One of the major perks of being an architectural photographer is visiting so many interesting places. I always feel blessed to be in the presence of structural art and converse with people that contribute to it. My latest project was another addition to this list of experiences.
I recently was asked to photograph the Brauntex Performing Arts theater located in New Braunfels, TX. I usually book gigs at least three weeks out, but this project needed to be photographed on a specific Saturday. The theater was booked for a special screening and it presented the perfect opportunity for photography.
I took the gig and make a nice little Saturday afternoon of it with my wife as my assistant.
Besides the fact that the theater is beautiful, I was excited when I arrived to find out I’d be working directly with the theater lighting staff. They had just recently upgraded their systems and these two gentlemen were more than happy to help light some very cool shots.
The first half of the shoot involved photographing the theater empty. There was a limited time window for this, as the presenters needed to get ready for their presentation. We shot what we could between 3-4pm.
The second half of the shoot involved photographing during the actual screening. Since the screening didn’t start til 7pm, I had three hours to kill. I decided to do some exterior shots, then kill the rest of the time watching the NFL playoffs at a local watering hole.
The images came out great and the client (Draper, Inc) was very happy!