Architectonic and Urban Photography

A course by Nicanor García
Architect and Photographer. Barcelona, Spain.
On Domestika since 10/09/2014
, Architect and Photographer

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

  • Spanish with subtitles in English
  • 93% Positive reviews (107)
  • 2006 students

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

Spanish with subtitles in English
  • 93% Positive reviews (107)
  • 2006 students
  • Online and at your own pace
  • Audio: Spanish
  • Level: Beginner
  • 12 Lessons (2h 35m)
  • Available from the app
  • Spanish, English, Portuguese
  • 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.

About this 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 is to make a report of your city through 10 or 15 photographs of the different topics you can find when you walk through it. Each photo has to have its own personality, but all of them have to form a story that gives your point of view about the place where you live.

Projects by course students

Who is it for?

The course is aimed at 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.

What you need

The main requirement is to be curious. From there it is necessary to have a camera or a mobile phone and basic knowledge of image editing.


2006 Students
107 Reviews
93% Positive ratings

Nicanor García

A course by Nicanor García

Architect and Photographer

Nicanor García is an architect and photographer. As an architect, he has built various buildings for houses, offices, schools ... and is a professor of architectural projects at the ETSAB-UPC.

His training brought him closer to photography and for a few years he has also worked as a photographer, focusing on architectural and urban photography , mainly for other architects and companies.

His Instagram account is one of the most followed in the network about architecture and city. His games of perspectives and his simple and simple photos have hooked hundreds of thousands of fans (he has more than 600,000 followers on Instagram today).

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 or the Catalan Tourism Agency.

His photography avoids clichés, to pay attention to the geometry and clarity of forms , looking for abstraction on many occasions and in others, highlighting what is less usual.


  • 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. A Photography, and Video course by Nicanor García

Architectonic and Urban Photography

A course by Nicanor García
Architect and Photographer. Barcelona, Spain.
On Domestika since 10/09/2014
  • 93% Positive reviews (107)
  • 2006 students