Life Changes and Street Photography 101

There have been a few changes in my life in the last couple of months. Most notably, as you can see from above, we’ve added a member to our family. It’s been one of those times in life where I’ve mostly just sat back and taken it all in. I’ve not taken a whole lot of photos. I’ve not talked much (aside from on my outlet of a Youtube Channel I use to “escape” from real life).

Life can’t stop forever. I can’t stop forever. One thing seeing my little girl has shown me is that I need to not let this photography thing slip away. I need to re-apply myself to it. I need to take it seriously again. As seriously as I tend to do anything, I suppose.

After a lot of thought, I’ve decided to take some time to get back into street photography in the way I once did. I need to walk and shoot. I need to feel that rush again. One day, maybe my daughter will share that moment with me.

While thinking about what made me a “good” street photographer I realized I have a lot to offer when it comes to this. I started making notes about what I did well. I made notes about why I did those things as I did. It’s interesting what time in a hospital will do to you. Somehow, for me, it made me more productive.

After compiling these thoughts, I was reminded of the fun I had teaching the processing workshop I taught online just before my daughter was born. I love connecting with people that way. I enjoyed it.

So, why not street photography? Hence, the idea for my July workshop Street Photography 101 was born.

The workshops will take place on July 4th from 8:00AM-11:00AM (ish) and 11:00PM to 2:00AM(ish) Korean time via Zoom. The classes will be limited to 15 students and will cover, you guessed it, street photography!

During the 3ish hour session we will cover a gamut of tips and tricks related to street photography. The class will be structured in such a way that all skill levels may benefit from the class and will involve everything from basic settings to project making and lots in between. The students will have the opportunity to dive into my head and find out a bit about how I approach the “art” of street photography.

The students will also be given a FREE copy of my upcoming zine (Toronto) prior to its release. The zine is 50 pages in length. A digital copy will be given before the workshop to all students to check out and a hard copy mailed after the sessions are complete. I figured this is the least I can do! A post is coming about this soon as well 🙂

If you’re interested in signing up, click this LINK. If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to let me know! Hope I can see some of you really soon!

Aside from that, I’m going to take a bit of time to contemplate my blog in general. It needs a bit of an update. A bit of a jump start in energy.

If all goes as I’ve heard it normally does, I guess I’ll be needing my own jump start soon!

3 Comments

  1. Hi !

    I have been checking out your blog periodically , happy to see your back. Congrats on the family , as someone who has read your blog posts for for almost a decade , I’m looking forward to watch you navigate into fatherhood .

  2. I’ve been reading your blog for a long time now. It’s a really cool visual diary of your life. The funny thing is it almost doesn’t matter what you write about: random thoughts, upcoming projects, thoughts or tutorials, gear reviews, ruminations on technique, random posts about your cats. It’s all just… you. And you’ve been doing it long enough that the evolution and changes in your life are there in the blog. Keep writing, man. Your daughter will read it one day. Would make a great book! : – ) -Robbie J, Chicago Illinois

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