Architectural photography course 

— Stefano Paterna




About This Course

This course is designed to cover a broad spectrum of essential photography techniques, practices, and subjects. You'll delve into a world painted with light, moments, and stories, exploring the magic that filters and architectural photography can bring to your creative journey.

Every photograph is a story untold, a moment frozen in time, a sentiment beautifully captured. The first part of the course focuses on the use of filters in photography, an essential tool that can dramatically transform your images. Filters allow photographers to control the light entering their camera in various ways, enhancing the color, reducing glare, and even facilitating long exposures during daylight. From polarizing filters to neutral density ones, the course will guide you through their different types, uses, applications, and how to select the perfect filter for your photographic needs.

The lessons dedicated to filters will ensure that you gain a thorough understanding of their practical use, enhancing your ability to create visually stunning images. You will understand how a polarizing filter can deepen the blue of the sky or minimize reflections on the water, and how neutral density filters can allow for artistic blur in bright conditions. Hands-on assignments will prompt you to apply these concepts in real-world situations, encouraging you to experiment and explore.

Following the deep dive into filters, the course pivots to architectural photography. As an incredibly diverse field, architectural photography combines elements of art, history, design, and technology. It's about capturing the essence of a structure, interpreting the architect's vision, and expressing it through the language of photography. From towering skyscrapers to intricate interiors, each subject presents its unique challenges and rewards.

In this part of the course, you’ll discover the essentials of architectural photography. This includes understanding perspective control, learning about the significance of light and shadow, and the role they play in emphasizing form and texture. You'll also explore composition strategies for architectural photography, such as the use of leading lines, symmetry, patterns, and framing.

Particular attention will be given to the various types of architectural photography, from commercial to editorial. Each has its specific requirements, client expectations, and stylistic approaches that you'll need to master. Additionally, the course will guide you through post-processing techniques that can help enhance your architectural photos, such as perspective correction, color grading, and HDR imaging.

The course is designed to ensure that theory goes hand in hand with practice. Alongside detailed, interactive lessons, you'll be encouraged to engage in practical assignments, allowing you to capture architectural wonders in your own unique style. The course emphasizes creating a thoughtful, well-composed, and visually compelling narrative that does justice to the structures you photograph.

Whether you're a novice finding your footing in the expansive landscape of photography, or an experienced photographer eager to refine your skills and dive into new areas, this course will offer you a wealth of knowledge. It's not just about the technical details, but also about nurturing your creative vision and helping you develop your unique photographic style.


Stefano Paterna
nspiriert von der Schönheit der Welt, deren Vielfalt er mit Hilfe seiner Kamera immer wieder neu entdeckte, beschloss er im Jahr 2006 den Sprung in die Selbständigkeit. 2013 eröffnete Stefano seine eigene Fotoschule in Köln und arbeitet dort heute als Fototrainer und Reisefotograf. Bei einem seiner letzten Projekte hat er über 9 Monate lang alle Länder Zentralamerikas auf einem Motorrad bereist und fotografiert. Stefano versteht es, den Menschen ein Gespür für die Fotografie und den Moment zu vermitteln. So sind Teilnehmer seiner Workshops oder Fotoreisen immer wieder überrascht, dass nicht ein hohes Maß an Technikverständnis der Schlüssel zum besseren Foto ist, sondern ein gewisses Gefühl für Lichtsituation und Bildaufbau.


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