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6 Hours - 7 Modules - 68 Segments - Fee $80
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  STREET PHOTOGRAPHY LEVEL 1 - Beginner Level Course
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Introduction

Compelling street photography is about telling an exciting story in a single frame, not merely a snapshot of a particular time & place. If you have a desire to learn how to capture all life as it unfolds on the streets, then this course is for you!

About The Course

People's expressions are fleeting and a situations compositional opportunities always are in a state of flux. Catching the right moment, particularly when there is more than one person in the frame, is just as difficult as a sports photographer trying to catch the moment of peak action.

Over the years Dave McKane, the tutor for this course, has discovered that for a street photograph to be successful something in the scene has to be meaningful to the photographer even, if that something is not immediately apparent. Effective street photography is about telling a story in a single frame, not simply recording what was there at a particular time and in a specific place.

Henri Cartier-Bresson, probably one of the greatest proponents of street photography ever, once said:

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“There is a creative fraction of a second when you are taking a picture. Your eye must see a composition or an expression that life itself offers you, and you must know, with intuition, when to click the camera. That is the moment the photographer is creative, Oop! The Moment! Once you miss it, it is gone forever."

He believed in composing his photographs in his camera and not in the darkroom and worked only in black and white.

He also said:

“The simultaneous recognition, in a fraction of a second, of the significance of an event as well as the precise organisation of forms which gives that event its proper expression... . In photography, the smallest thing can be a great subject. The little human detail can become a leitmotif."

On this special course, Dave will emphasise how important this approach to street photography is.

Learn Key Camera and Creative Techniques

Through Dave’s examples of his own street photography from around Europe, you will learn how to research and identify special locations that are likely to result in great street photography shots. You will also learn the professional photographer’s tips and techniques on how to set the camera up to ensure you get pin sharp shots every time.

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Topics Covered

During this unique course you will learn key elements of Street photography including:

  • Examples of effective street photography
  • Lenses and camera settings
  • The rule of sixths for composition
  • Expressions and action
  • The decisive moment
  • The psychology of Street Photography
  • Black and white or color
  • Post processing of your shots afterwards in the computer

Full color, Illustrated PDF Tutorial Notes

Full color, illustrated PDF tutorial notes which are carefully worded and appropriately illustrated are an integral part of our courses. Because lectures tend to have an effect which lasts only a short while, particularly if no notes are given out, we believe our handouts are the key to making your newly gained knowledge much more long-lasting. As part of that philosophy, you will receive detailed notes covering the whole course that will both aid learning both while on the course and in the weeks and months afterwards. These will be made available to you for immediate download once the course is purchased.

This course is made up of Modules and Segments

This course is made up of various modules, each of which has a number of video segments that set out to explain individual elements of the main topic.

Understanding Modules

Every module is designed to stand on its own, covering the overall topic that the title of the module suggests, but it may benefit from the modules that come before it. Whether it is possible to watch modules out of sequence depends on your own previous experience with this topic.

Understanding Segments

Each module has a number of video segments, each of which correspond to a particular page in every set of tutorial notes. These segments concentrate on a specific topic relevant to that particular module. They are also great for quick recaps at a later stage.Spacer

STREET PHOTOGRAPHY FOR BEGINNERS - ONLINE COURSE CONTENT
MODULE 01 Overview: Setting The Camera Up
Segment 01 Use Wide Angle Lenses & Fast Shutter Speeds
Segment 02 Focus On What You Want By Using Single Focus Points
Segment 03 Compose Using The ‘Rule Of Sixths’
Segment 04 The Law: You Can Shoot People In Public Places (Mostly)
MODULE 02 Overview: Creative Techniques
Segment 01 Do Not Stand Out, Try To Blend In
Segment 02 Start Off Where The Tourists With Cameras Are
Segment 03 Get Over The Fear Of Going Close
Segment 04 Find A Scene & Wait For Something To Happen
Segment 05 If You Are Afraid, Try Shooting From The Waist
Segment 06 Try To Capture Interesting Expressions & Action
Segment 07 Tell A Story By Using Something Else In The Frame
Segment 08 Is Street Photography Black & White Or Color?
MODULE 03 Where to from here?
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Course Tutor: Dave McKane
Course Tutor: Dave McKane
COURSE TUTOR

The tutor for this course is a fine art photographer, Dave McKane. Over the years, he has owned and used over 30 cameras, covering all of the major brands. He is well versed in almost every camera available on the market today. Dave started teaching photography in 1985, and set up the Institute of Photography in 2005 (now the IOP-Online), since then, he has taught over 20,000 students. He has also been the lead trainer for both Canon and Nikon.

Dave has vast experience in the field of using photography as a creative expressive medium. He has held multiple exhibitions of his own photography, mainly in the United States.

Dave graduated with honors from a 3 Year Photography Course in Dublin, Ireland, in 1985, and has over 35 years of experience in creative photography. He received his first film SLR in 1982 and has owned many darkrooms. Dave was early to adopt the use of a scanner (1989), Photoshop (1993), his first digital camera (2002), and Lightroom (2007).

His favorite saying? "It depends..."

Dave believes that there is only one answer to every question in photography. When he is asked what lens to get, "it depends"; the best flash; best camera; best tripod. He feels he is not being trite with this answer, simply because there is no "best." With flash, for example, a good one might not be available for your camera, so he needs to know the camera first. With lenses, he needs to understand what your budget is.

Dave's work can be seen in the following places: Website | Facebook | Flickr | Instagram | Twitter
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Course Title STREET PHOTOGRAPHY LEVEL 1 - BEGINNER LEVEL
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Course Code SPL1-O
Modules 7 Modules/68 Segments
Learning Hours 6 Hours
Course Fee $80
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