Architectural Photography: Balancing Color and Lighting

A course by Ludwig Favre , Architectural photographer

Architectural photographer. París, France.
Joined January 2022

Learn how to capture stunning photos of architecture and street scenes. Master photography and editing techniques and create a captivating and share-worthy style.

100% positive reviews (4)
321 students
Audio: French, English
French, Spanish, English, Portuguese, German, Italian, Polish, Dutch

Learn how to capture stunning photos of architecture and street scenes. Master photography and editing techniques and create a captivating and share-worthy style.

This course will guide you through the process of capturing the essence of architecture through photography, using specific techniques to enhance lighting and color balance.

Renowned architectural photographer Ludwig Favre will share his unique approach to selecting angles and compositions that reveal the character and history of buildings.

You'll explore how the environment and culture influence architecture and how to capture this with your camera. You'll learn to see buildings not just as structures, but as living, breathing works of art.

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What will you learn in this online course?

15 lessons & 16 downloads

The use of light in my work
5 minutes, 19 seconds
The choice of my colors
3 minutes, 11 seconds
Getting ready for a shoot
4 minutes, 48 seconds
Study the place
4 minutes, 27 seconds
Capturing angles and light
6 minutes, 46 seconds
Include human presence
3 minutes, 55 seconds
  • 100% positive reviews (4)
  • 321 students
  • 15 lessons (1h 26m)
  • 16 additional resources (7 files)
  • Online and at your own pace
  • Available on the app
  • Audio: French, English
  • French, Spanish, English, Portuguese, German, Italian, Polish, Dutch
  • Level: Beginner
  • Unlimited access forever

What is this course's project?

The final project will challenge you to take an architectural photograph that captures an emblematic or everyday place. You must apply the techniques learned to retouch this image, seeking to reflect your personal interpretation and unique style in the final result.

Who is this online course for?

For intermediate photographers looking to delve deeper into architectural photography and those interested in expanding their skills in colorimetry and light composition.

It is also ideal for visual artists and designers who want to incorporate architectural elements into their work in a more effective and emotional way.

Requirements and materials

It is essential to have basic knowledge of photography and handling DSLR or mirrorless cameras.

You will need access to Lightroom and Photoshop for editing sessions. We also recommend having a tripod and different lenses to experiment with various compositions and approaches.


Reviews

321 Students
4 Reviews
100% Positive ratings

Ludwig Favre

A course by Ludwig Favre

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Architectural photographer

Ludwig Favre is a prominent French photographer known for capturing the architecture of the United States with a vibrant and colorful perspective.

His work has received international acclaim, being showcased in art galleries and featured in publications such as AD and Le Monde. Favre has collaborated with globally renowned brands, and his photographs are not only visually stunning but also aim to tell the story and cultural context of the spaces he captures.

Favre's unique approach has earned him prestigious awards and finalist positions in competitions like HASSELBLAD Masters, cementing his status as an influential voice in the world of architectural photography.


Content

  • U1

    Introduction

    • Presentation
    • My sources of inspiration
  • U2

    Photography Essentials: Light, Color and Preparation

    • The use of light in my work
    • The choice of my colors
    • Getting ready for a shoot
  • U3

    Shooting

    • Study the place
    • Capturing angles and light
    • Include human presence
    • Choice of photo for the project
  • U4

    Post-production and photo editing

    • Clean the photo
    • Color retouching in Lightroom
    • Cropping
    • Export to Photoshop
  • U5

    Final complementary lessons

    • Post your work on social media
    • Tips for selling your creations
  • FP

    Final project

    • Architectural Photography: Balance between Color and Lighting

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Architectural Photography: Balancing Color and Lighting. Photography, and Video course by Ludwig Favre

Architectural Photography: Balancing Color and Lighting

A course by Ludwig Favre
Architectural photographer. París, France.
Joined January 2022
  • 100% positive reviews (4)
  • 321 students