“Discover Your Unique Street Photography Style” Intermediate Workshop in Downtown LA with Eric Kim, Rinzi Ruiz, and Jordan Dunn(2/3-2/5)

Are you an avid street photographer seeking to develop your own unique photographic vision and stand out from the crowd?

To this day, there are countless street photographers pounding the pavement and shooting anything that moves with their cameras and smartphones.  How does one stand out from the crowd?  How does one build a strong, unique look to their photos to make them memorable and worthwhile to look at?  How does one get photos worthy of gallery exhibitions and photobooks?

To find out, join me at my intensive intermediate street photography workshop to be held in Downtown LA from February 3rd to the 5th in association with the Hatakeyama Gallery

I will be helping no more than 15 participants find their own unique photographic style, so that by the end of the workshop, they’ll be able to go forth and boldly produce and showcase significant bodies of work.  There will be plenty of hands-on guidance while we’re out shooting on the streets and focused, personalized feedback during critiques. Not only that, but you will have the opportunity to meet up with other equally passionate street photographers.

During the workshop, you’ll be assigned a specific project to shoot over the three days on the streets of Downtown LA, alongside myself and my guest speakers Rinzi Ruiz and Jordan Dunn.  On the second day, your assignment photos will be critiqued – identifying what worked, what didn’t, and what could be improved on.

We’ll also be studying the works of the master street photographers such as Henri Cartier-Bresson, Garry Winogrand, Elliott Erwitt, Vivian Maier and many more.  Through discussion of their quotes, photos, and videos, we’ll learn their specific insights into street photography, what makes them great, and how these principles can be applied to your own unique style.

Workshop Syllabus


"Headless" by Rinzi Ruiz

  1. Learning and understanding the various street photography styles to find your own voice
  2. Developing stronger compositions for better street photography
  3. Personal one-on-one guidance on developing your unique strengths in street photography
  4. How to approach people and overcome your fear when shooting on the streets
  5. An advanced guide to brutally self-curating and editing (selecting) your best work, as well as post-processing in Lightroom 3 and Silver Efex Pro.
  6. How to confidently market yourself as a street photographer to get your work more recognition in the world
  7. An in-depth study of the master street photographers
  8. A specialized street photography assignment tailored to you for the duration of the workshop
  9. How to create images that tell compelling stories and profoundly document the human condition
  10. Constructive critique of your entire portfolio and photos taken during the workshop

You can see some of the images from the previous intermediate workshop in Downtown LA.

A list of the street photographers we will study

  • Henri Cartier-Bresson
  • Elliott Erwitt
  • Garry Winogrand
  • Joel Meyerowitz
  • Robert Doisneau
  • Vivian Maier
  • Bruce Gilden
  • Alfred Eisenstaedt
  • and more…

What you will get out of the workshop

"Look" by Jordan Dunn

After attending this workshop, you will become much more aware of what makes you, and you alone, a great street photographer.

You will shoot on the streets more comfortably, getting out of your comfort zone and using your strengths to great effect with your personal style.  You’ll also understand what makes a powerful street photograph through studies of the masters, and become more creative and critical with your work.

I look forward to your future as a street photographer after the workshop.


Introduction to Eric Kim Street Photography Workshops

Behind-the-scenes from my Chicago Street Photography Workshop


Jayme Lynn and Alex Crossland

“This workshop really boosted my confidence while shooting on the street. It made me think more about how to compose a photo and what to look for in my photos when editing and post-processing. It was awesome learning from not one but two of my street photography idols, Eric Kim and Jason Martini! Don’t forget to not hesitate and killers shoot twice! Thanks Eric!”

– Alex Crossland (Chicago)

“I am intermediate photographer who has recently discovered the joy of street photography. Attending Eric Kim’s beginning street photography course was a great experience. Eric Kim is an instructor who is truly passionate about his craft and thoroughly enjoys sharing the art of street photography with others.

In the workshop I was able to get a good grasp of what street photography is all about and over come much of the fear that comes with photographing people you don’t know while in an urban environment. 

This is the kind of instruction you just can’t get in a book!”

-Bob Chambers (Chicago)

“Attending the street photography workshop was a real eye opener for me. I feel like what I learned in the Street Photography workshop is going to affect the way I take pictures in general now and is not just limited to “Street Photography”. Eric also made me think more about composition and how important that is. I look forward to attending another workshop in the future.”

– Dennis Wetzel (Los Angeles)

Greg Jacobs

“Eric is very knowledgeable and giving with that knowledge. There’s no ego or sense of competition … Its all about sharing information, sharing his experiences and letting you know how he does things and what works for him. I got a lot out of the workshop. I love some of the images produced both mine and my fellow workshopers. My true testimonial? If I had it to do again, I’d do it in a second!”

– Greg Jacobs (Los Angeles)

“I love the small group experience. Especially because we had a really cool group of people. Nobody acted like they were the king/queen of photography and we all had a common goal. Eric also let us speak a great deal and that kept things fresh. Also having Rinzi with the group, who had been a part of previous workshops, showed that Eric is legit and knows his stuff. Another plus to that was having another voice to guide us. Shooting with Eric the first day really got the confidence going. I really fed off his energy and style. The second day when we split into groups, I still felt that I could shoot with little hesitation.”

-Brian Quisido (Los Angeles)

“I haven’t touched my camera in years. I am a beginner. If there were a category for SUPER beginners, I would dominate. When my friend told me about this workshop, I was instantly intrigued. You see, I have tons of friends who are into photography and who are professional photographers. How did they all differentiate themselves from one another? I felt street photography did exactly that and I was hooked. 

When I arrived at the workshop, I was surrounded by well…technical people. People who knew their stuff and I kind of got lost in it all. However, these people became a kind and supportive group. Not only were they technical, they were creative and passionate. At least, I can relate to that right?

The workshop consisted of a lot of educating – in slideshows, discussions and guest speakers. Many of us wanted to shoot right away but Eric was right. We needed this foundation and knowledge to fuel our street photography drive and skills. At the end of each day, everyone was ready to take on the streets.  You experience a lot during those hours of walking and shooting on the streets of Downtown L.A. You learn how to read and gauge people’s body language. You learn how to be direct with complete strangers. You build your own self-confidence. Ultimately, you appreciate the art of street photography.

I highly recommend these workshops. Like I said, there are a lot of photographers out there. What better way to differentiate yourself than to capture the rawness and emotions of street photography. It will cost you a pretty penny but can you really put a price on passion?

– Jennifer Cruz (Los Angeles)

David Patrick Valera

“Eric Kim Street Photography Workshop is a unique and challenging photography learning experience. Make no mistake, Eric is extremely passionate about teaching as he is about street photography. Interesting examples from the masters like HCB, Eric lectures not only about lines, composition, color and technical semantics, but takes you further into these great minds. How to make the mundane into an aesthetic piece of art. Walking the streets with Eric is a sight to behold, how he is able to get into personal spaces with spectacular results. Eric is able to build his students confidence in a way that cannot be easily explained. Certainly the best thing about this workshop are the quality of people you will meet and bond with during these 2 short days. People who are as passionate and interested in photography as you are willing to help and offer support. If you’re looking to challenge yourself and push your photography skills and experience further, I highly recommend Eric’s workshop.”

David Patrick Valera (Los Angeles) Cinematic Artist/Dreamworks Animation

Read all the testimonials of my past street photography workshops here!


100% Money-Back Guarantee

I am so confident that you will find the workshop will improve your confidence and skills in shooting street photography that I offer a 100% money-back guarantee. Also, if an emergency is to arise last-minute, I can offer you a full-refund of your deposit.


  • 2 1/2 full days of hands-on instruction and shooting on the streets
  • Meals (Breakfast and Lunch)
  • Snacks and drinks to keep your stomach happy
  • Access to an exclusive online forum to interact with other participants
  • Guest speakers Rinzi Ruiz and Jordan Dunn


The Hatakeyama Gallery

Dates: 2/3-2/5 

Time: Friday (6pm-9pm), Saturday + Sunday (9:30am-6:30pm)

Workshop Fee: $495

Workshop cap: 15 participants

Location: Hatakeyama Gallery (905 S Hill Street, Los Angeles): Google Map


If you would like to register click the button below. If you have any questions, please email me at erickimphotography@gmail.com

After you register, we will send you an email regarding the deposit and payment options.

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Instructor Biographies

Eric Kim

Based in the urban streets of Los Angeles, Eric Kim is a street photographer who captures thought-provoking candid images of individuals juxtaposed against their natural surroundings.  He brings an academic background in Sociology to his passion for photography, emphasizing social interaction as the signature style in his work, illuminating humanity with a flash and small camera.

Eric runs the hugely popular Eric Kim Street Photography Blog which teaches avid photographers to build up courage, learn the tools, and develop their own unique vision to make great street photographs.  He is currently working on a street photography book and has taught workshops all over the world including in San Francisco, Los Angeles, Chicago, Toronto, Lebanon, the UK, Switzerland, India, Malaysia, Singapore, and Tokyo.

You can see Eric’s work on his website.


Just Dance

Jazz Hands



Downtown LA

Rinzi Ruiz

Rinzi Ruiz is a street photographer based out of Los Angeles. He combines his background in graphic design to create compelling images with juxtaposing lines, shadows, and contrast. He is constantly on the search for light.



Behind Glass

Raindrop's Point of View




Jordan Dunn

Jordan Dunn is an upcoming and emerging street photographer from Los Angeles. He has recently won the best of show of the “You Are Here” street photography exhibition sponsored by Leica, and currently teaches workshops on Adobe Lightroom and photo software. His images are of close proximity to his subjects, and show a deep sense of humanity and connection.


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Toronto Street Photography Workshop Group Photo

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Beverly Komatsu - Shooting with a Leica M9 at my workshop


If you would like to register click the button below. If you have any questions, please email me at erickimphotography@gmail.com

After you register, we will send you an email regarding the deposit and payment options.

Register soon, spots are running out!

Click here to register now!