Capture the Pulse of Your City: Intro to Street Photography | Garry Bowden | Skillshare

Capture the Pulse of Your City: Intro to Street Photography

Garry Bowden

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3 Lessons (13m)
    • 1. How to Choose and Approach a Subject

    • 2. How to get an Authentic Portrait

    • 3. How to Showcase Your Work


About This Class


Street photography is an amazing way to see the world in a different light. When you go out on the streets to take pictures your senses become heightened because everything is potential art. You become more observant and aware of the beauty that exist all around you.

This class is for anyone who wants to develop their photography skills while exploring their city and getting to know it and it's residents on a deeper level. You'll leave this class with more confidence, a higher level of technological skill, and the resources to engage anyone you see on the street.

This class is project-based. Your project will be shooting great street portraits in your city. 

In this class we'll go over...

  • Works of master street photographers for inspiration
  • How to approach a subject
  • How to find the right background and create your own aesthetic
  • How to converse with the person and get a story
  • How to find an audience for your work (social media)

Another great benefit of this class is being able to converse with photographers from around the world. It's very easy to get stuck in a rut of your own perspective, this class will connect you with artists in different cities with unique visions that you can view for inspiration. You'll also have the opportunity for Photo Critique + Q&A with fellow students. 


  • Review photo projects
  • Get peer feedback
  • Answer any questions

Since the skills we'll be mastering are mostly about how to connect with people and compose beautiful scenes, any digital camera will do. I suggest digital over film because you can upload your pictures immediately to share with everyone.