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Holger Pooten

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The London Institute of Photography offers intensive training in fashion studio photography, still life, portrait, street and documentary photography as well as Photoshop, Lightroom and portfolio courses.

Street and Documentary Photography Course

Level: a good knowledge of the Beginners Photography and Intermediate Photography Course is required
Duration: 4 Days / 20 Hours

Maximum Number of Students: 8
Requirements: Digital Camera with Manual Exposure Mode

What is the course about?

Street and documentary photography have evolved with the tools and the technologies currently used by professionals: digital cameras, laptops and wireless communications. Still, they remain two of the most powerful forms of photography.

The street and documentary photography course will teach you the historical, contextual and conceptual framework required to develop an engaging photo story. It will also provide technical guidance and individual work feedback.

During this course, we will discuss the main elements of a photo essay: the establishing shot, the portrait, the close-up, the overview and the interaction shot and how to edit your images in order to construct a coherent story.

What will we cover?

Introduction to Street and Documentary Photography
Work of the masters
Notions of framing and point of view
The power of composition
A study of life and people
Street portraiture
The Decisive Moment
Markets, Street Performers
The Photo Essay
How to interact with subjects
Ethics and legal rights
Choice of lenses and equipment
Optimum camera set-ups
How to edit your stock
Develop your own method of file management

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Skills Acquired

By the end of the course students will:
– Be able to create a classical photo essay and tell a story
– Choose the perfect equipment for the task
– Have an understanding of the cultural and legal scope of your work


Gift Vouchers
Gift Vouchers are open-dated, please email the name of the recipient to bookings@liop.co.uk and we will send you a personalised Gift Certificate as pdf.

Gift Voucher, £495

Daytime Courses:
Mon, Tue, Thu & Fri, 10am – 4pm

5 – 9 June 2017, £495

10 – 14 July 2017, £495

14 – 18 August 2017, £495

18 – 22 September 2017, £495

23 – 27 October 2017, £495

27 Nov – 1 December 2017, £495

Weekend Courses:
2 weekends, Sat & Sun, 10am — 4pm

2 – 3 & 9 – 10 September 2017, £495