Architecture Photowalk at the Utah State Capitol Building – Nov. 6, 2021

3:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. (MST)
Utah Capitol Building


This was our second time visiting the Capitol building for our Architecture Photowalk and it did not disappoint. There were beautiful features to capture at every turn, one being the iconic rotunda and chandelier. Canon sponsored the event and provided wide-angle lenses and mirrorless cameras for the attendees to try out. Attendees also got the chance to photograph a model with lighting both inside and outside the Capitol building. 


Join pictureline on an architectural adventure at the Utah State Capitol Building. Our popular photo walk series continues at this historical structure, originally finished in 1916. Designed by Richard K.A. Kletting and now part of the National Register of Historic Places, the design of this beautiful building adheres to the Corinthian style of architecture, in which formality, order, proportion and line are essential design elements.

This photo walk will cover the importance of architectural photography, and how to communicate a building’s relationship with context, space and time. We’ll focus specifically on capturing lines, shapes, and unique angles, and exploring details as much as the whole. We’ll also demonstrate the importance of lighting, and how to incorporate people into your architectural shots.

We’ll meet up just inside the east entrance, where we’ll cover a few basics before we begin shooting. Parking is available in the lot on the east side, or in designated areas on the street surrounding the capitol. Be sure to bring your camera and tripod, and an exterior flash if you have one.

Map of the utah state capitol building

All cameras are welcome! Just don’t forget to share your photo walk images with us on social media with #picturelinephotowalk so we can see each other’s work.

Why a photo walk? At pictureline, we don’t just sell cameras—we care about our customers and our community. We’ve found that a fun way to meet other photographers is by organizing photo walks, which are essentially short tours around local points of interest, designed to help hone photography skills, learn new ideas, and experience different places.