Contact Sheets: Begin to take & select great street photos
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Contact Sheets: Begin to take & select great street photos

Learn the whole photography process: think through the shots, work the scene, and determine what are the best photos.
4.3 (26 ratings)
Instead of using a simple lifetime average, Udemy calculates a course's star rating by considering a number of different factors such as the number of ratings, the age of ratings, and the likelihood of fraudulent ratings.
1,473 students enrolled
Last updated 5/2015
English
Price: Free
Includes:
  • 2 hours on-demand video
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Learn why it makes sense to take more than one shot
  • Learn how to edit photos based on contact sheets
  • Learn how to work the scene in street photography
  • Understand why working the scene helps to improve your photographs
  • Understand who I approach a scene
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Requirements
  • You should know your own camera
  • You should know the basics of street photography
  • You should be interested in improving your approach
  • You should be willing to learn different approaches
Description

This course is about working the scene in street photography. You will learn how I composed some of my best photographs and why I selected the right frame. The course contains several lectures which show the creation and editing of one of my photographs. Sometimes I take 10 shots, sometimes I take over 50 shots. I will explain in full detail why I did what I did and you will learn more about my approach in street photography.

  • Have an insight view on how I approach a scene
  • Learn why it is important to work a scene in street photography
  • See all the frames I took for that final frame
  • Learn why I was doing what I was doing
  • Explore how the final shot was worked out
  • See the before/after post processing version


Who is the target audience?
  • Street photographers who want to learn how to approach a scene
  • Street photographers who want to learn about working the scene
  • Street photographers who want to learn about editing
  • Street photographers who want to improve their photographs
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Curriculum For This Course
34 Lectures
01:53:04
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Introduction
4 Lectures 06:43

In this lecture I will tell you who I am and will give a short overview about the content of this training.

Course Introduction
01:25

In this lecture I explain the term contact sheet.

What Are Contact Sheets?
01:53

In this lecture I explain why contact sheets are important and how they differ from the time when people were shooting film.

Why Are They Important?
02:01

In this lecture I will give an overview of the process of each individual contact sheet in this course.

How I Will Work Through Contact Sheets In This Course
01:24

A short quiz about contact sheets.

Contact Sheets
2 questions
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Easy Level Contact Sheets
5 Lectures 16:49

In this lecture I talk about easy level contact sheets and what you have this term means.

Introduction: Easy Level Contact Sheets
00:56

A shot taken in Marrakesh with strong light & shadow which was used for a book cover.

The Gray Man
05:55

There is an interesting tunnel in Berlin where this shot was taken.

The Tunnel
04:11

The entrance area of the Marrakesh train station is the location of this contact sheet.

Train Station
04:52

In this section I will wrap up the easy level contact sheets section.

Conclusion: Easy Level Contact Sheets
00:55
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Medium Level Contact Sheets
12 Lectures 44:10

In this lecture I talk about medium level contact sheets and what you have this term means.

Introduction: Medium Level Contact Sheets
00:57

A color shot of a guy painting a wall in Agra, India.

Painting Red
03:59

Quite a simple shot of a checked shirt on a striped background.

Checked on Lines
02:42

Shooting through a wall where you keep 50% of the photo covered by the wall sounds not as interesting as it really is.

Let the children play
04:40

During an Olympus event in Prague we were in this tunnel where I could take some photos.

Doubtful Business
04:15

At a demonstration in Stuttgart I saw this boy who was extremely bored.

Turkish Boy
04:58

When you want to show motion, you have to set your camera to S mode and shoot by 1/20.

Tokyo Subway
04:27

One of my most intense shots, although the boy somehow was posing. Still a solid photograph.

Gun Boy
04:46

When you see two people playing chess you can shoot from 1.70m or find a different, more interesting point of view.

Chess
03:43

Who has been to Paris? If you go there, you have to see La Defense. An area with a lot of architecture and the big white stairs.

La Defense
04:57

The Edward Snowden affair gave this photo a big boost and many blogs and newspapers around the globe used it to show the NSA affair in one frame.

Big Brother
04:04

In this section I will wrap up the medium level contact sheets section.

Conclusion: Medium Level Contact Sheets
00:42
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Hard Level Contact Sheets
12 Lectures 43:18

In this lecture I talk about hard level contact sheets and what you have this term means.

Introduction: Hard Level Contact Sheets
00:59

Sunrise at the beach of Barcelona when a guy with a bicycle was standing there waiting to be photographed.

Silhouette Biker
05:13

When I'm travelling I always visit the local library. Most of the times it's a place worth taking photos.

Tessies
03:50

You can combine monuments with people as long as the composition is right.

Good Company
04:45

A bench with an old couple and the sunset make a good scene which has to be taken.

Switch off the light
03:18

Train stations are a great place to shoot street photography.

Train Window
03:32

The Museum of Photography has a great floor and when the light works, you have to make some shots.

Museum of Photography
05:04

Reading the newspaper at the sea on Sunday morning is probably one of the most relaxing things.

Sunday Morning News
03:45

When a boy is on a swing and the sun is low you have to try to shoot a silhouette.

On the Swing
03:48

Sometimes you have to place something in the foreground to make a photo more interesting.

Crossed out
03:14

The Victoria Station in Mumbai is one of the best places to shoot street photography.

Victoria Station
04:56

In this section I will wrap up the hard level contact sheets section.

Conclusion: Hard Level Contact Sheets
00:54
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Conclusion
1 Lecture 02:04

It's time to wrap-up the whole course.

Don't forget to write a review.

Course Conclusion
02:04
About the Instructor
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