We spent a lovely morning in Richmond learning how to capture street photography using camera mechanics and composition.
We started the class with shutter speed facts and how introducing blur through panning or motion can really add interest to an image. Our students loved capturing the bicyclists dressed up as father Christmas as they cycled along the road, using the panning technique to really focus in on their moving subjects. We also looked at well known street photographs by Elliot Erwitt, Lee Friedlander and Matt Stuart.
We also taught our students how to take photographs in black and white, rather than colour, as it can change the feel and emotion of an image. This is important to recognise whilst taking rather than in postproduction.