Photo by Stephen Schafer
Architecture on Location with Stephen Schafer (In-Person Learning – One Session)
- October 17, 2021
12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
In-Person Learning at LACP
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. 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.
Stephen “Schaf” Schafer’s (https://www.habsphoto.com/) has been photographing and teaching in Southern California since 1989, and has done it all in his 30+ year career. After re-imagining his commercial advertising photography studio in 2007 to focus on his love of architecture and his passion for historic preservation, he now specializes on historic built environment documentation: photography of remarkable homes, landmark buildings, built technology and cultural landscapes for inclusion in the Library of Congress. People actually pay him to crisscross America documenting significant places for museums, books, magazines and nominations to the National Register of Historic Places. His photographic technique is a hybrid of digital cameras and analog large format technical cameras shooting 4×5 and 5×7 inch film. In 2021 he co-authored the best-selling book, Preserving Los Angeles, with Ken Bernstein and wrote the tongue-in-cheek book, Don’t Shoot – 66 reasons Not to Become a Photographer, in 2016.
Please note this course will be held at the Los Angeles Center of Photography. Participants will be required to wear masks at all times, in addition to practicing social distancing. By registering for this class you recognize the risks of contracting COVID-19 and release and hold harmless the Los Angeles Center of Photography from all liability.
Traveling from out of town? Need a place to stay?
We strongly recommend The Culver Hotel, a boutique hotel conveniently located about two miles from the Los Angeles Center of Photography. Guests of LACP will receive 25% off the listed room rate (pending closures and black-out periods).