This six-month class is intended to teach students how to shoot candidly on the street, not only from practical experience, but also from studying historic and contemporary street photographers. We will meet once a month on Monday evenings, for lecture and critique, and once a month on Saturdays for a shooting session. (As a bonus, Julia also offers extra shooting dates each month, advocating the more you shoot, the better you will get.)
Topics covered in class include: how to see light, how to find great backgrounds, the laws and ethics of shooting on the street, how to shoot candidly, how to capture the “decisive moment,” how to anticipate the future, how to approach people, how to shoot from the hip, equipment choices, lens selection, seeing in 3D, seeing in black & white, how to tell a story with a single image, and how to be brave, but careful.
Many of the shooting sessions will take place downtown where Julia resides and spends most of her time shooting. We will shoot on Broadway, the Toy District, the Fashion District, the Flower District, Chinatown, Little Tokyo, the Arts District, on Olvera St., and in Union Station. If it rains, we’ll ride the Metro for a few hours. We’ll also shoot on the Venice Beach Boardwalk and on Hollywood Blvd.
We will set up a private Facebook page for all three street shooting classes, so we can post our photos between monthly critiques to get instant feedback from each other.
The participants in this class will be expected to produce a book or slideshow of their work by the end of class.
The LA Street Shooter’s Collective picks up where On the Streets in LA (formerly “Street Shooting 1”) left off, continuing the camaraderie of shooting together on the street, sharing your work, and getting feedback from each other. The course has been created specifically for those who have taken On the Streets in LA (formerly “Street Shooting 1”) and includes six shooting sessions and four classroom sessions over five months. (As a bonus, Julia also offers extra shooting dates each month, advocating the more you shoot, the better you will get.)
During the Saturday shoots, you can chose to shoot alone, with Julia, or with another participant in the class. After the shoot, members of the class often meet at an interesting locale to chat about their experiences.
The class will decide on the shooting locales.
Each class will set up a private Facebook page so we can post our photos between monthly critiques to get instant feedback from each other.
The participants in this class will be expected to produce a book and slideshow of their work by the end of class.
This workshop will explore the many practices that can live under the umbrella of “street photography” with an emphasis on both the physicality and intentionality of the work. We will discuss “taking” and “making” pictures; hunting and gathering, visual communication, poetic storytelling, and other themes as we move from making singular strong images towards creating a body of work.
Beginning with a overview of each students history and a critique of their current work, the workshop will then push forward to working on the street; and conclude with a focus on editing and sequencing to communicate a specific point of view.
Gus Powell will share why he loves pointing a loaded camera a people he doesn’t know, and what it takes to be committed. Topics covered include: ambiguity & poetic truth, a sense of place, the “decisive moment,” optimism & pessimism, when your protagonist isn’t a person, pictures that are nouns & pictures that are verbs, how and when to approach people, when to get closer, when to get farther, when to get a coffee, and more.
The shoots will take place in and around Los Angeles; such as Beverly Hills, Hollywood Blvd., Venice Beach, Santa Monica Pier, or Downtown Los Angeles (Arts District, Broadway, Chinatown, Fashion District, Flower District, Little Toyko, Olvera Street, the Toy District, and Union Station). During the shoots, Gus will do both group and one on one work; and cover technical information on how to make the most of the equipment you work with.
The workshop will conclude with a presentation highlighting the best work from each participant.
This intensive two-day course on street photography is designed for intermediate and experienced photographers. Using his decades of experience of photographing the streets, Ibarionex will walk students through the process of seeing and capturing great photographs while exploring the city. These skills will help each photographer develop his or her personal approach for street and travel photography.
The course will feature lectures, critiques and plenty of hands-on time photographing in the streets of Hollywood and Downtown Los Angeles.
The course will also cover:
• Core camera features and controls for quality photographs
• Developing an awareness of light and shadow
• Tips and techniques for creating clean and strong composition
• Increase familiarity with a variety of street photography images
• Becoming comfortable with photographing strangers
• Culling and editing photographs using Adobe Lightroom
• Increased understanding of how to evaluate photographs
Please bring five images (saved as JPEG) of your best work to the first class session. For both class sessions, please bring a laptop, card reader and USB memory stick.
LACP offers two wonderful opportunities each year to display street photography – 1) a “Street Shooting in Los Angeles” exhibition (usually programmed in summer) by participants in On the Streets in LA, The LA Street Shooters’ Collective, and Working the Streets classes, and 2) a “Street Shooting Around the World” exhibition (usually programmed in February).
Students choosing to take part in the “Street Shooting in Los Angeles” exhibition will be asked to pay $20 each to help cover the expenses. This fee can be paid closer to the start of the exhibition.