SkillShare – Street Photography: A Beginner’s Guide to Capturing Action on the Street
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Street photography challenges you to think on your feet with your camera and capture decisive moments in the middle of the action.
I’m James Redd, a street photographer and YouTube creator. I’ve been posting videos on street photography since 2014, and in the last four years, I’ve been sharing my process through POV photo walk videos. I’ve spent countless hours on the street with a camera taking photos and interacting with strangers.
In this class, I’ve condensed a decade of experience into the ultimate beginner’s guide to street photography. We’ll cover topics like the technical fundamentals of photography (including how to shoot in manual), important mindsets to hit the streets with, and strategies for composing compelling shots in the middle of the action.
Throughout the process, you’ll learn:
What camera and lens combinations will work best for your goals
Different techniques you can use for settings and how they will affect your photos.
The ethics of street photography.
Where to go to find serendipity for your photos.
How to interact with people on the street (or at least how I do it).
And how to think about composing your photos in an intentional way.
This class is for both beginners to the craft of photography and for seasoned photographers who want to dive into the fast-paced sub-genre that is street photography. The “on your feet” nature of street photography gives you a playground to test out your skills, develop your eye for compelling compositions, and a reflex for capturing decisive moments as they’re happening.
Whether you are shooting with “professional” gear, with a phone, or anything in-between, this class will give you the tools to be effective and enjoy yourself on the street. There’ll be a class project to practice what you’ve learned, and I’ve even created a class guidebook with helpful information, reminders and a checklist to help keep you on track.
This class is designed for you to have fun and explore your creativity (hopefully it works!). So pick up your camera and let’s go!