$975. Workshop tuition only
Instructor Website: www.andrewsullivanphoto.com
Common questions our students have are, "How do I photograph people?" "How do I approach strangers?" "How do I ask someone if I can take their photo?" "How can I feel more comfortable photographing someone I don't know?"
So much of the fear and trepidation photographers experience when thinking about taking pictures of strangers is related to anticipatory anxiety - that idea we put into our minds that interesting people we might want to photograph will be offended or angry by our request, or will simply reject us without a second thought. No one likes to feel rejected. And most people don't like to be caught by surprise either. While rejection might happen sometimes, you will learn easy ways to quickly build rapport and create striking photos. In this workshop, we will build upon ways to feel at ease in these kinds of situations, and we will explore how to create a give-and-take between the photographer and subject.
We'll start off getting comfortable by working alone and then with partners before progressing to shooting portraits in the studio and then on the streets of the city. This workshop offers some provocative exercises about the idea of vulnerability and how embracing vulnerability will enhance your photography. To share a bit of humanity through our pictures is one of the goals of photographing people. You will learn how this works, and once you've sensed the power of that kind of connection, your work will never be the same.
Seek Workshops offers photo workshops in Mexico about documentary photography, photojournalism, and creative photography.