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 photograph from the area around the White House and Lafayette Park to the Black Lives Matter area.
You’ll create photographs that demonstrate your personal vision while using your own gear optimized for street photography.
- 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
- 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
We'll gather again on Zoom for image reviews and feedback on 6/16.
Class Limit: 7
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...."
“I thought the class was a good mix of class time with history, concepts, guidance, how-to-approach and then practice time on the streets of DC. Michael provided very good direction as well as hands-on tutoring in the field. Very happy with the class.”
“I wanted to write to say how much I enjoyed the class. My first experience going around with a photographer seeing what catches his eye and it was so great you were pointing out pictures I could get. So relaxing!”
“Michael's presentation was comprehensive and very instructive. He provided excellent suggestions for finding opportunities while in the field, including how to use background, shadows, gestures, etc.”
Instructor: 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.
Michael teaches the following classes for Captial Photogaphy Center
* SmartPhone Photography
* Exploring Street Photography
* Photographic Composition – Essential Techniques