Photographing Architecture Workshop

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Day 1: July 3 at 1-8pm 
Day 2: July 5 at 6-8pm 
Day 3: July 8 at 6-8pm 

Architecture is one of the most popular but complex subjects in photography. Proper lighting and composition are two of the most common challenges faced by photographers. Some other challenges include: 

 Color balance 
 Contrast
 Perspective control
 Lighting (ambient, artificial, and mixed light sources) 
 Equipment (camera, lens, studio lights, and other lighting paraphernalia)

The Photographing Architecture workshop helps participants address these challenges to build a good foundation for architectural photography. Participants will also be taught on how to properly set up indoor and outdoor shoots during different times of the day. 

Demand for skilled architecture photographers is high with the rise of commercial and residential developments. There are plenty of possible shoot assignments such as homes and buildings for interior design companies, real estate businesses, architectural firms, and even builders. For the workshop, photo shoot sessions will be held at the Ayala Museum, Greenbelt, Bonifacio High Street, and Serendra. Serendra’s European-Filipino architecture which was inspired by Germany’s Tegel Harbour and Berliner Strasse and the Philippines’ stone house or Bahay na Bato, is a good location especially for indoor shots. 

To conclude the workshop, participants must submit 2-3 photographs (printed in 8"x10") for critiquing. The best photos will be selected and will be exhibited at The Alcove photo gallery.

 Working knowledge on digital photography (know-how on studio lighting will be a plus)
 Digital camera, preferably SLR 
 Lens, preferably wide to ultra wide, short to medium telephoto
 Tripod
 Exposure meter, optional

The lecture and the photo clinic will be held at the Filipinas Heritage Library, Makati Avenue, Ayala Triangle, Makati City (across The Peninsula Manila). Transportation will be provided going to Bonifacio High Street/Serendra on July 3. For July 5, participants are requested to proceed to the Ayala Museum lobby. 

Jay Alonzo photographed various structures and buildings for his corporate clients such as One Tagaytay, Puerto del Sol, Arthaland, Eurotel, and Astoria Plaza. During his personal time, Jay likes to take pictures of colonial churches and other examples of centuries-old architecture.

Participation fee and discount
P5,500 inclusive of meals, transportation, use of studio lighting system, and permit to shoot. Cash or check payments are accepted at the library or through a BPI bank deposit. Payment through BPI EPS and major credit cards are also accepted.

Due to the limited number of available slots, interested participants are requested to register on or before June 25 by paying at least P2,000 (nonrefundable; full payment is due on the first day of class).* An early bird discount of 5 percent will be given to those who pay in full on or before the deadline (except for credit card payments).

* Payment is transferable to another class if a written notice is given at least five days prior the photo trip. Otherwise, a P1,000 no-show penalty will be deducted.

For more details, please call 892-1801, send an SMS to 0917-559-4417, e-mail, or


June 19 and July 3 at 9am-12nn with a photo shoot on June 26

July 4, 6 and 12 at 6-8pm with a photo shoot on July 9

Digital Photography 101 
July 16 and 23 at 9am-4pm with a photo shoot on July 17

Digital Photography 102
July 26, 28 and August 2 and 4 at 6-9pm with a photo shoot on July 31

For more details, please call 892-1801, send an SMS to 0917-559-4417, e-mail, or

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