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Street Photography 4 Week Course

STREET PHOTOGRAPHY – A story in a single frame

A Four Week course – London – starting 28 May

Street Photography is arguably the most challenging area of photography, but practiced by such legendary photographers as Henri Cartier- Bresson, Garry Winogrand, and Elliott Erwitt, street photography is a form of candid photography that often defies the rules of composition.
Street photography is all about finding order in a chaotic world. It doesn’t rely on pre-visualization; quite the opposite: the skill in street photography is being able to anticipate action, interaction and humorous juxtapositions and capture those fleeting moments. By the end of this course, students will understand what it takes to see and create successful street photos as people rush around them in urban environments.
What you will learn:
Week 1: We will look at known Street Photographers work and a little history. Look at equipment to use, along with braking rules of composition. We will address the law of photographing in public. We will review the pre-course exercise given to each student. Homework will be given for review.
Week 2: We will go on a location shoot were you will be given an assignment and asked to engage with total strangers. We will discuss techniques of doing this in a non-threatening manner. We will review your work.
Week 3: Work a Corner. Students will be assigned to choose a city intersection with lots of pedestrian traffic and spend an hour taking pictures. We will review/critique the previous week’s assignment.
Week 4: The Editing Process. We will look through the photos taken on assignment and help each student edit a portfolio of their best street shots.
Dates: Tuesday 28 May, 4, 11, and 18 June 2013. Time: 10:00am to 12:30 pm –
Cost: £95 paid in advance by BACS or cash. Limited space.
Please contact me for more details: mobile 07798 693 756 or email: