|Keith Skelton Photo|
Keith Skelton, photo workshop instructor and photojournalist, is leading a one-day photo workshop on the streets of Los Angeles, specifically to the Los Angeles Arts District and the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Workshop participants will meet in the morning at the Los Angeles Union Station (Amtrak station) and then head to The Arts District, near Little Tokyo. A full-day of photo activities is planned with the end stop being the famous Hollywood Walk of Fame. (Commuting is done by the LA Metro.)
Street photography is arguably one of the most challenging kinds of photography because of its documentary nature. It can also be one of the most fun and rewarding because it allows for the creation of personal statements through the streets contrary nature. Practiced by such legendary photographers as Henri Cartier-Bresson, Garry Winogrand, Robert Doisneau, Robert Frank, Burk Uzzle, and Elliott Erwitt, street photography is a form of candid photography that often defies and challenges the rules of composition and technique.
Street photography also requires getting close to people. Shooting photographs of strangers in public places takes some courage, fast reflexes, and basic camera gear. To do this type of shooting successfully you have to be part of the scene, not the usual distant observer. Good street photography is about telling a story in a single frame by skillfully anticipating actions and interactions. It is about seeing visual puns, irony, serendipity, and humorous incongruities in an often muddled world. Street photography is all about the ability to artfully capture singular and often solitary moments of life.
This workshop provides many diverse locations with street art, color and graphics.
-Learning how to transform everyday life situations into powerful images.
-Learning how to quicken reflexes and become more self-assured
photographing strangers in public locations.
-Learning how to approach and photograph a portrait of a stranger.
-Learning about anti-composition, shooting from the hip, in your face,
and working a corner photography.
There will be discussion about the best equipment and camera settings to use
and how to get the most out of a compact digital or film camera. There will
also be discussion about iconic street photographers and how they may have
viewed a particular street scene.
Payments by check within three weeks advance of the workshop receive a 10% discount. Returning students receive a 10% discount.
The workshop fee does not include hotel accommodations, meals, entrance fees, transportation costs, etc.
Enrollment limit: 12 students per session.