Street Photography can be performed by anyone who owns a camera. It's available everywhere for everyone. But this does not mean that it is easy. You have to be a complete photographer with the knowledge of the technical skills, but also building up knowledge of human nature. You have to see things before they happen in order to be ready for the decisive moment.
In this video training I will show you what is important when we are on the street. You can learn from my experience which I built up during the last 5 years shooting in the big cities of this world and teaching workshops:
- You will learn how to approach people - You will see how I do it in some making of videos - You will learn about the right settings - I show you what to do in order to increase your social media success
All is being taught with a lot of photos and examples from a practical perspective.
In explain what you can expect from the training.
I show you what kind of photos I take and how my way of photography looks like.
I give a short introduction what Street Photography is.
I explain the law and how you can handle it.
I explain which type of camera is an advantage on the street and that the camera is not that important on the street.
I explain why I shoot in P-Mode and why shooting in M-Mode is not an option. I talk about the 10 things I have to adjust before I can press the button. Settings are overrated...
I show you what I have in my bag and what you may need while shooting on the street.
With 10 of my photos I elaborate which skills are really important on the street and which aren't. You will realise that there are some skills which are highly overrated.
It may sound silly, but it is also important that you don't dress too good. You should become a stupid looking tourist in order to get more shots home.
I show you hove to approach people on the street in order not to get noticed or in order they don't realise that you took their shot.
While fear is the biggest problem of the beginner street photographer, I give you some useful hints in order to get over it. Your fear is just in your head...
I should you where you should go to find interesting subjects and in which places street photography can be executed.
At the beginning you might be overwhelmed by the many things on the street. Try to reduce and focus your view in order to see the things you want to capture.
After 5 years it's getting difficult to be motivated shooting the same things over and over again. I tell you how I keep being motivated.
One of the most important elements of a good photograph is content. I explain how you bring content into your street photographs.
Composition is next to the content the most important element of a good street photograph. With a good composition you can add a lot to any of your photos. I explain the basics of composition with several examples.
I show with many examples why you should not use a point of view of 1.70m in order to make a good photo.
I show some examples of strong shadows included in a black & white frame.
I elaborate why a candid portrait does not tell a story and that you have to get more in the frame to really become a story teller.
I show with some examples how to place lines in the frame that the photo is getting more harmonic.
I show with some examples why the background is as important as the foreground.
An advanced method is to add additional layers to a frame. It's not only the subject and the background, there is more.
I explain you how to shoot a silhouette and show many examples.
I explain you how to shoot an architectural street photo.
One of the most difficult method in street photography is to find and capture juxtapositions. I give you some examples.
Humor is an important element in street photography as the viewer likes to laugh about others.
I show you the process from selecting the photo from the SD card till uploading it to the web.
I show you how I backup my data and give you another examples how it can be done.
I show you how I post process my photos in Adobe Lightroom 5
I explain why I don't like color and show you how you can improve your seeing of B&W motives.
I explain why you should not crop and better make it right in the camera.
For me it's easy to shoot a candid portrait from a short distance. And as you can see, people don't realise what's going on.
I show you in this movie how I shoot an exposure of 1/20 in the subway station.
I show you in this movie how I shoot a silhouette.
Someone was following me with a camera to film the making of my shots taken with flash
I show you with a contact sheet how I have made my best shot.
I elaborate the advantages and disadvantages of a personal website and will talk about business cards.
I explain who I use social media and where you should upload your photos.
I explain why you have to shoot for 10'000 hours to become a master in Street Photography
I describe in this video how you get your personal style.
Why giving your photos away for free will make them spread around much more than selling it. Creative Commons is the key word not All Rights Reserved.
I explain how you capture the soul of a person.
Ethics is a difficult aspect in street photography. I explain what is right for me and who you decide on what to shoot or not.
I try to explain why travelling changes your view on things and opens your mind.