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Learn the skills of creative street photography with our photography short courses online and in Sydney!

Street photography has been around for many years as a documentary tool for our culture. This documentation of the growth and differences in our society sheds light on things that aren't normally seen. In our history, we need those moments captured because, in the blink of an eye, those moments can be gone. Explore the creative opportunities that street photography offers in this Online Street Photography workshop in Sydney. Through careful analysis of successful and engaging street photos learn how the best tell a story through the power of the still image.

This street photography course will take you through the compositional and technical elements that go into creating beautiful street imagery. Street photography is a world of creative opportunity, colours can be intense and light can become your hero. Have fun discovering how to depict life on the street in a friendly, informative atmosphere!

Want to learn street photography in person? Check out our Street Noir Night Photography Course!

Learning outcomes

  • Be able to recognise genres of street images
  • Understand and apply the four P's of street photography
  • Be able to break down and analyse successful street images
  • Understand the compositional elements integral to effective street photography

Course delivery

  • Three hours in one single online session.
  • One-hour follow-up midweek.
  • Total 4 hours
  • Conducted via Zoom & email.

What will be covered in this online street photography course?

  • Introductions from students and tutor
  • The 4xPs of street photography: Perspective, Proportion, People, Paradox
  • Group discussion: Image breakdown and analysis
  • Student private analysis of chosen works
  • Students present their chosen images and to the best of their ability. There are no wrong answers!
  • Students elaborate the reasons why they chose those images with support from class and tutor
  • The class responds to each image
  • Tutor comments on students’ comments keeping in mind that art appreciation is subjective and there’s no such thing as a wrong answer.
  • portfolios by some of the top street photographers internationally
  • relevant YouTube videos showing photo artists either talking about their work or demonstrating their techniques in practice on the street in city locations
  • titles of books on street photography & where to purchase them.

Who is this course for?

This course does not require any experience in photography, it has been designed to promote discussion and inspiration for anyone who is interested in photography from the beginner to the expert.

Course tutor

Lynn Smith is arguably the most experienced and qualified street photography tutor in Australia. He has designed and facilitated classes in Sydney, Melbourne, Canberra, Newcastle and various NSW ghost towns. He’s worked with prominent institutions including the University of Sydney, the Australian National University Canberra, PhotoAccess Canberra, the Australian Centre for Photography Sydney as well as Sydney Community College. Lynn has two Masters degrees: Master of Documentary Photography and Master of Fine Arts. The subject of both Masters was street photography. Lynn is an exhibiting artist who has participated in numerous solo and group shows in Sydney and Canberra for over a decade, a number of which he also curated. He was the author of “11 Top Street Photographers” a quality photobook with 10 other collaborators from every region around the world in which his work appeared and which he edited.

This course has no current classes. Please join our waitlist and we will notify you when we have places available. Join waitlist for Online Street Photography Workshop

This course has no current classes. Please join our waitlist and we will notify you when we have places available. Join waitlist for Online Street Photography Workshop

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