Free Webinar: How to Photograph Iconic Architecture (and Avoid Clichés!)

Oscar Niemeyer. Zaha Hadid. Le Corbusier. Louis Kahn. How can we capture the buildings of these renowned architects in fresh new ways?

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Judging is now underway for Architizer’s 3rd Annual One Photo Challenge. We've narrowed down the entries to reveal the Top 100 Finalists. Stay tuned for the Winners' announcement in mid-August!

We’re excited to reveal our second architectural photography webinar of the year — and you’re invited! Join Architizer’s Architecture Editor Hannah Feniak on Tuesday, July 12th at 1pm ET, as she chats with renowned photographer Paul Clemence about the challenges and opportunities involved in shooting iconic architecture.

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Oscar Niemeyer. Zaha Hadid. Le Corbusier. Louis Kahn. The works of these renowned architects are among the most photographed in the world, and it’s no surprise given the striking forms and classic silhouettes of their buildings. That said, once a building has been captured in a million photographs, its image can start to feel repetitive. How can we reframe iconic architecture in new and unexpected ways? Which perspectives of these buildings have not yet been caught on camera? Is it possible to change perceptions of the world’s most famous buildings by photographing them in unconventional angles and unusual light?

As the 3rd Annual One Photo Challenge approaches its exciting climax, award-winning photographer and competition juror Paul Clemence will join us to explore answers to some of these questions. We’ll look back at some of the best images of iconic architecture from last season’s competition, and explore the ways in which photographers can help us see these familiar structures in a new light.

By attending this talk, you’ll learn:

  • How to look for new and interesting angles when photographing iconic architecture
  • How composition and lighting can completely change the way in which a famous building is viewed
  • How Paul capture the works of renowned architects around the world

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About Paul Clemence

Paul Clemence is an artist, photographer, writer and filmmaker focusing on expressing the subjective and poetic side of Architecture. His work has been widely published and he exhibits in events like Venice Biennale, ArtBasel/Design Miami. “Architecture Photography”, aka ARCHI-PHOTO, his Facebook page, is a worldwide social media phenomenon, with more than one million followers worldwide. Trained as an architect, he is originally from Brazil and is now based in Brooklyn, NY.

About Hannah Feniak

Hannah Feniak is Architizer’s Architecture Editor. When she’s not leading our talented team of writers and interviewing the industry’s most innovative designers, Hannah is likely to be found exploring the latest exhibition openings. A trained art historian and educator with a focus on architecture and urbanism, Hannah holds degrees from McGill University in Montreal and NYU.

Judging is now underway for Architizer’s 3rd Annual One Photo Challenge. We've narrowed down the entries to reveal the Top 100 Finalists. Stay tuned for the Winners' announcement in mid-August!

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