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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

Duration: 4 Days / 20 Hours

Requirements: Digital Camera with Manual Exposure Mode

What is the module 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 module 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 module, 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

Skills Acquired

By the end of the module 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

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

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