Constructing a Photo vs. Taking a Photo | A Street Photography Primer

Level: Photography - Confident Beginner

Everyone loves street photography because of what it is: a way to get out into the streets and experience life as it unfolds in front of us. The speed and unpredictability with which things unfold in the real world make street photography a challenging medium. Photographers often end up relying on the ‘automations’ within their cameras, hoping to capture through technology what they are unable to through anticipation and preparation.

In this workshop you will spend a day learning how to arrange the elements in your frame before pressing the shutter. The goal is to ‘see’ before we ‘shoot’, and learn to arrange elements to create compelling images that draw the eye to them and make the viewer want to explore all elements.

 

TYPE

One day workshop 

You are currently at least at the level of shooting in Aperture or Shutter priority modes and can use the basic features on your camera confidently to create a correct exposure.

who should attend

You are currently at least at the level of shooting in Aperture or Shutter priority modes and can use the basic features on your camera confidently to create a correct exposure.

* DSLR or mirrorless camera with fully-charged battery
* Your Lenses (including one prime lens)
* Empty memory cards for your camera
* Your smartphone
* Money for lunch/snacks

What you should bring

* DSLR or mirrorless camera with fully-charged battery
* Your Lenses (including one prime lens)
* Empty memory cards for your camera
* Your smartphone
* Money for lunch/snacks

About the Instructor
Asim Rafiqui

Asim Rafiqui is an independent photojournalist whose work has appeared in Newsweek, Time, Harper`s, Stern, National Geographic (France) and many other publications. Asim has reported from Haiti, Japan, India, Pakistan, USA, Afghanistan, Israel, Palestine, Sweden and Ukraine among other places. 

Born and raised in Karachi, Pakistan, he moved to New York in 1984 to study engineering at Columbia University and has since lived, at various times, in New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Lahore, London, Munich, Bangkok, Stockholm and Kigali. 
He was the recipient of an Open Society Fellowship and has since 2012 been using a variety of media to present a more nuanced and personal perspective on the issue of access to justice in Pakistan. By focusing on the plight of some of Pakistan’s most marginalized communities, he highlights the structural roots of the pervasive injustice that afflicts their lives and the failure of the current legal apparatus to resolve them. 

Previously, Asim was a Fulbright Fellow to India, where he worked on 'The Idea of India', a project that looked at India’s heritage of cultural and religious pluralism and syncretism. For this project he was also a recipient of an Aftermath Grant in 2009. Asim also received a Pulitzer Center for Crisis Reporting grant to document the impact of the Israeli closure of the Gaza Strip on its residents. In 2015 Asim received the Magnum EF Grant for his project titled 'Law & Disorder: A People's History of the Law In Pakistan'.
He authors the photography blog The Spinning Head

Thursday, February 7
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM

Includes UAE VAT 5%

Regular Price: AED 1000

Early Bird Price: AED 900

This session is limited to 12 students only.
Workshop Location
  • You can cancel and/or exchange your GPP Photo Week 2019 workshop until January 4, 2019. No refunds or exchanges after January 4, 2019.
  • If you cancel your workshop before January 4, 2019, you get back 70% of the workshop value.
  • If you want to exchange your workshop for a different one, it must be of the same or higher value, providing that you pay the difference for a more expensive workshop.