Landscape and Architectural Photography

Florence University of the Arts - The American University of Florence

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Landscape and Architectural Photography

  • Host University

    Florence University of the Arts - The American University of Florence

  • Location

    Florence, Italy

  • Area of Study

    Photography, Studio Art

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Prerequisites

    This is an intermediate course. Working knowledge of manual setting is required. Portfolio submission recommended.

    A DSLR or viewfinder camera with 24+ megapixels (minimum) is required for this course.

  • Course Level Recommendations


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    Hours & Credits

  • Credits

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
  • Overview

    The city of Florence, with its backdrop of Medieval and Renaissance buildings, coupled with the varied beauty of the Tuscan countryside, will offer students a stimulating range of opportunities for landscape and architectural photography. The course will be divided between outdoor field practice, and the exploration of digital techniques, printing and finishing. The lab practice will give the student the capability of elaborating and printing her/his own pictures correctly. Digital equipment will be used throughout the course. Students learn about the history, compositional issues and techniques of landscape and architectural photography by studying the work of influential photographers (e.g. Weston, Adams, Giacomelli, Strand, etc.) and by conceiving, shooting, printing and laying out a series of landscape/naturalistic/ architectural projects. This course is recommended for communications, architecture and environmental studies majors.

Course Disclaimer

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

Eligibility for courses may be subject to a placement exam and/or pre-requisites.

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