Do you want to learn more about street photography?
Spend some time learning some tips and tricks to improve your street photography in a fun filled workshop.
Topics discussed during the Workshop whiling exploring the streets and back alleys of downtown Auckland:
- The different types of street photography: candid, portraiture and environmental
- Discuss the difference between street and portraiture photography
- How to look and “Find” the street opportunities
- Recognizing the visual elements of good street composition
- Thinking in black and white as well as colour
- Practical tips for street photography
- The best camera settings for different types of street photography
- Review, discuss and friendly critique of some of your own images
I don’t currently have any scheduled workshops, but I am always happy to set up individual or small group sessions to show you the streets of Auckland. Location and timing can be tailored for your availability.
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Comments from attendees on my workshops (some via the tours’ TripAdvisor page):
Highly recommended introduction to this fascinating genre of photography. Dave is a very experience photographer and specialist in Street Photography. It was great to start the Tour with Dave giving us a very valuable insight to his approach to the subject along with many tips and important protocols for us to follow before we hit the streets… all shutters at the ready. The Auckland City Central location for the Tour was excellent and the small group made it possible for quite personal attention. Very informative and a lot of fun. It is surprising how much we ‘miss’ while out walking, but that has all changed now. Kerry, Auckland Street Photography – TripAdvisor comment
Lots of fun, found Dave’s tips and tricks really helpful. I’m a bit of an introvert, being with other photographers gave me the confidence to approach people and ask to take their photo. Great to be shown different ways to capture candid shots and look at different areas of Auckland. TripAdvisor comment
Robert and Dave did a great job with very professional organisation and setting up a great environment for learning. I’ll admit that I was feeling pretty timid about taking photos of people in the street setting before joining this workshop but they made it seem easy. I ended up taking photos of people and objects that I would never have previously considered. If you have the chance, JUST DO IT! TripAdvisor comment
Having never had the courage to attempt photographing strangers at random before I was somewhat apprehensive. Being in a group made that considerably easier and FUN. I learnt a considerable amount about technique and gained confidence from being part of the group. And most important about the day I had FUN. TripAdvisor comment
I did [Dave’s street photography workshop] a few weeks ago – totally changed how I saw the streets. Dave showed me that ‘cat’ works better than ‘puppy’, how to ask people if I could shoot them, and how to create iconic images. Oh, and those all-important camera settings. Prue, Facebook comment
Dave was informative and extremely knowledgeable on all aspects of street photography, how to take the pics, how to be unobtrusive, camera settings, great locations and what do do if someone didn’t like you taking their image. Would thoroughly recommend this course to any budding street snappers. TripAdvisor comment
I had the pleasure of spending a morning with Dave as he helped me develop confidence and knowledge in using my new camera. He made me feel comfortable and confident almost immediately. In no time he developed an understanding of my (lack of) pre-existing skills, and started sharing all of his knowledge in taking amazing photos through the streets of a beautiful city. I had fun learning this new skill, and got some beautiful photos out of it. I find now that I look at the people and places around me differently. TripAdvisor comment
I had a great morning doing the Street Photography course with Dave. He is very knowledgeable on the topic and has an approachable teaching style. Shows great ethical awareness around the freedoms and responsibilities of photographing in public places. I learnt several new camera and subject techniques over the course of the morning, and even though I’ve already photography central Auckland quite thoroughly, he still managed to take us through some spots that were new to me. I came away from the course with equipped with new knowledge as well as more confidence that I’m on the right track. All-in-all an incredibly fun, entertaining and insightful morning. TripAdvisor commentGreat way to spend a morning honing your photography skills: Great way to learn some tips and tricks about street photography, just the inspiration I needed to get my camera from out of the cupboard. Dave was a great tutor, moved the group along at their pace and was great at sharing advice.TripAdvisor comment
Dave has a lust and zeal for life and all its quirks that those with far fewer worries in the world could be quite jealous of. From the mundane to the mad, the interesting to the absurd, Dave captures moments and objects that few of us ever notice … and perhaps don’t need to. Dogs Today Magazine
You probably wouldn’t find a more prolific street photographer than Dave Simpson. He photographs the Auckland city streets on a daily basis and is highly experienced in the art of street photography and how to find engaging images … Be prepared to have fun as you wander the city streets with Dave, and to put yourself on the edge a little too. Photography On The Edge, Photographic Society of New Zealand 65th National Convention Workshop guide
I also teach a Beginners Guide to Photography course (to help you understand the basics of photography and get the best out of your digital camera). I also teach Lightroom (the industry standard software for organising and editing your photos).
I’m also available to head out with you to a community event or location, and we can work together to improve your photography ‘out in the field’. Whatever your level of experience, I’d love to help you learn new skills!
Drop me an email if you’d like to discuss further: firstname.lastname@example.org
About Dave Simpson
Dave Simpson APSNZ LRPS has well over a decade of experience photo streets across the world. He attempts to make sense of the work through his often humorous look on the everyday. Dave is also an experienced concert photography. You can see more of his work on his DaveSimpson.org website and blog