Dear Streethunters.net 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 someone 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.
What Does This 8 Hour Workshop Include?
We will meet on Saturday morning in the centre of the city of Athens at 10:00, grab a quick bite and a coffee in a local cafe and start with a quick introduction and some theory. The exact time & location will be shared with all participants 15 days before the workshop. After the introductions we will move on to the more interesting, practical part of the course. The workshop will consist of 8 hours, including small breaks to refresh ourselves and 1 hour to have lunch. During the course we will discuss the following topics:
Schedule (10:00 – 18:00)
- Zone focusing and hyperfocal distance
- Learning how to compose with Natural Frames
- Learning how to compose with Extreme Corners
- Using rat’s eye view composition
- Light, shooting with extreme contrasts
- Learning how to compose with Triangular compositions
- Adding artificial light to illuminate and fill shadowy areas (Flash)
- Learning how to compose with Symmetry
- Triple layering of subjects
- Multiple character separation
- Moving subjects steady backgrounds
- Steady subject moving backgrounds
- 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!
How Will This Workshop Change You?
Once the workshop is over you will have an understanding of:
- Advanced composition techniques
- Advanced lighting techniques
- Advanced shooting techniques
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!
When Will The Christmas Holiday Street Photography Workshop Special in Athens Take Place?
I will be teaching the Christmas Holiday Street Photography Workshop Special in Athens, Greece this December on the
Saturday the 22nd of December 2018
Location Of The Street Photography Workshop – Athens
The workshop will take place in the streets of Athens, Greece. Because this is a special course, there will be more hands on action than theory.
Maximum Number Of Students – 10 max
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 be accepting no 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 “Christmas Holiday Street Photography Workshop Special in Athens, Greece”. 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.
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, I am not obligated to refund you. If you wish to cancel at the last minute, this will affect all the members of the workshop, so I hope you understand when I ask you to please not do that unless it is for a very serious reason.
When and why would I cancel the workshop
I have the right to cancel a workshop that hasn’t met the minimum requirements of at least 4 students two weeks before the official date of commencement of the workshop.
As mentioned before, if a workshop is cancelled, I will not be responsible for any travel or accommodation plans you have made. I 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 I cancel the workshop, I will be refunding you 100% including the initial deposit. So by submitting your deposit you agree to these above terms and conditions.
What will you learn at the “Christmas Holiday Street Photography Workshop Special in Athens”?
You will learn everything mentioned in the section “What does this 8 hour 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
I have another question. How can I contact you?
You can contact me directly at email@example.com 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 Street Photography workshop?
Yes you can. Please get in touch with me directly at firstname.lastname@example.org and I will let you know more details concerning a 1 on 1 Street Photography workshop.
Can I have a 1 on 1 Street Photography workshop in another city?
Yes you can. Please get in touch with me directly at email@example.com 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.
- 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
- Interview with Spyros Papaspyropoulos from Street Hunters
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”
– 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 €180 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 (€60). The deposit is non refundable. 5 days before the workshop the second deposit of €120 is required.
Reserve Your Spot NOW! Pay Here
Just click on the following links to make your deposits:
€60 to reserve your spot in the workshop
€120 before the 1st of December
Kindly use hashtag #ACHSPWSDec18 as reason for deposit.
Contact Me 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 me using the following webform or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Register while there are still free spots!!!
See you all there!