Master the skills you need to create photographs out of the chaos and bustle of street life
Street photography is an essential skill for any aspiring photographer, whether your work is artistic, commercial or just for fun. The chaos and bustle of street life provides an inexhaustible source of inspiration, providing you master the lighting and composition techniques to handle its unpredictable demands. This inspiring course, led by award-winning photojournalist Antonio Olmos, will show you how to make the most of the metropolitan kaleidoscope.
Combining specialist tutoring with on-location assignments and individual feedback, this highly practical weekend provides an in-depth introduction to the theory, practice and philosophy of great street photography. From technical tips on composition, lighting and camera functions to advice on how to deal with the public and approach potential subjects, you'll build the skills and confidence you need to turn split-second opportunities into lasting images.
PLEASE NOTE: This course is for photographers who have a good working knowledge of their cameras, and all attendees should have a digital SLR or rangefinder camera with normal and wide angle lenses.
This intermediate-level weekend course combines classroom tuition and practical assignments to teach attendees the technical and creative essentials of street photography. Attendees will receive individual feedback on their style and skills from Guardian photographer Antonio Olmos. Topics covered over the weekend include:
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