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John William Stamets
stamets@u.washington.edu
ARCH 313
Seattle Campus

Introduction to Architectural Photography

Basic elements and processes of architectural photography to include camera controls, exposure technique, photo processing, and fundamental principles of photographing architecture. Student must provide own 35 mm (or larger) camera with manual operating controls.

Class Description

To teach design students the basic principles of photography and how to use photography to effectively communicate about architecture.

Recommended preparation

Class Assignments and Grading

This course serves both as an introduction to black & white photographic techniques (exposure, development, printing, etc.) and an introduction to architectural photography using 35 mm cameras. The basics of photography are covered in the initial lectures, and in continuing hands-on demonstration and assistance in the darkroom. The majority of the lectures cover issues related directly to photographing architecture and the built environment, including exterior lighting, choice of perspective, wide-angle distortions, interiors, and the various stules and types of architectural photography. Basic elements and processes of architectural photography to include camera controls, exposure technique, photo processing, and fundamental principles of photographing architecture. Student must provide own 35 mm (or larger) camera with manual operating controls.


The information above is intended to be helpful in choosing courses. Because the instructor may further develop his/her plans for this course, its characteristics are subject to change without notice. In most cases, the official course syllabus will be distributed on the first day of class.
stamets@u.washington.edu
Last Update by Diane J Stuart
Date: 09/24/2003