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This workshop is a collaboration between the Brussels Street Photography Festival (BSPF) and The Photo Academy in order to bring street photography closer to photographers that wish to venture into the world of taking candid pictures in the public space.

The Photo Academy

The adventure of THE PHOTO ACADEMY began back in 2008. Two photo enthusiasts met on a forum and wanted to share this precious art and craft, so they decided to promote photo classes. The project was built and launched in Paris and Brussels in 2011 with a little group of respected and committed photography teachers.

Seven years down the road, THE PHOTO ACADEMY classes are present in 44 cities, 11 countries and provided by a team of over 180 teaching photographers. Today, based out of Paris, Brussels and London, the two cofounders and the entire team ­continue to promote photography and develop THE PHOTO ACADEMY, with a magazine, new classes and activities. The latest being a platform for exclusive guided photography tours all around the world.

Website: www.thephotoacademy.com

Description

This legendary genre, almost art in its own right, excites your curiosity and you are eager to learn more about its history and practice? You like, or would like, to capture the moment, the human, the anecdote, but your inhibitions put obstacles in your way? Then be sure this class is for you!

This 3 hours and a half class was designed for people wishing to learn street photography, through its history, its great figures, but especially through accompanied practice.

The curriculum will be developed in three parts, each necessary to begin effectively in this photographic art:

  1. First comes the time of inspiration; by discovering the history of Street Photography, and the great photographers who made it, you will have a glimpse at the diversity of approaches and aesthetics of this genre.
  2. Before starting shooting, technical tips and tricks will be given, exclusively designed to optimize your technical management in the context of the street, and for a photograph “on the fly”.
  3. Finally, will come the time of practice – the heart of this class. Thanks to precise exercises, with very clear objectives, your trainer will teach you methods of discreet approaches, and various tips of compositions to succeed your street photographs.

At the end of the class, you will approach this practice in a more serene way, and with the necessary inspiration to flourish on this immense playground that is the street!

Dates

This workshop will occur at different days and times in different languages. Each workshop will have the same content and program and the instructor will be selected and appointed by The Photo Academy accordingly.

Saturday, October 6, 2018

  • – 09:30 – 13:00 – Street Photography (French)
  • – 14:00 – 17:30 – Street Photography (Dutch)
  • – 19:00 – 22:30 – Street Photography (English) – Nuit Blanche edition*

*: The Nuit Blanche is a free cultural event that is open to all and which will go on all night, a really unique experience in the heart of Brussels.

Sunday, October 7, 2018

  • – 09:30 – 13:00 – Street Photography (French)

Location

The Photo Academy Brussels. Rue Notre-Seigneur 11, 1000 Bruxelles.

Participants

Limited to 7 per workshop

Overview & Considerations

This workshop is intended for photographers that have at least a basic knowledge about how to use a camera (ISO, aperture and shutter speed) and that feel comfortable with it.

There is no need to register to more than one of these workshops as they will cover the same subjects. The only difference will be the Nuit Blanche edition which will bring an extra factor of awesomeness to the streets during the time of the workshop.

The Photo Academy has been running and improving this workshop for several years already, so this program is crafted to give you the best experience with patience and enthusiasm for you to get closer to street photography.

To bring

  • – A notebook to take down notes during the workshop (optional).
  • – Good comfortable shoes for walking and a full stomach.
  • – Lots of energy and will to learn!

Language

These workshops will be conducted in one of these languages: French, Dutch or English.

Please carefully select your preferred schedule and consider the language in which the workshop is given before registering.

Tuition

90 EUR

Travel & Accommodation

Participants are expected to make their own arrangements regarding travel and accommodation. Check our Visit Brussels page for more information about the city. Please ensure you have the necessary travel documents & relevant visas in order to attend the event. The BSPF can provide letters of support where necessary.

Conditions & Cancellations

Payments are not refundable. For special cases please contact us.

Participants need to enroll in order to confirm their spot. First come first serve basis. Pay below to secure your spot on time.

The BSPF is not responsible for reimbursement of travel expenses in case a workshop is cancelled. We recommend that you buy refundable air tickets and/or travel insurance.

The BSPF reserves the right to cancel groups with less than 4 participants. Students will be given either a full refund or offered a place with an alternative photographer. In the event of a cancellation, participants will be given at least 10 days advance notice.

Contact

For any additional questions, inquiries or doubts use our contact form, or contact us at: workshop@bspfestival.org.

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