Advice on Photo Workshops


Link Posted 23/04/2019 - 18:18
I havent been posted in sometime on this group because I switched to a differnt system for a my street portraits but still shoot with my Q virtually every day

As some of you might remember I photograph strangers on the street (for more than seven years now) asking for their portaits and try my best to arrange them as best as I can in the time that I have.

I used to shoot ME Supers and ektar 100 before moving on to the K5 and different primes and zooms - if your refer to someof my older posts you will find them im sure.

Anyway - sorry this is so long winded....

I decided to put it out there that I was prepared to do "Street Stranger Workshops" selecting a date each month right up to September - ive got two months book out already and Im quite astonished that anyone would pay me for such a thing!

Id love advice on what would be good to throw into the mix during the sessions

At the moment i am meeting them in a coffee shop (3 max) near a well known land mark,introducing myself, descriibing what I do and then straight out there to take some shots and lead by example,. I was going to review some of their shots during a short lunch lending advice/critque where i see fit and then ask them to try a few different things for the last few hours before I leave them.

has anyone any thoughts on this - someof the workshops i have seen for the likes of street photography have been upwards of 200 quid - all I am looking is 50 quid for my time for the day

Any thoughts/advice appreciated!

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Link Posted 26/04/2019 - 15:26
I'm not really sure what you're asking for as you know what there is to know about the subject. What I would do though is to check up on any legal implications that might be encountered photographing strangers. It is the sort of question that some of your clientele may ask about. e.g. In France it is illegal to photograph strangers in a public place, so some international awareness would be valuable knowledge to pass on. Also when model release form would be required. Plus any income tax implications re your new vocation!
Good luck with the venture.
John K
Last Edited by JAK on 26/04/2019 - 15:57


Link Posted 26/04/2019 - 16:28
I think my advice would be to do a dry run with a couple of photography mates so to speak, perhaps pick their experience from experienced to very little experience as no doubt you'll get a mix of experiences technically and this will probably eat into your time with each participant and have a good understanding of the camera menu setups of as many manufacturers as poss.

I've run some tuition courses previously and more than one photographer didn't know how to operate their camera without referring to the manual each time and the coloration of ISO / Shutter Speed and Aperture.

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Link Posted 26/04/2019 - 22:37
cheers lads
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Link Posted 29/04/2019 - 22:25
That could be an interesting day's photography - I can't find where you advertise it though! Can you give us any details, please?
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