Los Angeles 2023 Workshop Recap

petersen automotive museum, kohn pedersen fox

The first workshop of 2023 is in the books! LA’s been having some odd weather this year and it sure wasn’t the most cooperative for us but we still had a great time and got some great shots. Just gotta improvise your approach when you don’t get the sun you expect/hope for. Same goes for […]

Los Angeles Workshop Recap 2022

walt disney concert hall, los angeles architecture, frank gehry

This post is long overdue and it’s gonna be a long one, but after many, many weeks of some serious hard drive issues – I cannot stress enough to have multiple backups of your work – I’m finally coming up for air and was able to find some time to edit the LA shots. That […]

Student Images from the 2022 Los Angeles Workshop

Last month we had a great 3 days exploring Los Angeles! Such a great group for my first workshop outside of Chicago since covid. A big thanks to them for being so patient with a number of last-minute itinerary changes due to covid and unplanned access issues. This year, we spent 3 full days exploring […]

The Broad – Inside & Out

the broad, diller scofidio + renfro, los angeles architecture

The Diller Scofidio + Renfro-designed Broad Museum in downtown Los Angeles is one of my favorite buildings in LA. When we’ve visited in the past for workshops we’ve only photographed the exteriors, for 2022 I thought we had to get inside to fully explore the greatness of this building. So, let’s take a brief look […]

Photographing The Sculptures of Los Angeles

double ascension, herbert bayer, los angeles

I’ve discussed photographing sculptures as a form of architectural photography in the past. It really is one of my favorite subjects and there are some great ones out there. Today, we’ll focus on some of Los Angeles’s public artwork. First up, Double Ascension by Herbert Bayer. It was one of the first public art pieces […]

2019 Los Angeles Workshop Recap

A couple of weeks ago, we went to Los Angeles for our third workshop! There is a lot of great architecture to photograph in LA, and it’s one of our favorite cities to teach our workshop in. We had beautiful weather (if only a little chilly) and, as usual, a great group to spend the […]

Los Angeles Wanderings

argyle house, los angeles

After we wrapped up the workshop in Los Angeles, we spent a few more days exploring some architecture in parts of the city not as easily accessible for a workshop. Given how spread out LA is and the traffic, omg the traffic, it took us a few days to get to all these locations. And […]

Los Angeles Workshop Roundup – Day 2

los angeles federal courthouse

  Day 2 of the workshop had us starting at two of my favorite LA locations – The Broad and The Walt Disney Concert Hall. They’re quite different buildings but play nicely off of each other as neighbors. The Broad, is boxy, matte, white concrete. However, the “grates” and the “eye” on its exterior add […]

Los Angeles Workshop Roundup – Day 1

I’ve shared a few posts from my favorite locations from day 1 of the Los Angeles workshop Michael Muraz and I led. Thought I’d round out the workshop posts with the remaining locations from the day. One of our stops was LACMA, a bit of a more difficult location to shoot, but I liked the […]

Ulysses in Blue

One of the new locations we shot at this years Los Angeles workshop was a sculpture by Alexander Liberman titled Ulysses. It’s a very large, white, metal sculpture with all these great curves. I preferred isolating segments of the sculpture against the sky for a minimalistic look. I also took liberty with the white balance in […]