Architectonic and Urban Photography

A course by Nicanor García
Architect and Photographer. Barcelona, Spain.
Joined October 2014
, Architect and Photographer

Learn to tell stories by photographing streets and people in your city

  • Spanish with subtitles in English
  • 94% positive reviews (142)
  • 2889 students

Learn to tell stories by photographing streets and people in your city

Spanish with subtitles in English
  • 94% positive reviews (142)
  • 2889 students
  • 12 lessons (2h 35m)
  • 17 additional resources (6 files)
  • Online and at your own pace
  • Available on the app
  • Audio: Spanish
  • Spanish, English, Portuguese
  • Level: Beginner
  • Unlimited access forever

Every day you have the opportunity to see many everyday situations that call your attention. Converting them into stories through photographs is the main objective of this course taught by Nicanor García, architect and photographer who has worked for clients such as Tommy Hilfiger, Smart, HP, Sony or the Catalan Tourism Agency.

You will learn to pay attention to the details of the streets through which you walk, discover the specialness of each building, its details, to capture the people in your environment. All this taking advantage of the best light and focus in each moment. This course will help you make and edit photographs that explain what you see clearly and intentionally.

What will you learn in this online course?

Course table of contents

  • U1
    U1. Introduction
  • U2
    U2. What do I need to know to go out and take pictures
  • U3
    U3. Light, frame, focus and ... Click!
  • U4
    U4. How to edit in any situation
  • FP
    FP Final project
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In this course you will learn to develop a good process of preproduction of your photographs. For this, in the hands of Nicanor you will learn to choose the best camera for each situation and purpose. You will know the advantages of the different cameras that exist in the market and finally you will see the types of objectives for mobile, APS-C and Full Frame.

You will also know more in depth the accessories that you can use when making your photo session (memory cards, tripods, kneecaps, editing pointers on iPad, graphic tablets and more) and you will plan the taking of images through visits previous virtual tours, tourist and architectural guides and information tracking.

Below you will discover the techniques on lighting and framing adjustments used by Nicanor when making their reports, both for camera and mobile photography.

Finally you will see basic editing concepts and learn tricks to touch up your images in Photoshop and with simple iPad tools.

What is this course's project?

The final project consists of making a photo report of your city through 10 or 15 photographs of the different themes that you can find when walking through it. Each photo has to have its own personality, but all of them have to make up a story that gives your point of view about the place where you live.

Projects by course students

Who is this online course for?

Anyone who wants to learn more about urban photography and architecture. Photographers, reporters, travelers, architects, and any citizen who has an interest in photographing their city, or a city they are visiting.

Requirements and materials

The main requirement is curiosity! You need to have a camera or a mobile phone and basic knowledge of image editing.


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Nicanor García

A course by Nicanor García

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Architect and Photographer

Nicanor García is an architect and photographer. He has designed houses, offices, schools, and is a professor of architectural projects at the ETSAB-UPC.
In his photography, he focuses on architectural and urban scenes, mainly for other architects and companies.

His Instagram account is one of the most followed in his genre. His games of perspectives and simple photos have hooked hundreds of thousands of fans (he has more than 600K followers).

He has also done various works and collaborations in the field of advertising and tourism for companies and institutions such as Tommy Hilfiger, Smart, HP, Sony, Global Yodel x DK Travel Guides, and the Catalan Tourism Agency.

His photography avoids clichés, pays attention to the geometry and clarity of forms, looks for abstraction, and highlights the lesser seen.


  • U1


    • Hello welcome!
    • Influences
  • U2

    What do I need to know to go out and take pictures

    • Presentation of the project
    • Types of cameras
    • accessories
    • Take planning
  • U3

    Light, frame, focus and ... Click!

    • The light
    • The framing
    • Taking photos
  • U4

    How to edit in any situation

    • Basic editing concepts
    • Computer edition
    • Edition on Tablet
  • FP

    Final project

    • Architectural and urban photography

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Architectonic and Urban Photography. Photography, and Video course by Nicanor García

Architectonic and Urban Photography

A course by Nicanor García
Architect and Photographer. Barcelona, Spain.
Joined October 2014
  • 94% positive reviews (142)
  • 2889 students