Laughing lady. NYC, 2016

AMSTERDAM CONQUER YOUR FEARS STREET PHOTOGRAPHY WORKSHOP / November 25-26th, 2017

Laughing lady. NYC, 2016
Laughing lady. NYC, 2016

Due to overwhelming demand for the CONQUER YOUR FEARS WORKSHOP, Cindy and I have decided to add a number of dates in Europe. Amsterdam, it is time to to take your street photography to the next level on November 25-26th, 2017.

I love shooting street photography in Amsterdam. The bike culture. Picturesque canals. The coffee houses (not to be mistaken with the coffeeshops!). Interacting with the friendly Dutch people. Though I believe people are more open in the Netherlands, street photography there can still be intimidating, even for me.

NYC, 2016.
NYC, 2016.

Shooting street photography in Amsterdam takes guts. Street photography (in general) is pretty fucking scary. It can be even scarier when you’re photographing in your own city. Even now, no matter where I am I often hesitate before taking a picture. And I always regret it afterwards.

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NYC, 2016.

This CONQUER YOUR FEARS workshop is designed to put you at the helm of your photographic destiny. For you to build the mindset and the tools to push yourself outside of your comfort zone, and for you to shoot with more confidence and power.

laughing lady contact sheet NYC eric kim

This is by far my most popular workshop. Why? It not only helps you in Street Photography, but life.

I know the confidence I’ve built in street photography has helped me more power in business ventures, less fear in personal relationships, and has helped me build an iron skin. It has also helped me gain the courage, and self-confidence to experiment in my art, to innovate, and to follow my own passion and heart.

NYC, 2016.

Of course, you are only going to get what you want out of the workshop based on what you put in. If you don’t want to be pushed outside of your comfort zone, this workshop is not for you. But, if you want to conquer your fears and meet new peers… don’t hesitate.

NYC, 2015

The workshop is expensive. It isn’t cheap. But it is an investment that will give you the tools for building your confidence, conquering your fears, and giving you more power and control in your life. This will be an investment that will continue to accrue interest for the rest of your life.

Looking forward to having you,
ERIC

ERIC KIM x HENRI NECK STRAP

Workshop description

  • 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?

If so, I am excited to invite you to my upcoming “Conquer Your Fears in Street Photography” Workshop in Amsterdam (November 25-26th, 2017 – all-day Saturday/Sunday).

In this action packed 2-day 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” all in the most iconic street photography setting in the world. 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 any level of photographer or street photographer (from beginner to advanced).

Workshop Syllabus

Paris, 2015
Paris, 2015

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

  1. How to get closer when shooting street photography
  2. How to confidently approach and interact with strangers on the street
  3. How to become invisible and shoot without anybody noticing you
  4. How to react to people who get offended
  5. How anticipate & capture “The Decisive Moment”

Workshop Schedule

Day 1 (Saturday): 10am-6pm

Hollywood, 2012
Hollywood, 2012

We will meet Saturday morning where we will introduce ourselves to the group and I will give a brief presentation talking about the fundamentals of street photography. Before we head out on the streets to shoot, I will give you specific assignments and tasks that will make you push your comfort levels in approaching and interacting with strangers.

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 sensitive way. In addition, I will also give you technical advice on the best settings to use on your camera for street photography.

Day 2 (Sunday): 10am-6pm

Downtown LA, 2011
Downtown LA, 2011

On Sunday 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 6. 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.

You will choose your best images from the workshop 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.

What You Will Learn

Downtown LA, 2015.
Downtown LA, 2015

After attending this workshop, your confidence of shooting in the streets will go through the roof, know how to anticipate & capture the decisive moment, and have greater visual literacy to better critique your own images.

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.

Travel & Accommodation

Downtown LA, 2015
Downtown LA, 2015

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.

Testimonials

Tokyo, 2011

If you’re not sure this workshop is worth it, read all 175+ student testimonials >

Before/After Student Workshop Photos

Student photo by Ed Camino
Saigon, 2015 / Student photo by Ed Camino

See how you can transform your photography: See impressive before/after student workshop photos >

100% Money-Back Guarantee

Photo by Luis Donoso
Photo by Luis Donoso

I am so confident that you will have an unforgettable experience at the workshop that I offer a 100% money-back guarantee. I know that the workshop is a big monetary investment, but I truly believe that money spent on education and learning is always the best return. Not only that, but this workshop will continue to pay dividends in your photography and personal life long after the workshop.

So what do you have to lose? Invest in an experience you will never forget, that will help you take your street photography to the next level.

Workshop Time & Tuition

Downtown LA, 2013

  • Date: November 25-26th, 2017 (Saturday/Sunday)
  • Time: All-day 10am-6pm (both days)
  • Tuition: 1000 EUR 790 EUR
  • Workshop cap: 16 students
  • Location: TBD
  • Contact: neil.ta@erickimphotography.com

Secure your spot before it’s too late!

Prague, 2015
Prague, 2015

Don’t miss out on this chance to build your confidence and conquer your fears in street photography!

To secure your spot for the workshop, please email my manager Neil Ta for payment and registration:

neil.ta@erickimphotography.com

Cancellations / Refund Policy

Cascais, Portugal, 2015

  • 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 one month of advance notice. If you cancel within one month of the workshop, you will be given credit to a future workshop (anywhere in the world) of the same value.
  • 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.

Frequently Asked Questions

Amsterdam, 2015
Amsterdam, 2015

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.

Q: What do I need to bring to the workshop?

A: You will need to bring the following to the workshop:

  • Digital camera
    • You can use a film camera on the side (alongside the digital camera).
  • Laptop
    • You need a laptop on Friday to edit/post-process your images. If you do not own a laptop, let us know in the registration form and we will make the necessary arrangements for you.
  • Notebook
    • To take down notes during the workshop.

Q: What if I need to leave early one of the days / show up late?

A: That is okay; please let us know in advance so we could accommodate 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. Contact us 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 will answer all of your questions.

Secure Your Spot Now!

To secure your spot for the workshop, please email my manager Neil Ta for payment and registration:

neil.ta@erickimphotography.com

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