Lighting at The Guthrie Theater

With DPA Instructor Bill Cady




Join DPA Instructor, RIchard Sennott at and around the Guthrie Theater for a study in perspective, indoors and out. From the outer structure and its completion of nearby silos and warehouses along the Mississippi, to the interiors with panoramic views and ambient lighting that will enhance the creative eye, this shoot offers a full variety of portfolio-worthy possibilities.

The Guthrie Theater, first constructed in 1963, as a collaborative project by architect Ralph Raspon and British Theater Director, Tyrone Guthrie symbolized a protest to the commercialization of the comericalized Broadway theater at the time. Remodeled at the onset of this century, by architect Jean Nouvel, the gleaming blue building, with smooth circular and vertical lines, allows each of the 1100 audience members within 15 of proximity of the stage. 


DPA Instructor, Richard Sennott, well versed in all shooting aspects of the metal and glass, inside and outside of The Guthrie will share his insights for the day. Learn the  tips and techniques of capturing indoor settings of human silhouettes within warm red and cool blue hues against windows that reveal the Great Mississippi as well as the mighty power plant on the other side of the river.


The gigantic exterior portraits of Tyrone Guthrie, Arthur Miller, Tennessee Williams and other literary greats to create a powerful backdrop for your portraits. Each section of the building, offers a different visual plane with which to work, from the escalator, to the cafe and the theater itself.



                The group will rendezvous at the entrance of the theater at 818 South Second Street.

To join on this informative and enjoyable shoot, simply contact the DPA Booking Agent toll free at 1 877 372 2231 or to register on line, go to and click on Minneapolis. From there scroll down and the directions to enroll are clearly explained.

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