SCOTT FRANCES: Expressing Architecture & Interiors
1/2 -DAY WORKSHOP
Thursday, April 28, 9:00am – 12:00pm.
Photographer Scott Frances returns to PSPF after sell-out classes the past three years to conduct a unique and one-of-a-kind 1/2 day workshop.
Whether you are a professional or enthusiast architectural photographer this course will be very interesting.
In this half day workshop, you will watch, with multiple camera positions, Scott Frances execute photographs of a fascinating architectural interior. You will be able to switch between points of view at will during the process. You’ll see how he preps for the shoot, executes it and the resulting editing and light post from his computer as well.
Scott will be available to take Q & A at various points in the process. You’ll hear him describing what he’s after, his approach and process as it takes place.
During this seminar we will shoot on location, produce a couple of shots together and go through my process of styling, composing, (not) lighting, capturing, and processing. Then we will review some images from participants in the class, and through these we will discuss theory, “how to” and my top “do, and don’t’s”
There MAY be time in the webinar for Scott to review some work from the attendees in addition to his Q&A about the shooting. To be considered for this, please send a PDF with 10 images you’d like Scott to reviews to ThePSPFTeam AT Palmspringsphotofestival.com and put Scott Frances Class in the subject line.
Plus $25 Admin Fee for each day of attendance (not per class).
“It was just what I needed to get me to a new level in my career. It was well organized and I especially enjoyed interacting with my fellow students. Scott is an excellent instructor. His teaching style enabled us to cover a lot of ground in a short amount of time. He kept things interesting and relevant. He was also accessible and very willing to answer all of our questions no matter how dumb they might be”. –JUDY
“Excellent experience. Scott is at the top of his game and to learn from someone like that is priceless.” – DAVID
“Fantastic. Very committed to teaching, and deeply knowledgeable and accomplished.“ -ERIC
“Amazing. Loved Scott and his dedication To teaching a great workshop. Scott is passionate and thoroughly knowledgeable. Loved his energy and dedication. Fantastic class” -HEIDI
I was born to a NYC home filled with mid-century furniture, two older brothers, a cat, and a lot of art on the walls and books on the shelves. My father was a creative director at an advertising agency, my mother an editor for decorating magazines. When I wasn’t playing basketball I was mostly drawing and painting, often trying to copy Picasso’s. Looking back I can see that this environment presaged my path into photography. After completing my studies in journalism and art history at Northwestern University, I returned to NYC to work under the auspices of the legendary architectural photographer Ezra Stoller. It was during this time that I began to document the work of the great American modernist architect Richard Meier, a collaboration that spans three decades.
The focus of my subject matter has always been rooted in architecture and the decorative arts, but as my work has evolved I have incorporated people and animals into my images. I have become more interested in the atmosphere of the spaces I shoot, certainly their volume and quality of the available light, but also the touch, sound and smell, the mood. I never supplement the lighting, instead I shoot multiple exposures, and in photoshop I layer these exposures together to render an image that best captures the sensory experiences of being in the environment. My journalistic instinct is to clearly and concisely tell a story. The compositions and narrative themes in my work speak to recurrent threads found throughout art history.