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.
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  • Lectures 34
  • Length 2 hours
  • Skill Level All Levels
  • Languages English
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Published 5/2015 English

Course Description

This is a new course of best selling street photographer Thomas Leuthard.

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
Please take a look at the previews before you enroll this course.

What are the 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

What am I going to get from this course?

  • 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

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

What you get with this course?

Not for you? No problem.
30 day money back guarantee.

Forever yours.
Lifetime access.

Learn on the go.
Desktop, iOS and Android.

Get rewarded.
Certificate of completion.


Section 1: Introduction

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


In this lecture I explain the term contact sheet.


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


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

2 questions

A short quiz about contact sheets.

Section 2: Easy Level Contact Sheets

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


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


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


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


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

Section 3: Medium Level Contact Sheets

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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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.


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.


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

Section 4: Hard Level Contact Sheets

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


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


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


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


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


Train stations are a great place to shoot street photography.


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


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


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


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


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


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

Section 5: Conclusion

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

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Instructor Biography

Thomas Leuthard, Street Photographer

Thomas Leuthard is a street photographer based in Switzerland. Since 5 years he travels to the big cities of this world to witness and document life on the street. He has written several ebooks and also teaches workshops about street photography. He put all his knowledge into the provided video trainings that you don't have to apply for one of his workshops. Enjoy watching how Thomas makes his photos at any time you like.

Thomas has no secrets and will teach you all his knowledge. You will be able to get as popular as he is by following his trainings and of course by practicing a lot. Street photography is a very affordable way of photography which can be performed by anyone, anywhere.

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