Photography & Sketch Tutorials

Presented by OH! San Diego

Engage your creative side

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OH! San Diego invites you to experience architecture in a hands-on way with the help of our video tutorials.


Take Instagram-worthy images! Architectural photographer Jim Brady (Brady Architectural Photography) shares tips and tricks for capturing the best image in a series of short video photography tutorials.


Learn the art of sketching! BEEP KidSketch offers a series of architect-led one hour video tutorials for all ages where you can follow along and complete your own sketch of one our OH 2022 sites.

The iconic red roof of the Hotel del Coronado set against the background of the Pacific Ocean.

OH! San Diego Photo Tutorials

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Want to learn from one of the best architectural photographers in San Diego? In a series of short videos, Jim Brady of Brady Architectural Photography will walk you through composing images, finding the light, and tips on how to capture the most powerful image.

Thank you!

A special thank you goes out to Jim Brady of Brady Architectural Photography who has generously donated his time and talents to Open House San Diego and other SDAF programs for who-knows-how-many years (who’s counting?!). Read more about Jim, his OH favorites from 2021, and more here.

#1: Potential

#2: Shooting Deliberately

#3: Details, photos up a wall

#4: Sun Angle

#5: Single element details

#6: Various

BEEP KidSketch Tutorials

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SDAF's Built Environment Education Program (BEEP) and OH! San Diego have teamed up to bring you a variety of KidSketch lessons on the buildings of this year's OH! tour. It's lots of fun and with our pre-recorded videos you can watch and follow along on your own time.

Want some background info on sketching before you start? The following handouts will get you oriented:

Ready to start sketching? Go grab a pencil, a pen, and some paper, and start on one of these great videos!