SY211 Street Photography: Capturing the Magic of the Moment

  • 21 May 2015
  • 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
  • Pyramides
  • 7


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Thursday, 21 May 2015
One-day workshop
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Cost: € 60

Course Description

If you enjoy everyday life stories, ordinary people, and still life, this workshop is for you. We are surrounded by beauty at every instant, and you will learn how to capture these moments and transform them into poetic images.

You will learn to be aware of your surroundings and keep a lookout for moments while walking on the street, through a market, or in a crowd during a day of national celebration. You will train your eye while learning about the photos of great masters, such as Robert Doisneau, Saul Leiter and Martin Parr.

Students can expect to:

  • Learn about composition in photography
  • Develop observational skills to catch a moment in a photograph
  • Get hands-on experience through practical assignments

Course Requirements

  • Suitable for all levels of photographers

About the Instructor

Juan Manuel Abellán graduated in advertising and completed his training as a photographer in Barcelona at the Institute of Design and Image (IDEP) where he worked with Italian photographer Luca Pagliari. Juan Manuel has worked in advertising agencies in London, such as Saatchi & Saatchi, McCann-Ericksson, and Grey Worldwide. He then moved to Paris, where he became the assistant to photographers such as Laure Vasconi, Xavier Lucchesi, and Ariadna Bufi. He has collaborated with Tendance Floue, and has worked for Daylight Photo Studio and the agency Magnum Photos. Juan Manuel currently lives and works in Paris as a freelance photographer.

Photo Credit: Juan Manuel Abellán

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