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SA271: Street Photography and Storytelling

  • 27 Apr 2021
  • 9:30 AM - 1:30 PM
  • Location TBC, details will be communicated 24 hours before the date. Limit of 5 participants.
  • 5

Registration

  • WICE Members & Their Guests
  • Reduced rate for Active WICE Volunteers
    Code required

If you enjoy everyday life stories, people, portrait and urban still life, this workshop is for you. We are surrounded by beauty and stories at every instant ; 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. You will train your eye and become familiar with your camera while learning about the photos of great masters, such as Robert Doisneau, Saul Leiter and Martin Parr. Become a master in StoryTelling !

The 5 person class will start with a brief, where we will have the photography lesson of the day. After the brief, we will explore the area while we practice photography assignments, guided by the tutor. He will answer all your questions, and will be available for you throughout the course. 

A final review of your images and suggestions will follow in a friendly feedback session where we will review and analyze your images.

Students can expect to:

  • Learn about composition and light in photography
  • Develop observational skills to catch a moment in a photograph
  • Get familiar with their camera
  • Learn storytelling in photography
  • Get hands-on experience through practical assignments
  • Participate in a friendly critique of their work

Course Requirements: Suitable for all levels and all kind of digital cameras and smartphones. All sanitary measures will be respected.

Location: Outdoor, Paris. Course location will be communicated 24 hours before the start date.

About the Instructor: Juan Manuel Abellán is a professional fine art photographer and photography tutor based in Paris since 2007. He graduated in Advertising and Visual Arts and holds a Master in Art, philosophy and aesthetics, specialized in Photography and Contemporary Art.  He has worked with the agency Magnum Photo and exhibited his work in several exhibitions, including at the Centre Georges Pompidou. Passionate about photography, Juan Manuel works as a freelance photographer with a specialization in portrait, reportage and fine art photography. He is also an experimented leader of photography adventure tours around the world. You can check out his Instagram account and blog website here.

Photo Credit: Juan Manuel Abellán

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