How to Save Money on Street Photography Workshops in South Africa
Street photography workshops can open your mind to new possibilities. If you wish to attend a street photography workshop in South Africa on January 6, 2018 please register your intent. This will be a 4-hour interactive learning experience for beginners who want to face their fears of shooting the streets. You will learn how to develop new eyes and capture the mood and vibe of any given place.
In South Africa street photography workshops are hard to find. If you type the words: “Street Photography Workshops South Africa” into your favourite browser and click search or hit enter, you will see what I mean.
This has been my experience. And it means that my country men and women who wish to attend a street photography workshop will have to look elsewhere. That’s sad, isn’t it?
Well, not any more.
In this blog post I’m talking about my upcoming, inaugural Street Photography Workshop in South Africa.
I know that some of my readers will remind me that I wrote negatively about street photography workshops in February. These loyal readers will ask: “Why the Damascene Conversion?”
I guess growth or progress as a street photographer is responsible for this 360 degree about turn.
But the following story will clarify matters to you in a more convincing way.
When I was in Polokwane at the beginning of September I met an old student of mine. We were both trying to find parking and minding our own business. As I got out of the car and oped the boot to take out my jersey, our eyes met.
He said to me: “Where do I know you from”?
I looked at him and did not recall where I could have seen this guy before.
“I don’t know.” I said.
Him: “Where did you work before?”
Kempton Park, Johannesburg.
Him: “What line of work did you do there?”
Him: “Yes, you’re my driving instructor! Do you remember me, I was working at (he named the company that he’s still working for in Isando, Kempton Park)?”
Now I remember.
The radiant smile on his face and the enthusiasm with which he introduced me to his family made me feel important. I realised then that I made an impact on this guy’s life.
Before this chance reunion, a woman came to me and asked if I could help her son knot a tie. As I was demonstrating to him how to knot a tie I asked this young man what his name was. “Keletso.” He said, smiling and obviously intrigued by the process of knotting a tie. It felt good about helping Keletso.
These experiences got me thinking about street photography. I think sharing my expertise with beginners will bring me more joy than what I had in Pietersburg earlier this month.
Street photography is a lonely pursuit. Although I enjoy roaming the streets alone, I’d love to share my joy with others. And one way of doing that is to organise and run street photography workshops.
This will also save my compatriots a lot of money.
Instead of travelling to London, Paris or New York, and spending a lot of money, you can spend just a few rands and attend my street photography workshop right here on home soil.
Money Street Photography Workshops South Africa: Introduction to Street Photography For Beginners
If you want to learn street photography and experience the joy of shooting the streets, this blog post is for you.
Starting on January 6, 2018, I’m offering a Street Photography Workshop in South Africa for local streettogs.
The Introduction To Street Photography Workshop for Beginners will be held in Middelburg, Mpumalanga.
It’s a 4-hour interactive workshop where novice street shooters will learn the basics of street photography such as Confronting Your Fears, Developing New Eyes and How to Shoot with a Mobile Phone.
In the first hour you’ll learn the Definition of Street Photography and have your Frequently Asked Questions answered. This will be a great opportunity to exchange ideas with your fellow street shooters who are part of the workshop.
We will discuss The Right Gear For Street Photography and then walk through the streets of Middelburg to shoot. You’ll be walking alone for half an hour and then meet the rest of the group at a central meeting point. Here we’ll share experiences and answer any questions you might have. You’ll have the opportunity to share your keepers with the group. Each student will have their photos critiqued and the opportunity to critique others’ work.
The group will disperse again with each person assigned to shoot a subject of their choice. This activity will help you to develop new eyes or see photographically.
I’ll give more information and finer details of the workshop to those who show interest.
Money Street Photography Workshops South Africa: Capture The Mood And Vibe Of January 6, 2018 In South Africa!
In South Africa this will be the last weekend before the first school term. Most parents will be rushing to buy stationery and school uniforms for their children. Some parents will be knocking at the doors of the Mashonisas (Loan Sharks) to borrow money to pay for these Back-to-School necessities.
Ironically, these people will have squandered their hard-earned money during the December holidays. Christmas and New Year Eve celebrations are occasions where people ‘shine’ or try to impress their peers with lavish gifts and luxury items.
On January 6, most people will be penniless. Their frustrations, despair and anxiety will show on their faces. This is a great opportunity to shoot Candid Street portraits. You’ll be challenged to capture the mood and vibe of life in Mzansi on this day.
Help Spread The Word Or Join Us and Have Fun!
If you’re interested to attend this Street Photography Workshop In South Africa, on January 6, 2018; please let me know.
Fill in the Contact Form on this website and I’ll get in touch with you telephonically to give you more information and answer other questions that you might have.
Do you know of any street photography workshop in South Africa? If not, please do me a favour, type the words: “Street Photography Workshops South Africa” into your browser and click ‘search’ or ‘go’.
This will not only help you understand what I mean when I say there’s a dearth of street photography workshops here, but it will help me spread the word about my inaugural Street Photography Workshop in South Africa.
What’s your take on street photography workshops? Are they necessary or just a waste of time and money?
Let me know your opinion in the comments section.