I am sad to say that I just had one of the last street photography workshops in Downtown LA for the near future. For those of you who don’t know, I will be moving to Michigan at the end of August to be with my girlfriend Cindy and support her with her academic career. Also have some good project ideas for shooting in Detroit as well!
Here is some of the behind-the-scenes footage of my recent street photography workshop with Rinzi Ruiz which was focused on projects. The 3-day workshop was short, but intense – and focused on making a project in Downtown LA. 3 days isn’t nearly enough time to work on a serious project, but was a strong foundation for all of the workshop attendees.
After Rinzi and I judged the workshop attendees projects, we decided that the work of Dan Manwaring was the winner- as his project was tightly edited, coherent, and told a lot about his character (he is a tough-looking guy with a soft heart). Runner-up was Darren Wong who shot a cliche topic (dogs) but did it from very unorthodox angles and created some fresh images.
Read more to see all of the images!
Dan Manwaring – Tough Guys
Darren Wong – Dogs
Josh Montes – Raw Downtown LA
Oracio Alvarado – Life on Broadway
Michael Ares – Color in Downtown LA
Hsu Chan – Aloneness
Jason Yee – Staying Cool in the Heat
Mo Barzegar – Obesity
Roland Tetenbaum – Dogs and Their Owners
Ross Baquir – Characters
Al Shore – Shopping in Downtown LA
Walter Morataya – Smoking
You can see all of the behind-the-scenes photos here on Facebook!
Upcoming Street Photography Workshops 2012
Check out my upcoming street photography workshops below!
7/21-7/22: Paris, France – Intro – More info – a few spots left!
9/29-9/30: Toronto – All levels – Street Photo + Print Workshop – Details TBA – Register intent -NEW!
10/13-10/20: 7 Day Street Photography California Coastal Cruise (Catalina Island, Santa Barbara, San Francisco, San Diego, and Ensenada, Mexico.) – Info
12/9-12/15: Calcutta, India – Week-long Immersion Course – More info & Register Intent
Street Photography Workshops 2013
1/11-1/13: Manila, Philippines – Intro – (email Jeff Merceder at email@example.com more info)
1/18-1/20: Manila, Philippines – Intermediate/Advanced – (email Jeff Merceder at firstname.lastname@example.org for more info)
Would you like to see a workshop in your city? If so leave a comment below and tell us where!