Apr 272019
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Depth of Shadows: Understanding Harsh Light & Shadows Photowalk with Stephen Vanasco

Learn how to use harsh light to add depth to your photos through shadows in a photowalk with photographer Stephen Vanasco.

Presenters: Stephen Vanasco

Location: Annenberg Space for Photography

Presented by:

  • Leica Camera

Learn how to use harsh light to add depth to your photos through shadows in a photowalk with photographer Stephen Vanasco. Attendees will learn how to apply shapes and lines behind or with their subject, creating layers to a picture that can often be overlooked. Additionally, attendees will also explore using larger F stops along with various shutter speeds to create that picture.

Presenter Bios

  • Stephen Vanasco

    Stephen Vanasco

    Stephen Vanasco is a N.Y.-born L.A.-raised photographer. The genesis of Vanasco’s foray into the world of photography came in the form of Skateboard magazines, which he would read in the early 90’s. To Vanasco, these images demonstrated a camera’s power to unleash boundless creativity. Years later by happenstance, he found a job which provided a prime opportunity to learn the art of photography. As Vanasco progressed through his photographic journey, he intertwined his teenage passion for skateboarding with his growing aptitude for making photos in conscious journey of following passion before profit. Vanasco has since explored various forms of photography and is currently the owner of Visual, a skateboard and apparel company.


  • Leica Camera

    Leica Camera

    Ignite your passion for photography with Leica Camera at Photoville

    Discover the allure of Leica photography at Photoville through curated photowalks complemented by a Leica on Loan program. From action photography to environmental portraiture, you’ll experience Leica photography and guidance by acclaimed Leica photographers. 

    Leica Camera is founded on a tradition of optical excellence and a conscious focus on the essentials of exquisite image making. For over a century, the brand has motivated visual storytelling through the quintessential union of craftsmanship, design and experience, providing essential tools that influence the art, culture and creation of photography. Photoville attendees can see this firsthand at the Leica Pavilion, which will showcase a one-of-a-kind photographic experience through a variety of interactive Leica activities designed to ignite your passion for photography.

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