Do you like to wander? Do you have a sense of humor? Do you observe the subtle interplay between people? If so, you are a street photographer.
In this workshop, David Herman will cover everything a photographer needs to know to take interesting, unique images of people in an urban environment including philosophy, technique, composition and equipment.
Simply bring basic knowledge of your camera, (the smaller the camera, the better) and a desire to capture the energy of the city and people doing something compelling.
David will commence the workshop with a discussion of the guiding principles of street photography.
Topics will include:
* How to find the best moment.
* The importance of patience and when to move on
* Setting up a good foreground, mid ground, and background
* Putting “life” into a photograph
* Developing a viewpoint by careful editing
After classroom time, students will have a chance to put their new knowledge to work with a local area shoot for about an hour and a half. The workshop will conclude back in the classroom with a review and critique of participant images.
David will be on hand and available to students during the 2 hours of street shooting time. Special guest, Ellen Friedlander, will assist Herman in this session. Her street photography work has been shown in galleries in Sacramento, Hong Kong, Los Angeles, Chicago and Poland.
10:00am – 12:00pm: Lecture and Slide Presentation
12:00pm – 2:00pm Photographing in and around the Farmer’s Market at 3rd and Fairfax
2:00pm – 4:00pm Editing and Review of three photos from each Participant.
Recommended gear for workshop:
Camera with a lens 35mm equivalent within a range of 28-77 fixed or zoom (any camera from a point and shoot to a DSLR is acceptable, the smaller the camera, the better. Phone cameras not recommended.)
Laptop computer for critique session.
Dark clothing recommended
Basic knowledge of any post processing system is recommended.
David’s first memorable photograph was a shot of a young man shining shoes in Manhattan several decades ago. Since then his street images have won awards and been displayed in galleries. For many years he was a professional photographer shooting fashion and weddings. He is now an investment banker but always finds time to wander the streets. His favorite places are side streets where tourists don’t visit.
David’s goal is to find unique settings to capture a moment in time that reveals something paradoxical about the human condition. He uses a small lightweight mirrorless camera that’s unobtrusive and easy to carry with one hand.