Capture the Pulse of Your City: Intro to Street Photography Premium class

Garry Bowden

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3 Videos (13m)
    • How to Choose and Approach a Subject

      4:36
    • How to get an Authentic Portrait

      3:11
    • How to Showcase Your Work

      5:28

About This Class

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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. 

We'll...

  • 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.

7 of 9 students recommendSee All

Good overall tips. Worth the small investment in time. He has good tips to get started.

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Project

Garry is a photgrapher and filmmaker residing in San Francisco.

Garry has been walking the streets since 2011 photographing + interviewing the cities residents for his project Souls of San Francisco. His work has been featured several magazines and blogs like the Huffington Post, Image Source, and Atlanta Magazine.

He released Volume 1 of the project in early 2013 and is working on Volume 2 which is scheduled for release in late 2013.