Architecture & Interiors Photography

From Shooting to Post-Processing

Architecture & Interiors Photography

Photo: © Jojo Guingona

Architecture is everywhere around us. Almost all genres of photography will at some point intersect with Architecture and Interiors photography.

In this workshop, we will apply the principles of digital photography to Archi and Interiors. We will see the practical applications of various theories and concepts. We will learn to look for things that will make a striking image. We will also learn to deal with mixed lighting situations and how to use supplemental lighting. And all throughout these steps, we will be keeping in mind how we will be dealing with the images we produce in post-production in order to arrive at the best image possible.

What will be covered

  • Basic and specialized equipment
  • Analyzing the essence of a place
  • “Reading” a structure
  • Dealing with mixed light sources indoors and out
  • Using strobes on location
  • The best times to shoot, and what to do during less-than-ideal times
  • Identifying and solving problems such as lens distortion, lighting, traffic, surroundings
  • Image editing specific to the needs of architectural photography
  • Emphasizing lines, patterns, symmetry
  • Establishing scale
  • The most useful filters
  • Actual location shoot

Who should attend

  • Editorial photographers who shoot indoor and outdoor spaces
  • Photographers who want to shoot for brochures, annual reports, corporate profiles
  • In-House photographers who are responsible for photographing company facilities
  • Interior designers or architects who want to showcase their own work and make their spaces look their best


  • Graduates of PCCI Basic Photography or equivalent
  • Basic knowledge of post processing in Photoshop or Lightroom

What to bring

  • Digital camera DSLR or mirrorless with manual controls with a wide zoom and a short tele if possible 18-35mm, 24-70mm
  • Sturdy tripod recommended

Expected Outcome

At the end of the workshop, students will be required to submit 2pcs 8 x 10 photos of their work that will be produced throughout the class.

Course Outline

Day 1

The 1st day will begin in the studio with a short lecture and refresher on the basics of photography and an aptitude assessment of the students by the instructor. After lunch we go to our first location shoot and do our hands-on workshop. We normally try to tackle both outdoor shots and indoors as they are two very different disciplines. The class breaks up from the venue.

Day 2

The 2nd day begins where we left off. We continue applying the skills learned from the previous day and build up our shots from the shoot. We return to PCCI for lunch. The afternoon is spent editing and printing the students work for them to share and to present to the class. The students get to take home the said prints, but they are requested to leave some digital files for the school and the venue’s archives.


  • There are some concepts and principles that will be assumed to be known to the students. If the student misrepresents him or herself, he or she may not maximize the potential learning.
  • Since we will be shooting outsides the confines of PCCI, students are enjoined to be extra careful with their equipment and their personal belongings so as not to sustain any losses or damage.


Jojo has been a practicing professional photographer for almost 20 years and a hobbyist for most of his life. His work spans the gamut of the craft from fashion to editorial to food to conceptual still life. He has always been drawn to architectural photography and the confluence of light, lines, patterns and shadows. Jojo believes in the synergy between shooting and post processing in today’s digital environment and how one is indispensable to the other. Jojo is a member of the Camera Club of the Philippines, the oldest photographic society in Asia.

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