Announcing the Intermediate Street Photography Workshop in Portland, Oregon, USA!

Announcing the Intermediate Street Photography Workshop in Portland, Oregon, USA!

Portland Street Photography Workshop Announcement



Dear Readers,

Have you reached a point in your Street Photography where you feel you need that extra push in order to get the results you need but you just can’t seem to get there?

Have you found that you are repeating yourself and can’t produce results that get you excited any more?

Don’t worry. This happens to all of us. All you need is a mentor to get you back on track and help you find yourself as a new and improved street photographer. A street photographer that has evolved into the better version of himself.

Through this course, I will be sharing with you what I have learned through my years as a street photographer and I will help guide you on your true path while trying to inspire you to see street photography from a different perspective. I will teach you advanced composition & lighting techniques, how to be yourself when shooting and taking advantage of your own personal skills and more.

This time I am not alone! Enjoy the benefits of a a Workshop Taught By Two Tutors!

This time I will not be teaching alone. I am very excited to announce to you all that for the second time round, I will be teaching alongside Associate Street Hunter John Hughes. John is a British Street Photographer from UK that is based in Bury St Edmunds, UK.

For more information on John Hughes, please read the Tutors section below.

Portland Street Photography Workshop Price Tag and Date

Photo by Spyros Papaspyropoulos

What Does This 3 Day Workshop Include?

Day 1

The first day, we will meet at a well known city location, the exact time & location will be shared with all participants 10 days before the workshop, we make introductions, discuss what level of street photography we are all on, make sure we all know how to use our gear and then we will head out for a freestyle photo walk, each doing what we are used too after we have split into two smaller groups. One group will go with John and the other one with me. The groups will switch tutors half way through the day. The aim of this is for us the tutors to get a good idea of your level of skill and to see what we have to work with. The results will not affect the rest of the schedule, but it will help us recognise the merits and flaws and understand where to focus on each individual. Once the photowalk is over, we will start touching upon the items of the workshop. So the first day of the workshop will consist of 8 hours, including small breaks to refresh ourselves and to have lunch. During this day, we will discuss the following topics:

Schedule for Day 1 (10:00 – 18:00)

  1. General photo walk and evaluation of the skill level of the students
  2. Zone focusing and hyperfocal distance
  3. Learning how to compose with Natural Frames
  4. Learning how to compose with Extreme Corners
  5. Using rat’s eye view composition
  6. LIght, shooting with extreme contrasts

Day 2

The next day, the Saturday, we will meet in the morning in the centre of the city. The exact time & location will be shared with all participants 10 days before the workshop. We will split into two groups again so we are not too many. One group will go with John and the other one with me. At lunchtime, we will meet, have lunch and I will then lead John’s group and John will lead mine. The groups will switch tutors half way through the day. The second day of the workshop will consist of 8 hours, including small breaks to refresh ourselves and to have lunch. During this day, we will discuss the following topics:

Schedule for Day 2 (09:00 – 17:00)

  1. Colours, shooting with Colour Wheel Theory in mind
  2. Learning how to compose with Triangular compositions
  3. Learning how to compose with Central Perspective
  4. Adding artificial light to illuminate and fill shadowy areas
  5. Learning how to compose with Symmetry
  6. Minimalism in street photography
  7. Shadowplay. Creating scenes using only shadows on surfaces
  8. Using reflections to create surreal photos

Day 3

On the third day, we will be shooting for 6 hours. The rest of the time we will spend it going through our photos, evaluating our work and selecting our best images. For this purpose a tablet or a light laptop is highly recommended. If neither a tablet or a laptop is available, then we will work on John’s iPad Pro.. On Sunday we will be meeting at 10:00 and the workshop will last until 18:00. The third day of the workshop will include the following topics:

Schedule for Day 3 (10:00 – 18:00)

  1. Triple layering of subjects
  2. Multiple character separation
  3. Moving subjects steady backgrounds
  4. Steady subject moving backgrounds
  5. Setting up your scene and taking ONE shot only
  6. Using depth of field to focus on subjects
  7. Hip shooting

As mentioned before, 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 and remember to wear comfortable shoes!

Finding the Right Camera for Street Photography 2
Photo by John Hughes

How Will This Workshop Change You?

Once the workshop is over you will have a fundamental understanding of:

  • Advanced composition techniques
  • Advanced lighting techniques
  • Advanced camera usage
  • Advanced shooting techniques

and more!

You will feel more self confident, you will feel free to experiment more with photography, you will be more in connection with your camera and feel sure of your abilities as a Street Photographer. You will become more proactive and learn how to react instantaneously to any situation. You will be a changed person. A Street Hunter!

Doggie hula hoop
Photo by Spyros Papaspyropoulos

When Will The Intermediate Street Photography Workshop In Portland, Oregon, USA Take Place?

We will be teaching the Intermediate Street Photography workshop in Portland, Oregon, USA this September on the

Friday the 28th, Saturday the 29th and Sunday the 30th of September 2018

John and myself will be teaching a 3 day workshop that will last for a total of 24 hours.

Location Of The Beginner Street Photography Workshop

The workshop will take place in the streets of Portland, Oregon, USA. Because this is an intermediate course, there will be more hands on action than theory.

Maximum 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 10 students. So, the maximum amount of students in the workshop is 10.

About Travel Expenses And Accommodation

If you are visiting from another location, the Travel and Accommodation expenses are not included in the cost of the “Intermediate Street Photography workshop in Portland, Oregon, USA”. You must provide for your own Travel and Accommodation plans. If you are flying into town 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.

Finding the Right Camera for Street Photography 3

Cancellations (PLEASE READ)

If you need to cancel

You are entitled to cancel and partial refund, as long as you give at least 2 week’s notice before you cancel. Initial deposits are non refundable. If you fail to cancel at least 2 weeks before the official start date of the workshop, we are not 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 when we ask you to please not do that unless it is for a very serious reason.

When and why would we cancel the workshop

We have the right to cancel a workshop that hasn’t met the minimum requirements of at least 8 students, two weeks before the official date of commencement of the workshop.

As mentioned before, if a workshop is cancelled, we 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.

If we cancel the workshop, we will be refunding you 100% including the initial deposit. So by submitting your deposit you agree to these above terms and conditions.

Past midnight in Whitechapel
Photo by Spyros Papaspyropoulos


What will you learn at the “Intermediate Street Photography workshop”?

You will learn everything mentioned in the section “What does this 2 day workshop include” mentioned above.

What do I have to know, before I attend the workshop?

You have to have a basic understanding of Street Photography and how to use your camera. 6 months street photography experience and above is preferred.

What are the minimum requirements for taking the workshop?

All you need is a camera, either digital or film, batteries, a flash, 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
    • Extra batteries
    • One laptop or tablet for editing and planning photos
    • Notepad for note taking
    • Flashgun

I have another question. How can I contact you?

You can contact us directly at with any questions in regards to the workshop. We will try to get back to you with a reply within 24 hours.

Can I have a 1 on 1 Beginner Street Photography workshop?

Yes you can. Please get in touch with us directly at and we will let you know more details concerning a 1 on 1 Street Photography workshop.

Can I have a 1 on 1 Beginner Street Photography workshop in another city?

Yes you can. Please get in touch with us directly at and we will let you know more details concerning this.

About The Tutors

Spyros Papaspyropoulos (Tutor)

Portrait of Spyros Papaspyropoulos Street Photographer and Street Hunter

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:

In mid 2013, Spyros and Andrew Sweigart co-founded 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 called Street Hunts. If you wish to see his work, feel free to visit his Flickr Albums.

John Hughes (Tutor)

John Hughes - Associate Street Hunter

John Hughes is a street photographer based in the UK and mostly works in Cambridge and London. He has been on this wonderful Journey through the world of photography since the age of 12 and he has never lost his passion for it. For the most part, you can find him on the streets of Cambridge and London shooting with his trusty Fujifilm X-E3. He likes to keep things fresh by setting himself new goals and projects. John writes blogs about his time doing street photography and you can find these here at or via his website.

John’s street photography blog has also earned him a spot in the top 75 street photography blogs on Feedspot.

John Interviews:

Eye photo magazine

Finding the Right Camera for Street Photography 5
Photo by John Hughes


“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”

– A. Watson (aka Never Edit)

“Τhank you very much for what you taught me Spyros Papaspyropoulos!”

– Ilias Tsantos

“This was the first time I attended a workshop with Spyros, the one-day Beginners Street Photography workshop in Athens. We started at 9a.m. with an introduction to general principles of street photography, followed by tasks on specific techniques and perspectives, finally reviewing our work at 9p.m. During the entire day Spyros was fully engaged and participated with us in all the tasks with an exuberant energy that motivated us to keep pounding the streets and experimenting with our photography. I very much valued Spyros’ excellent teaching abilities, his technical knowledge, his perspective, and insightful and supportive comments. He offered straightforward and clear instructions, he encouraged us to ask questions about any aspect of the day’s activities and devoted time to reviewing and commenting on the day’s photos. Spyros is a great teacher, direct, honest, supportive and really friendly. The entire one-day workshop was a real experience and a pleasure for me and would certainly recommend future workshops to anyone interested in street photography. Many thanks Spyros!”

– Pericles Loucopoulos

“Taking part at the ‘Beginners Street Photography Workshop in Athens’ was a real blast.

Having no prior experience or solid knowledge about what Street Photography actually is, i did not know what to expect.

Spyros is a great guy and an amazing teacher. Eager to answer any questions we had he shared with us technical details and street photography secrets.

This was an exhausting 12+ hour of non stop street photography. The day consisted of a combination of theory and practice sessions. We were taught about street photography history, techniques, composition, light, ethics and ways to approach people and react on different occasions.

After the end of the practice session, we all had our daily photos analysed and evaluated by Spyros, giving us even more insights about quality street photos and valuable tips for better photos in the future.

I would by all means participate in any future workshops by Spyros and of course i strongly suggest any newcomers to take part to one.

A total value for money!

Thank you Spyros.”

– Giannis Pagonas

What Is The Cost Of The Workshop?

The cost of the workshop is $900 and it doesn’t include accommodation, travel or dining expenses. To reserve your spot in the workshop you are required to make a deposit of 30% of the workshop ($300). The deposit is non refundable. 5 days before the workshop the second deposit of $600 is required.

Portland Street Photography Workshop Price Tag and Date

ATTENTION! Early bird Discount Offer! Save BIG By Registering Before The 25th Of August 2018!

Reserve your position before August 25th and receive a $90 discount! That is a whopping 10% discount to the original price!

So make sure you take advantage of this Early bird offer before the 25th of August! Please click on the Paypal payment button below to make your initial down payment deposit to reserve your position for the Street Photography workshop.

Portland Street Photography Workshop Earlybird discount

Reserve Your Spot NOW! Pay Here

Just click on the following links to make your deposits:

1st deposit

$300 to reserve your spot in the workshop 

Click Here To Pay $300 

2nd deposit

$600 before the 1st of August (including earlybird offer)

Click Here To Pay $510 (With Early bird Offer)

Kindly use hashtag #POISPWSep18 as reason for deposit.

“Rich Obligate Carnivore” by Spyros Papaspyropoulos

Contact Us For Questions

If you feel that you have more questions or you would like to discuss a One on One session, please feel free to contact us using the following webform or via email at

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Portland Street Photography Workshop Prices


Register while there are still free spots!!!
See you all there!


Cover picture by Hendrik Braet – Street Still Life finalist



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