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(Above image by David Scott)

I know this is a bit late, but finally got the best images from my workshop participants from my Introduction to Street Photography Workshop in San Francisco. You can see a recap of how the workshop went, and make sure to stay posted for my upcoming workshops in San Diego, Los Angeles, Toronto, India, Tokyo, and Malaysia on my workshops page!

Read more to see all of their images below.

David Scott

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San Francisco Introduction to Street Phtography Workshop Pictures

San Francisco Introduction to Street Phtography Workshop Pictures

San Francisco Introduction to Street Phtography Workshop Pictures

San Francisco Introduction to Street Phtography Workshop Pictures

San Francisco Introduction to Street Phtography Workshop Pictures

Davit Rachvelishvili

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San Francisco Introduction to Street Phtography Workshop Pictures

San Francisco Introduction to Street Phtography Workshop Pictures

San Francisco Introduction to Street Phtography Workshop Pictures

San Francisco Introduction to Street Phtography Workshop Pictures

San Francisco Introduction to Street Phtography Workshop Pictures

Jia Yu

San Francisco Introduction to Street Phtography Workshop Pictures

San Francisco Introduction to Street Phtography Workshop Pictures

San Francisco Introduction to Street Phtography Workshop Pictures

San Francisco Introduction to Street Phtography Workshop Pictures

San Francisco Introduction to Street Phtography Workshop Pictures

John Becker

San Francisco Introduction to Street Phtography Workshop Pictures

San Francisco Introduction to Street Phtography Workshop Pictures

San Francisco Introduction to Street Phtography Workshop Pictures

San Francisco Introduction to Street Phtography Workshop Pictures

San Francisco Introduction to Street Phtography Workshop Pictures

Justin Chuan

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San Francisco Introduction to Street Phtography Workshop Pictures

San Francisco Introduction to Street Phtography Workshop Pictures

San Francisco Introduction to Street Phtography Workshop Pictures

San Francisco Introduction to Street Phtography Workshop Pictures

San Francisco Introduction to Street Phtography Workshop Pictures

Michael Cohen

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San Francisco Introduction to Street Phtography Workshop Pictures

San Francisco Introduction to Street Phtography Workshop Pictures

San Francisco Introduction to Street Phtography Workshop Pictures

San Francisco Introduction to Street Phtography Workshop Pictures

San Francisco Introduction to Street Phtography Workshop Pictures

Michael Rickey

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San Francisco Introduction to Street Phtography Workshop Pictures

San Francisco Introduction to Street Phtography Workshop Pictures

San Francisco Introduction to Street Phtography Workshop Pictures

San Francisco Introduction to Street Phtography Workshop Pictures

San Francisco Introduction to Street Phtography Workshop Pictures

Xiaomin Dai

San Francisco Introduction to Street Phtography Workshop Pictures

San Francisco Introduction to Street Phtography Workshop Pictures

San Francisco Introduction to Street Phtography Workshop Pictures

San Francisco Introduction to Street Phtography Workshop Pictures

San Francisco Introduction to Street Phtography Workshop Pictures

Angela

San Francisco Introduction to Street Phtography Workshop Pictures

San Francisco Introduction to Street Phtography Workshop Pictures

San Francisco Introduction to Street Phtography Workshop Pictures

San Francisco Introduction to Street Phtography Workshop Pictures

Austin Yoo

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Whose images are your favorite? Let us know by leaving a comment below! (and yes, we all got a photo of that smiling woman!)

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19 Comments

  1. Michael Rickey’s man playing guitar stood out for me, as did some of the shots of the woman holding the image of the sign. I also liked the shot of the man in the car by John Becker.

    I’d love to take part in these sessions (they look interesting) but I’m nowhere near them.

  2. I’d hate to see the rejects. I mean really, so many wandering around with 1$10,000.00 + in Leica equipment and this is what they get? Their money would be better spent in a few formal workshops.

    Sorry, don’t mean to an ass, but this is not my idea of “street photography”.

    1. No you’re not an ass but I think that your comments are a bit harsh for a few reasons.

      1) You don’t know their photography experience to date… This was an ‘intro’ to street photography so I would assume its people’s first attempt at the genre.
      2) ‘No’ workshop will make you the next great street photographer but what it will give you is
      the building blocks and inspiration to work towards your own personal goals in this area.
      3) What is your idea of street photography (for those new to street of course as thats what the workshop is for…) ?
      4) The price of equipment is irrelevant as I’m sure you know :)

      1. Valid points, Mark, but…

        1). But even presented as a “beginners’ experience, most of these images lack any notion of the “decisive moment”.

        2.) A workshop won’t teach you anything if you don’t want to learn…and more importantly..,actually apply what you learned. What I’m seeing here is poor framing, poor exposure, and apertures that are not optimal. My suggestion of a workshop, or an extended course, may help with this.

        3,) My idea of street photography is that it contain a true “decisive moment”. I don’t see that anywhere here. Pictures of a saxophone and a hat in the window are throwaways in this genre.

        4.) The price of equipment is indeed irrelevant. In this case I believe the M9 owners truly expect that ownership of this camera will instill Cartier-Bresson-like qualities to their images. But, hey, it’s their money and they can spend it as they like.

        Like I said, I don’t mean to be harsh or rude, but what are we doing here…promoting mediocre and poor photography…trying to pass it off as something special?

        1. Dear MV,

          Thank you for your feedback but I also find your critique to be a bit harsh. This was an intro workshop, with many people still learning about photography. I think that the images they produced from the first day of the workshop were very impressive considering many of them were very new to street photography and also a bit timid to shoot strangers.

          My participants go close, mustered up their courage, framed their subjects well, and also interacted when on the streets. As you also well know, it is very difficult to capture the decisive moment on only a weekend of shooting. Even I am lucky if I can get 1-2 shots in a weekend.

          As Mark also mentioned this workshop is a starting point to become more inspired to go out and learn some of the building blocks as well. As Henri Cartier-Bresson said himself, your first 10,000 photos are your worst!

  3. Its always hard to pick favourites and even then its subjective. I’m intrigued by Jia Yu’s 3rd shot. Imho, its seems to be a moment of contemplation captured where the subject is for perhaps just a second in another world, away from the hustle that surrounds her.

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