Workshop Overview

The architecture of Arcosanti is the perfect backdrop for a 1-day photographic experience. Participants will learn the use of creative techniques that incorporate depth of field, shutter speed, and exposure compensation alongside both artistic and impactful approaches to composition.

Dates: April 18  |  March 21  |  May 24     Times: 10:00am – 6:00pm each day     Cost: $200

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Workshop Details

General architectural information will be provided throughout the tour and architectural elements will be highlighted. Besides receiving an intimate look at Arcosanti, participants will also learn:

  • How to “see” light and the interplay of light and shadows
  • How to make creative compositions
  • How to experiment with depth of field
  • How to intentionally stop – or blur – action, and movement
  • How to control ISO or exposure compensation

This workshop is led by Jessica Sypher, an Arcosanti resident, and a professional photographer. Jessica’s educational background includes a BA Honors in Environmental Studies and a graduate diploma in Environmental Visual Communication from the Royal Ontario Museum. She specializes in environmental portraits and creative on-location photography that takes advantage of the interplay between built and natural environments.

Lodging is available in a shared dorm for $25 per night, or a private guest room for $50 per night.

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About Arcosanti

Your class will be held at Arcosanti, the world’s first prototype Arcology and Urban Laboratory. Arcology is the integration of Architecture and Ecology and you will be taught how these concepts relate to the content of your class. You will experience being at Arcosanti for the duration of your class and have the opportunity to meet residents and learn about the project.

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