This workshop is packed with information on how to approach and shoot street photography.
Day 1: We will start out in the classroom with a presentation during which we will be discussing the different ways to approach street photography. We will go over the ethical aspect of this popular genre of photography, the do's & don'ts and how to get over the fear of photographing strangers in the streets. From candid shots to street portraits, we will look at different techniques to tell a story in a frame.
Immediately following the presentation we will go on a photo walk to practice newly learned techniques.
Day 2: The entire day will be spent with our cameras on the streets of Amsterdam
Day 3: The morning will start with a photo walk. This three-day workshop will end in the classroom on Sunday afternoon with some post processing and a group critique session.
This small group setting is designed to fit all levels of street photographers. The cost to attend is $975
What students have to say about their workshop experience:
"For everyone who loves street photography and wants to improve his/her skills participating in one of Valerie’s workshops is a must. [...] What an amazing experience and wonderful camaraderie very difficult to describe in a few words. Valerie is undoubtfuly an outstanding street photographer but also she a remarkable trainer and a high professional organiser. She has a unique talent of transferring her knowledge sharing her experience and on the same time she has the ability to bring out the best of you. Please be aware that her passion of street photography is highly contagious. So don’t be surprised when after the workshop you find yourself going around carrying everywhere your camera. Valerie’s workshops is an opportunity which should not be missed." Vassilis Paros-Greece
"Valerie’s vision is an inspiration. She exudes passion for her craft and is equally passionate about helping others learn to create images that effectively show their own vision. Her easy going nature and sense of humour can be infectious. All in all, the week was lots of fun with my new found friends and I would do it all again. If any one is interested in one of her workshops you should book immediately!" Jane Sheers, Australia.
"The workshop has been one of my best experiences so far as a photographer. Valerie summarized her street photography principles so well; and with such enthusiasm and energy, that I felt my photography improving even with the first shooting session." Rick Riddle, Minneapolis, MN
"What a fantastic workshop Valerie! I feel we had the perfect balance of just enough classroom time to street shooting time. It was so much fun watching and learning from you during the workshop. We had a great set of varied locations which was perfect and kept things fresh and interesting each time we went out to shoot. I can't wait to attend more of your workshops from other locations in the future. Thanks for the fun and learning experiences!" Shawn Brezny Twin Cities, MN
“I really enjoyed Valérie’s street photography workshop. It was a great learning experience. Although I take lots of pictures walking the streets of a city, that is the first time I was “shooting street photography”. Her process puts you in a more focused state of mind and pushes you to appreciate the little details that day to day passersby often overlook and unnoticed.” Serge M. Indianapolis, IN