Don’t Miss Out! One Week Left for Early-Bird Pricing of my Seattle 3-day Introduction to Street Photography Workshop (Jan 10-12, 2014)

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There is one-week left for the early-bird discount (Sunday, Jan 5th) for my first Seattle Introduction to Street Photography Workshop! Don’t miss out on this beautiful unique location, especially if you live in the area! 

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 become more confident shooting in the streets and learn how to better interact with your subjects? Do you want to meet other street photographers that are as equally passionate about street photography or interested in learning like you?

I am excited to announce I am teaching my popular “Introduction to Street Photography Workshop” in Seattle (Jan 10-12, 2014). In this action packed 3-day weekend workshop, you will learn the fundamentals of street photography, how to create visually compelling images, how to conquer your fear of shooting street photography, as well as tips & tricks how to capture “the decisive moment.”

The workshop is limited to an intimate class of 12 passionate individuals who want to take their street photography to new heights. The workshop will be an intimate experience in which you will learn solid fundamentals, get honest & constructive criticism on how to improve your photos, and meet other enthusiastic street photographers. This workshop is ideal for beginner or intermediate street photographers.

 

Workshop Syllabus

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Marseille, 2012

Here is a syllabus of what we will cover in the workshop:

  1. How to conquer your fear of shooting street photography
  2. How to become invisible and shoot without anybody noticing you
  3. How to react to people who get offended
  4. The fundamentals of design & composition in street photography
  5. How anticipate & capture “The Decisive Moment”
  6. The best technical settings to use on your camera
  7. The secret of creating beautiful black and white photographs
  8. How to master editing & workflow in Lightroom 5
  9. How to develop a razor-sharp eye when shooting on the streets
  10. The fundamentals of critique & feedback in street photography

Workshop Overview

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The workshop will consist of presentations with insightful tips and techniques to help you better learn how to shoot captivating street photographs. To help you gain hands-on experience, the workshop less lecture-based and more focused on you shooting on the streets, discussing with myself and others, and learning what makes a memorable street photograph.

During the workshop you will be able to showcase your street photography, and get helpful comments and critiques from fellow street photographers. If you have ever uploaded a photo to Facebook or Flickr and have been frustrated by comments like “nice shot” or “what camera did you use?” you will find the feedback in this workshop incredible.

The workshop will also give you the opportunity to meet other supportive and passionate street photographers that will help you in your own photographic journey. After the workshop, I will make a private Facebook group for everyone in the workshop to keep in touch, continue to shoot together, and build a community.

Workshop Schedule

Friday Night (5pm-9pm)

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Eric Kim. NYC, 2013

Friday night is an opportunity for you to get to know everyone else in the workshop. I will then give an honest & constructive portfolio review of your best images. We will identify your strengths and weaknesses in your work, and help you edit down your work into a strong set.

We will also give a brief presentation talking about the fundamentals of street photography, and afterwards we will eat a nice meal and have drinks together. This will be another great opportunity to talk more about your passion in street photography, and get more feedback & direction on your work.

Saturday (10am-6pm)

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On Saturday morning we will meet and introduce ourselves to one another in the group. Then we will start the workshop off with a lecture/powerpoint presentation discussing the fundamentals of street photography, how to conquer your fear of shooting on the streets, and tips about composition when shooting on the streets. During the presentation it will be very interactive — as you will be asked to give your own thoughts, experiences, and opinions.

We will then grab our cameras and hit the streets where I will give you specific assignments to give you focus. I will accompany you side-by-side when shooting street photography, helping you gain your confidence and also giving you tips & tricks on what to look for when shooting. There will also be a focus on how to shoot street photography in a culturally-sensitive way. In addition, I will also give you technical advice on the best settings to use on your camera for street photography.

Assisting Young Kim overcome his fear of shooting on the streets in Downtown LA, 2013
Assisting Young Kim overcome his fear of shooting on the streets in Downtown LA, 2013

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

Sunday (10am-6pm)

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Mumbai, 2013

On Sunday morning you will have more time to shoot street photography in the morning, to catch the beautiful golden light. I will continue to help you incorporate design & composition into your photographs on the street and how to capture the light.

After shooting on the streets, we will return to the workshop location and I will give a presentation on editing & workflow in Adobe Lightroom 5. I will give you many tips & tricks to go through your images efficiently, how to choose your best images, and how to post-process your photos into beautiful black & whites with Silver Efex Pro 2 (a b/w plugin for Lightroom 5).

Photo from Ivan Makarov, from my SF Introduction to Street Photography Workshop 2013.
Student photo from Ivan Makarov, from my SF Introduction to Street Photography Workshop 2013.

You will choose your best images from the weekend and present them to the rest of the group. You will be given constructive critique & feedback on your images rather than the shallow “Nice shot” or “What lens did you use?” comments that you might get on Facebook and Flickr. Many people who have attended my past workshops say this is the most rewarding part of the workshop.

At the end of the workshop, we will go out for a final dinner together where we can continue to share our passion & experiences from the workshop. I will also make a private Facebook group for everyone to keep in touch after the workshop in order to build a community of learning.

What you will gain from this workshop

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Istanbul, 2012

After attending this workshop, you confidence of shooting in the streets will go through the roof, you will know the fundamentals of design & composition to make better photos, and know how to anticipate & capture the decisive moment.

One thing I also want to let you know is that 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.

Don’t miss out on this unique opportunity to have fun, improve your skills in street photography, and have an experience that you will never forget.

TESTIMONIALS

Photo by Shay Allen. SF Intermediate/Advanced Street Photography Workshop Alumni.
Student photo by Shay Allen. SF Intermediate/Advanced Street Photography Workshop Alumni, 2013

“The best single word to describe an Eric Kim workshop is ‘transformative’. For me, it has changed the way I evaluate my own photos. It has changed the way I interact with subjects on the street. It has even changed the way I work in Lightroom and shortened the edit process considerably. One of the best photography workshops I have had the privilege of attending and I have attended quite a few.”

– Curtis Thomson (SF Intro to Street Photography Workshop 2013)

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

“My tog-partner in crime and I absolutely loved the introductory street photography workshop! Not only did we make progress but our entire photography paradigm got shifted in a matter of days. Perfect blend of street shooting, critiques, guest lectures and theory that really allows participants to take things to the next level. Hope to join you for the advanced workshop at some point in the future!”

Alexander Graah (Stockholm Intro to Street Photography Workshop 2013)

Student photo by Geoffrey Chen. London, 2013
Student photo by Geoffrey Chen. London, 2013

“During my thirty-seven years of teaching high school English, I realized that there are two types of writing teachers: (1. “red inkers” and (2. coaches. The former left an essay blood red with corrections; The latter coached the writer through the process: instruct, play, review. The teachers in the Street Photography Workshop are coaches who take the students through the learning process. If you want a positive, helpful, and community building photographic experience, you will find it the Street Photography Workshop.” 

Dan Meylor (Downtown LA Intermediate/Advanced Street Photography Workshop 2013)

Giving feedback on Shannon Atkinson's photos in Downtown LA, 2013
Giving feedback on Shannon Atkinson’s photos in Downtown LA, 2013

“This is by far the most comprehensive, hands-on course for the Introduction of Street Photography. The critiques are done in such a positive manner that you can’t help but learn from them. Eric is an outstanding instructor and his funny sense of humor and enthusiasm make the class very relaxing and fun. I cannot imagine that anyone could take this course and not throughly enjoy it. Thanks again Eric!”

Tom Tellez (Downtown LA Intro to Street Photography Workshop 2013)

Student photo by Young Lim. Downtown LA, 2013
Student photo by Young Lim. Downtown LA, 2013

I could not have been happier with my workshop experience. Eric tailored his teaching style and approach to each participants ability and need. He introduced a technique completely different from the approach I normally take and I now have a new perspective on how to treat my subjects. More importantly I gained a sense of community and friendship from not just Eric but all those who participated.

– Brett Higham (SF Intermediate/Advanced Street Photography Workshop 2013)

[Read all of my 75+ student testimonials here]

TRAVEL & ACCOMMODATION

SF Intermediate/Advanced Street Photography Workshop 2013
Group photo with my SF Intermediate/Advanced Street Photography Workshop 2013!

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

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

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Mumbai, 2013

Dates: Jan 10-12, 2013 (Friday night, all-day Friday/Saturday)

Times: Friday night (5pm-9pm), Saturday/Sunday (10am-6pm)

Tuition: 800 USD (495 USD early-bird discount if you submit the full deposit before Jan 5th). 

  • * There are special student-discounts and returning-student rates available. Email Neil Ta at neil.ta@erickimphotography.com for more information.

Workshop cap: An intimate class of 12 participants

Location: Location TBA

Contact : My manager Neil Ta (neil.ta@erickimphotography.com)

REGISTER NOW!

If you would like to register click the button below. If you have any questions, please email Neil Ta at neil.ta@erickimphotography.com

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

To secure a spot in the workshop, you must send a deposit.

Register soon, spots are running out for this popular workshop!

Register now

FAQ’s

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

A: No there isn’t! This workshop will be best suited for street photographers starting off or wanting to polish their skills who have a general understanding how to use and operate their camera. However if you are a beginner and need more hands-on help, we welcome you as well!

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Group photo for Sydney Intermediate/Advanced Street Photography Workshop 2012

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 and scanned on Friday night and have it ready to present on Saturday.
  • Laptop
    • You will be required to use a laptop on Saturday 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: 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.

Stockholm Introduction to Street Photography Workshop at Fotografiska, 2012

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 my manager Neil Ta 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 my manager Neil Ta at neil.ta@erickimphotography.com and we can answer all of your questions!

Instructor Biography

Eric Kim

Eric Kim Street Photographer

Eric Kim is an international street photographer from Los Angeles 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.

Portfolio

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You can see more of Eric’s work on his website.

REGISTER NOW!

If you would like to register click the button below. If you have any questions, please email Neil Ta at neil.ta@erickimphotography.com

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

To secure a spot in the workshop, you must send a deposit.

Register soon, spots are running out for this popular workshop!

Register now

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