Stocholm-workshop-2014

Hey Scandinavian (and European) streettogs– I am excited to share that I am hosting an intimate 2-day Introduction to Street Photography Workshop in Stockholm limited to 6 students (October 29-30th, 2014). I know it is a bit last-minute (and in the middle of the week), but I wanted to have a chance to host a workshop open to the public before I do another workshop for adopted children in Stockholm (that same weekend). I don’t know when the next time I’m going to be in Stockholm (or anywhere else in Scandinavia) — so don’t miss out ;)

If you are a bit timid in your street photography (and want to build up your courage), if you want to improve your compositions (or style or vision), or meet other passionate street photographers– this workshop is perfect for you. Don’t miss out on this experience to make new friends, have great food (and strong coffee), and of course hit the streets of Stockholm together.

If you want more information about the workshop, read more. If you can’t attend this workshop, make sure to check out all of my upcoming street photography workshops.

Workshop Syllabus

Marseille, 2012
Marseille, 2012

During the 2-day workshop, we will focus on the following topics:

  1. How you can conquer your fear of shooting street photography
  2. How you can improve your composition and what to look for in the streets
  3. How you can anticipate & capture “The Decisive Moment”
  4. The best technical settings to use on your camera
  5. How you can master editing & workflow in Lightroom 5
  6. An in-depth critique & feedback of your work
  7. The best secret places in Stockholm (off the beaten path) to shoot street photography
  8. How to develop your style in street photography and stick out from the crowd
  9. Personalized street photography assignments to push you to the next level
  10. How to create a memorable body of work and the secrets of unforgettable images

The workshop will also be tailored to your individual needs, and you will have tons of personal 1:1 time with myself to answer any specific technical, compositional, or related street photography questions you may have. Throughout the two days I will also give you street photography assignments that will break you outside of your comfort zone and help you take your street photography to the next level.

Workshop Schedule

Day 1 (Wednesday) – 10am-6pm

Tucson, 2013
Tucson, 2013

In the morning we will meet at a cafe to introduce everyone in the group and discuss some of the challenges we all face while shooting in the streets. I will lead a presentation on how to conquer your fears of shooting on the streets, how to make better compositions, and how to create a strong body of work.  We will be using famous examples of the master street photographers and contemporary masters to better help build your visual literacy. This will better help you understand why certain photographs work and why other photographs don’t work. This will also help you better understand how to critique your own work and the work of others.

We will then grab our cameras and hit the streets where I will give you specific assignments to give you focus on how to build your confidence and tips for your personal needs. I will give you ample personal 1:1 shooting time, by accompanying you side-by-side when shooting street photography. When we are on the streets, I will give you some tips & tricks on what to look for when shooting, advice on the best settings to use on your camera for street photography, and how not to hesitate when trying to capture “the decisive moment.”

At the end of the day, we will go out to dinner and drinks 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.

Day 3 (Thursday) – 10am-6pm

NYC, 2013
NYC, 2013

We will start the morning off again meeting at a cafe to discuss everyone’s shooting experience from the previous day, then we will hit the streets for one more morning of extensive shooting.

We will have a hearty lunch and then get to the hardest part of the workshop – the editing and sequencing of the photography we shot from the entire weekend. I will teach you the fundamentals of workflow in Lightroom 5, and how to quickly edit and sort your images to create sets with visual cohesion and sense. We will teach you how to be brutal with your own images, and how to select only your finest work to share with others.

Then you will have time to look at the photos you have taken over the 2 days, and choose your best shots to present to the rest of the group. We will sit right alongside you, and help you choose your best images – and tell why certain of your images work or don’t work. We will also give you some great tips & tricks in Lightroom 5 and Silver Efex Pro 2 to create beautiful black & whites and eye-popping color images.

After choosing your best images from Stockholm, you will present your best shots and get direct feedback & critique from myself and the rest of the group. We will be open and honest with you, and give you some of the best critique on your images that you have received in your life. The feedback will be well-thought out, direct, and critical – and will help you better understand your personal style and voice in street photography. You will find this part of the workshop to incredibly fulfilling and helpful.

At the end of the workshop, we will go out and have dinner and drinks with one another – exchange our contact information with one another, and continue our journey in street photography (and also make meaningful life-time connections).

What you will gain from the workshop

Detroit, 2013
Detroit, 2013

After attending the workshop I can guarantee that you build up a solid understanding of composition and visual literacy in street photography, and will better understand how to make meaningful & memorable images. Your confidence of shooting street photography will also shoot through the roof, and you will find yourself hesitating less when shooting people on the streets (and getting much closer).

You be given guidance to discover your style in street photography, and how to work on meaningful projects that you will continue to pursue after the workshop. Not only that, but you will have met a group of fellow street photographers that will be your life-long contacts and friends.

While this workshop won’t make you the next Henri Cartier-Bresson, I can guarantee that it will be the spark to help take your street photography to the next level. It will be the passion and energy you put in during and after the workshop which will help you develop your fullest skills.

TRAVEL & ACCOMMODATION

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

BEHIND-THE-SCENES WORKSHOP VIDEO

Below is a video I recorded at a recent Los Angeles Introduction to Street Photography Workshop — to give you a sense and feel of the experience!

TESTIMONIALS

Eric Kim Street Photography Workshop Testimonial Video

Below are some recent testimonials from students at my LA Introduction to Street Photography Workshop:

“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) 
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Geoffery Chen getting closer to his subjects at the London Introduction to Street Photography Workshop

“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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“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)

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Student photo by Young Lim. Downtown LA, 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]

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

San Diego, 2013
San Diego, 2013

Dates: October 29-30th, 2014 (Wednesday and Thursday)

Times: 10am-6pm

Tuition: 495 Euro (395 Euro early-bird pricing before October 20th)

  • There is a special returning student-discount for this workshop. For more information, email Neil Ta at neil.ta@erickimphotography.com 

Workshop cap: An intimate group of 6 participants

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 spot in the workshop.

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

Stockholm Street Photography Workshop 2014

Regular Tuition: 495 Euro

Early Bird Discount Price: 395 Euro

1x1.trans “Conquer Your Fear of Shooting in the Streets”: Sydney 3 day Introduction to Street Photography Workshop (August 29 31st, 2014)

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

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

A: No there isn’t! This workshop will be best suited for street photographers who have a strong understanding of how to operate their camera, and have had some experience in street photography and want to take their skills to the next level. However if you are not sure that this workshop may be a good fit for you, contact us atneil.ta@erickimphotography.com and we can consult you.

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 overnight and scanned to present on Sunday.
  • Laptop
    • You will be required to use a laptop on Sunday 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: Are there any discounts for students or returning workshop attendees?

A: Yes! Please email me at neil.ta@erickimphotography.com for more information regarding a student/returning workshop attendee discount.

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 me 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 us atneil.ta@erickimphotography.com and we can answer all of your questions!

Instructor Biographies

Eric Kim

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Eric Kim is an international street photographer from Berkeley, California 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.

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 your spot in the workshop!

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

Stockholm Street Photography Workshop 2014

Regular Tuition: 495 Euro

Early Bird Discount Price: 395 Euro (if submitted before October 20th)

1x1.trans “Conquer Your Fear of Shooting in the Streets”: Sydney 3 day Introduction to Street Photography Workshop (August 29 31st, 2014)