How to Shoot Historic Buildings



A treat indeed for those who enjoy photographing architecture & cityscapes, and fancy spending time inside Nottingham’s premier listed buildings. 

Designed for DSLR/CSC users who enjoyed photographing architecture and would like to consolidate their skills, applying them to individual buildings in detail. Using listed buildings in the city of Nottingham, with an especial focus on the Georgian gem, Bromley House library, and Cecil Howitt’s classic 1920’s Council House, we shall see how a Martine tackles specific case studies, one of which she filmed with the BBC in 2007, highlighting the structures, light & details to create sumptuous pictures.

What your day includes

  • The opportunity to shoot the beautiful period interiors of Bromley Library and its walled garden & The Council House as our case studies.
  • A chance to use proper architectural perspective control lenses (Canon & Nikon fit only).
  • ‘Hero’ shots and how to spot them.
  • The secrets of light inside and out and controlling colour balance.
  • The use of Photoshop for architectural shots with tips on the best correction techniques for those without perspective control lenses.

On this itinerary, we are based in The Georgian gem- The Bromley House Library, where we meet for the day’s briefing and morning’s shoot, followed by the opportunity to explore the stunning listed period interiors of The Council House. This includes a chance to shoot the ballroom, inner dome and fine council chambers, all of which are areas not normally on view to the public.

Course Date 2018

Tuesday 22nd May 2018

Course Tutors

Martine Hamilton Knight D.Litt (Hon), ARPS

Course Times

10.00am – 4.30pm Refreshments are provided in the morning and afternoon breaks. Lunch is not included but there are numerous eateries in the city centre where we may take a break.