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 […]

Los Angeles Workshop 2019 – Day 2 Recap

walt disney concert hall, frank gehry

As promised, following the Day 1 Recap of the Los Angeles workshop a couple of days ago, here’s Day 2! We started the morning at another favorite location, the Walt Disney Concert Hall. This year we lucked out with being able to explore the interiors from top to bottom. This is one of my favorite […]

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 […]

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 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 […]

Creating Mood With White Balance

ulysses, los angeles

One of my favorite subjects photographed during the Los Angeles workshop was this white sculpture titled Ulysses. I know, you’re not seeing white, lol. For some reason I routinely find myself coming back to this particular shade of blue in my images. It’s completely contrived and anything but representing reality. And, quite honestly, one of […]