Last Updated on 03/31/2017 by Chris Gampat
Just a reminder about our Street photography workshops. Most of them are taking place in NYC, but right now we’ve got an online three night workshop you can still hop into.
How to Become a Legitimate Street Photographer: Online March 29th – 31st
This special workshop will take part in three online sessions.
Session One – Taking Great Photos
Chris will show you how to get out there and keep shooting. He’ll cover your tendencies and how to market them as your strengths and unique creative vision. Then he’ll get into how you can make images that you found to be lousy into great photos.
Session Two – Building Your Platform
Chris will explain how to build a platform for people to come see your work. Blogs, websites, Instagram, and Flickr will all be included.
Session Three – Marketing Your Work
Chris will talk about getting the word out there about your platform. He’ll explain how to talk to editors, Instagram curators, Flickr and Facebook groups to explore, etc. But we all know that networking isn’t just something done online, but also in person. So he’ll help you get off the ground there too.
Intimate Strangers: An Introduction to Street Portraiture (In Collaboration with Adorama): April 2nd
Strolling through New York City and passing the constantly changing cast of characters that inhabit the Big Apple makes the life of an NYC street photographer a lovely one. That being said, sometimes you feel like rather than the run and gun style of wide-angle street shooting, something more direct is called for to do aparticular subject any sort of justice. This workshop will cover the best methods for approaching, engaging, and directing absolute strangers who catch your eye throughout the course of the day.
The lecture portion will be kept short and sweet, making sure to cover some of the basic points of how best to approach a subject, how to make your intentions clear, and how to make sure the image you have in mind when approaching the subject is easily executable.
Rental of equipment is always encouraged, and Adorama has a fantastic selection of optics available. Testing out a lens you may be intrigued by is a lovely way to spend this workshop.
Participants will receive direct training on how to approach subjects, both how to handle someone open and ready to be photographed, and also how to gracefully leave someone be if they’re not open to the idea. For those who are open to being photographed, participants will learn how to direct their subjects in a quick and accurate manner to make sure they get an image that does both subject and photographer justice.
Additionally, each participant will receive, courtesy of Adorama, a free 24/7 camera bag from their fantastic traffic series.
NYC based photographer Daniel Sawyer Schaefer will be leading the workshop, Daniel is a regular presence at Adorama and the workshop coordinator for The Phoblographer. He is best known for his portraiture and street photography, utilizing a style that meshes modern, top of the line digital systems with rare and unusual vintage optics to create hyper-narrative images with a cinematic sense of light. His work can be found on his Instagram as well as his previously linked website.
Intimate Strangers: Advanced Street Portraiture: April 23rd
For photographers who spot stunning subjects just strolling through the tumultuous tundra of NYC, this workshop will cover the tips, tricks, and techniques to approaching absolute strangers who catch your eye and working with them to make meaningful images.
Covering advanced direction techniques, speed shooting / focusing methods, and compositional approaches that make for unique images of fascinating people. This workshop builds on the methods covered in the introductory course offered at the link above and shows shooters how to properly engage subjects to make stunning photographs on a moment’s notice in dozens of various lighting scenarios.
Covering both daylight and low light shooting, this workshop will help you understand how the light modifies the subject and how best to address the worries of shooting portraits in seemingly uncontrolled circumstances. Covering run and gun lighting techniques, as well as how to properly use the light around you to your advantage when making a portrait of a stranger at a moments notice.
Additionally, all participants will receive an invitation to the exclusive FrameWorks workshop Alumni network, giving them access to other Alumni with whom they can share work, garner critique, and connect with other image makers with similar interests. Frameworks benefits include early access to all future workshops as well as special alumni events.
NYC based photographer Daniel Sawyer Schaefer will be leading the workshop along with Phoblographer Editor in Chief Chris Gampat. He is best known for his portraiture and street photography, utilizing a style that meshes modern top of the line digital systems with rare and unusual vintage optics to create hyper-narrative images with a cinematic sense of light. His work can be found on his Instagram as well as his previously linked website.
Black and White Street Photography/Urban Geometry Tutorial Adorama Workshop: April 29th-30th
Join La Noir Image’s and The Phoblographer’s Editor in Chief Chris Gampat for an Adorama Event Space exclusive as he takes you on a journey to create better street photographs and through a growing new branch of street photography called Urban Geometry in this two day exclusive, limited-sized intensive course. Built on the ideals of great photographers such as Cartier-Bresson, #UrbanGeometry on Instagram has turned into a growing genre focusing on the way that the human eye perceives shapes and lines in a scene.
All attendees receive a free 24/7 Traffic Collection Sling bag.
Before the event, Chris will provide registrants with some material to look at. You’ll also become aware of how black and white photography works differently from color. He will teach you how to see the world in a different way.
Day 1: The class will commence with a few secret locations to be photographed and worked with by the small group. (12PM, a secret location)
Day 2: Attendees will find themselves back at Adorama to submit a single image of theirs shot during the session to be critiqued by Chris and the class. (11AM at the Adorama Event space)