Shooting Architecture by Doug Hill and Martin Cox offers weekend, and short terms workshops, and private tutoring for the photography student interested in pursuing a career in architectural photography or the interior designer or architect wishing to learn how to improve documentation of their own projects.
Intensive Masterclass courses and weekend workshops are offered throughout the year and introduce students to the tools and techniques of the professional architectural photographer. Students will learn from Doug & Martin’s rich photographic experiences, through hands-on demonstrations, field trips to noteworthy architectural locations, lectures, photo assignments and critiques. For students interested in brushing up on or pursuing a career in architectural photography.
Doug Hill: You are telling a story. The people who are going to b seeing this will probably never see this building first hand.
Martin Cox: Once your eyes are open to the subtle changes in light it sort of never goes away.
Doug Hill: So it’s up to you record it effectively. To give some sense of the excitement that you feel when you are there.
Martin Cox: and I think that you are always reading into the landscape. Those changes and those influences…
Doug Hill: Figuring out where to stand to shoot is the first thing you do. You walk into a room. where can you sum up the space?
Martin Cox: workshops don’t require you to be any kind of expert but to have rudimentary understanding of the camera and then everything else that then takes place will really open up your photography.
Doug Hill: When I am in a class situation and teaching I don’t really have to do a lot. What inspires the students is the environment that we’re in and it’s great to watch them come in to a space like the Bradbury building to look around and go, Wow! I can’t believe this was actually created. And in the process we’re going to express the architecture differently from each other and ideally reveal things about a building that maybe the architect or interior designer doesn’t know or hasn’t seen before.
Martin Cox: When you realize that something that you know well is actually new information to somebody else that’s kind of delightful. And, yes seeing the light go on in someone’s eyes is a new way of looking at something, a new way of doing something.
Doug HiIl: What I think is stimulating to Martin and me is to watch people come into a space for the first time be awed by it and then be told that yes you can take your camera out, set it up, do whatever you want and then we’ll talk about what you’ve done, what tings seem to be working, what things can use improvement and how to make those improvements.