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Digital Architectural Photography by Architects

  • The Center for Design 1000 St. Charles Ave. New Orleans, LA 70130 (map)

Digital photography and current software programs now make it possible to do excellent, professional quality photographs with ordinary "consumer" cameras. Although professional equipment will be discussed, the potential, capability and limitations of equipment commonly used by amateur photographers will be explained and demonstrated.

Participants in the workshop will learn how photography can be effectively accomplished by architects in private practice with respect to public relations. Participants will also learn how to analyze through the photographic study of buildings in their environments the extent to which they are successful both visually and functionally - how people occupy, use and respond to the work of architects and their clients.

The event schedule is as follows:

  • Friday 6:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. at the AIA New Orleans Center for Design - Workshop schedules, requirements and the impact of and techniques pertinent to digital photography will be discussed. Issues such as logistics and planning and photographic assignment, photographs appropriate for architectural marketing, publication and design awards will be discussed.
  • Saturday 7:45 a.m. - until dusk at a building chosen by the instructor - Participants will learn how photo projects are scouted, planned and executed using both professional equipment and the participant's cameras.
  • Sunday 7:45 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. at a location chosen by the instructor - Participants will make additional improved photographs. Class will break for lunch and reconvene back at the location for review and critique.

Instructors: Richard Payne and Amy Ladner

For more information about Architectural Photography, please visit the website of Payne & Ladner at

Registration Fee - $375

Visit the AIA website for more information and to register