NYC Street Photography: The ABCs of the East Village
Saturday, June 16, 2018, 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm (rain date June 23)
Instructor: Josh Weiss
The East Village has been a symbol of the counterculture in New York City since the 1950s. Once synonymous with beatniks and later with punk rock, the neighbourhood today is a unique mix of people and cultures, music and art.
During the day, we will explore Alphabet City and other notable East Village spots, learning to identify a good street photo. We’ll work on striking the right balance of storytelling and technique, from camera settings to lighting and composition and discuss strategies for photographing candid scenes versus posed street portraits. Your instructor will be with you every step of the way to look at your work and answer questions.
I have always wanted to learn and practice street photography but I have honestly felt anxious at photographing strangers in public. I am hoping doing this in a group setting with an instructor will help me overcome some of that anxiety.