Architectural Photography with Christopher James

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Location: CPAC, 1513 Boulder Street, Denver

Dates & Hours:
6-9pm   Friday, September 12
12-8pm Saturday, September 13
Evening critique TBA

$157.50 members; $175 non-members
Materials Fee: $10 (covers entry fees to various locations)

Level: Beginner-Intermediate
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Architectural photography is exacting, detail oriented and technically quite demanding. Unlike portraiture where one can direct their subject, or still life where one can move objects, buildings are immobile, covered in reflections, wires and signs. And there is the ever-changing light to contend with. The key to solving these and other issues is finding the best time and angles to capture the building at its most attractive moment.
This course covers equipment selection and demystifies issues such as indoor architectural elements, time lapse and panoramas. Work with Christopher in downtown Denver exploring different styles of architecture along with the changing light throughout the day and its inherent effect on the architecture surrounding us.
  • Meets September 12th and 13th, with a critique session to be determined later.
  • September 12 – you’ll meet with instructor Chris James at CPAC for overview and orientation
  • September 13 – you’ll meet with Chris at CPAC for a full day of shooting in downtown Denver.
James_headshot resize Instructor – Christopher James
Photographer Christopher James has been documenting and revealing the changing architecture and landscape of his native Denver and Colorado for over 20 years. His photographs incorporate a refined technical expertise and a practiced vision that have resulted in an exceptional body of work and a fascination perception of the nighttime world. Daylight work reveals Christopher’s vision of form, shadow, and reflection for strong compositions that define the shape and scope of structure and location. An uncompromising awareness of individual mastery of his experience, draw viewers into the images to explore and discover the detailed treasures in his work.His work is included in the permanent collection of the Denver Art Museum, and several corporate and private collections including Kaiser Permanente, AOL/Time-Warner, Interwest Corp. and the Colorado Society for Historical Preservation to name a few. His imagery has been displayed in shows at the Denver Art Museum, the Museum of Contemporary Art in Denver and Boulder, Gallery Sink, and Rule Modern & Contemporary Art Gallery in Kitakyushu, Japan among others. The Denver Post has called him one of Denver’s stand out photographers and the Rocky Mountain News reviewed him as Denver’s premier documentarian of the city’s lost and forlorn landscapesAs a long-time instructor in Denver’s photographic community, Christopher has shared his vision and techniques with photography students in popular workshops, college and high school visiting artists lectures and presentations for over 10 years and continues to participate in advancing the role of photography in Denver’s art and educational venues.

Required supplies for this program:

  • Camera (either film or digital)
  • Tripod is highly recommended