It doesn't matter what kind of photography you do, the skills required in street photography are some of the most valuable you can learn. It's for this reason that you need to watch this free masterclass.
Street photography requires quick thinking, forward planning, and an eye for detail. If you think about it, capturing events on the street is not a million miles away from documenting a wedding, shooting sports, or even doing nature photography. There are plenty of transferable skills between them all, yet how many of us look to other areas of photography to learn or get inspired? This week, renowned street photographer Nick Turpin has released a masterclass video walking us through the intricacies of street photography that I think we all should watch. The video covers the basics of the craft as well as going into many of the advanced techniques you can take advantage of while out on the street.
What I really love about this video is that I feel like I'm actually there with Turpin having a one-on-one masterclass with him. He explains things in great detail and goes at a pace that makes it easy to digest what he is teaching. One area of the class that I think is particularly valuable is when we hear his running commentary and thought process while he shoots on the street. It's a great way to get into the head of a street photographer and understand why they do what they do in the moment. The video is jam-packed with lots of examples of good street photography, which is reason enough to watch the video. This masterclass is set around the area of central London, but the lessons taught can easily be applied to any city you find yourself in. It really doesn't matter what level of ability you are at with your photography; there is something for everyone in this video. I know I feel inspired after watching, and I think many of you will too.
Lead image by Josh Hild, used under Creative Commons.