Course Description

Photography by John Tschirch

The elegant profile of a classical column, the steel and glass of a modernist skyscraper, the aged brick of a ruined factory are just a few of the architectural forms that offer opportunities and challenges to the photographer. This course focuses on framing views, working with both simple and complex architectural features, and devising compositions of buildings and their details to make compelling images. Through a series of photographic exercises, students will explore the principles and techniques of architectural composition, developing an understanding of the process of capturing structures in terms of perspective, intricate sight lines, and approaches to the built environment that are both intimate and panoramic.


Students must be an adult age 18 or older to participate.


Applies Towards the Following Certificates

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Online, Asynchronous
Jan 10, 2022 to Feb 21, 2022
Contact Hours
Delivery Options
Course Fee(s)
Tuition non-credit $425.00 Click here to get more information
Drop Request Deadline
Jan 31, 2022
Transfer Request Deadline
Jan 03, 2022
Withdrawal Request Deadline
Jan 10, 2022 to Feb 21, 2022
Necessary Supplies

Students are responsible for purchasing their own art supplies, equipment, software subscriptions, and/or books. For most classes, the cost is under $125 (estimate). A supply list will be available on the course site in Canvas at least 30 days prior to the first day of class.

Once you have received your enrollment confirmation and logged in to Canvas, navigate to Upcoming Courses on the left-hand side of your dashboard. Supplies will be listed on your course homepage under the supplies heading. Some or all of your course supplies are available at the RISD Store.

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