Sydney - Architectural photography course | 2 days

Sydney - Architectural photography course | 2 days
Partner Focus 10
Location Sydney, NSW
Duration 15 hours
Min/max attendees 1/4
Recommended for everyone
Next availability Request your own date
Pricing AU$890.0 (Standard)

Whilst this course will still appeal to real estate photographers - this photography course is more tailored for architects, interior designers, travellers...all lovers of top end, high quality image taking. Start a small or freelance photography business, work part time or turn your hobby and passion into a profession. Upskill yourself to shoot great architectural images. As well as 'hands on' shooting stills of different types of architecture around Sydney, we have a session on marketing and pricing, editing using Lightroom Classic and drones. This is the ideal course to start building a portfolio. Film camera users are also welcome.

■ A clear path for the amateur to the semi-professional
■ Gain the specialist skills to become a professional Architectural photographer ( also applicable for real estate photographers)
■ Specific camera settings for architecture
■ What lenses, when to use flash, balancing the light
■ Learn to shoot creative interiors and exteriors
■ Learn composition and attention to detail
■ How to streamline your workflow and to shoot accurately
■ Best ways to edit and export your images
■ Covering drones, basic flying & aerial photography tips
■ The Ideal opportunity for building your portfolio


■ TO UPSKILL - Great photographs of architecture and the ability to capture the architectural period characteristics of the building. The course enhances your business professionalism.

■ COMPREHENSIVE - this practical Architectural photography course provides a clear path for the entry-level to advanced, allowing you to gain the specialist skills in order to become a capable, even expert, architectural photographer.

■ EXTENSIVE CONTENT - How to photograph architectural exteriors and interiors. Shooting in different locations, camera and lenses advice, flash gun techniques and shooting under a wide range of difficult lighting conditions. Composition tips and lighting techniques. A series of workshops cover technique - the best cameras and lens settings, drones, marketing ideas and pricing structures if you want to shoot for commercial gain.

■ BUSINESS FOCUSED - Start a small or freelance photography business, work part time or turn your hobby and passion into a professional craft. The perfect photography course for real estate agents, architects, interior designers and travellers who love photographing architecture and real estate.

■ BETTER TRAVEL IMAGES - for travellers, lovers of fine architecture and interesting accommodation - you gain the skills to bring back evocative, memorable images of places you have stayed or visited.


■ DECLUTTER & ATTENTION TO DETAIL - capturing the archittectural feartures, shooting at the right time of day, maybe an evening shoot is needed etcetera.

■ COMPOSITION - the  big three -Verticals, horizontal lines and leading lines. Leading lines of architraves and /or skirting boards. Is the furniture in the room balanced? Are you shooting asymmetrical or symmetrical? Is the viewpoint to high?

■ LIGHTING - balancing the light, Interiors & exteriors, bracketing, flash or no flash, continuous, the direction & intensity of the light, the time of day and weather conditions.

■ EQUIPMENT & SETTINGS - the best cameras and lenses, settings such as aperture priority, shooting RAW, low ISO settings, bracketing, exposure compensation, balancing interior and exterior light, white balance, colour profiling, tripods, reflectors, flashes, colour cast, lighting corners, wireless, HDR, filters, workflow, tethering

■ OTHER ESSENTIAL COMPONENTS  - Around 90 minutes of Lightroom Classic tuition, use of drones and marketing ideas. Images taken on the course can be used for your own promotional purposes and to build your portfolio


■ It is essential to have some background photography knowledge in knowing your camera's buttons and functions. If you are new to photography, our Beginners Course is beneficial for learning the basics of camera handling.

■ Any full or cropped frame DSLR camera or mirrorless camera is ideal. Full frame cameras with their bigger sensors will give better results in certain situations. You are more than welcome to shoot film. In particular, scanned slides deliver extremely high resolution images

■ A wide angle lens eg 16-35mm or a 24-70mm(on a full frame camera) or 10-22mm (on a cropped sensor camera); a telephoto lens eg. 70-300mm to pull in the views; a mid range lens eg 24-105mm for architectural or detail shots.

■ An external on-camera flash unit is needed - your camera's in-built flash will not be powerful enough for lighting internal spaces.

■ A sturdy tripod - the taller the better; 1.8m is ideal.

■ We recommend you have a quality smartphone with at least one optical wide angle lens. New smartphones now have wide angle optical lenses. Perfect for shooting real estate on the fly such as a quick shoot of a rental property. For older smartphones you can get optical wide angle lenses which attach to the phone.

■ COVERING DRONES, basic flying & aerial photography tips

■ MORE ON DRONES  - on this course you will have an opportunity ( if conditions permit) to fly one of our drones (or bring your own) You will learn basic flying techniques and tips on aerial photography using drones. In your course notes there will be information on the new requirements for recreational and business flying, Australian rules and regulations and how to obtain your Remote Pilot Licence (RePL)


■ Instruction from professional photographer, Andrew Thomasson / Focus 10 photography, detailed notes, camera shopping advice, personal assessment and critique of your images taken on this course.

■ Transportation is provided by us. Or you are welcome to drive your own vehicle to each location.

■ Exclusions - Food and beverages.


Day 1
Meet: 10am - 18 Argyle St , the Rocks
10.37am - travel to Cockatoo Island
11am - 2pm - shooting interior & exterior buildings on the Island
(lunch is at each persons expense)
2.30pm -5pm - shooting different architectural styles in Sydney CBD. We try to shoot most if not all of the following buildings reflecting different architectural styles: Museum of Contemporary Art, Customs House, Museum of Sydney, skyscrapers, The Calyx, Art Gallery of NSW, Wooloomooloo wharf buildings, Gunners Barracks, QT Hotel, QVB, Apple shop, Strand Arcade, Westfield centre

Day 2
Meet: 236 Glenmore Rd. Paddington. Park in White City Tennis club nearby ( 30 Alma St. Paddington) 10am to 1pm - Lightroom Classic, general marketing, viewing various architectural styles & photography techniques around the world
1pm to 1.30pm - lunch is at each persons expense
2pm to 3.30pm - Vaucluse & Strickland House
4pm -5pm - Victor Chang building & Spice Markets Glebe.


  • Times are approximate only & may vary according to various factors such as inclement weather ( intense heat, rain etc)
  • You are responsible for your own camera gear and looking after it. Focus 10 Pty Ltd is not liable for any damage or loss of your personal camera equipment.
  • 32GB SD cards ( Lexar) are available for sale for $25


We have an excellent Online Real Estate Photography course to support this 2-day on-location course. 257 jam packed pages, unlimited support & mentoring as you go forward. The option to do 15 practical assignments and a Certificate of Completion.

NOTE: This course also runs in Melbourne, Perth, Hobart, Brisbane, Canberra & Adelaide.


Paying for your course in full upon booking will confirm your attendance. Places are limited on all courses.

We reserve the right to cancel and reschedule any course, due to inadequate enrolment, bad weather, instructor illness, an 'act of God' or a force majeure such as a pandemic. As an example, a photography course has to be cancelled or deferred to another date and time due to Covid 19 border closures and lockdowns which is beyond the control of Focus 10 Pty Ltd and other related parties. We also reserve the right to cancel any course if there is insufficient demand, especially if it means that our costs would be higher than our income. Please therefore do not leave it until the last few weeks if you are interested in a particular date, as you may find that it has been cancelled. As our costs for each training event remain the same no matter how many delegates attend, like any pre-booked tickets for the theatre, concert, flights etc, we are unable to give a full refund in the event of non-attendance, regardless of the circumstances. If withdrawal occurs within the 14 days before the course starts we will try to put you on an alternative date if places are available. Please note that we cannot be liable for any other costs incurred by yourself, so please check with us before booking any non-refundable accommodation or transport.

Workshop Photography
We reserve the right to take photographic, (both still and video) records of any of our workshops/courses which may be used for promotional purposes, submissions, advertising and records. We grant permission for participants to use any images captured by them during this workshop for self-promotion only. Participants may not make any financial gain from any images captured during this workshop/course.


This workshop is available on demand. Please specify your preferred date and time on the booking form.