Los Angeles Workshop 2019 – Day 1 Recap

getty center, getty museum , richard meier
Late February we held our Los Angeles workshop for the 3rd year in a row. We try to change things up a bit each year, learning what does and doesn’t work best from previous years. After last year’s visit to the Getty we realized we need more time at this fantastic location, so we spent our first 4 hours of the workshop exploring this great space. The light was really warm and pretty, and the white of the building against that clear blue sky made for some great opportunities.
getty center, getty museum , richard meier
getty center, getty museum , richard meier
getty center, getty museum , richard meier
getty center, getty museum , richard meier
getty center, getty museum , richard meier
getty center, getty museum , richard meier
A couple of people on the staircase add a nice sense of scale to this shot.
getty center, getty museum , richard meier
getty center, getty museum , richard meier
Can’t leave without a couple of black and white shots!
getty center, getty museum , richard meier
getty center, getty museum , richard meier
Our next stop was the vibrant, sculptural Petersen Automotive Museum.





The light was so dramatic on the north side of the building. For these, I thought they worked better in black and white.



Just across the street is LACMA. I spent most of my time here photographing the sculpture titled Smoke by Tony Smith, which is just inside the main entrance. It’s massive and fun to play with the geometry of its lines.



I liked the golden tones on this one 🙂

Our next stop was another sculpture in downtown LA. Contrasting with Smoke, which is black and very geometric, Ulysses, by Alexander Liberman, is white and very curvy.
ulysses by alexander liberman
ulysses by alexander liberman
ulysses by alexander liberman
ulysses by alexander liberman
In this shot, I liked how the grid of the background building contrasted with the curves of the sculpture.
ulysses by alexander liberman
Our final stop of the day was a skyline shot from 4th Street. I thought the foreground graffiti added an element of interest.
los angeles skyline
Stay tuned for Day 2 later this week. If you can’t wait, here are all the shots from the weekend. And if you’d like to stay up to date on all the Photography Unfolded workshops, check us out here!

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