Street Photography Workshop

$300.00

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DESCRIPTION

The workshop will take place over a two-day period and it will encompass instruction about the genre of photography generally referred to as “Street Photography”.

Day one:

 First Half

  • Introduction
  • A brief history of “Street Photography”
  • What is “Street Photography”?
  • Discussion about various forms of current methods of street photography
  • Legal issues
  • Overcoming your fear of taking pictures on the streets

Second Half

  • Four-Corner photography exercise on location in downtown Chicago
  • Optional Photo walk in a group or individually in the Loop (Downtown Chicago)

 

Day Two

  • Review of photographs shot by students the day before
  • Discussions about student’s work
  • What makes a street photograph work?
  • Editing student’s work
  • Printing photographs

 

Nima Taradji is an Iranian-American editorial and documentary photographer based in Chicago, Illinois-USA. He quit his job as an attorney in 2015 to return to photography. As a documentary photographer, his attention is drawn to cultural, social and political aspects of our society and I photograph people and stories he finds important and to which he can commit. Nima sees his camera, “as a tool that gives me access to places and allows me to explore the world and issues that would have otherwise remained a mystery.”

For Nima, Photography is and has been a perpetual learning experience. His photos have appeared in:

Der Spiegel

L’Express Magazine

The Wall Street Journal

The Washington Post

The New York Times – Lens

Public Radio International – Global Nation

CNN

CBS Chicago

ABC News

Time

Photo District News

Interview Magazine

 

Nima views “Street Photography” as a tactic and not a strategy. This will be the basis of the discussions about photography during the workshop.

 

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