We’re in the middle of a photography workshop with Julia Dean and it’s been amazing!
Instead of sitting in a classroom hearing about photography, Julia’s approach is to get you out onto the street and start shooting. The more photos you take, the better you’ll become.
Julia gave us a few simple rules to follow when shooting, and when you watch her in action, you can see why she’s such a great photographer.
Street Photography Intro Rules
1. Hold your camera correctly. That means one hand under the lens to provide stability.
2. Get closer. Look at Julia in this shot!
3. Use Program mode until you have a priority. We’ve been shooting outside in the middle of the day in California, so we’re set to program mode, ISO 400.
4. Focus properly. Julia focuses on an image and holds her finger half way down on the button to lock the focus in and waits for the right shot. She mainly shoots with a 50 mm lens.
5. Pay attention to the light! Generally speaking, you don’t want it behind the subject, and you don’t want spots of light and shadow on an image.
We’re heading back to finish the Street Photography classes next week and can’t wait to see what’s next.