I am excited to announce that I will be having an introductory street photography workshop alongside Korean Street Photographer Josh White in Seoul, Korea January 7-January 8th! The workshop is being sponsored by Leica Camera Korea and will be an incredible opportunity to shoot the streets of Seoul, get your best work featured in the Illum Gallery, and attend a cocktail party at the Leica Store in Kangnam!
If you would like more info about the workshop, please read more below!
If you are an beginner or intermediate street photographer and want to conquer your fear of shooting in the streets or looking to improve your skills, this workshop is for you. Through this dynamic and hands-on 2-day workshop you will get to learn:
- How to get over the fear of shooting street photography
- How to shoot candid images without anybody noticing you
- How to tell a story with your photos
- The best technical settings to use in street photography
- The secret of converting your photos into beautiful black and whites
- How to react to people who get offended by street photography
- How to capture “The Decisive Moment“
- The laws of street photography
- What techniques for taking great street photographs
- The history of street photography
I am excited to announce that I will be teaching this workshop alongside Josh White, an acclaimed street photographer from Korea. The workshop will consist of presentations from both of us with insightful tips and techniques for shooting captivating street photographs. In addition, the workshop will be less lecture-based and more focused on group discussion and interaction.
During the workshop you will be able to showcase your street photography, and get helpful comments and critiques from fellow street photographers. Not only that, but you will meet other supportive and passionate street photographers that will continue to help you even after the workshop.
What differentiates this street photography workshop with other workshops is that it will cover practical tips and tricks of how to shoot on the streets. Therefore it is focused more on shooting and less on theory.
What we will cover
On both days you will have the opportunity to apply what you learn through an accompanied on-the-street photography assignment with myself and Josh White. After the outing, you will get your best images commented and critiqued by myself and the rest of the participants.
Not only will you learn how to shoot on the streets with more confidence, you will also learn how to choose your best work and post-process your images via Lightroom 3 and how to create beautiful black and white images with Silver Efex Pro.
Although street photography can be intimidating, this workshop will teach you the practical skills on how to become more courageous and bold. You will learn how to capture “the beauty in the mundane” through candid images of people in their ordinary environments. Street photography is a wonderful craft, and this workshop will be helpful for those who want to get their feet wet!
What you will get out of this workshop
After attending this workshop, many past participants have built their confidence shooting in the streets, learned how to get closer to people, can identify great street photography opportunities, and have kept in touch with one another. This is not just a street photography workshop. It is a chance to build a community of friends and passionate street photographers that will last far after the workshop is over.
Leica Camera Korea Sponsorship
Leica Camera Korea has graciously agreed to sponsor half of the workshop fee as well host the workshop. Not only will they provide the venue and meals, but they will also be hosting an exhibition of the best photographs from the workshop participants at the Illum gallery (Leica Store Chungmuro). Participants will also enjoy an exclusive cocktail party at the Leica store on the last night as well.
Saturday 7th Jan (9:30 am~6:30 pm)
At Ilum gallery (Leica Store Chungmuro)
9:30am-10:00am : Participants meet-up, greeting, breakfast
10:00am-12:30am : Introduction to street photography, getting close, techniques by Eric Kim
12:30am- 1:00pm : Lunch
1:00pm- 2:00pm : Presentation on composition by Josh White
KangNam area (eg. Garosu-gil, KangNam station)
2:30pm- 5:00pm : Shooting
Leica Store KangNam
5:30pm- 6:30pm : Group review
Sunday 8th Jan (9:30 am~6:30 pm)
At Illum gallary (Leica Store Chungmuro)
9:30am-10:00am : Breakfast
10:00am-12:30am : Presentation on editing/post-processing/showing best work
12:30am- 1:00pm : Lunch
1:00pm- 3:00pm : Presentation on shooting projects/themes/photoessays
At MyungDong (Or Namdaemun)
3:00pm- 6:00pm : Shooting
At Illum gallery (Leica Store Chungmuro)
6:30pm- 6:30pm : Group review
6:30pm- 7:00pm : Dinner, Cocktail party, and Exhibition
WORKSHOP TIME AND FEE
Dates: Jan 7th-8th, 2012
Time: 9:30am-6pm (both days)
Workshop Fee: 500,000 Won – > 250,000 Won ($216 USD) (Leica CameraKorea will sponsor 250,00 Won). *Includes breakfast, lunch, and drinks for both days, and for exhibition and cocktail party.
Workshop cap: 20 participants
Location: ILLUM Gallery (which is on 2nd F of Leica Store, Chungmuro), 51-13, Chungmuro 2 Ga, JungGu, Seoul, Korea
Sponsor : Leica Camera Korea Ltd.
Contact : Leica Camera Korea Ltd., tel) 1661-0405 / +82) 70-7510-7461 (from overseas)
To register for the workshop, please email Jasmine Aum at firstname.lastname@example.org.
*You do not need a Leica camera to register!
Eric Kim is a street photographer from Los Angeles with a passion in interacting with his subjects, especially getting close to them. He has shot street photography all around the world including places such as Paris, Rome, Florence, Venice, Prague, London, Lebanon, Korea, Chicago, and San Francisco.
He has recently taught street photography workshops in Beirut, Switzerland, the UK, Los Angeles, San Francisco, and Chicago. He has also done collaborations with Leica, Magnum, as well as Invisible Photographer Asia.
Josh White describes himself as a law student on extended vacation in Seoul. Throughout his journey in Korea, he is able to capture the fleeting moments of everyday lives of the inhabitants in a stark, realistic and profound way. An expert storyteller with his words and images, he carefully captures the decisive moments that occur in front of him. Josh is originally from Newfoundland, Canada.
This post was made by Eric Kim. Look forward to seeing you all there! You can message me with any questions you may have!