Dear Streethunters.net Readers,
As I have mentioned in the previous workshops post I wrote a few months ago, I really enjoy shooting with flash because I like the surreal results that come from this type of street photography. Flash Street Photography excites me and I want to share this excitement with you by teaching you about this style of shooting at my Flash Street Photography Workshops in Athens.
It has now been more than 3 years since I started shooting Flash Street Photography and to my surprise I have found out that most people don’t really care about the flash in the streets. Some even give me the feeling that they don’t have any problem at all with Flash Street Photography. I think the reason for this is the upfront style of a flash shot that makes it a more sincere style of shooting than let’s say when one is lurking in the shadows capturing sly shots and I think that is how people see it. What I mean is that there is nothing sneaky about a flash shot. It is brutally honest. There is no doubt about what the street photographer is doing. This gives me even more incentive to keep on trying this style of street photography and now I feel that I know more than enough to share my experiences with you.
If you would like to see how I use flash in street photography you can check out the following videos I have made that are focused around this type of street shooting:
Street Hunt No13 – An off camera flash street photography video tutorial
Street Hunt No14 – An off camera flash street photography video tutorial
Street Hunt No19 – An off camera flash street photography video tutorial
Street Hunt No20 – An off camera flash street photography video tutorial
Street Hunt No21 – An off camera flash street photography video tutorial
By watching the videos above you can get a general idea of how much fun flash street photography is and how creative you can become if you know what to do. The results can be amazing! You no longer have to chase the light as you do during the day when shooting without a flash, because you can create your own light that can really look astounding.
When will the Flash Street Photography workshops in Athens take place?
During the next months I plan to teach Flash Street Photography in Athens, Greece to anyone that is interested. I plan to do workshops on the following dates:
24th of June 2017 25th of June 2017
- 8th of July 2017
- 9th of July 2017
I will be teaching daily workshops. I will be offering all my Flash Street Photography expertise in one 12 hour session, from 9am to 9pm. Anybody that would like to learn how to shoot with a flash, on-camera and off-camera can join me for an insane shooting experience that you will remember for the rest of your life!
What does this 1 full day workshop include?
We will meet in the morning at 09:00, grab a bite and a coffee in a local place and get ready to start learning about Flash Street Photography the proper way. In the streets! This 1 day course will include the following topics:
- The Pros and Cons of Shooting Street with a Flash
- Shooting with an on camera Flash during daylight
- Shooting with a Flash in Flash Manual mode
- Shooting with an off camera Flash during daylight
- Light Intensity and how to add more background in your photos besides just getting black backgrounds
- Slow Shutter Speed Flash effects
- Dramatic effects with Off Camera Flash positioning and intensity
Anytime we are hungry we will take a break and eat. There is no specific time for this. We will eat when we are all in need of food. After lunch we will continue with more shooting!
Be prepared to get pretty tired and worn out, so take advantage of the night before and catch some Zzzzzs. After the workshop has ended we can go out and have fun and enjoy the summer evening!
What is the cost of the workshop?
The cost of the workshop is €150 and it doesn’t include accommodation, travel or dining expenses.
The workshop will take place in the streets of Athens, Greece. Because this is an intermediate course, there will be no presentations and long theoretical talks. All the action is going to be hands on.
Max number of students
In order for me to be able to focus on each and every one of you without making anyone feel left out, the course will not be accepting any more than 6 students. So, the maximum amount of students in the workshop is 6.
About travel expenses and accommodation
As mentioned before, the Travel and Accommodation expenses are not included in the cost of the “Flash Street Photography workshop in Athens”. You must provide for your own Travel and Accommodation plans. It is advisable to book a flight with cancellation / refund options, in case of a cancellation of the workshop due to health reasons or insufficient students. For more about cancellations, please read the next section.
Cancellations (PLEASE READ)
If you need to cancel
You are free to cancel and get a full refund, as long as you give at least 2 week’s notice before you cancel. If you fail to cancel at least 2 weeks before the official start date of the workshop, we are not in any way obligated to refund you. If you wish to cancel at the last minute, this will affect all the members of the workshop, so we hope you understand and we ask you to please not do that unless it is for a very serious reason.
When and why would Street Hunters cancel
Street Hunters has the right to cancel a workshop that hasn’t met the minimum requirements of at least 2 students one month before the official date of commencement of the workshop.
As mentioned before, if a workshop is cancelled, Street Hunters will not be responsible for any travel or accommodation plans you have made. We strongly recommend making flexible plans with refundable options. If a large number of students back out at the last minute, the workshop will have to be cancelled.
By submitting your deposit you agree to these terms and conditions.
What will you learn at the “Flash Street Photography workshop”?
You will learn everything mentioned in the section “What does this 1 full day workshop include” mentioned above.
What do I have to know, before I attend the workshop?
The only thing you have to know is how to operate your camera, how to operate your flash and how to transfer your images from your camera to your laptop.
What are the minimum requirements for taking the workshop?
All you need is a camera, either digital or film, a Flash, a Flash Cable or Wireless Triggers, batteries, a laptop or tablet for editing and organising your photos and a notepad for taking notes. Please check the following list of items for your convenience:
- One camera digital or film
- A Flash,
- A Flash Cable or Wireless Triggers,
- Loads and loads of batteries for your flash
- One laptop or tablet for editing and planning photos
- Notepad for note taking
I have another question. How can I contact you?
You can contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions in regards to the workshop. I will get back to you with a reply within 24 hours.
Can I have a 1 on 1 Flash Street Photography workshop?
Yes you can. Please get in touch with me at email@example.com and I will let you know more details concerning a 1 on 1 Flash Street Photography workshop.
Can I have a 1 on 1 Flash Street Photography workshop in another city?
Yes you can. Please get in touch with me at firstname.lastname@example.org and I will let you know more concerning this.
About the tutor
Spyros Papaspyropoulos (Tutor)
Spyros Papaspyropoulos is a passionate Street Photographer that loves to experiment with all sorts of gear and formats. He is equally passionate about digital and film photography and has a vast knowledge of both mediums. He has been photographing since a boy as a hobby. He has had a camera around his neck all of his life, documenting it on a daily basis most of the time. During that last 5 years, he has only been shooting Street. He has been pushing his boundaries trying to reach new levels of expertise in Street Photography by experimentation and constant trial and error. This hands on experience has given him the ability to easily work through issues that most new Street Photographers face. Most of his body of work is from Crete, where he lives and from Athens, the capital of Greece which he visits on occasion to Photograph. He has had his work published in local newspapers of Crete, in the Camerapixo magazine and numerous blogs. Spyros’s interviews:
- the One Camera One Lens website (video)
- Thomas Benezeth‘s website
- On Street Focus Hosted By Valerie Jardin (audio)
- Interview And Q&A On Street Focus Hosted By Valerie Jardin (audio)
- Interview On ISO400 Hosted By The Phoblographer (Julius Motal) (video)
- Interview on Hit The Streets Hosted By Valerie Jardin (audio)
- Interview On StreetPhotography.Com By Michael Ernest Sweet
- Interview On Street Photography Cristiano Baruffaldi Facebook Page
- Interview Of A Street Photographer By Top Street SPC
In mid 2013, Spyros and Andrew Sweigart co-founded StreetHunters.net. A website that is now the definitive resource for Street Photographers all over the world. Spyros has contributed with more than 500 blog posts about Street Photography related subjects. You can read all of Spyros Papaspyropoulos Blog posts if you visit his Author page or you can see him sharing his knowledge through a series of videos he produces for StreetHunters.net called Street Hunts. If you wish to see his work, feel free to visit his Flickr Albums.
“Throughout the weekend Spyros constantly reviewed our images giving feedback on the good and areas for improvement.
Upon reflection I totally enjoyed this workshop. Athens provided a fantastic environment to learn in. Shooting alongside Spyros and getting my work constantly appraised really helped and encouraged me to keep shooting.
If you want to learn about creative flash for street photography I highly recommend going with Spyros.”
– David Saunders
“Great Flash Street Photography Workshop yesterday with Spyros Papaspyropoulos”
– Never Edit
“Τhank you very much for what you taught me Spyros Papaspyropoulos!”
– Ilias Tsantos
Please click on the Paypal payment button below to make your deposit for the workshop.
Tuition fee is €150.
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See you all there!