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Street Photography

Street Photography

London College of Communication
Taught by
Simon King, David Babaian, A respected industry expert


Join Street Photography and learn how to use light and location to craft stories through images. Through a series of lectures and practical exercises you will learn how to recognise various forms of natural light and how you can use that light to craft storytelling opportunities through candid and unposed characters available on the streets. You'll find out how you can recognise patterns in behaviour, of both people and the available light, and will learn how to take candid images. You will learn how to make your story ambiguous or specific, and will tailor their storytelling approach to your personal life and approach to photography.

By the end of the course you will understand what it means to be a considerate and self-conscious photographer - approaching street scenes efficiently and neatly, and have the skills to deliver the best results based on your own perspective.

Topics Covered

  • Introduction to approaches and context
  • Shooting exercises at the College and on location
  • Selection and editing
  • Review and crits of your work
  • Commercial applications of street photography

Course Outcomes
By the end of this course you should be able to:

  • understand your approach in a reflective and subjective way, enabling you to develop and apply you own style.
  • approach a street scene, knowing what exposure to try for in order to tell the most emotional or engaging story
  • understand how these skills can be applied to more useful/profitable ventures – wedding, fashion, film sets, commercial applications

By the end of the course you will have a small portfolio of work but more importantly a strong direction to develop that portfolio and expand their style constantly.

Who Should Attend
This course is ideal for you if you are interested in photography but feel that you lack direction or a personal style and would like to take the next steps into developing their personal style. It is for anyone who has a camera, knows how to use it, but doesn’t know why to use it.

Beginner / Intermediate: You should know how to use a DSLR camera on manual settings.

Follow Up Courses
After you have completed this course you may want to continue your digital education with Adobe Photoshop for Photographers: Beginners or explore filmmaking in DLSR Filmmaking.

Customised Training
We also offer bespoke photography courses for groups, individuals and businesses. To find out more, visit our Customised Training page.

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Tutor Description

Simon is an award-winning landscape photographer and full-time London based photojournalist working in current events, fashion, and commercial reportage. He has worked in most areas of fashion, fine art, and movie/media production. Simon’s street photography explores surreal applications of scale and composition, with the occasional street portrait if a character is truly fascinating. Simon is an alumnus of UAL, from the BA Advertising Degree. See more: @simonking_v.

David Babaian is a fine-art street photographer with an emphasis on storytelling based on classic photojournalism schools, with a modern interpretation of the sociological aspects. His work regularly explores modern societal issues on both a large and personal scale, involving the emotional impact on groups or the individual. His background is in literature and writing from University of Kent at Canterbury; his passion for poetic and written narratives serve as a strong framework for the stories in his photographs.

This course will be taught by a respected industry expert.

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