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An Introduction to Landscape Photography

In partnership with the California Garden & Landscape History Society, we are pleased to offer a free introduction to landscape photography, presented by landscape photographer and CGLHS member Millicent Harvey and HABS/HAER/HALS photographer Stephen Schafer. Using a camera to capture the beauty of a plant or place is just one aspect of photography. Capturing a historic landscape requires an intentional approach behind the camera, whether the goal is exhibition or documentation. Harvey and Schafer will share insights into their professional yet distinct practices and examples of their work at a free lunchtime talk on Wednesday, November 10th at noon. A Q&A with the photographers will follow the presentation. 

About our speakers

Millicent Harvey has worked as a commercial and fine art photographer for more than three decades. Currently, she works for landscape architects, landscape related companies, architects and local and national publications. Millicent Harvey’s award winning work attracts national clients who seek her out to interpret their projects with her unique and refined style, knowing that she will bring a standard of photographic excellence and her own personal vision to every project and assignment. Readers of Eden will recognize Millicent's photographs of smoke trees in the 2020 issue of our journal. 

Stephen Schafer (AKA: Schäf) specializes in architectural photography and HABS, HAER, HALS surveys for architectural portfolios, historic landmark nominations and book like the 2021 best-selling book – Preserving Los Angeles – which he co-authored with Ken Bernstein. He has completed over one hundred 4x5" and 5x7" archival, large format photography surveys to the Secretary of the Interior's Standards for Documentation. His Historic American Landscapes Surveys include diverse locations, from urban high-rise entries to modernist reservoir roofs and organic swimming pools to Grandma Prisbrey's Bottle Village art environment.