PHOTO 71 — Street Photography: Capturing Fleeting Moments in Everyday Life
In this course, students will develop strategies of working in the field. They will learn to see and recognize incongruities and paradoxes, and capture them in intelligent and insightful photographs that reflect the often-missed ironies and anomalies of everyday life. We will also discuss the ethics of taking photographs in public spaces and how to approach potential subjects. The course will include two field trips and weekly reviews of each participant’s work. Weekly multimedia presentations will expose students to excellent examples of the genre. By the end of the course, a website will be created to exhibit students’ final selection of images.
A digital camera, preferably a DSLR or a mirrorless 4/3,
is required. Students should have a wide-angle lens going
from at least 28 mm to a short telephoto of around 80 to
135 mm. Students should also have access to a computer
with simple photo editing/processing capabilities (examples
include Apple Aperture, Apple Photos, iPhoto, or Adobe
Lightroom, among others).
The course includes two field trips to Mountain View and San Francisco. Field trip transportation will be the responsibility of the student.