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  • harvey milk center 50 Scott Street San Francisco, CA, 94117 United States (map)

Andy and TC, both founding members of BME, are both experienced street shooters who have taught and exhibited their work around the world, and we’re excited to be teaching this unique class in San Francisco.

While this course resembles other workshops in terms of introductions, shooting, assignments, and extensive critique, the focus will be on exploring your motives for street photography. Why are you attracted to shooting candid shots of people in public spaces? Why do certain types of subjects, situations, or compositions attract you? If you already have some ideas on these questions, we will help you explore them. If, like most of us, you aren’t quite sure, you will be encouraged to seek what lies behind your urge to create this kind of photography, while learning about yourself and the creative forces that drive you.

The workshop will run three full days, starting on Sunday, June 3, one day prior to the StreetFoto festival’s official opening day. It is open to shooters of all skill levels, but it is not a beginner’s primer, instead focusing on artistic motivation. Beginning shooters are of course also encouraged to join the class, but should not expect to be walked through basic issues such as how to hold a camera or which lens to use.

Students will need to bring their own gear: A camera, a laptop (or some way to edit), and a USB memory stick.

The number of seats is limited, so don’t wait! Sign up at:

We look forward to seeing you there!