Briefly...

Street photography arises from observing what surrounds us. At the corner of a street, from an encounter or a sudden occurence, a story can be told by photographers. This introductory course to street photography is for amateur photographers who already have a basic technical knowledge of photography (refer to workshops 1 to 4).

Practical Info

  • Level

    Intermediate   Advanced
  • 5 Maximum participants

  • All camera brands are accepted

  • Photo equipment on loan

    Cameras on loan - free of charge.
  • Accepted Cameras

    Point-and-shoot   Bridge or Hybrid   Reflex Camera SLR   Film Camera
  • Duration

    6h
  • Workshop in english

Our locations
around the world

6 rue des Champs Elysées, 1050 Bruxelles

Choose your next class

DateDurationStartsEndsPriceCart
Sunday 19 November 20176h10:00 am05:00 pm145 €
Saturday 23 December 20176h10:00 am05:00 pm145 €
Sunday 28 January 20186h10:00 am05:00 pm145 €
Saturday 3 March 20186h10:00 am05:00 pm145 €
Sunday 8 April 20186h10:00 am05:00 pm145 €
Saturday 12 May 20186h10:00 am05:00 pm145 €
Sunday 17 June 20186h10:00 am05:00 pm145 €
Saturday 21 July 20186h10:00 am05:00 pm145 €
Sunday 26 August 20186h10:00 am05:00 pm145 €
Saturday 29 September 20186h10:00 am05:00 pm145 €

Street photography

6h

A city is for a photographer both a training ground for his eyes and a playing area without limits. Street photography implies constant awareness. Just like Gary Winogrand, Henri Cartier-Bresson or Vivian Maier understood, it is about sharpening our visual sense and capturing the human being in his immediate environment, in natural and spontaneous situations. 

 

Street photography relies on rapidity. Spontaneity doesn’t allow the photographer to think long and hard about framing. In this field, anticipation is the key to apprehending things. Another way would be by appealing to your "photographer’s instincts". 

 

Whatever his motivations may be, in order to provide a successful visual history, a photographer ought to have a good technical expertise. For instance, he must know how to use natural light, play with architecture and human presence in its environment, control his movements and framing…

 

This course will provide you with practical tips and technical advice to capture the essence of a place, a person, an atmosphere… You will be asked to trust your guts and develop your own personal style, while keeping an eye on composition. You will learn about the subtle arts of anticipation and positioning, critical for taking a good snapshot. 

 

"If you can smell the street by looking at the photo, it's a street photograph." Bruce Gilden

 

Training content

 

The course begins with a definition of street photography, illustrated by the instructor’s favorite street photographers. 

 

Each participant will then be asked to choose a simple theme (the circle, the color blue, pigeons) that will be used as a main thread  and an exercise for the afternoon’s photo shoot. 

 

This shoot will have you put into practice the morning’s teachings, guided by the instructor that will give you valuable input and a few of his personal tricks as a photographer. 

 

Organized in workshops comprising at most 5 participants, this course will give each one the time to ask questions regarding problems encountered while shooting. 

 

The course will end with a full debriefing of the day and everyone’s work.

 

Course :

 

10am-12am : introduction to street photography, definition of everyone’s thematic fields

1pm-4.30pm : photo shoot

4.30pm-6pm : debriefing of the day, appraisals of each other’s work

Key Details

- The required technical knowledge for this course is the one resulting from following workshops 1, 2, 3 and 4. If you are unsure about your technical capacities, do not hesitate to contact us.

Loan camera equipment

If you do not have a device, just let us know in the comments section when you order, it's easy and free.

Private courses

Create your customized course for 1-3 people, at your own rythme, about the topic of your choice (similar to or different from our suggested group courses).

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6, rue des Champs Elysées 1050 Ixelles 02 320 12 63
(Can be modified depending on the theme)
Monday to Friday / 10am - 10pm
photo classes Brussels
Meeting point:
Contact us!

6, rue des Champs Elysées 1050 Ixelles 02 320 12 63
(Can be modified depending on the theme)
Monday to Friday / 10am - 10pm

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