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Venice Beach Street Photography Workshop

395.00

Explore, Shoot, Critique

The Venice Beach Street Photography Workshop is a fun and intensive 1-day workshop held in Venice Beach, California. Your instructor will be award-winning commercial and fine-art photographer Kwaku Alston, whose clients range from Nikon, Crate & Barrel, Coca-Cola, Blackberry, Target, and Verizon to The New York Times MagazineReal Simple, and Time. Kwaku is intent on forging a new outlook on contemporary street photography and will personally guide you through your photography adventures and share his coveted shooting secrets.

He will also share with you his passion for Venice, where he has lived for more than a decade. One of the top-visited destinations in Los Angeles, Venice Beach is a cultural melting pot rife with opportunities to explore your photographic vision, whether you’re watching skaters in Dogtown, surveying surfers riding waves, or immersing yourself in the beauty of the homes in the Venice Canals. From the boardwalk carnival performers to the hipsters inhabiting coffee shops on the high-fashion block of Abbot Kinney (deemed the “Coolest Block in America” by GQ magazine), any street in Venice will provide you with plenty of material, making this photography workshop an experience like no other.

The Venice Beach Street Photography Workshop will teach you how to overcome your fears, utilize your tools, and make a good photograph great. You will learn how to forge a connection with your subject, use natural light, and seize photographic opportunities as they arise. After the shooting session, there will be a group critique where you will be able to discuss your work and gain important feedback from your peers and form lasting relationships. Through discussing photography in this intimate setting, everyone will grow together to understand what makes a Street photograph powerful and beautiful.

Any level of photographer is welcome, from amateur to professional.  Throughout the course, we will personally assist you with any questions or concerns you may have.

 

Contact us at info@venicebeachphotoworkshops.com with any questions. After registration, we will contact you with further details and updates to prepare you.

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Additional Info

We are offering a 1-day Venice Beach Street Photography Workshop for $395 for all of you adventurous photographers, amateur, professional, and anything in between. Register and pay here to reserve your place today.

One of the top-visited destinations in Los Angeles, Venice Beach is a cultural melting pot rife with opportunities to explore your photographic vision, whether you’re watching skaters in Dogtown, surveying surfers riding waves, or immersing yourself in the beauty of the homes in the Venice Canals. From the boardwalk carnival performers to the hipsters inhabiting coffee shops on the high-fashion block of Abbot Kinney, any street in Venice will provide you with plenty of material, making this photography workshop an experience like no other.

The Venice Beach Street Photography Workshop will teach you how to overcome your fears, utilize your tools, and make a good photograph great. You will learn how to forge a connection with your subject, use natural light, and seize photographic opportunities as they arise. After the shooting session, there will be a group critique where you will be able to discuss your work and gain important feedback from your peers and form lasting relationships. Through discussing photography in this intimate setting, everyone will grow together to understand what makes a Street photograph powerful and beautiful.

Any level of photographer is welcome, from amateur to professional. Throughout the course, we will personally assist you with any questions or concerns you may have.

SCHEDULE:

Saturday, 9 AM – 6 PM

9:00 – Meet & Greet at Art of Studio on Abbot Kinney

10:00-11:15 – Lecture: Street Photography 101 Crafting a Great Image

11:30 – 2:30 – Shooting

2:30 – 4 – Edit Session at Art of Studio

4:30-6 – Critique

MATERIALS NEEDED:

Camera (SLR or DSLR preferred, but open to alternative mediums like the iPhone, film cameras, and point and shoots)

Multiple memory cards with sufficient storage space (8 GB minimum is preferred)

Computer (Laptop preferred) with photo editing software–preferably Adobe Lightroom or Image Mechanics.

Jump drive or hard drive to transfer and archive images.

Willingness to step out of your comfort zone

Contact us at info@venicebeachphotoworkshops.com with any questions. After registration, we will contact you with further details and updates to prepare you.