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 6 evenings we'll do theory at school and practice on the street. On a Saturday 16 June we will work together on the street and visit a relevant photo exhibition in Rotterdam or Amsterdam.

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.

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 thinks about a subject he or she will do next time.

Lesson 3 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 4 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 5 we will be on the street again, probably till late at night (it's about the longest day of the year!), everyone makes a series of photo's about her/his proposal as mentioned in lesson 4

Lesson 6-7 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 4 or adding some new viewpoints to it. Saturday 16 June 10:00 - 17:00

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 12 April 2018 on Thursday. The weekend day is Saturday 16 June.
Lessons dates are once in 2 weeks on Thursday and one time on a Tuesday:
Thursday 12, 26 April, Tuesday 8 May, Thursday 24 May, Thursday 7, 21 June and Saturday 16 June.

Price € 360,-
Start date(s) Thursday 12 april 19:00 - 22:00 after that each thursday, fortnightly.
Location Keep the Moment Studio
Teacher Leo van der Kleij
This course consists of 8 lessons of 3 hours, every two weeks. Check dates in the calendar