Street Photography: Melbourne’s Laneways and Hidden Enclaves

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What’s it all about?

Walk in any direction in Melbourne’s CBD and in most suburbs and you’ll see a world rich with potential images of people, objects, buildings. Street photography has become extremely popular. Instagram has over 8 million photos tagged #streetphotography!

If you’ve tried street photography and want to sharpen your technique or learn new tricks; if you’ve never tried, but want to learn what it’s about; if or you just want to get better at taking spontaneous, candid photos, then this lively, interesting and hands-­on class is for you.

What will we cover?

Broadly, street photography is photography that features the human condition within public places. Sounds fancy but it’s not. Having a camera and being open to what you see is all you need to take inspiring street pics. Serendipity, chance and intuition all help to capture interesting and meaningful images.

The digital revolution has allowed people all over the world to take more and more photos, recording what they’re experiencing in their daily lives. With ever smaller and better quality cameras, especially if it’s your phone, we can all take photos, anywhere, anytime.

This photography class will look at some of the practitioners of street photography, old and new. You’ll see some examples of iconic and great images, we’ll talk about techniques and tricks that will help you to take more interesting pics, and we’ll also head out into the streets with your tutor who will guide and help you when taking photos. We’ll follow up with a quick discussion and debrief.

Who will be teaching?

PeterPeter has been taking photos since he was a child. A smart phone reignited a passion that had been dormant for a few years, a better camera came next and at the same time a passion for street photography had begun. He has since gone on to commence a Diploma in Photo Imaging, and has also evolved his spontaneous and candid style into urban street portraiture. Peter has led other small street photography groups in Melbourne and knows and loves Melbourne’s streets, lanes and hidden gems.