This is a practical introduction to street photography suitable for beginners/intermediates, given by well-known street photographer Paul Russell (www.paulrussell.info).
It takes the form of an informal walk and discussions around the compact, Georgian city of Bath Spa (with around 3.5 hours walking/shooting and 1.5 hours sitting/discussion).
We will be attempting observational, candid street photography in the tradition of Cartier-Bresson and Garry Winogrand. This will involve taking candid photos – not asking people for portraits. Participants should bring a digital camera so we can preview photos on the day.
Prior to the day, I will review your photos and give some advice on how I think your photography might be improved, and on the day we will try to achieve that.
Topics that will be covered include:
- Spotting possible photo opportunities
- How to take interesting photos including people, without using a telephoto
- Methods for overcoming photographers block
- The importance of having themes in mind when shooting
- How to be discreet using body language/demeanour
- Street photography camera techniques, e.g. zone focusing
- Learning to anticipate and make the most of interesting situations.
The most interesting photos from the day will be displayed together online to provide a psychogeographic profile of Bath…
Date: Saturday 1 October 2016, 12 to 5 pm
A maximum of six participants. Price: £45
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About Paul Russell
I am one of 46 international photographers profiled in Thames & Hudson’s Street Photography Now book (the other photographers profiled include Martin Parr and Bruce Gilden).
I am a member of the In-Public street photography collective (www.in-public.com), and my work has been collected by the Museum of London. And … I am a former resident of Bath who shoots there regularly…
Please be wary of the growing number of street photography workshops given by people who like to take walks/workshops, but have scant credentials or track record in the genre!
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