Street Photography / Documentary

Level: Intermediate

This is a course in street photography, documentary style, in which students will learn how to make their own series in spontaneous or more conceptual style.

We will show you the work of professional photographers and discuss their way of working. There will be input by talking about techniques, viewpoint, composition and how to achieve your goals; a -series of- good photos. In 5 evenings we'll do theory at school and practice on the street. On a weekend day we will work together on the street and visit a relevant photo exhibition in Rotterdam or Amsterdam. And one weekend day in Scheveningen in the harbor

Lesson 1 will be at the school, getting to know each other, and I will do a lecture about some basic knowledges; camera, light, composition, ways of working etc. Also I will show work by other photographers and discuss this with the students. We discuss which subjects will be made.

In lesson 2 we will go out on the street and walk around individually or in small groups, trying to make a set of photos  in an hour and a half. Afterwards we go back to school, show the work in projection and talk about it. Everyone choose a subject he or she will do next time.

Lesson 3-4 we will visit an exhibition in Amsterdam or Rotterdam, and go working on the street in that city as well, finishing the proposal from lesson 2 or adding some new viewpoints to it.

Lesson 5 we hit the street again for an hour and a half, and focus on the idea one has developed since lesson 2. Again we show the work, after a little clipping this time (e.g. everybody gets 10 minutes to make a selection out of her/his photos)

Lesson 6 we will be on the street again, probably in scheveningen, everyone makes a series of photo's about her/his proposal as mentioned in lesson 2

Lesson 7 starts with another lecture; I will show some books and series from different photographers, we will have a look at some webpages, I also will tell about tips and tricks concerning working in public spaces. Also every student proposes about the project he or she wants to do in the next lessons.

Lesson 8 will be showing and evaluation of the work, and a talk about the way we're gonna do a presentation at the school (projection, prints, book e.g.).

Will start April 2020.

Photo 's are made by Leo van der Kleij
Price € 360,-
Start date(s) April 2020.

Location Keep the Moment Studio
Teacher Barbara Smeenk
This course consists of 8 lessons of 3 hours, 5 lessons every two weeks on Thursday evening. One full day and one half day in the weekend. Check dates in the calendar