Michael Stern is Los Angeles based commercial photographer who specializes in construction and industrial still photography and timelapse photography. But he’s much more than that. Michael leverages his artistic and technical skills to become a storyteller of his clients’ projects.
His motto is: Think like an artist. Shoot like a director. Edit like a storyteller. These words of wisdom can serve all street photographers well as they work.
In addition to his work as a commercial photographer Michael is a longtime instructor at the Los Angeles Center for Photography (LACP) where he has taught a basic photography for several years. He’s in good company because other instructors at LACP include Sam Abell, Julia Dean, Ibarionex Perello, Matt Stuart, Joe McNally and too many others to list.
Michael’s favorite advice for photographers is to pay attention to what strikes you and stops you cold and to be brutal in editing your work.
Links and Resources We Mentioned in the Show
- Michael’s Website
- Los Angeles Center for Photography
- How to Submit Photos to Street Photography Magazine
- Tips for Creating a Photo Project or Article