Leica Street Photography Weekend - with Matt Stuart | Fri, April 1 - Sun, April 3, 2016


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Join the Leica Akademie in Miami for three days of Street Photography with UK based photographer Matt Stuart. 

Designed to provide inspiration to intermediate and experienced photographers alike, this program provides the rare opportunity to receive hands-on critical feedback, both in the classroom and on the street from one of the UK’s leading contemporary street photographers. The session will kick off with a presentation by Matt Stuart highlighting the work of iconic street photographers that have inspired him followed by a comprehensive discussion on techniques and tips for shooting effective street images.  Stuart will share some do’s and don’t of working on the street as well as the stories behind his images.

This workshop is presented in partnership with the HistoryMiami Center for Photography, which explores the Miami experience through the photographic image. The Center builds on the museum's significant photography archive of 1.5 million images to collect and exhibit documentary photography and to offer lectures, workshops, and photo tours.

Topics Covered

  • A short history of street photography
  • Why shooting with a rangefinder is like riding a bike
  • Skateboarding & photography
  • Focusing quickly
  • Moving from inspiration to finding your own style
  • Strategies for editing

This experience combines theoretical discussion with practical assignments engineered to challenge how you think about making images. The format provides morning, afternoon and early evening shooting sessions, followed by one on one critiques and a group review to conclude the workshop on Sunday. 


Friday 1PM-6PM (at HistoryMiami - 101C West Flagler St. Miami, FL 33130)

Opening lecture and introductions. Late afternoon shooting on the streets of Miami.

Saturday 10AM-5PM
Morning and afternoon shooting with Stuart at predetermined areas of greater Miami, followed by a group lunch at a local cafe. 

Sunday 10AM-4PM (at Leica Store Miami - 372 Miracle Mile Coral Gables, FL 33134)
Editing, critique and final lecture.

Who should attend this Workshop?

This workshop will be useful to experienced as well as up-and-coming street photographers alike.   If you have ever been curious as to what it takes to make great pictures in the street and want to explore these techniques and get feedback on your photography, than this is the program for you.

Participants are expected to have good understanding of the general operation of their cameras, this is not a basic technical program. Laptops will be needed on the final day of the workshop. Students should be conversant with their hardware and software in order to facilitate downloading and review of photos made during the workshop.

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