As a photographer, how do we see? What makes people, places, and things so fascinating while simultaneously so intimidating? How do we identify then approach scenes and subjects without disturbing the story?
Welcome to our Street Photography Intensive where, after a brief technical review of photography and camera basics, participating photographers will embark on the local streets with cameras in hand. Each outing will offer the opportunity for an in-depth classroom review by our peers while diving into the careers of those photography giants in this field. Our overall goal is to strengthen our photographic skills and refine our ability to “see” while furthering our prowess on the street.
We will wrap the day with a much stronger understanding of street photography and how best to capture the world around us in a still image that speaks volumes.
LECTURE TOPICS WILL INCLUDE:
- How do we anticipate an unfolding image without disturbing the narrative?
- How to respect light and shadows?
- How do we make peace with our surroundings?
- The impact of color vs. black and white.
- What strengthens an image?
- How to perfect your timing on the street to ultimately tell the story that you intended?
- How to develop a “style.”
- As adults, what do we take for granted versus the magic that is often overlooked?
- Reminders: Look up! Have patience! Bend your knees!
10 am-11 am Beginning Camera/Photography Refresher at Samy’s Camera Los Angeles
11:30 am-1 pm Street Photography Lecture Samy’s Camera Los Angeles
1 pm-2:30 pm Street Photography Hands-On Shoot
2:30 pm-3:30 pm Street Photography Review & Critique at Samy’s Camera Los Angeles
*The optional 10am Beginning Camera/Photography Refresher Session is great for those who want to brush up on their basic photography knowledge.
By registering for this workshop, you are agreeing to our Terms and Conditions. Click here to view our Terms and Conditions. Cancellations or refund requests must be made via email at least 30 days prior to the course. You will be required to sign a waiver in order to attend the hands-on workshop.
Whether in photography or moving pictures, photographer and filmmaker Todd Felderstein found his niche early on capturing people through visual storytelling. Todd is published internationally having shot for many top PR and commercial firms. He photographed the award-winning No Smoking campaign for the City of Los Angeles, covers for Black Belt Magazine and recent sessions with Cheryl Hines and presidential candidate Robert Kennedy, Jr. Todd was a fixture in the music scene working with the late Burt Bacharach, Quincy Jones, Scarlet Rivera, Tommy Eyre, Booker T. and a good handful of Grammy and Oscar winners. As a director, Todd’s scripted and documentary productions have screened in festivals around the world from Cannes to Los Angeles. Today many of these productions can be found on your favorite streaming services. Todd is an artist-in-residence as a directing member of the Actors Studio and is behind the upcoming stage adaptation of Dan Millman’s, Way of the Peaceful Warrior.
Forever a mentor, Todd created and supported curricula for a variety of nonprofits empowering hundreds of teen visual artists in challenged communities. Organizations include The Story Project, the Boys and Girls Clubs, the San Pedro Int. Film Festival, LACP, UCLA, HUD, and others. Todd’s “Street” and “Portrait” workshops for both adults and teens have been an annual staple at the Los Angeles Center of Photography since 2016. He is currently part of the group show “Children of Men” for Gallerium Art and was recently published in Docu Books’ Best in Street Photography.