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Boots on the Ground: Street Photography Basics

at Los Angeles Center of Photography - East Hollywood

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East Hollywood, Hollywood
5481 Santa Monica Blvd
Los Angeles, California 90029
Saturday field trip time & locations TBD in-class considering festivals, events & parades.
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Class Level: All levels
Age Requirements: 18 and older
Average Class Size: 10
Teacher: Dan Balilty

What you'll learn in this on location photography class:

This seven-session class will introduce students to street photography. We’ll study historic and contemporary street shooters and make our own candid photographs in a variety of Los Angeles locations. We’ll meet once a week on Monday evenings, for lecture and critique, and once a week on Saturdays for a hands-on practice session.

Topics covered in class include what is good content and composition, how to capture a mood or a moment, and how to see light. Additional topics will include strategies for photographing candidly; the power of the decisive moment; how to approach strangers, and techniques for street portraiture. We’ll discuss equipment choices and lens selection, as well as the laws and ethics of shooting on the street, and best practices for brave but careful shooting.

Saturday field trips will be determined in-class, both times and locations, considering festivals, events, and parades.

We will look at works by haiku masters, soak our minds in them, and have short periods of sitting meditation and timed writing. We will explore different angles to writing this ancient and modern form. Natalie Goldberg will instruct us how to receive the haiku and get out of the way, so that writing does writing.

Bring notebook and pen (computers not necessary), and please wear comfortable clothing.

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Refund Policy
A $25 administrative fee will be charged on all refund requests. The request must arrive greater than one week prior to the workshop start date. No refunds will be provided for requests arriving one week or less prior to the workshop start date.

Upon receipt of a refund request, students will be provided the option of receiving course credit towards the purchase of another workshop. If a student elects to receive credit, the administrative fee is not charged, and a voucher for the amount of the applicable workshop fee will be sent to the student’s email address or credited online at the discretion of the Los Angeles Center of Photography.

On occasion a workshop may cancel due to low enrollment or unforeseen instructor conflicts. If such a case occurs, all students will be refunded in full. The Los Angeles Center of Photography does not take responsibility for non-refundable airline tickets, hotel expenses, or any other costs that may be attributable towards enrolling in a workshop.


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The building is located on the northeast corner of Santa Monica Blvd and Western Ave. Please enter the building on Santa Monica Blvd. Once inside, please proceed to the 2nd floor via the stairs or elevator. On the second level, you will be greeted by an electronic billboard letting you know which room the class will be held in (The Shirley Dawn Room, The California Room, The Kansas Room OR The Common Room). An underground parking structure can be found very close at: 1110 North Western Ave., Hollywood, CA 90029. Please bring $5 cash to park in the parking lot. There is also street metered parking as well if you rather park on the street.

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