    • Lightroom and Architectural Photography
    • Composition, Perspective, Cropping
    • Curves, Color Grading, Presets
    • Sharpening, Noise Reduction, Geometry, and Optics
  • U3

    Editing Your Architectural Photos

    • Editing the Technical Aspects of a Low-Angle Shot
    • Enhancing the Aesthetics of a Low-Angle Shot
    • Editing the Technical Aspects of a Frontal View Shot
    • Enhancing the Aesthetics of a Frontal View Shot
  • U4

    Sharing Your Work

    • Sharing Your Work on Instagram
    • Sharing Your Work on Other Social Media Platforms
  • FP

    Final project

    • Editing in Lightroom for Architectural Photography

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Editing in Lightroom for Architectural Photography. Photography, and Video course by Tobi Shinobi

Editing in Lightroom for Architectural Photography

A course by Tobi Shinobi
Photographer. Chicago, United States.
Joined May 2020
  • 86% positive reviews (7)
  • 245 students