How to shoot, edit and share your favourite buildings using a camera phone.

Thursday 4th June, 2015 | 7pm-8.30pm

AA School of Architecture
33 Bedford Square ( first floor, front )
United Kingdom

Nothing has revolutionized photography as much as the camera phone and for some photographers it has even become the camera of choice. And with the rise of Twitter and Instagram images can be shared quickly and widely by anyone who has a story to tell.

In the second part on how technology is changing architectural photography, Paul Raftery will run a n evening masterclass on shooting, editing and sharing images using a camera phone including selecting your camera phone; what to shoot, editing and filters, sharing and the different platforms and how to sell your photo or images to the press.

The masterclass will cover the following :


-what makes a photograph interesting?

-how to “work the scene”

-what not to do

In the camera/view finder

– the apps that come with the camera

– reframing/ colour (crude grading)/highlights etc.

– Instagram have some of the best filters

Additional simple apps

-Pic joiner to join pics in a grid

– Snapseed

– Photoshop express

 Off phone apps & importing pics

-Tablet – Lightroom mobile and Photoshop Touch.

– Full fat Lightroom and Photoshop.

 Who to send them to?

-Art director,


– Twitter


The workshop will have limited places so Paul can give attendees individual feedback on their shots and tailored advcie on how to improve technique.

Anyone attending will be expected to bring their own camera phone.

This workshop follows Paul’s talk on June 2nd looking at how technology has brought about a profound shift in the the way we view and understand the built environment.

A second workshop on drones will take place on June 13th. There is a discount available for people who would like to attend both workshops



Paul has worked all around the world for prestigious architects and international magazines.
He lives and breathes architectural photography. During a decade in France he lived in Le Corbusier’s Unité in Marseille, and his work has been exhibited at the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition (Architecture) in London, in New York and at the French National Architecture Centre in Paris.