It is finally here – the Streets of San Francisco Photography Workshop! We could not be more excited as San Francisco is one of the best cities for street photography in North America. Not only does it offer a plethora of fascinating visuals but the city vibe and remarkable people add an extra jolt to the process of Seeing.
Photographing in the city is so much more than the word “street” implies. Most street photography deals with documenting what’s there in plain sight but we want to go beyond that. Our objective is to create imagery which not only challenges your senses but triggers an emotional and visual reaction – whatever it may be. Yes, you are right! Sometimes such work is not easy to appreciate and sometimes it may even be confusing but one thing is for sure – it will make you pause, trigger emotions and jolt your ideas. To achieve this, we have worked over the last few years to create a program to help do just that.
We will be discussing and practicing five key concepts during this workshop:
SEEING THE IMAGE
CRAFTING THE IMAGE
EXECUTING THE IMAGE
POST-PROCESSING THE IMAGE
EVALUATING AND PRESENTING THE IMAGE
Each of these pillars of my program will be studied and practiced extensively. They include observation, the concept of a stage, arranging elements within the frame, simplifying the frame, evaluations and much more. The techniques and concepts I present are suited not only to novices but also experienced photographers who want to expand their seeing horizon by challenging their own way of seeing.
During the three days we will discover our inner seeing and challenge ourselves with different but bold ideas. Yes, we will have discussions, presentations and consider technical issues. My objective is not to impose my seeing on you but help you to discover your strengths and weaknesses and turn them into your own way of seeing and designing photographs. Ultimately your personality, your life experience and your inner strength will guide the seeing. Forget the rules!
In order to work together and achieve great results, one-to-one education and mentoring is a must! I never assume that my students are all heading in the same direction. Considerations of character, interests and visual exploration may lead some students to discover new ways of seeing – and this is priceless for me.
During hands-on shooting on the streets of San Francisco each participant will spend extensive time with me individually. Such one-to-one interaction with my students is imperative in the learning process so our class sizes are limited to 6 participants only.
On completing your registration, you will receive a letter of welcome and a direct email address for Olaf. From this point on, Olaf will help you with your preparations in terms of gear choices and will answer any questions you may have. In the period leading up to the workshop you will receive email communication regarding any changes, updates and/or preparation ideas. All my students remain in direct contact with me after the workshop so we can interact and discuss your progress.
You can reserve your spot and find more details about the workshop at www.simplicityinseeing.com
What kind of imagery we will be shooting? Here are some images taken on the Streets of San Francisco.
Hope to see you in San Francisco!
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