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 Brighton (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. Topics that will be covered include:
- Spotting possible photo opportunities.
- How to take interesting photos including people, without using a telephoto.
- How to be discreet using body language/demeanour.
- Street photography camera techniques, e.g. zone focusing.
- Methods for overcoming photographers block.
- Learning to anticipate and make the most of interesting situations.
- What equipment to use.
- Legalities of street photography.
A maximum of six participants. Price: £45 Contact email@example.com for further details or just book using debit or credit card with the button at the very bottom of this post. As of today, 10 May 2016, there is one place available Brighton is less than an hour from London Victoria by train, and we will be exploring some interesting areas, away from the usual photo spots. 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 Brighton resident 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! Price: £45. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org to book/further details.
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