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Street photography workshop

Street 101: One day street photography with Sam Ferris and Greg Marsden

Join two of Australia’s best practicing street photographers for a one-day workshop in their home city of Sydney where you will be totally immersed in the fastest-growing and most accessible genre in photography today.

This workshop provides both an excellent introduction to street photography for those new to the genre, as a well as offers the practical expertise and knowledge necessary for more experienced participants to take their street photography to the next level.

Sam Ferris and Greg Marsden have a combined 15 years of experience and they will share their approaches to photographing on the street, and give hands-on guidance during multiple shooting sessions.

  • 9am – 10.30am: introductions, portfolio feedback and brief presentation on the ethos of street photography, different approaches, technical aspects of camera set-up and zone focusing, practical shooting advice, and what makes a ‘good’ street photograph.
  • 10.30am – 12.30pm: photographing in Newtown. Sam and Greg will lead participants on a photo-walk around Newtown in small groups, giving camera and gear assistance, demonstrating technique, and shooting together to help build confidence and speed in shooting street scenes.
  • 12.30 – 1.30pm: Break for lunch at The Town Hall Hotel, Newtown. Sam and Greg invite participants to join them for lunch and an informal debrief about the morning’s shoot. Participants are welcome to continue shooting through lunch or dine elsewhere at one of King Street’s famous eateries.
  • 1.45pm: Meet again at Newtown station at 1.45 pm to catch the 1.55 pm train to the City.
  • 2.15pm – 5pm: Extended photographing session throughout Sydney CBD and Circular Quay depending on weather and light conditions. Sam and Greg will work with small groups and individually with participants to help them hone their shooting skills and implement the practical and technical elements taught and demonstrated earlier.
  • 5pm onward: Post-workshop debrief and drinks at a location TBD



King St, Newtown NSW 2042, Australia


Saturday 21 July 2018 from 9am to 5pm


Workshop Fee: $175.00

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