This course teaches the basics of street photography from technique to style. Get inspiration through the work of some of the most influential street photographers like Henri Cartier-Bresson and Eugene Richards. Both film cameras and digital cameras are welcome.
• Learning techniques like fishing and shooting from the hip
• Studying the work of street photography masters
• Become familiar with creative ways street photographers increase the emotiveness in their photos
• Learning the best camera settings for shooting in fast moving environments
•Learning legal jargon regarding shooting in public places
This class is perfect for people drawn to the qualities of analog, people who want to slow down a little and photograph more mindfully, aspiring kitchen chemists, those who have film cameras they would like to learn to use, and all creative and/or science types.
Schedule and Format
This is a three-hour class with one 15 minute break after the first hour. The class is formatted as a slide-based presentation and a demonstration of some tools of the trade and lots of Q&A and student participation. This class will involve student shooting. Please bring whatever film camera you would like to learn on (small format or medium format) and your preferred film. Film will be available for purchase at the Precision Camera lab as well.
About the Instructor
Kirsten Detec is a documentary photographer who prefers film over digital but shoots both joyfully. She graduated from the New England School Of Photography in Boston in 2002 with a degree in photojournalism. Since then, she has shot from Croatia to Mexico, from Florida to Alaska and everything in between. Within the industry she has worked in labs, giclee, darkrooms, camera sales, camera repair, private tutoring, and photo classes. In her professional shooting world she began as a photographer for The Providence Monthly and The East Side Monthly in Rhode Island, eventually moving on to band, wedding and food photography.