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Michael e. Stern is an award-winning Los Angeles-based photographer specializing in construction time-lapse photography and portraiture.


Michael has conceived and executed multi-camera building & construction narratives for companies both large and small, including: Madison Square Garden Company, Huntington Botanical Gardens & Library, Rose Bowl, Syncreon, APA, Chandler’s Sand & Gravel, Downtown Long Beach Associates (DLBA), Mitsubishi Electric US, Port of Long Beach and City of Pasadena, Public Works Department.


Michael has shot both individual and large group portraits for The Walt Disney Company, Pixar Studios, ABC Television, Warner Bros., Universal Studios, Paramount Pictures, USC & Star Kist Foods, to name a few. His print work has included lifestyle photographs for Applause Magazine, and children’s portraits for the Disney Store catalog. Michael’s still photographs have been published in more than a dozen books published by Disney Press, in addition to catalogs for Sotheby’s, Cinema Secrets & Sid & Marty Kroft.


Michael has taught photography & Photoshop skills at community colleges, private colleges, online and one-on-one tutoring. His first book: Build A Better Photograph, A Disciplined Approach To Creativity, is an informative look at his approach to maintaining a professional photography presence beyond f/stops and shutter speeds.