Street Portraiture for Teens (ages 12-18) with Todd Felderstein (One week) – Summer

  • July 16, 2018
    10:00 am - 1:00 pm
  • July 17, 2018
    10:00 am - 1:00 pm
  • July 18, 2018
    10:00 am - 1:00 pm
  • July 19, 2018
    10:00 am - 1:00 pm
  • July 20, 2018
    10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Do you have a photographer’s eye that singles out many moments often unnoticed by others? In our ever-changing landscape there are so many of these instances that can be captured if you have the knowing, planning and expertise. Deemed “Street Photography”, this art-form goes beyond the snapshot into the artistic documentation of today’s urban realities by harnessing emotion, light, shadows and storytelling in a single image.

“Street Portraiture” builds on this art style where the photographer capitalizes on the raw beauty of the unposed subject creating a natural, unencumbered photograph. Technically the photographer is forced to move from the shadows to directly engage the subject transitioning from a former candid creation to a deliberate portrait.

In this one-week class, join filmmaker and photographer Todd Felderstein as together we will discover the secrets in “Street Portraiture” that will hone our storytelling skills, allowing us to better discover hidden gems and how to approach and engage random subjects without disrupting their environment. This class will further address composition, lighting, cameras and the psychology behind this style of shooting. We will create an assortment of portraits on a weekly basis while always challenging our comfort zone and creative eye. The course will conclude with a final project to be presented to the entire class.

Having completed this class, students will walk away with a more refined photographer’s eye, a greater technical understanding, and a greater sense of confidence when venturing out with their camera, regardless of the surrounding culture and community.

NOTE: Since “Street Portraiture” oftentimes needs to be somewhat intimate, students should be prepared to be pushed outside of their comfort zone.

One Week (Five Sessions)
Dates: Monday-Friday, July 16-20, 10 am – 1 pm
Enrollment Limit: 15 students
Skill/Experience Level: Open to all levels, but students should have a working knowledge of their camera. A basic understanding of photography fundamentals is encouraged.
Tuition: $395



Venue Phone: (323) 464-0909

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1515 Wilcox Ave., Los Angeles, California, 90028, United States