Architectural and Interior Photographer | Theory and Practice of Architectural and Interior Photography 1 hour RIBA CPD Session
Interior photograph of Carey's Restaurant at the new Milton Keynes Super CasinoCPD session The Theory and Practice of Architectural and Interior PhotographyInterior photograpy used as an example in the theory and practice of architectural photography CPD talk given delivered by Andrew Hatfield across London and the UK.

The Theory and Practice of Architectural and Interior Photography 1 Hour CPD Session


If you have already had the talk and would like to review the presentation you can see it HERE.


My basic talk on the theory and practice of Architectural and Interior Photography normally takes about an hour and takes the delegates through the process of capturing an architectural image from analysing the subject matter, through to optimising the finished product for display on the web or in print.  Post production and more advanced subject matter such as HDR, night photography and the use of off camera flash are covered in the advanced talk.


Talks are normally delivered during lunch or evening sessions and can include group or individual critique of delegates work.


Each presentation can be individually adjusted to suit the experience levels of the group or to address a particular photographic problem, although the standard elements normally comprise;


Subject matter

Who is the intended viewer of the image and what aspects of the project should be captured to deliver meaningful narrative to the intended viewer.


Composition and Framing

How can we compose an image and change the emphasis of elements within the frame to help convey our intended narrative to the viewer. This section includes some basic rules to help with composition and framing.



Various techniques and equipment that can be used to make sure the verticals within the scene appear vertical in the finished photograph.


Depth of field, Hyper-Focal distances and Diffraction

How to use depth of field creatively through the use of shallow or extend depth of field, including the use of the hyper focal distance. This part of the talk also looks at potential reductions in image quality through diffraction limiting.



How to optimise exposure particularly when photography building interiors this section also looks at ways to minimise image noise and optimise our cameras limited dynamic range.


White Balance

How best to obtain optimum White Balance and how to deal with area lit with different light sources and colour temperatures.


Lens choice and Optimisation

This part of the talk assumes the average delegate doesn’t have access to professional quality photographic equipment but discusses how to make the best of the lenses or cameras they have.


RAW v jpg

Benefits and issues associated with the use of RAW or Jpg image formats in camera.


Normally the last 15 minutes of the talk touches on what simple steps we can take in post production to improve our completed photographs.  


Lens Distortion

Removal of lens distortion through the use of various types of post production software.


Dimensioning  Resolution for print and web

Discussion about the best resolutions for printing and display of images on the web.


Colour Profiles

Raise the delegate’s awareness of colour profiles and how to use them to ensure consistent results from camera to print or electronic display.


Post Processing

A very brief look at some of the currently available post production software from free to expensive.


On completion of the session you will receive a password so that you can review the presentation online. I am happy to deliver the talks across London and the rest of the UK, please contact me to discuss cost and availability.