“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 Milan 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.
On Saturday, after the presentation of the workshop and the illustration of the main techniques and topics, we will go out on a group field trip in the streets of Milan to practice. On Sunday we will review and comment the images together.
Equipment needed: camera and flash (if owned)
Prerequisite: solid knowledge of camera operation
Saturday March 23rd from 10 am to 5 pm and Sunday March 24th from 1pm to 5pm
Where: Downtown Milan, exact location coming soon
Cost: €190 to pay at registration.
Minimum number of participants: 6 – Max 12
To register please send an email to: info@ internationalphotocenter.com
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.