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Edit and Share Your Images: Street Photography

Ed Kashi

Storytelling with Mobile Photography

Ed Kashi

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18. Edit and Share Your Images: Street Photography

Lesson Info

Edit and Share Your Images: Street Photography

This is a different shot from that scene. Alright, and this was at the very end after the scene had broken up, where the dad was next to him, and they were looking at something. But then I thought, oh I really like this. It's a little simpler. But you know, in this case, the back, the sun, the left side of the frame's a little bright. So, I'm gonna go to selective. I'm gonna, stick that thing right there, and then, let's go right like that. I'm gonna show you something that's really cool and new. So I'm gonna go right to left, to make it darker. And then, look at this. If you, if I press on that blue B dot, it disappears. Now, if I (laughs), so you see, it gives me the opportunity to copy it. Got that? So the move I just made, I've copied. Now, I go down to the bottom. I make another, I make it live again, and I put another dot, there. Alright. And I've copied that, and I do it again. Press on the bottom. Put another dot there. Now I'm gonna do it one more time, pressin' the bottom, an...

d put another dot there. So now what I can do, is that-- So I'm gonna, whoop, stay there. Two on the bottom, and I'm gonna go even a little darker. You guys see what I'm doin'? Okay. Alright. Come back, come back. So you see the difference there? So I've just got it, so that, so that your eye is. You know it would be ideally, maybe. I was waiting for like someone, to go, to be walking down the street. So I would have these, sort of two planes of two, like realities. Now I'm gonna go, to an image. I'm gonna go to ambiance. I'm gonna give it a little separation there. And then the other thing I wanna do, and this is a really interesting thing to think about is, it looks much darker on my phone, but. Sometimes, if I want to draw attention to this part of the frame, by lightening this part of the frame a little bit, I actually do that. And it's lightening it just enough, so its almost, like it creates, it creates like a front, an entry point into this area. 'Cause I don't want them to go here. So this is something I want you to think about when you look at your pictures, and you work on them post-production. How, you know, sometimes it's not about lightening, the element that you want to draw attention to, it's about lightening around it. So it makes sense? Mmkay. So let's go here, and go selective. So you see? And then there's a little more of a balancing between this area, and that area. Mmkay. Alright. So. I think we're good, I'm gonna save that. Are we posting this? Yes. Oh my God. (laughter) What a dictator, okay. (laughter) I love you Ken, I love you. Alright so, I'm nothing without you. Okay. So, (laughter) I am like going down hill right now, I know. (laughter) Alright so, there's the picture. That's full frame. So I'm gonna go to next. I'm gonna do that magic clarity button. Yeah, it just gives a little more pop. I don't know, it's hard to tell on this screen. And then, I'm gonna go next. And again, go back to notes. Aww, there's my son's baseball, oh stop it. (laughter) Sorry. I'm encourageable. If you hadn't noticed, okay. So go to notes. Where are you? (clears throat) And then, copy it, and we'll paste it. Any questions guys? I know I'm going a little fast, but. There we go. We're alright. Again, on to Facebook. And share. Alright, and we're up and runnin' again. And there we go. So. So, so far what do we have here? Nice. Well we broke a thousand with the little boy, huh? The dancers, not eh, it's not a big, it's not a popular one, okay. Anyway, alright. So cool, thank you.

Class Description

Momentary, stunning lighting on a landscape. A toddler’s first stuttering attempts at standing. An interaction between strangers on the street strikes you as unexpectedly poignant. There is beauty and opportunity for storytelling all around us, but inspiration often comes with a ticking clock. There isn’t always time to set up a tripod and perfect the exposure on your SLR. Fortunately, we live in an age where the potential for professional-quality photos rides in our pockets wherever we go.

Join veteran photojournalist Ed Kashi for an in-depth workshop on the power of your mobile phone to create powerful visual stories. 

You’ll learn:

  • How to identify the aesthetic considerations of a location and be intentional with the type of image you want to capture
  • How to interact with people in various situations and capture the emotion you are looking for in a portrait 
  • How to quickly edit your photos within your mobile device and share with the world

Amateurs and professional photographers alike will benefit on this deep dive into mobile visual storytelling. You will learn how to capture striking images, alter them in post-production, and make the most of social media to spread the impact of your stories. Bring more meaning and intentionality to the way you record your everyday experience, and discover the powerful versatility of the lens in your phone.  

Class Materials

Bonus Materials with Purchase

Storytelling with Mobile Photography App List

Intimate Event - Aesthetic Considerations Video

Intimate Event - Human Interaction Video

Intimate Event - Capturing Portraits Video

Cultural Event - Human Interaction Video

Cultural Event - Capturing Portraits Video

Cultural Event - Aesthetic Considerations Video

Street Photography - Aesthetic Considerations Video

Street Photography - Human Interaction Video

Street Photography - Capturing Portraits Video

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a Creativelive Student

I was not interested in this class and just decided to tune in. This is one of the Best classes I have watched on Creative Live! I love his total "attitude" about how to treat people, what to do and not to do to engage in more courteous ways and polite ways. I found him inspiring and engaging, creative and providing lots of information in what I watched. (I did not watch the entire course.) I am certainly going to check out other classes he might produce in the future. I very much enjoyed what I did watch and found him a wonderful instructor! Lots of valuable tips as well. Thanks for allowing me to preview it today!

belinda leung

ed kasha did an amazing job taking us through his creative process. practical tips helped me immediately spot things to help improve my photos immediately. I downloaded and started using the apps he recommended right away. thanks creative live and ed kasha!

Lynn Hernandez

Very inspiring seeing Ed Kashi's excitement for the creative process. Seeing the final photo and then watching a video of what happened to make the photo was really helpful. Have a list a new apps to try for photo-editing and double-exposures. Loved the class.