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Exploring Street Photography

Exploring Street Photography

Street photography is very popular now more than ever because photographers have access to high-quality cameras in mobile phones and smaller high-resolution digital cameras.  A camera’s ease of access and proliferation raises the issues of ethics and privacy in public places and the difference between a snapshot and a street photograph.

This hands-on class will explore the unique aspects of the street photography genre.  Michael Koren will be your guide as you create compelling photographs that go beyond the ordinary snapshot.  

First, you’ll learn pro-level tips and techniques and discuss privacy issues associated with street photography. Then, with Michael’s guidance and direction, the group will head out to photograph from area around the White House and Lafayette Park. 

You’ll create photographs that demonstrate your personal vision while using your own gear optimized for street photography. We'll then gather together for image reviews and feedback.

Topics include:

  • Proper techniques and settings for street photography
  • Pro tips and techniques for capturing compelling images
  • Create captivating images using anticipation, patience, composition and visualization
  • Hands-on image capture
  • Privacy and ethics concerning street photography
  • Image review and feedback

Recommended gear:

  • Although any camera will do, for best results we recommend a DSLR or mirrorless camera with manual exposure controls
  • Lenses in the range of 28mm - 70mm (zoom or prime)
  • Fully charged camera battery with an optional spare
  • Camera instruction manual (paper or electronic)
  • No tripod, no flash

Class Limit: 9

NOTE - Students will be required to follow COVID-19 Safety Practices, conduct a Self-Screening Health Assessment and sign a Waiver of Liability prior to attending a class. These items can be reviewed on the class registration page.  

What People Are Saying About Michael

"He is excellent with adult learners — great deal of patience, humor, and kindness. I would love to take another class with him!" 

"Michael is fantastic. So articulate, instructive, and patient!! We all were saying at the end of the class how amazing the afternoon had been!"

"I was blown away by the class!!! Much more then I expected it to be! I can’t wait to take more! I loved the way he explained things and the order he did stuff in made lots of sense. You can tell he is a seasoned teacher, and an experienced photographer who also loves it! Can’t wait to squeeze more of his classes into my schedule...."

Instructor: Michael Koren

Michael Koren

Michael Koren is a free-lance sports and event photographer in the Washington/Baltimore metro area specializing in youth sports game-time action and team portraits.  Prior to this Michael worked professionally shooting model portfolios, corporate portraits, product photography for catalogs, and client advertising campaigns.

Michael’s passion for photography is shared through his skill as a photography educator.  Michael teaches classes at Montgomery College on a variety of photographic topics from mobile photography to street photography. Additionally, he has served as President and Education Chair of the Silver Spring Camera Club in Maryland.  He has led numerous seminars and workshops for the Camera Club, Ritz Camera, Calumet and the former Washington School of Photography with topics ranging from beginner photography to hands-on advanced level workshops and classes.

Visit Michael’s website to learn more. https://www.michaelkorenphotography.com/

Michael teaches the following classes for Captial Photogaphy Center

* SmartPhone Photography
* Exploring Street Photography
* Photographic Composition – Essential Techniques

Date: September 19 2020

Time: 2:30 PM - 6:30 PM

Fee:

$99

Location:

1616 H St, NW. DC 20006

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Cancellation Policy for registrations after June 1, 2020

  • When canceling a class, we would prefer and appreciate as much notice as possible.
  • If you are feeling ill, are exposed to a person who has COVID-19, or answer yes to any of the questions on the Self Screening Health Assessment, we ask that you stay home. Our policy for these situations is that you can choose a credit code for the full amount of your purchase which can be applied toward the purchase of any future in-person class.
  • If there is another shutdown due to the Pandemic and a class is canceled due to that, we will issue a credit code for the full amount of your purchase which can be applied toward the purchase of any future class.
  • If we cancel a class due to low registration, you can choose a credit toward a future class or a full refund.
  • Students wishing to switch classes or dates will need to give 5 days notice. At this time there will be no fee to change.