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.
Steven John Irby, also known as Steve Sweatpants, is a self-taught street photographer in Brooklyn, New York. Heʼs also the co-founder & director of Street Dreams, a photography publication and visual agency.
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
Absolutely terrific class! Steve is so relatable as a human being, and his approach to street photography reflects that. I took another street photography course that was good in many respects but focused a lot on the big stories a million miles away. Steve's philosophy and approach to small things happening in my own backyard are both inspiring and helpful. Bravo!
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.