Architectural Photography 3-Session Class

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Architectural Photography 3-Session Class

A 3-session course where you will learn about architectural photography. All experience levels welcome!

By Iowa Architectural Foundation (IAF)

When and where

Date and time

Tuesday, May 2 · 6 - 7:30pm CDT


Iowa Center for Architecture 400 Locust Street #100 Des Moines, IA 50309

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About this event

  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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Expand your knowledge of architecture through photography! This class includes 3 sessions. The first session will discuss photography basics including composition, lighting, and scale along with examples of architectural photography. The second session features a tour of downtown Des Moines that will allow participants to photograph along the way. This tour may extend beyond the allotted class time as desired by participants. Students will select and print photos for the third session critique. Digital camera required, SLR preferred. No phone cameras, please. Students will need to print up to four 8 x 10 photographs before the third session.

All sessions will begin at the Iowa Center for Architecture, 400 Locust St., Suite 100 (Capital Square) in downtown Des Moines.

FIRST SESSION: Tues., May 2, 6:00PM: Photography basics

SECOND SESSION: Tues., May 9, 6:00PM: Photography tour of downtown Des Moines

THIRD SESSION: Tues., May 16, 6:00PM: Photo display and critique

Instructor Chris Boeke, Des Moines native, architectural professional, and owner of Chris Boeke Studio, has been shooting photography for 15 years. During those years his work has gravitated toward architecture as a distinctive art form, and he is eager to share how architecture has inspired his style of photography.

Questions? Contact Laura Porter, IAF Executive Director,

About the organizer

Founded in 1989, the Iowa Architectural Foundation (IAF) is a charitable organization in Iowa promoting the awareness and appreciation of architecture and design. IAF engages the public with architecture and design through youth and adult education, community design charrettes, and public awareness programs.