Portrait Photography on the Street: Connecting with Strangers Premium class

Zun Lee, Street Photographer, Author

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4 Videos (25m)
    • Trailer

      2:51
    • Telling Stories Through Street Portraits

      2:51
    • Approaching Strangers to Take Their Portraits

      10:37
    • Capturing the Most Compelling Portrait

      9:04

About This Class

Get out on the street and capture its energy. In this 20-minute class, photographer Zun Lee explores Harlem in New York City and shares his secrets for capturing the essence of a place and its people. His techniques for getting your best shot make this a perfect, quick class to inspire both the novice photographer and the expert to get out and shoot. Will you capture your own neighborhood? Or explore a new one? This class is certain to help you see a place with new eyesand a new lens!

218 of 223 students recommendSee All

Great class. Love the persistence in trying to approach others. The ones who refused did not discourage Lee from his objective. Great class!
Brandon Espiritu

social media director @ mvnp.com / founder @alotco

Always wondered how photographers approach their subjects to take photos of them. Super interesting insights.
Jessica T.

Digital Designer

I thoroughly enjoyed this class. My issue is breaking out of my introvert comfort zone and ask people to let me take photos of them. Zun showed me the aspect of street photography not many people, who do it speak about- being rejected and taking it with a smile. I really, really admire him.

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Zun Lee

Street Photographer, Author

Zun Lee is a self-taught photographer, artist, and storyteller. He is passionate about capturing the everyday lives of people, and making connections between cultures and identities. Zun's recent project, Father Figure, along with many other docuementary and street photography projects Zun has worked on have been featured in the New York Times and Slate.