Shoot street photography: “Can you teach me how to shoot street photography?”

Can you teach me how to shoot street photography?

 

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How to shoot street photography

Let me put it this way: Can I teach you how to shoot street photography? Can anyone teach you how to shoot street photography?

There is a school of thought that says street photography cannot be taught.

For example, Bogdan Neagu believes that photography CAN be taught. But NOT street photography. Photography in this instance refers to how cameras work, composition etc. Bogdan reckons that street photography is the product of one’s “own experience and style + skills that get developed with experience.” His answer to this question is: “No, it couldn’t be taught on its own.” Source: Quora

Bogdan is not the only person who believes that street photography cannot be taught.

For example, Ellis Vener says: “No, it cannot be taught.But it can be learned but only by doing it and learning to edit (choosing good photos and tossing bad ones)” Source: Quora

 

How to shoot street photography

How would you answer this question? Do you think that street photography can be taught? Is it possible that I can teach you how to shoot street photography? And if I can teach you how to shoot street photography then you or someone else can teach me how to shoot street photography.

Right?

Here’s what Mathew Mehta thinks about this topic: “Who says street photography can’t be taught? It’s true that you cannot teach someone your own or someone else’s style… but you can certainly help people figure out their own style, and their own methods.”

Source: Quora

 

Can Street Photography be taught?

 

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Can you teach me how to shoot street photography?

This topic is inspired by Eric Kim. Eric complains that he’s being criticised for charging a lot of money for his street photography workshops. His critics claim that street photography cannot be taught. I know one such critic who devoted a podcast episode to critiquing Eric Kim. Among other things this critic accused Eric of being a lousy teacher anyway. Now most of you know how much Eric has contributed to the street photography community. I for one have learned a lot from his writing. It’s not my intention or wish to either defend or support Eric on this criticism.

I’m only interested in discussing the topic: Can street photography be taught?’ And I’m looking forward to read your answer to this question in the comment section. I know you have your own take on this topic.

 

What’s your take?

 

Since Twitter limits you to only 140 characters, please use the comment section on this blog to teach me. Yes, educate me on this topic.

Share your views.

There’s no need to attack anyone. Just discuss the topic and share your wisdom with the street photography community.

 

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Can street photography be taught?

Let me close by quoting Michael Ballai, also from Quora: “People who do (street photography) well aren’t necessarily able to teach it. The problem isn’t that one cannot teach but rather that they cannot verbalize what they do.”

Do you agree with Michael?

I share the views of Greg Blomberg: “Anything can be taught. If you have an interest in Street Photography as many people do, there are Online Tutorials, Workshops, etc.” Source: Quora

If you can teach me how to shoot street photography, that’s what I’ll do for the rest of my life. But is that possible?

Please connect with me on Twitter and keep this conversation going.

I’ll appreciate it very much if you can also share this blog post on Twitter. Thank you in advance for your generous spirit.

Till next time.

Cheers.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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