[San Francisco] Mission Street Storytelling Photowalk Workshop

Sunday, June 16th Time: 12:30pm – 4:30pm Theme: Street Storytelling Cost: $35 Limit: 10 people. Meet at 16th St. Mission Station 2000 Mission Street San Francisco CA 94110

4-hour Mission Street Storytelling Photowalk Workshop

The Mission District is a virtual outdoor art gallery full of vibrant murals, open produce markets, and local color. “The Mission” refers to the San Francisco de Asis Mission, also known as Mission Dolores, which was founded 1776. Today the neighborhood is host to an eclectic mix of restaurants, markets, performance spaces, shops, and nightspots. Our playground over this 4-hour Photowalk Workshop will run a 10-block span from 16th St. to 25th St. Our goal is to create a multi-shot photo essay that captures the story of A Day on Mission Street. The format is one-on-one and small group instruction/demonstration, followed by participants breaking off to work on small assignments — regroup and discuss. We do this 3-4 times over a 4-hour period. This Photowalk Workshop includes one 30-minute one-on-one critiquing session 1 week following the workshop, conducted via Slack or Skype. This Photowalk is perfect for any street photographer looking to learn some new street photography techniques, improve their storytelling skills, and explore using unique compositions and backdrops to tell a more powerful visual narrative. Topics to be discussed include when to go Black & White for interest and impact, as well as some approaches to shooting people in a public setting in ways that are discreet and non-threatening.

Bring your questions, your enthusiasm for street photography, and a sense of adventure.

I would advise you to consider discretion. If you’ve got a camera strap with a big NIKON logo on it for example, you will want to consider replacing it with a plain strap that doesn’t attract attention to the fact that you’re a photographer. We call this a “cowbell” accessory. No cowbells! As with most street photography scenarios, I would also recommend a small, prime lens if you’ve got one, vs a big zoom lens. If you don’t HAVE a small prime lens, it’s okay, you’ll just be less discreet with a bigger camera rig and people could notice you, making it more difficult to get those candid shots. I shoot wide more often than not and will most likely be using a 35mm equivalent lens most of the day. Please do reach out with any questions, and I hope to see you in San Francisco.

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Jun 16 2019


12:30 pm - 4:30 pm



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16th St Mission BART Station
Chris Foley


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