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Street Photography: Capturing Unique Images

Lesson 1 of 6

Class Introduction

 

Street Photography: Capturing Unique Images

Lesson 1 of 6

Class Introduction

 

Lesson Info

Class Introduction

What is up, everybody? What's good, wassup? (laughing) Um, I'm Steven AKA Steve Sweatpants. I'm born and raised from New York. Born in Brooklyn, raised in Jamaica, Queens and I currently live in Bedstuy and I'm in one of my favorite cities in the world. Honestly, it's not an ad, but I'm in Seattle. So I'm out here with the Creative Live team and you know, we're just roaming the streets and I'm gonna show you guys a couple of tips and tricks that really help me out a lot. All these tips and tricks can be used at your own will. You don't have to follow them in any kind of specific order. Empathy is key, pacing, persistence, and patience. You know, gear focus and knowing your gear and understanding why you use a certain kind of gear, the little things, and then one of the easiest things that basically make you feel like you're just pushing a button on your camera, is subliminal but intentional framing. And I feel like each of these tips are, they're not like the most scientific explanatio...

ns for everything that you're gonna hear but these are kinda the things that make you feel really comfortable and it just gives you a better perspective on shooting something at such a fast pace and it's kind of brutal environment for street photography because it's so, there's so many different variables like you can easily get discouraged if you're not doing something that you feel is right for yourself so following these little tips, could just help hold you down through this class and hopefully, it helps out.

Class Description

The beauty of street photography is that it allows the photographer to capture humanity in its various forms. It is art that tells the story of life, humanity, and cultures. With so many of us now living in urban environments, being able to create an image that resonates and tells the story of urban life is more valuable than ever. But it can be intimidating to start when you don’t know what gear to use, how to look for the important moments or how to connect with the subject in your story. Steve Sweatpants, a well-known street photographer in New York City, will teach you the top 5 tips to help you overcome your fears so you can get out of your comfort zone and shoot the stories you see in the world.

You will learn:

  • The best gear to have with you
  • The right time and right place to be to compose the image
  • How to find the light and set up the shot
  • The importance of the small moments and how they make your images more relatable
  • Respecting your subjects and their journey
  • How to pace yourself and be patient as you wait to capture the story as it unfolds

Street photography is a unique genre of photography that requires persistence but is ultimately very rewarding. Steve will show you how to overcome your fear of photographing on the street so that you can create images that capture the people and history of any location.

Reviews

Gary Hook
 

Steve is an engaging and 'real' sincere individual. I enjoyed his tips and having them highlighted on the screen was effective. Might be nice to detail them out and offer it up as a download. Some of the best take-aways for myself was the angles and reflections in the puddles. Hadn't thought of that before and see some great potential. Did n't really talk about lighting and time of day and his thoughts on what each situation offers. Overall enjoyed the course

MikeD
 

Feel the people, feel the scene, feel the vibe of your location; now, frame the image you feel in your camera and take the shot. Also, be happy, have fun. Steve takes a bit over an hour to say this and provides a lot of video of him trying to do it. It's an interesting watch, some good advice and a few tips on how to push through when things are tough.

Megan Dzwonkowski
 

I thoroughly enjoyed this class. What I most enjoyed was the idea is street photography and photography in general was presented in a way that feels attainable. And the emphasis on the every day moments that are beautiful instead of always thinking you need to wait for "perfect". Would be interesting to see his approach to editing.