Shoot and Edit Workshop

Building a solid framework for your street photography

2019 dates and locations for this workshop (including Sydney and Melbourne) will be announced early next year so check back then or follow us on Instagram or Facebook.

Who is this workshop for?

This workshop is for street photographers who already have some experience and are now looking to sharpen their visualisation, editing and sequencing skills. It will help you think outside the constraints of standalone images, and demonstrate the value of working on projects and on series of images.

Student/Unemployed/Concession pricing is available - just contact us.

Day One: Shoot

We start the first day with introductions and a conversation about what brought each of us to street photography, and about our current work and our goals for the future. In this session we invite you to show up to ten images that represent your work.

We then offer a presentation that includes discussion of what good (and bad!) street photography is. We then discuss various styles and approaches, and consider why we are drawn to particular kinds of images and ways of working. We use our own images and the work of other photographers to provide context and inspiration and to get you thinking about your goals and what you want to get out of the workshop.

After a quick technical check-in we then head out to make photographs. We'll be shooting alongside you, offering tips and suggestions. You'll also get to see how each of us approach working on the street. 

After lunch we'll continue shooting. During the afternoon session you'll be working on assignments or practicing techniques and approaches that are linked to the goals you identified earlier in the day. 

We'll finish shooting just before sunset and do a quick review before we relax over coffee or a drink and talk more street!

Day Two: Edit and Sequence

On the morning of day two we'll take you through the basics of an effective editing workflow and help you begin selecting and working on your best images from the first day. 

The main focus of the day, however, will be your exisiting body of work. Working with a selection of up to 35 of your favourite previous images we'll be supporting you to see how they can fit together as a series or in sequences, so that they tell a deeper story about the places, the times and the events that you witnessed, or, more broadly, how they can show something about your vision and your creative response to the world around you.

Based on our conversations during the workshop, our observations from day one and our review of your work during the editing and sequencing session we will also help you refine some goals and directions for your street photography into the future.

The editing session venue is a comfortable space in the centre of town. You'll need a laptop with Lightroom (or your preferred photo management and editing software) already installed.

For the session on creating a series of sequence, we prefer to work with small prints. We'll provide more information about that session after you register. 

Essentials

Meeting place and shooting locations

Our shooting locations are chosen for the opportunities they provide for street photography. We take into account easy access by public transport, seasonal factors (weather and light) and whatever events might be happening on the day. 

We'll confirm our meeting and shooting location(s) a week or two before the workshop date.  

What you'll need to bring

  • A digital camera that you already know how to use
  • A wide-angle lens (or a zoom that has a wide angle setting)
  • A laptop with Lightroom (or your preferred photo management and editing software)  already installed - day two only.
  • Plenty of space on one or two memory cards and a few fully charged batteries.
  • Comfortable walking shoes, sunscreen, water bottle.

The workshop fee covers tuition, guidance and feedback during the workshop. All other costs (transport, food and drinks) are your responsibility.

Liability

  • We take all reasonable care in the conduct of the workshops that we teach, but education sessions conducted in public places can involve risk of personal injury.
  • You are responsible for ensuring that you are physically and mentally fit for the workshop and must at all times take care of your own personal safety. 
  • We will accept no responsibility for injury or loss caused to you during the workshop. We will not be liable for any other fate that befalls you.

Refunds

If bad weather is forecast we may have to postpone the workshop. We usually wait until the Thursday of that week before making a decision.

  • if we have to postpone the workshop for any reason you’ll have your payment credited towards another workshop or refunded, at your discretion.
  • If you can’t attend the workshop for any reason and give us at least 5 days notice, we will credit your payment towards another workshop, or refund your fee, at our discretion.