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

Saturday, April 27th | 5.30PM – 7PM

Location: Meet at the Leica Pavilion


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.


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.