Secrets of the Street
A Hands-On Workshop with Tom Hassler
So what’s the deal with “street” photography anyway? This popular genre, pioneered in the mid-twentieth century, has evolved into a broad range of approaches and techniques. In this hands-on one-day workshop with pro photographer Tom Hassler we’ll delve into ways for you to improve your skills and confidence in finding the pictures that are hiding in plain sight.
Topics we’ll cover include:
- What’s the best gear?
- When to be stealthy (and when not to!) Zone focusing de-mystified
- Should I be deliberate or spontaneous? Seeing the light
- Obtaining model releases from strangers
- Developing your personal style
Our day will begin with a general discussion of approaches and techniques. Then we will hit the streets and put those ideas into practice. Plan to bring a camera that you are familiar with, extra batteries and memory cards. If you have prime lenses in the moderate-wide to short-tele range, these are ideal. Mirrorless cameras are perfect too, since they are small and discreet. Be sure to wear comfortable walking shoes and dress for the weather.
About Tom Hassler:
Tom Hassler is an award-winning photographic problem solver. Having worked for top advertising and editorial clients for many years, he is known for always getting "the shot." A strong sense of graphic simplicity and use of color run through his work. He constantly shoots for himself as well as professionally, and exhibits his personal photography in custom folios, books and galleries.
Tom is also an established educator in advanced photography, digital processing and fine art printing technique. As a teacher, he enjoys working closely with each student to help improve on existing skills and identify a unique personal style. Tom lives in Portland, Oregon, and teaches at several venues in the area. He also leads photography workshops in the Pacific Northwest, the southwestern United States and in central Mexico.
There'll be a mid day lunch break, lunch is on your own.
This workshop is PPA-accredited; PPA attendees who attend the entire session will receive one PPA merit.