22 Oct 2017
9.30am to 11.30am
Street Photography, a hybrid of two genres; documentary and art. It features subjects in candid situations within public places such as streets, parks, beaches, malls, political conventions, and other settings. Street photography uses the techniques of straight photography in that it shows a pure and original vision of something, like holding up a mirror to society. It often tends to be ironic and can be distanced from its subject matter, and often concentrates on a single human moment, caught at a decisive or poignant moment. On the other hand, much street photography takes the opposite approach and provides a very literal and extremely personal rendering of the subject matter, giving the audience a more visceral experience of walks of life they might only be passingly familiar with.
In this hands-on workshop you will be introduced to the basic of Street Art Photography and shooting side by side with a professional photographer. You will get to watch and learn how perfect moment photos are composed and captured in seconds. Participants will get the chance to have their photos reviewed and discussed throughout the workshop. The workshop will also touch on the dos and don’ts; the ethics of photographing in public places, and tips on photograph strangers without invading their private space.
Your workshop mentor is Alan Lim, a prolific Singapore based photographer. Prior to setting up a successful photography training center, Alan has worked as a news photographer for the national newspaper The Straits Times. Alan is also the principal photographer of Eleven Photography Singapore. Some of his most recent works are Tell-tale Line – a solo photo exhibition launched in March 2016 at The Substation, which also received an Honourable Mentioned in Monochrome Photography International Awards 2015. Design District Singapore Solo Photo Exhibition and Photo Book launched in November 2015 at Red Dot Design Museum.
This photography workshop is not about how to operate your camera but using your most familiar and comfortable camera setting. The focus in this workshop is about how to capture that perfect shot before your camera even clicks, therefore any digital camera (including mobile phone camera) will be appropriate. A fair bit of walking is needed so prepare yourself with a suitable outfit.
$80 (max 12 participants, and min 5 participants)
1 session/ 2 hours
The workshop will be held at Arab Street. A location map will be provided for participants.
• Your best images from the course will be submitted for possible publication.
• Participants will be encouraged to keep in touch through our alumni network on Facebook.
Our training program embraces a three-part format which includes theory, demo, application and review/critique for an optimal learning experience.
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