Architectural and Interior Photography Course 2018-08-09T22:30:06+00:00


Learn to shoot Commercial Properties and Real Estate | Covering the foundations of Architecture and Interior Photography

  • Covering all the specialist equipment you will need to shoot interiors and architecture

  • Learn to plan for contextual and interior photographs, including styling tips

  • Two days practical shoots of buildings and interiors

  • Covering flash techniques to shoot interiors

  • Covering digital workflow and retouching architecture and interiors

  • Learn foundational compositional techniques to capture buildings and interiors

About the Architectural and Interior Photography Course

Learn to shoot Commercial Properties and Real Estate. Cover all the important aspects of planning your shoots, specialist equipment, lighting techniques, composition, digital workflow, and retouching. The highlight of the course is two days on location, shooting architecture and interior spaces. 

Classes are kept small and personal with a maximum of 12 people

The course is presented by Michael Tree, who is a seasoned professional portrait and wedding photographer and recently extended his photography reach towards architectural and interior photography. Michael is the principal photographer for Attacq and has also won the Architectural Photograph of the Year (2017) at the 60th Anniversary of the Steel and Construction awards in South Africa.

Course Overview

Day 1 Fundamental Aspects 

Fundamental aspects of architectural and interior photography: we discuss composition, equipment, camera settings, lighting techniques, and workflow.

Day 2: Practical shoot | Interior Spaces (14 Hours)

Interiors and details by learning to use natural light and off-camera flash. We prepare you for shooting in varying light conditions.

Day 3: Practical shoot | Architectural Images (8 Hours)

Shooting a few Johannesburg landmarks in varying lighting conditions; from harsh afternoon light towards the golden hour and dusk.

Day 4: Digital Retouching and Workflow

Step by step learning to select and retouch your architectural and interior images; using various software tools based on a Lightroom Workflow and an introduction to using layer and selection masks.


Key Aspects Covered

  • A complete overview of how to use specialised equipment including lighting equipment and tilt-and-shift lenses
  • Planning, compositional aspects, and styling when shooting interiors
  • Proper lighting techniques and using off-camera flash for well exposed and sharp interiors while retaining beautiful ambience
  • Multiple exposures and overlay techniques to retain details in reflective environments
  • Practical shoot: bedrooms, studies, bathrooms, hot kitchens, living spaces, fireplaces and details
  • Practical shoot: contextual and architectural images in different lighting conditions
  • Digital Workflow: covering all the important aspects of image selections, retouching interiors and architectural images
  • Hand-outs: Quick Guide, E-book containing all the course content, Lightroom Presets and Photoshop Actions and Free Videos

For whom is this Course

  • From Intermediate to Advance level photographers who would like to learn to shoot professional architectural and interior images.


  • R6, 100 per person. R500 Discount for ex DPC students / Meals and Refreshments included

Course Duration

  • 4-days


MCademy Training Institute | 1034 Saxby Ave, Centurion (opposite Eldoraigne Village Shopping Centre)


  • A digital SLR, or mirrorless camera with Advanced, or Manual program modes and a sturdy tripod
  • It is expected that attendees know the basics of photography such as aperture, shutter speed, ISO, white balance, metering, focusing etc. If you don’t yet understand the basics, we recommend that you take a look at our Basic – Intermediate Photography Courses.
  • A computer or laptop using Mac, or Windows with a working copy of Lightroom CC, or Version 6.
  • You will need a basic understanding of Lightroom. Having done a Lightroom Workshop before this course would be extremely helpful.
  • Not compulsory, but some practical knowledge using Adobe Photoshop or Elements will be beneficial. Prior to this course, you might find our Photoshop 101 and On-location Lighting workshops helpful.

Upcoming Architecture workshops for 2018

Further dates to be announced soon!

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