“Nothing happens when you sit at home. I always make it a point to carry a camera with me at all times… I just shoot at what interests me at that moment.”
Street photography is an opportunity to go out into the world and absorb life on the streets of your city - something I love to do as part of my work as a photographer. One of the most rewarding aspects of street photography is the heightened sense of awareness you will develop as you learn this skill. It’s something that pulls you into the here and now, forcing you to observe every gesture and every glance. You will no longer walk down the streets lost in your own thoughts. You will be rooted in the present – observing, feeling, and recording life around you.
This class is an introduction to street photography, with a focus on training your gaze and building the confidence to hit the streets with your camera. In this class we will:
But one of the most exciting aspects of this course is the opportunity to connect and share with people from all over the world. After living in the same place for a while, sometimes our eyes can become dull to what makes our city unique and exciting. The chance to view street scenes from around the world is a chance to refresh our own eyes and see our own city from a new perspective.
Since the goal of this class is to introduce you to street photography and sharpen your observational skills, really any camera will work, even your iPhone! My only recommendation is to shoot digitally, rather than with film, so that you can quickly upload and share your photographs.
I'm a fine art and documentary photographer currently based in Chicago. I first became interested in street photography while studying at the International Center of Photography in New York. The streets of New York sparked an interest in documentary photography that led me to the Spéos Photograph...view full bio