Oh Snap! Learn to Take Amazing Street Portraits in 3 Kinda Easy Steps

Lena Nozizwe, Curious Journalist, Artist, Adventurer

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6 Lessons (20m)
    • 1. Welcome to Oh Snap! Learn to Take Amazing Street Portraits in Three Kinda Easy Steps

    • 2. Come Equipped

    • 3. Step 1:Turning a Stranger into Your Street Model

    • 4. Step 2: Compose Yourself

    • 5. Step 3: Let There Be Light

    • 6. Adieu & Happy Street Trails To You


About This Class



Have you ever walked down the street and spotted someone you really wanted to photograph? Perhaps you were attracted to their style or their swag or to the sparkly shoes they were wearing.

Oh Snap! Learn to Take Amazing Street Portraits walks you through exactly what you need to do next.

The class is perfect for you if:

  • v You are a beginner. It will force you to improve your skills quickly just to keep up.
  • v You need material for social media. You can easily snap off enough photos to go with a week’s worth of posts in less than an hour*
  • v You are a veteran. Bring new fun, spontaneity and excitement to your art.

The class covers everything from how to approach a street model to composing and lighting your shots on the fly.

Step by step, award-winning multimedia journalist, filmmaker and author Lena Nozizwe guides you through the three kinda easy steps with lots of practical suggestions and a dollop of humor.

Your assignments will be to share three street portraits that exemplify your composition, lighting and composition skills.


Lena has been photographing since she was a teenager and her photos have appeared in numerous newspapers and magazines. She has shot photos an stories for popular outlets, including AJ+, Deutsche Welle and FSRN.

The class is dedicated to Sidney Forman, Lena’s first photography teacher.