Black and White Street Photography Workshop (Fremantle)

Take to the streets of Freo and learn to see and shoot the world in black and white!

Black and White Street Photography Workshop in Fremantle

Level: Beginners – Intermediate
Date: Sunday 15 December 2019
Duration: 3pm – 5pm
Cost: $69
Instructors: Seng Mah
Location: West End Fremantle
Maximum participants: 15

Shooting black and white takes the distraction of colour out of your image-making and gets you to focus purely on observing light and tones, and to work your images using these two very simple, yet powerful, photographic observations.

Join Seng Mah for a journey into the black and white heart of Fremantle. In this hands-on, location-based workshop, you will learn:

  • How to set up your camera to shoot and show only black and white imagery.
  • The “sunny 16” rule that will help create strong, high-contrast images in full sunlight.
  • Pre-focusing using back-button focus (requires your camera to have back-button focus control).
  • Pre-focusing using manual focus (if your camera doesn’t have back-button focus control).
  • Observing and noting light in the urban landscape.
  • Setting up and shooting for high-contrast lighting.
  • Compositional techniques when shooting in high-contrast or isolated lighting.
  • Finding and using incidental light on location.

As you can see, we have lots to cover and learn in this terrific street photography event!

What you will need
  • Good walking shoes, a hat, bottle of water, sunscreen.
  • An interchangeable lens camera (DSLR or mirrorless).
  • Lens that will cover focal length ranges in the 24-70mm range (for full frame cameras); crop frame cameras would be in the 16-55mm range, with micro four third cameras (Olympus and Panasonic) in the 12-40mm range. You can also bring prime lenses or a telephoto zoom if you want to, but we will mainly focus on the wide angle zooms.
  • A small notebook and pen if you’d like to jot down notes at the start of this workshop.

* You don’t need a tripod for this workshop.

This workshop is limited to only 15 participants. You will need to have a reasonable level of fitness as we will be walking fairly extensively around the West End and Harbour of Fremantle.


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