Street Photography Academy

By Attitude 4 Photography

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Welcome to the Street Photography Academy


Street photography is what we love and that’s why we are here to share all we know about it.

From the basics of photography to the most advanced techniques, you will learn all you need to know to be a successful photographer.

The course will cover everything, starting from a quick introduction through the history, understanding the equipment we’ll need and finishing with a self-developed street photography project.

We have a personal taste of black and white photography, but this journey is not limited to any specific style.

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    What will you learn in the Street Photography Academy?


    We will start the course with a quick introduction to the topic. What is street photography? Where did it all begin?

    We will also analyse some of the most important street photographers, in order to understand this style and find inspiration.

    One of the most frequent questions is about cameras and focal length, so equipment requirements and ideal focal lengths for street photography will be discussed.

    The introduction finishes with a small exercises, where we have to define 3 main subjects we want to portrait in our photographic project.

    This section will be focused on the basic knowledge in order to master photography from a street photographer’s point of view.

    We will need to perfectly know how our camera works so we can have the maximum of it while we are walking the streets.

    These are some of the topics we will cover in this section, which are the key functionalities of a camera:

    • Base of photography: Speed, Aperture and ISO
    • Shooting modes and how to use them
    • Metering modes, and when to use them

    All this will be covered using examples and tips applied to street photography.

    Some exercises will also be suggested in order to practice what we have learnt.

    Already confident with the basic stuff? Let’s find some more challenging tricks.

    In this chapter we will work in more complex photography techniques.

    Of course these are applicable to any other style, but we will always try to explain them from an urban photographer’s point of view.

    Some of the subjects we will work on:

    • Exposure and histogram
    • AEL: What is it and how to use it
    • Long exposure shots
    • Panning photography

    This module will also include exercises to practice these techniques.

    Having a good camera and knowing every single functionality of it will not make us good photographers.

    Our ability to understand the situation, measure the light and find a good composition are evenΒ more important that all the previous things.

    The 3rd module will be focused in understanding and improving our style in these aspects.

    Some of the subject matters we will work on, are:

    • Composition rules (thirds, straight horizon…)
    • Composition techniques (Patterns, DOF, negative space…)
    • Best hours and light types to shoot

    At this point we should already be able to start our photography project, so some challenges will be Β presented to work in our creativity.

    Everyone knows that those impacting photos we see on Instagram are not coming directly from the camera.

    The fact that many people does not know is that post processing techniques existed already in analog photography.

    Therefore, we must edit our pictures before publishing them, as if we were revealing a photograph in the old days.

    Of course, every one should set their own limits with regards to the retouching processes.

    In this module a basic editing flow will be showed that can be used as a base to develop your personal one.

    Most of the people fails in their personal projects not because they are not good enough, but because they never start them.

    If you reach this point of the course having completed all the suggested exercises you will have a lot of ground covered already.

    In this module some tips will be given in order to get off to a good start.

    • Where to start from
    • First steps
    • Challenges

    What’s Street Photography


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    We like to say that Street Photography is the art of photographing ordinary people and situations, in an extraordinary way.

    It focuses on people and their behavior, mainly in urban areas, being a way of recording people’s and cities’ history.

    This representation is not done in a realistic way, as usually the photographer uses specific framing, lights or perspectives to make the pictures unique.

    All you need to know to develop your street photography project will be covered here, in the Street Photography Academy.

    5 Modules

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    There are tons of information on the internet but here you will find all the relevant knowledge to become a street photographer.

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    Meaningful Info

    ONLY IMPORTANT STUFF

    Our Street Photography Academy has been built from practice, so everything you will find here is useful stuff you can apply from day 1.

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    Your project

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    There is no way of learning without doing, so we will work together in order to define the bases of your new candid photography project.

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    Street Photography is our passion – Welcome to the Academy

    A little bit of history of candid photography


    Photographic techniques were discovered in the early 20th century along with the fast urbanization and globalization of the world.

    This scenario provided the ideal environment for street photography to be born.

    Photographers as Henry Cartier-Bresson or Vivian Maier developed the styles which still today are the base for most of the artists.

    If we had to name a city, it would be New York, where the New York Institute of Photography was founded in 1910 and it has been one of the main referents in the industry.

    Nowadays, the democratisation of digital technologies and the access of pretty much everyone to a camera have defined a new framework in street photography. And this Photography Academy is one more proof of it.

    Are you ready to create?

    What do I need?


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    In order to start practicing and even getting very good pictures there is no need of a high-end equipment.

    Indeed, many photographers love using analog or very old cameras, where the grain, distortions and different effects created by the defects give to the pictures a special uniqueness.

    In the course we will cover the most common focal lengths used for street photography.

    Actually, the smaller the camera the better, as you will attract less attention.

    In any case, tons of motivation and time will be enough for a successful career. Join the Street Photography Academy now!

    Who am I?

    My name is Enaitz and even I started practicing photography from childhood, I engaged this art in an enthusiastic way in summer of 2018. While in New York, I found out that there were photographs on the streets that “I could see”, and it was when I decided that was the time to come back.

    Since then, I have visited lots of cities and practiced street photography all over the world.

    Discover my images

    I invite you to find out more in my photographic project’s web: www.attitude4.com

    Discover my images

    I invite you to find out more in my photographic project’s web: www.attitude4.com

    Start today


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    As I did in 2018, you should start that project you had in mind a while ago. Nowadays there are no excuses to go for it. Create an Instagram account, don’t tell anyone, but start it, just start it.

    There are more resources than ever to learn anything you want. I built everything on my own. Started practicing photography, created an Instagram account and little by little built my website.

    Travelling has allowed me to practice Street Photography here and there, which is very enriching, as you find very different situations depending on the country you are. I recommend you to read my post about Street Photography in Ethiopia to understand what I am talking about.

    Now I’m trying to make someone else’s path easier I built this Photography Academy. Showing all that I have learnt all this time, by trial and error, so you can focus on what’s important, photography.

    I encourage you to at least, start.

    Give it a try!

    Moral concerns


    After I had already practiced a lot I started thinking about moral in photography. I realised that I was taking pictures of people without their consent.

    There is a phrase that I like very much:

    “When you take a picture, you are taking something.”

    And it is very true. It is very important to think about this before starting our project in order to define our moral limits with regards to photography.

    Be honest with your motives, values and actions, so everything is aligned. This will be the way to find a project that will make you grow, not only as a photographer, but also as a person.

    Enjoy.