Street Photography with John Free
Saturday, July 12, 2014 from 10:30 AM to 4:00 PM (PDT)
Santa Monica, CA
**We will meet promptly 10:30 in front of Bubba Gump's restaurant on the pier.**
Work with John on location on the Santa Monica Pier while he demonstrates, and you practice, his techniques for getting in close without disturbing the subject, or even being noticed. You will also learn how he makes photographs at the speed of life, how to increase speed in camera handling as well as speed in making all the needed mental calculations necessary to make an effective photograph. He will also discuss and demonstrate the various ways to find or build subject.
In Street Photography most failures are caused by not being close enough to the subject and not being fast enough with your hands to press the button exactly when the brain gives the command. Even a half second late and the shot is missed. The brain, which is hooked to the heart, gave the command but the fingers were not fast enough to keep up with the brain and the image masterpiece is lost forever.
During this five hour workshop you will:
John has been inspiring to photographers of all ages and skill levels for many years through teaching sold-out classes and workshops in street photography in Los Angeles, New York, Paris and London. Part stand-up and part evangelist, he speaks from the heart to inspire new generations of photographers through his workshops, YouTube videos and the blog on his website. He is also involved with several non-profit organizations teaching inner-city kids the excitement and power they can get from being dedicated photographers.
John’s work has been featured in numerous publications from U.S. News and World Report and Newsweek to Photographic Magazine to Smithsonian and The Sun. He was among the international photojournalists selected to take part in the project that resulted in the book 24 Hours in the Life of Los Angeles. John's work has been featured in a wide range of exhibitions, including the California Museum of Science and Industry, Los Angeles, Laguna Festival of Art, Armory Center for the Arts in Pasadena and the Bagier Gallery in Ojai, California.
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