Photo by Stephen Schafer
Architecture on Location with Stephen Schafer (One session)
- December 8, 2019
11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Mastering architecture photography and location is a complex yet rewarding process. Like people, buildings have their best side, and choosing your perspective, composition and camera placement for both interiors and exteriors will be a focus. In this workshop we will examine the intricate relationship between architectural design, natural light and the weather, and explain approaches to artificial and natural lighting.
The class begins with a step-by-step dissection of Stephen Schafer’s assignment work, an examination of famous architectural photographers, and Q&A. Walking around Hollywood, we will visit diverse places, discuss how to problem-solve, and plan for the best photographs. The day ends with a real-time twilight “HERO” shoot with Lightroom post-production. The class includes discussion of equipment choices and techniques from wide and tilt-shift lenses to keystone correction via software, as well as aesthetic decisions such as styling, lighting, filters, HDR, and post-processing software. On the business side, topics include: deliverables, licensing, access, releases, pricing and marketing.
Open to digital and analog photographers. Please comfortable walking shoes, a tripod and a wide lens.