For this urban adventure we will explore three areas of the hip and historic South End where I work and live. First we will view "the fence" in the South End for inspiration: THE FENCE is one of the largest traveling photography exhibitions, reaching 8 million visitors annually through open air experiences in 8 cities across North America: Atlanta, Brooklyn, Boston, Calgary, Denver, Houston, Seattle, and Sarasota.
Second we will go to the new Underground at the Ink Block to photograph the underbelly of 93 and murals. Finally we will walk 4 block over to SOWA Open Market in full gear now for the season. Great for street photography and fun lunch from food trucks.
Murals at Ink Block:
I am excited to announce this destination for our group of urban explorers. This 8 acre urban park has 150,00 sf of murals, sculptures and best of all, is right under the express way. I have to say this in an area of the city I would not have ventured into 2 years ago. But today, it has been transformed into a concrete canvas and sculpture park worthy of being seen photographically.
There is a unique feeling to this reclaimed, space. It has always been a no-mans land. Now we shall see if people venture there as the developers hope. You can see more sample photos in the album created by the pilot group I took to this location a few weeks ago. Check out their work and get inspired. See sample photos below.
We will be photographing not only the murals created by street artist from around the country but the sweeping structure above us, and the fringe areas around the park. We will work on specific composition skills of creating balance and movement. This is an excellent area to challenge your self to see with a fresh eye and isolate details that have impact. Good for minimalist and abstract photography as well.
I will design 3 creative assignments specifically for this location. All levels welcome, you can even work with your iPhone. But if you have a DSLR please bring a variety of lenses. More about this once you RSVP. I don't want to show you too many of the murals here, rather have you discover them for your self as you explore the area.
Lets go before everyone discovers this new spot. Right now, few people know about it or how to get there. I will proved specific directions once you RSVP> I walked the route to prepare for class and it is easy once you know where to go.
"Once you get there, you’ll find a ribbon of colors painted on the sidewalk. Follow it, and you’ll wind up in a world of green trees, brown boardwalks, and soaring, swooping, concrete — the underside of that massive highway and its onramps, whirring with traffic.
Look around, and you’ll see brand-new street murals that use all that concrete as a canvas — and soon, its designers hope, people. They’ll be passing through, exercising, eating, or just hanging out in a place that had long been forgotten.
The park is an experiment in creating new public space in a crowded city, and in how to link adjacent neighborhoods that are on the rise, but separated by roads and rails. " Tim Logan Globe Staff.
SOWA Open Market http://www.sowaboston.com
Second part of class we will walk 4 blocks over to SOWA area to photograph the vibrant summer arts and farmers market area. Live music, food trucks and more. Grab lunch after class.
• Seeing relationships between the parts of your composition so they work together.
• Using the visual elements of the scene to express a mood, feeling or story.
• Getting your camera settings right so your images are properly exposed and in focus. This is a good time to practice going off auto with my help.
Closest T stop is Broadway on the Red Line, Tuffs on Orange line. And there is a parking lot across the street from the cafe where we will meet for only $10. I will provide address to participant list. Free street parking on Sunday.
Private photo coaching sessions are now also available if you would like to focus on specific skill or portfolio development.