The Worldwide Photowalk Event is this coming Saturday and one of the event is the street photography workshop prior to the walk itself.
The reason is simple. The workshop will inform/educate, the walk itself will be a hands-on exercise followed by a post walk peer photo critique review.
Details of workshop:
With the help of The Photographers' Guild at the Arts House, they have graciously provided us a place to do a workshop prior to the walk itself. And we are also working with the caterer to provide High Tea during the workshop so everyone will be comfortable and can network prior to the walk.
About the Workshop Speaker: David Teo Boon Hwee
David is a street / documentary photographer and a visual storyteller. Whether it's the happy moments of a wedding, or the emotional scenes of a tragedy, or simply the untold, unique experiences of everyday people, he distills those moments into stories told visually and felt viscerally with pictures.
Do check out his photos and his unique way of seeing life on the streets.
Fee: $35 for public / $25 for The Photographers' Guild Members.
There will also be a post walk peer photo critique session as mentioned above.
Do note: The walk itself is free of charge and to become an official participant with the walk, one has to register with the website. I do welcome anyone who is interested but do inform me prior.
Please email me at [masked] by THURSDAY 3rd October 2013 - 2359 hrs) if you want to attend the workshop. Payment details will be given in the email.
Participants will also be walked through a set of photos on Shibuya Crossings, a sub-project within Tokyo Dreaming, a long term project on the streets of Tokyo, to see how the principles covered were put in place. Using short video clips filmed on the streets of Tokyo, participants will be able to see how David approach his subjects, and by going through each photo in turn, you will also see how light and composition were used in creating
David will be covering very briefly, history of street photography, the motivation behind street photography and the philosophy behind this genre of photography.
Using photos from his photo hunts at Little India, Orchard Road and the streets of Shinjuku and Shibuya in Japan, David will also cover the finer points of street photography, mainly:
1. Walking the streets - what to see, how to see
2. How to photograph strangers on the streets, and how to gain access to people
3. Seeing the light - how to use light to your advantage
4. Composition of the street - how to compose a photo based on the randomness of the
5. How to manage exposure and focus in a fast changing environment
6. How to make a unique visual statement