Photography: Street Photography

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Learn street Photography practical skills with this photography class.

Sydney Street Photography is a practical photography course that enables student’s the opportunity to apply street style skill sets out in the field. The aim is for students to be given theoretical and practical groundwork to put the diversity of street photography styles into practice with guidance and review. The course content includes street shooting – the techniques and styles of images; on how to take photos on the street, what to look for, and how to take photos of strangers. This is a hands-on course with time spent shooting on the street and a specific street challenge to execute. Reasonable camera skills are required for this course and any camera is ok to use.

If you are brand new to photography, perhaps a camera skills course would be best to start with before enrolling but is not essential if you are confident you have a reasonable grasp of the basics, if unsure please contact us and we can make an assessment.

If you want to learn about the practical application of your photography skills in Sydney, then this course is for you.


By the end of this workshop you will:

  • Have hands-on street shooting practice
  • Be able to shoot street photography images
  • Be able to perform a range of styles of street shooting
  • Apply a range of street photography camera techniques
  • Be able to recognise genres of street images
  • Shoot different genres of street photography
  • Know and apply street photography protocols and behaviours
  • Understand the requirement for permissions in street photography
  • Understand the laws and regulations applicable to street photography
  • Experiment with different camera techniques


  • A Camera
  • Basic Camera Skills

Course content

During this workshop, the intention is that the following topics can be covered, but not necessarily all of them or in the order given. Due to the variable nature of Adult Education classes, parts of the curriculum may be adapted to suit the needs of the class.

*Session 1: Newtown – Streetlife, graffiti, place and story, candid people shots. Meet at 10:00 am outside entrance to Newtown train station, at the café.
*Session 2: Sydney CBD – Cityscapes, people & place, action and entertainment. Meet at 10:00 am the Metro St James café (outside around the corner from St James Station entrance) in Elizabeth St, close to the Archibald Fountain, Hyde Park, CBD.
*Session 3: Barangaroo – A clash of culture – old and modern architecture, sense of place and geometric space, history and functionality.  Meet at 10:00 am Jet Bar Caffe, QVB, corner of York and Druitt streets, CBD.

Please bring to class

  • DSLR Camera
  • Optional Tripod
  • Fully charged batteries
  • Memory card
  • Money for transport & lunch where necessary

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Please ensure that you have given a valid email and mobile number as all course changes will be communicated via SMS or email.

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Course testimonials:

  • said: Richard is a great teacher of photography, the course gave a great introduction into the world of street photography. The course was great fun and relaxed. Richard set a great balance of instruction and still allowing our class to develop our own style. I would have no hesitation in recommending the course as well as participating in further courses

  • said: Walking around and hearing the instructor thinking aloud, also pointing out his own mistakes

  • said: Richard is an excellent teacher and the class has really helped me improve my skills. I loved that the course was so practical and we got to experiment in different locations in the city. I also very much enjoyed the chats after the class where we shared and discussed our shots of the day. I will definitely be looking into doing more classes with Richard - thanks again!

  • said: That it was stress-free and there was no pressure to be competitive. It was great to go to 3 different locations and be out taking photos not in a classroom.

  • said: Inspiring and fun. Richard makes a real effort to work out your existing skill level and confidence and then build on these. You’ll be challenged but come away with lots of ideas to further develop by practising on your own. We had a lot of laughs.

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