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Lesson 1 from: Intro to Architectural Interior Photography with Natural Light

Scott Frances

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1. Introduction

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I'm Scott Frances. I'm an architectural photographer, I'm based in New York. We're here in Brooklyn today, we're going to be shooting the home of a great client and great architect. We're gonna talk about technique, we're going to talk about my approach to styling, my approach to working with light, and my approach to trying to capture 3-dimensional space and how to experience a shot from a viewer's point of view so that your viewer can immerse themselves in the experience of a room and they'll be more in touch with their photography and they'll linger more on it and they'll explore it more and you'll have a better photograph and a better reaction. So, today we're going to be shooting in this one space and it's a little bit complicated technique-wise because it's got a giant window, and it presents a very high-contrast situation. We're gonna do three shots today. One's gonna be an overall to tell the full story of the room, one's gonna be a shot about a little bit of the room and the v...

iew because the view is the story in this room, and another shot's gonna talk about seeing from one room into a small den on the side. This is obviously a space with an incredible collection of objects, many of them were designed by the architect homeowner. We're gonna see how even as beautifully composed and arranged as he has it, we're gonna have to move furniture in order to create the experience we want where you'll be able to enter the shot and walkthrough it and get to the back and create great depth in the photograph.

Ratings and Reviews

chris cooper

This class was great! I think some of the reviewers are too inexperienced to realize the value of the information that was presented here. This is not an overly technical course but instead a course that helps you create a vision as an architectural photographer and that is priceless information. You can learn the techie stuff elsewhere but here you are getting into the mind of how one of the best interior photographer thinks. His years of experience are distilled into a great course. I have taken week long courses $$ with other architectural photographers and they were great too, but at $39 this was the best investment I have made into my career. To me as a working architectural and interior photographer with 15 years experience I was able to review my workflow and create a better and clearer vision for my work. It was inspiring. Thank you Scott!!


I really enjoyed watching the Great Master give some of the insight of his craft. Scott's thoughtful commentary and relaxed but very professional presence made this course captivating from start to finish and inspired me to continue a great deal. I saw a couple of glitches here and there and a few seconds of blacked out screen where Scott was talking about a 10 hour shoot day in order to capture a program of images. It would have been great to see what was meant to be showed instead of black frame. I wish there was a little bit more and Nicole would expand on correcting Selective Perspective as this is very interesting to me. Other than these minor points I thought it was a great course and well worth it to me.

Melissa Lind

Phenomenal class. This answers so many questions that I've had for years. I feel like I've been working in a vacuum and this reassures me about the perfection I seek in a shot. I could feel the minute adjustments with styling bringing each picture's refinement to the level of fine art that many people may be able to appreciate but are unable to achieve on their own. A well honed skill set. So thankful for the unveiling of industry secrets that have been developed over a lifetime career. Stunning work Scott, the human element that you craft is inspiring; your eloquence is inspiring.

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