“Conquering Your Fear of Shooting on the Streets” Introduction to Street Photography Workshop in Kuala Lumpur (3/3-3/4)


Have you ever walked on the streets and saw a moment that you wanted to capture, but you were too scared to take the photograph? Do you want to learn the best settings to use on your camera to capture the decisive moment on your camera? Do you want to meet other street photographers that are as equally passionate about street photography or interested in learning like you?

If you are an beginner or intermediate street photographer and want to conquer your fear of shooting in the streets or looking to improve your skills, this workshop is for you. Through this dynamic and hands-on 2-day workshop you will get to learn:

  1. How to get over the fear of shooting street photography
  2. How to shoot candid images without anybody noticing you
  3. How to tell a story with your photos
  4. The best technical settings to use in street photography
  5. The secret of converting your photos into beautiful black and whites
  6. How to react to people who get offended by street photography
  7. How to capture “The Decisive Moment
  8. The laws of street photography
  9. What techniques for taking great street photographs
  10. The history of street photography
Read more for more information about this upcoming exciting street photography workshop in Kuala Lumpur!

Workshop Overview

"Jazz Hands" by Eric Kim

The workshop will consist of presentations with insightful tips and techniques for shooting captivating street photographs. In addition, the workshop will be less lecture-based and more focused on group discussion and interaction.

During the workshop you will be able to showcase your street photography, and get helpful comments and critiques from fellow street photographers. Not only that, but you will meet other supportive and passionate street photographers that will continue to help you even after the workshop.

What differentiates this street photography workshop with other workshops is that it will cover practical tips and tricks of how to shoot on the streets. Therefore it is focused more on shooting and less on theory.

What we will cover

"Faces" by Eric Kim

On both days you will have the opportunity to apply what you learn through an accompanied on-the-street photography assignment. After the outing, you will get your best images commented and critiqued, and how you can improve your craft by myself and the rest of the workshop participants.

Not only will you learn how to shoot on the streets with more confidence, you will also learn how to choose your best work and post-process your images via Lightroom 3 and how to create beautiful black and white images with Silver Efex Pro.

Although street photography can be intimidating, this workshop will teach you the practical skills on how to become more courageous and bold. You will learn how to capture “the beauty in the mundane” through candid images of people in their ordinary environments. Street photography is a wonderful craft, and this workshop will be helpful for those who want to get their feet wet!

What you will get out of this workshop

"Just Dance" by Eric Kim

After attending this workshop, many past participants have built their confidence shooting in the streets, learned how to get closer to people, can identify great street photography opportunities, and have kept in touch with one another. This is not just a street photography workshop. It is a chance to build a community of friends and passionate street photographers that will last far after the workshop is over.


Day 1: Saturday 3rd March (9:30 am-6:30 pm)

The Downtown Jalan Bukit Bintang Area in Kuala Lumpur

9:30am-10:00am : Participants meet-up, greeting, breakfast

10:00am-12:30am : Introduction to street photography, getting close, shooting techniques

12:30am- 1:00pm : Lunch

1:00pm- 2:00pm : Presentation on composition and what to look for when shooting on the streets

2:00pm- 5:00pm : Shooting on the streets together in Downtown Jalan Bukit Bintang

5:30pm- 6:30pm : Group review

Day 2: Sunday 4th March (9:30 am-6:30 pm)

Petaling Street

9:30am-10:00am : Breakfast

10:00am-12:30am : Shooting at Central Market & Petaling Street

12:30am- 1:00pm : Lunch

1:00pm- 3:00pm : Presentation on editing and post-processing with Lightroom 3 and Silver Efex Pro 2

3:00pm-5:00pm: Group presentations and critique & feedback

3:00pm- 6:00pm : Presentation on shooting projects/themes/photoessays

6:30pm- 7:00pm : Cocktail Party at Leica Store Malaysia

Behind-the-Scenes Video

Cocktail Party at Leica Store Malaysia

Leica Store Malaysia

The Leica Store Malaysia will generously host a cocktail party on the last day of the workshop. This will be a great opportunity to learn more about the Leica Store in Malaysia, get a personal tour, and continue to talk about the love of street photography!


Dates: March 3rd-4th, 2012

Time: 9:30am-6pm (both days)

Workshop Fee: RM1,488 ($483 USD) *Includes workshop fee, breakfast, lunch, and drinks for both days, and for cocktail party at Leica Store Malaysia.

Workshop cap: 20 participants

Location: G19, Ground Floor Avenue K, 156 Jalan Ampang 50450 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Contact : Leica Store Malaysia, Tel: +603 2163 1818  , email: info@leica-store-malaysia.com


If you are interested in registering for the workshop or would like more information, please email info@leica-store-malaysia.com. Register soon, spots are filling up quickly!


Payment will be processed through Leica Store Malaysia. You can pay with Cash, Visa, Master Card, Amex, JCB and Union Pay.

Instructor Biography

Eric Kim

Eric Kim is an international street photographer from Los Angeles with a passion in interacting with his subjects, especially getting close to them. He travels all around the world and teaches street photography workshops to passionate shooters. He has recently had his work featured in the Leica store in Korea and Singapore, and has also done collaborations with Magnum as well as Invisible Photographer Asia.

You can see Eric’s work on his website.


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“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) and best-of-show for “YOU ARE HERE” street photography exhibition with ThinkTank Gallery and Leica

“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)

“Eric’s enthusiasm is infectious; he is also brilliant!  His dedication to promoting and developing street photography as a genre is remarkable. Thank you Eric!”

– Animesh Ray (San Diego)

“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)

“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)

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

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Contact us

If you have any further questions about the workshop, please contact Eric Kim at erickimphotography@gmail.com

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