aussie street workshops

next workshop:

‘developing your vision’

december 1st-2nd:

two-day ‘developing your vision’ - sydney

advanced street photography workshop

with Forrest walker and sam ferris

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This intensive and practical two-day workshop will focus on the development of photographic ‘vision’ through the processes of discovery and reflection. It is designed to give students who already have a grounding in the fundamentals of street photography the necessary tools to develop their own ‘vision’ by building skills in their shooting, editing, and sequencing of work over two full days of instruction and activities. Led by international photographer Forrest Walker and AUSSIE STREET’s Sam Ferris, this workshop is sure to be an enjoyable, immersive, and insightful experience not to be missed.

PAYMENT OPTIONS

Early bird sign up - $400 until Nov 11th $500

Places are strictly limited, a 50% deposit will reserve your place and ensure you avoid disappointment

about the instructors

forrest walker

Forrest Walker (aka F.D. Walker) is an internationally acclaimed photographer from Portland, Oregon, USA and member of The Street Collective. His work has been awarded and exhibited across multiple continents and expresses his interest in capturing the world candidly in vibrant colour, along with passion for exploration and adventure. He has been an invited speaker and judge at multiple major street photography festivals, including MSPF 2017 and was recently interviewed for the immensely popular ‘The Candid Frame’ podcast.

Currently, Forrest is in the final stages of photographing a five year project taken in 100 major cities, where he strives to capture the diversity and connections found in daily life across all regions and cultures. His images distil the layers of life within major cities and reveal the commonalities of human experience. This project is documented on his popular blog ShooterFiles.com, where he provides street photography city guides, tips, photography, stories, local photographer interviews and more.

SEE MORE OF FORREST’S WORK ON INSTAGRAM & HIS WEBSITE

sam ferris

Sam Ferris is a professional teacher from Sydney, Australia. He is an organiser and co-founder of the AUSSIE STREET exhibition and competition, and is a member of SlowLight international collective. His award-winning work has been published widely and exhibited in Australia, Europe, the UK and the US. A highly experienced teacher and presenter, Sam has held workshops for the HEAD ON Photo Festival and for NYCSPC in New York City, as well as around Australia for AUSSIE STREET.

Recently, alongside Trent Parke and Jesse Marlow, Sam was one of three Australian street photographers selected for the book '100 Great Street Photographs' (2017), edited by David Gibson and released by Prestel Publishing.

Sam holds an Honours degree in Arts and a Masters of Teaching. He is represented by Black Eye gallery, Sydney.

SEE MORE OF SAM’S WORK ON INSTAGRAM & HIS WEBSITE

PAYMENT OPTIONS

Early bird sign up - $400 until Nov 11th $500

Places are strictly limited, a 50% deposit will reserve your place and ensure you avoid disappointment

Itinerary

DAY 1

Introductions and Portfolio Review:

Sam and Forrest will facilitate a number of introductory activities and conduct a brief portfolio review of participants’ work that will focus on constructive feedback and goal setting for the workshop.

Our work/ Our ‘vision’ – how to find yours: A process of discovery and self-reflection:

Sam and Forrest will present their respective bodies of work and projects, offering insights into the process of developing an individual ‘vision’ for their street photography. They will go into depth about the processes of discovery and self-reflection that have allowed them to realise their ‘visions’.

Street photography projects – showing and telling. Case studies:

After the overview of their own projects and individual ‘visions’, Sam and Forrest will deconstruct a number of projects, books and bodies of work from the masters of street photography in order to teach the process of developing a long or short term project from conception to presentation.

Lunch:

Sam and Forrest invite participants to join them for lunch. Participants are free to commence shooting or make their own plans for lunch.

Shooting Session 1:

Participants will join Sam and Forrest on the streets of Sydney for a hands on and practical session on photographing and technique. They will specifically focus on skills such as identifying strong content and form in street photographs, working a scene, and creating layers and depth in an image. This session will involve activities and shooting in small groups and one-on-one tutelage.

Debrief/ drinks:

Sam and Forrest will meet all students again at the end of the session for an informal debrief, to answer any questions, or clarify skills and concepts from throughout the day. Participants are invited to join Sam and Forrest for a post-workshop drink and dinner at a venue TBA.

DAY 2

Shooting Session 2:

Participants will meet at a location TBA before embarking on the second shooting session of the workshop. Students will have the opportunity to develop and hone their skills learned during day 1, experiment, and be encouraged to take risks and push themselves. Students are to shoot independently during this session and given space to work; however, Sam and Forrest will be nearby to offer assistance and guidance when needed. Meeting spots will be nominated every two hours for students to regroup with the instructors and have the opportunity to ask questions and seek feedback.

Lunch:

Sam and Forrest invite participants to join them for lunch. Participants are free to continue shooting or make their own plans for lunch.

Return to classroom for editing, sequencing, and developing your ‘vision’:

Participants will return to the classroom to edit and sequence their work from days 1 and 2. Sam and Forrest will provide an overview of editing workflows and techniques for sequencing images. This session is designed to help students reflect on develop their ‘vision’.

Presenting and publishing your project:

Participants will present their work in a slide show to the workshop class and invited guests. A question and answer will follow where students will receive constructive advice on publishing, exhibiting or developing their work further.

Drinks and post workshop celebration:

Informal celebratory drinks and food at a venue TBA

What to bring:

Good walking shoes, camera(s), lens – between 50mm and 28mm equivalents preferred, sunscreen, hat, water bottle, ‘sun-smart’ and comfortable attire, laptop with appropriate processing software installed (Lightroom, Capture One or Photoshop), spare batteries and memory cards, notepad, pen, and mobile/ smart phone.

Early bird sign up - $400 until Nov 11th $500

PAYMENT OPTIONS

Places are strictly limited, a 50% deposit will reserve your place and ensure you avoid disappointment


‘street 101’ workshops

upcoming ‘street 101’ workshops:

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 20TH - HOBART - $175

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 1ST - SYDNEY - SOLD OUT - $175

 

Join two of Australia’s best practicing street photographers for the one-day 'Street 101' workshop where you will be totally immersed in the fastest-growing and most accessible genre in photography today. This workshop provides both an excellent introduction to street photography for those new to the genre, as a well as offers the practical expertise and knowledge necessary for more experienced participants to take their street photography to the next level.

Sam Ferris and Greg Marsden have a combined 15 years of experience and they will share their approaches to photographing on the street, and give hands-on guidance during multiple shooting sessions.

 

What to expect

an intensive, one-day street photography experience

- MORNING MEET: introductions, portfolio feedback and brief presentation on the ethos of street photography, different approaches, technical aspects of camera set-up and zone focusing, practical shooting advice, and what makes a 'good' street photograph.

- SHOOTING SESSION 1: Sam and Greg will lead participants on a photo-walk around the local area in small groups, giving camera and gear assistance, demonstrating technique, and shooting together to help build confidence and speed in shooting street scenes.

- LUNCH: Break for lunch. Sam and Greg invite participants to join them for lunch and an informal debrief about the morning's shoot. Participants are welcome to continue shooting through lunch or dine elsewhere.

- SHOOTING SESSION 2: Extended photographing session at a location TBD depending on weather and light conditions. Sam and Greg will work with small groups and individually with participants to help them hone their shooting skills and implement the practical and technical elements taught and demonstrated earlier.

- AFTERWARDS: Post-workshop debrief and drinks at a location TBD. about the instructors

about the instructors

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SAM FERRIS

- @ferriswhiskey / samferris.com.au

Sam has been shooting on the streets of Sydney for more than 5 years. He is an organiser and co-founder of AUSSIE STREET, and is a member of SlowLight international collective. His work has been published in Photo Review Magazine, Capture Magazine, The Sydney Morning Herald, The Guardian, Lonely Planet, Fellow Traveller the magazine of China Rail, and as an Editor's selection on Lensculture.


Sam’s images have been exhibited in two featured street photography exhibitions at Head On Photo Festival in Sydney as well as in exhibitions in Europe, the USA, and UK. He has been a finalist and prize winner at Street Photo San Francisco, a finalist in Art and About’s ‘Australian Life’ Photographic Prize, as well as a finalist in Miami Street Photography Festival and Brussels Street Photography Festival. His ongoing project on living in Sydney entitled ‘In Visible Light’ was featured in the academic text ‘Photography as a Social Research Method’ (2016), and recently alongside Trent Parke and Jesse Marlow, Sam was one of three Australian street photographers selected for the book '100 Great Street Photographs' (2017), edited by David Gibson and released by Prestel Publishing. Sam holds an Honours degree in Arts and a Masters of Teaching. He is represented by Black Eye gallery, Sydney.

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GREG MARSDEN

- @hohum / gregmarsden.com.au

Greg Marsden is an LA born, Sydney based, full-time street photographer. His work has been featured in a number of publications including VICE, Mashable, The Sydney Morning Herald, The Age, Capture Magazine, Lifelounge and The Lonely Planet. He was recently named among “The Best Street Photographers Alive Today” on the Eric Kim Photography Blog - the most widely read street photography site in the world. Greg has also taught several workshops with Eric Kim and studied with Magnum photographer Alex Webb.

Two of Greg’s photos were recently named by VICE as their favorite photos of Australia and his work has been exhibited both locally and internationally including Germany, Turkey and the UK. Greg has been commissioned to shoot projects for Apple Inc, Arnott's Tim Tam, The Federal Government of Australia, FOXTEL, Johnson & Johnson, TAL, Woolworths Ltd and others. He is represented by Black Eye Gallery in Sydney.

Terms and Cancellation Policy:

  • 100% of workshop tuition fee is due BEFORE the commencement of the workshop.  

  • AUSSIE STREET and the instructors reserve the right to cancel the workshop at any time, for any reason. In this event, participants will receive a 100% refund on any WORKSHOP fees paid.

  • AUSSIE STREET and the instructors reserve the right to reject the application of any participant for any reason.

  • Workshop fees include tuition ONLY. Participants are responsible for their own travel, accommodation, equipment costs, food and beverage costs, and transport expenses.

  • AUSSIE STREET and the instructors accept no liability for any loss or damage of participants’ equipment or liability for injury, illness or misadventure during the course of the workshop. The public liability of the participants is their own responsibility as is conducting themselves safely and according to Australian Law at all times.

  • AUSSIE STREET and the instructors are not responsible for reimbursement of travel expenses in the event of a cancellation. We recommend that you buy refundable air tickets and/or travel insurance. Cancellations: More than 30 days before workshop begins, participant will receive a 100% refund. Between 29-10 days before workshop begins, participant will receive a 50% refund. Within 7 days of workshop, participants will receive NO refund.