Street Photography Toggle

“The Decisive Moment – There is a creative fraction of a second when you are taking a picture. Your eye must see a composition or an expression that life itself offers you, and you must know with intuition when to click the camera. That is the moment the photographer is creative. Oop! The Moment! Once you miss it, it is gone forever.”- Henry Cartier-Bresson

Urban street life offers several opportunities for a photographer to make vibrant and captivating images. In this workshop, participants will focus on capturing the life, the characters and the vibe of Helsinki city streets. Topics include: methods of approaching and photographing strangers, equipment and lens selection, street photography techniques, composition, use of existing light and fill- flash, daytime vs. evening photography, among others. During the workshop the images of master street photographers, as well as the participants’ photos will be reviewed and discussed. Students are expected to participate in group field trips in the streets of Helsinki, complete weekly assignments, and present work for weekly critique.

Equipment needed: camera and flash (if owned)
Prerequisite: solid knowledge of camera operation

Dates Fall/Winter 2019

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About the Instructor

Barbara Balzaretti was born and raised in Milan, Italy. After her university degree she moved to New York for a master in photojournalism and worked there as a freelance photographer and photo editor for some of the top New York City photo agencies including Tom Keller & Associates and Corbis. She has also worked in advertising and film as producer in the US and Europe. In 2011 she moved to Finland and founded the International Photo Center. She now lives in Milan where she opened the second branch of the International Photo Center.