Workshops (Updated)

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UPDATE: 

Unfortunately, due to some unforseen circumstances Eric won’t be able to be in Korea for the workshop and it has been cancelled. That being said, if you have an interest in small workshops please feel free to see me an email ( jtinseoul@gmail.com ).

 

Have you ever walked on the streets and saw a moment that you wanted to capture, but you were too scared to take the photograph? Do you want to become more confident shooting in the streets and learn how to better interact with your subjects? Do you want to meet other street photographers that are as equally passionate about street photography or interested in learning like you?

I am excited to announce I will be teaching my popular “Introduction to Street Photography Workshop” in Seoul (July 25-27th). In this action packed 3-day weekend workshop, you will learn the fundamentals of street photography, how to create visually compelling images, how to conquer your fear of shooting street photography, as well as tips & tricks how to capture “the decisive moment.” I am also excited to share that accomplished street photographer Josh White (I have taught two workshops with him, one with Leica in Seoul and one in Toronto) will be teaching alongside me.

The workshop is limited to an intimate class of 12 passionate individuals who want to take their street photography to new heights. The workshop will be an intimate experience in which you will learn solid fundamentals, get honest & constructive criticism on how to improve your photos, and meet other enthusiastic street photographers. This workshop is ideal for beginner or intermediate street photographers.

Workshop Syllabus

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Here is a syllabus of what we will cover in the workshop:

  1. How to conquer your fear of shooting street photography
  2. How to become invisible and shoot without anybody noticing you
  3. How to react to people who get offended
  4. The fundamentals of design & composition in street photography
  5. How anticipate & capture “The Decisive Moment”
  6. The best technical settings to use on your camera
  7. The secret of creating beautiful black and white photographs
  8. How to master editing & workflow in Lightroom 5
  9. How to develop a razor-sharp eye when shooting on the streets
  10. The fundamentals of critique & feedback in street photography

Workshop Overview

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The workshop will consist of presentations with insightful tips and techniques to help you better learn how to shoot captivating street photographs. To help you gain hands-on experience, the workshop less lecture-based and more focused on you shooting on the streets, discussing with myself and others, and learning what makes a memorable street photograph.

During the workshop you will be able to showcase your street photography, and get helpful comments and critiques from fellow street photographers. If you have ever uploaded a photo to Facebook or Flickr and have been frustrated by comments like “nice shot” or “what camera did you use?” you will find the feedback in this workshop incredible.

The workshop will also give you the opportunity to meet other supportive and passionate street photographers that will help you in your own photographic journey. After the workshop, I will make a private Facebook group for everyone in the workshop to keep in touch, continue to shoot together, and build a community.

Workshop Schedule

Friday Night (5pm-9pm)

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Friday night is an opportunity for you to get to know everyone else in the workshop. I will then give an honest & constructive portfolio review of your best images. We will identify your strengths and weaknesses in your work, and help you edit down your work into a strong set.

We will also give a brief presentation talking about the fundamentals of street photography, and afterwards we will eat a nice meal and have drinks together. This will be another great opportunity to talk more about your passion in street photography, and get more feedback & direction on your work.

Saturday (10am-6pm)

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On Saturday morning we will meet and introduce ourselves to one another in the group. Then we will start the workshop off with a lecture/powerpoint presentation discussing the fundamentals of street photography, how to conquer your fear of shooting on the streets, and tips about composition when shooting on the streets. During the presentation it will be very interactive — as you will be asked to give your own thoughts, experiences, and opinions.

We will then grab our cameras and hit the streets where I will give you specific assignments to give you focus. I will accompany you side-by-side when shooting street photography, helping you gain your confidence and also giving you tips & tricks on what to look for when shooting. There will also be a focus on how to shoot street photography in a culturally-sensitive way. In addition, I will also give you technical advice on the best settings to use on your camera for street photography.

At the end of the day, we will go out to dinner together where I can continue to give you feedback on the photos you took the day-of. This will also give us more time to get to know one another better and talk more about street photography.

Sunday (10am-6pm)

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On Sunday morning you will have more time to shoot street photography in the morning, to catch the beautiful golden light. I will continue to help you incorporate design & composition into your photographs on the street and how to capture the light.

After shooting on the streets, we will return to the workshop location and I will give a presentation on editing & workflow in Adobe Lightroom 5. I will give you many tips & tricks to go through your images efficiently, how to choose your best images, and how to post-process your photos into beautiful black & whites with Silver Efex Pro 2 (a b/w plugin for Lightroom 5).

You will choose your best images from the weekend and present them to the rest of the group. You will be given constructive critique & feedback on your images rather than the shallow “Nice shot” or “What lens did you use?” comments that you might get on Facebook and Flickr. Many people who have attended my past workshops say this is the most rewarding part of the workshop.

At the end of the workshop, we will go out for a final dinner together where we can continue to share our passion & experiences from the workshop. I will also make a private Facebook group for everyone to keep in touch after the workshop in order to build a community of learning.

What you will gain from this workshop

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Istanbul, 2012

After attending this workshop, you confidence of shooting in the streets will go through the roof, you will know the fundamentals of design & composition to make better photos, and know how to anticipate & capture the decisive moment.

One thing I also want to let you know is that 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.

Don’t miss out on this unique opportunity to have fun, improve your skills in street photography, and have an experience that you will never forget.

TRAVEL & ACCOMMODATION

Travel and accommodation is not included in the workshop tuition. If you need assistance finding a suitable hotel to stay, we can assist you. Please contact Neil Ta at neil.ta@erickimphotography.com for further assistance.

TESTIMONIALS

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“Eric Kim is a great teacher, his passion for street photography is truly infectious. I mean this in the most literal way possible. This workshop has really pushed me to shoot more often and more consistently. I thoroughly enjoyed his workshop, I learned so much, met great people and really had a chance to sharpen my teeth as a photographer. I recommend this workshop to anyone even slightly interested in street photography. He will challenge you and will take better shots.”

– Jordan Dunn (Los Angeles, 2011)

“Eric’s gift is not just in teaching, but in naturally creating a space where learning happens. And the subject is not just street photography, because I am a better photographer in all directions after taking his workshop. And somehow he creates an amazingly enjoyable and truly human working environment. I can’t remember who i was before that weekend in Tokyo. 🙂

– Gregory Lent (Tokyo, 2012)

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Critiquing photos by Marek at my Istanbul Workshop, 2013

“I attended the workshop because I wanted to learn more about street photography in general and to become more comfortable with snapping photos of people on the streets. The workshop delivered on both accounts. Eric Kim has a great way of encouraging you to step out of your comfort zone in order to get interesting photos. I now feel truly inspired and ready to start exploring the art of street photography on my own.”

– Martin Johannesson (Stockholm, 2012)

“My head’s been turned upside down on street photography – I think I’ve been polishing a lot of turds in the past. That’s over; now I’ll spend 95% of my time shooting and 5% post processing. The compositional concepts that were taught have really intrigued me, and I’m anxious to explore the books and photographers recommended in class. Really, a fantastic learning experience, very highly recommended. Not to mention that Eric, Neil and Josh were the nicest guys you could meet – and extremely knowledgeable and helpful. Looking forward to the intermediate course, hopefully in an exotic location! Cheers!”

– Phil Rice (Toronto, 2013)

1x1.trans “Discover Your Unique Voice in Street Photography”: Melbourne 3 day Intermediate/Advanced Street Photography Workshop (September 5 7th, 2014)

Hakim building his confidence, shooting the streets of Istanbul, 2013

“Speaking as somebody 40 years Eric’s senior, I confess I was a little nervous attending this workshop. Would I be The Old Guy in a class of hipsters? Would my favorite influential photographers — Stieglitz, Cartier-Bresson, Evans, Frank, Meyerowitz,etc. — be ignored.

All my apprehensions disappeared within 10 minutes.

Eric combines excitement and enthusiasm with a solid foundation in street photography. By the time you hit the streets and begin making photographs you feel confident that you’re already a better photographer. You just know it!

I recommend Eric’s workshop to photographers of all ages.”

– Joe Arbona (San Diego, 2013)

[Read all of my 75+ student testimonials here]

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Lucy Wheeler shooting the streets of San Diego, 2013

100% MONEY-BACK GUARANTEE

I am so confident that you will enjoy the workshop and improve your street photography that I offer a 100% money-back guarantee. If for some reason after attending the workshop you aren’t satisfied, I will return all your money back in full. I don’t know any other workshops that are so confident that they offer this guarantee!

WORKSHOP TIME AND TUITION

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Mumbai, 2013

Dates: July 25-27th (Friday night, all-day Friday/Saturday)

Times: Friday night (5pm-9pm), Saturday/Sunday (10am-6pm)

Tuition: 800 USD (495 USD early-bird discount price if you submit the full deposit before July 1st)

  • * There are special student-discounts and returning-student discounts. Email Neil Ta at neil.ta@erickimphotography.com for more information.

Workshop cap: An intimate class of 12 participants

Location: Location TBA

Contact : My manager Neil Ta (neil.ta@erickimphotography.com)

SECURE YOUR SPOT NOW!

If you would like to secure your spot for the workshop, please submit your full tuition with the Paypal button below. If you have any questions about the workshop, please email Neil Ta at neil.ta@erickimphotography.com

After you submit your tuition, we will send you an email confirming your payment and

Secure your spot now, room is running out for this popular workshop!

Seoul Introduction to Street Photography Workshop 2014

Regular Tuition: 800 USD

Early Bird Discount Price: 495 USD

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Cancellations / Refund Policy

We reserve the right to cancel groups with less than 5 participants. Students will be given either a full refund or offered a credit to a future workshop. You will be given at least 2 weeks advance notice if this is the case.

For International applicants, we are not responsible for reimbursement of travel expenses in case the workshop is cancelled. We highly recommend that you buy refundable tickets and/or travel insurance.

If you would like to receive a refund before attending the workshop, we require at least 2 weeks of advance notice.

After attending the workshop and you are not 100% satisfied with your workshop experience, let us know and we will grant your money-back guarantee.

By submitting your deposit you agree to these terms and conditions.

FAQ’s

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Q: Are there any pre-requisites for attending this course?

A: No there isn’t! This workshop will be best suited for street photographers starting off or wanting to polish their skills who have a general understanding how to use and operate their camera. However if you are a beginner and need more hands-on help, we welcome you as well!

Q: What do I need to bring to the workshop?

A: You will need to bring the following to the workshop:

  • Digital camera (DSLR, Leica, Micro 4/3rds, Point & Shoot, etc).
    • You can use a film camera, but you must get it processed and scanned on Friday night and have it ready to present on Saturday.
  • Laptop
    • You will be required to use a laptop on Saturday to edit/post-process your images. However if you do not own a laptop, let me know and we can make necessary arrangements.
  • Notebook
    • To take down notes during the workshop (all slides will be emailed to you afterwards as well).

Q: What if I need to leave early one of the days / show up late?

A: That will be okay, but please let us know in advance so we could accomodate to your schedule.

Q: What if I cannot attend one of the days, but wish to attend the workshop anyways?

A: You still will be able to attend the workshop. Email my manager Neil Ta at neil.ta@erickimphotography.com regarding the matter, and we can sort it out to best fit your schedule.

Q: What if I still have a question that isn’t answered here?

With any other questions/inquiries please email my manager Neil Ta at neil.ta@erickimphotography.com and we can answer all of your questions!

Instructor Biography

Eric Kim

Eric Kim Street Photographer

Eric Kim is an international street photographer from Los Angeles with a passion about shooting and teaching street photography. He has taught over 30 street photography workshops all around the world to over 400 students. He has had his work exhibited at the Leica store in Korea, Singapore, Kuala Lumpur and Melbourne.

In 2011, he was one of the judges for the London Street Photography Festival and is a contributor to the Leica Blog. In 2012 he also taught a university-level course at UC Riverside Extension titled: “All the World’s a Stage: An Introduction to Street Photography“. His past workshops include locations such as Switzerland, Beirut, Seoul, Tokyo, Kuala Lumpur, Melbourne, Sydney, London, Los Angeles, Toronto, Chicago, Stockholm, and Berlin.

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You can see more of Eric’s work on his website.

Josh White

One time law student, now part time English teacher, and sometimes street and documentary photographer based out of Seoul, South Korea. Originally from Newfoundland, Canada. Josh has taught two prior workshops with Eric. Has been featured on the Leica Blog, in LFI Magazine, and runs a photography blog.

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SECURE YOUR SPOT NOW!

If you would like to secure your spot for the workshop, please submit your full tuition with the Paypal button below. If you have any questions about the workshop, please email Neil Ta at neil.ta@erickimphotography.com

After you submit your tuition, we will send you an email confirming your payment and

Secure your spot now, room is running out for this popular workshop!

Seoul Introduction to Street Photography Workshop 2014

Regular Tuition: 800 USD

Early Bird Discount Price: 495 USD

Paypal-Pay-Now

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January 2012

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:

  1. How to get over the fear of shooting street photography
  2. How to shoot candid images without anybody noticing you
  3. How to tell a story with your photos
  4. The best technical settings to use in street photography
  5. The secret of converting your photos into beautiful black and whites
  6. How to react to people who get offended by street photography
  7. How to capture “The Decisive Moment
  8. The laws of street photography
  9. What techniques for taking great street photographs
  10. The history of street photography

Workshop Overview

Josh White

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

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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

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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 Store in Kangnam

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.

Illum Gallery

Schedule

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

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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)

REGISTER NOW!

To register for the workshop, please email Jasmine Aum at jasmine.aum@leica-camera.co.kr.

*You do not need a Leica camera to register!

Instructor Biographies

Eric Kim

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.

You can see Eric’s work on his website or check out his blog

Portfolio

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Josh White

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.

You can see Josh’s work on his website or check out his interview on the Leica Blog.

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October 2011

Hey everyone!

I’m planning a Seoul two day street photography workshop in November if anyone is interested feel free to contact me at jtwhite58@yahoo.com for more details!

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June 2011

I was recently a guest at the Leica blog! You can check out that interview here:

http://blog.leica-camera.com/interviews/josh-white-outsider-and-inhabitant/

June 2011

For more information, feel free to email me at jtwhite58@yahoo.com.

2 thoughts on “Workshops (Updated)

  1. Congratulations on the exhibition. I hope you can let us know -with photos of course!- how did it go, although I am sure that it’ll be a blast. Best wishes Josh.

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