Learn to take photographs of architecture, interior spaces, decoration and real estate

As a photographer specialising in architectural photography, I offer individual classes tailored to your needs on architectural photography and interior photography applied to interior design, decoration and real estate pictures.

These very practical courses are tailored in real time to suit the needs of the student. At the end of the course, students will be able to cover the entire process of creating interior or exterior architectural photography (equipment, framing, composition, exposure, view, post-production) to achieve attractive photos with professional rendering.

"An excellent course
A novice in photography, I contacted François Guillemin after finding his website and his photographs to sign up for a course.
I can only recommend him, for his skills, his teaching ability and friendly attitude. Mr Guillemin takes the time to explain the essentials of photography while at the same time making the technical part comprehensible, which was not at all a foregone conclusion as far as I was concerned."

Etienne Vannin

Custom training adapted to suit all levels

This training in the form of individual sessions is for beginner, amateur or professional photographers, architects and decorators as well as people working in firms of architects and real estate agencies or anyone wishing to learn how to take photographs of architecture and interiors.

Don’t hesitate to contact me or call me on +33 6 82 55 38 58 to find out more about the content of the courses, methods and pricing.


5 main subject areas are covered through individual modules, each lasting 4 hours, with the possibility of building your own training curriculum from these courses :
  1. Interior photography ((interior design, decoration, real estate)
  2. Mastering the use of a flash in interior photography
  3. Advanced retouching with Photoshop applied to interior photography
  4. Architectural photography
  5. Producing a photograph of a building during the blue hour

Supplementary to these classes, I offer beginners a 2-hour session on photography basics. This very intense course provides an introduction to the indispensable fundaments for taking photographs of architecture and interiors.


1. Interior photography : 4 hrs

  • Equipment (camera, lenses, tripod, filters, monitor and remote shutter release, etc.)
  • Straight-on perspectives and perspectives with 2 and 3 vanishing points
  • Choice of focal length and impact on the distortion of the perspective
  • Composition, viewpoint and framing, respect of verticals
  • Features specific to interior design, decoration and real estate photography
  • Camera settings adapted to interior pictures (shutter speed, aperture, iso (sensitivity), white balance)
  • Choice of focal length and aperture to control depth of field (sharp area)
  • Control of focus (manual and automatic)
  • Impact of mixed lighting on white balance and how to compensate
  • Introduction to the use of a remote flash speedlight
  • Focus stacking for an extended area in focus and impeccable sharpness
  • Exposure bracketing to manage contrasts between high and low light
  • Use of a tilt/shift lens
  • Creating a panorama
  • Developing an interior photograph using Lightroom or Camera Raw (exposure, lens corrections, white balance, etc.)  
  • The bases of retouching in interior photography using Photoshop

Who this training is for:

  • Amateur or professional photographers wishing to specialise in interior photography
  • People working in real estate agencies or firms of architects
  • Beginner photographers (a course on photography fundamentals is added to this module)

Conditions:

  • Duration: 4 hrs in individual sessions
  • Place: in the place of your choice
  • Date: depending on your schedule
  • Cost: €490 (excluding VAT and travel costs for outside Paris and inner suburbs)

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2. Mastering the use of a flash in interior photography : 4 hrs

  • Hard/soft light
  • Studio flash and speedlight flash
  • Using walls and ceilings as natural light diffusers and reflectors
  • Using umbrellas - reflectors and diffusers
  • Balance a combination of ambient lighting, artificial lighting and flashes
  • Adjust the white balance with the aid of CTO and CTB gels
  • Light painting adapted to taking interior photographs
  • Photograph a building in the blue hour with the addition of light painting 
  • Assembly and development in Photoshop

Who this training is for:

  • Amateur or professional photographers wishing to specialise in interior photography

Conditions:

  • Duration: 4 hrs in individual sessions
  • Place: in the place of your choice
  • Date: depending on your schedule
  • Cost: €490 (excluding VAT and travel costs for outside Paris and inner suburbs)

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3 . Advanced retouching with photoshop applied to interior photography : 4 hrs

  • Colour space (sRVB, Adobe RVB, etc.)
  • Picture format, definition and resolution
  • Using layers and layer masks 
  • Manual HDR assembly
  • Correction of white balance
  • Correction of exposure, contrast, etc.
  • Accentuation of sharpness
  • Adjustment of verticals and correction of distortion
  • Creation of panoramas
  • Focus stacking
  • Preparing a file for printing
  • Preparing a file for the web
  • Creating the final file

Who this training is for:

  • Amateur or professional photographers wishing to specialise in interior photography

Conditions:

  • Duration: 4 hrs in individual sessions
  • Place: in the place of your choice
  • Date: depending on your schedule
  • Cost: €490 (excluding VAT and travel costs for outside Paris and inner suburbs)

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4. Architectural photography : 4 hrs

  • The major principles of architectural photography
  • Equipment (camera, lenses, tripod, filters, monitor and remote shutter release, etc.)
  • Straight-on perspectives and perspectives with 2 and 3 vanishing points
  • Choice of focal length and impact on the distortion of the perspective
  • Composition, viewpoint and framing, respect of verticals
  • Camera settings adapted to interior pictures (shutter speed, aperture, iso (sensitivity), white balance)
  • Choice of focal length and aperture to control depth of field (sharp area)
  • Control of focus (manual and automatic)
  • Focus stacking for an extended area in focus and impeccable sharpness
  • Exposure bracketing to manage contrasts between high and low light
  • Use of a tilt/shift lens
  • Creating a panorama
  • Developing an architecture photograph using Lightroom or Camera Raw (exposure, lens corrections, white balance, etc.)  
  • The bases of retouching in architecture photography using Photoshop

Who this training is for:

  • Amateur or professional photographers wishing to specialise in interior photography
  • People working in real estate agencies or firms of architects
  • Beginner photographers (a course on photography fundamentals is added to this module)

Conditions:

  • Duration: 4 hrs in individual sessions
  • Place: in the place of your choice
  • Date: depending on your schedule
  • Cost: €490 (excluding VAT and travel costs for outside Paris and inner suburbs)

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5. Producing a photograph of a building during the blue hour : 4 hrs

  • Shooting: 10 to 20 pictures that will enter into the composition of the final image
  • Assembly in Photoshop

Who this training is for:

  • Amateur or professional photographers wishing to specialise in interior photography

Conditions:

  • Duration: 4 hrs in individual sessions
  • Place: in the place of your choice
  • Date: depending on your schedule
  • Cost: €490(excluding VAT and travel costs for outside Paris and inner suburbs)

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Photography basics : 2 hrs

  • The choice of equipment (camera, lenses and tripod)
  • The sensor
  • Exposure: the amount of light that enters the camera (aperture, shutter speed, iso.)
  • Camera modes (automatic, semi-automatic, manual)
  • Focal length
  • Sharpness area or depth of field
  • Dynamic range
  • Exposure measurement
  • Focusing
  • White balance

Who this training is for:

Beginners as an introduction prior to the classes in architectural photography and interior photography

Conditions:

  • Duration: 2 hrs in individual sessions
  • Place: in the place of your choice
  • Date: depending on your schedule
  • Cost: €290 (excluding VAT and travel costs for outside Paris and inner suburbs)

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Custom lessons

You also have the possibility of building your own custom course combining the topics you are interested in from each of the modules proposed above.


Contact

Please don’t hesitate to contact me using the form or on cellphone +33 6 82 55 38 58 if you wish to obtain more information or a quote for my training courses.

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