Review the history of street photography and explore its distinct qualities. Class sessions alternate between on-location shooting in Houston and in-class critiques.
Street photography has captured popular imagination in recent years. Stepping out of the studio to capture candid, unposed moments in public places can result in powerful images. This course explores the distinct qualities that distinguish street photography. Photographer Daniel Kramer presents the history of the genre and also leads students on street photography walks in Houston. Past locations have included the Houston Rodeo, the Houston Ship Channel, a boxing gym and an Elvis-impersonator performance. Class sessions will alternate between on-location shooting throughout the city and in-class critiques.
Images courtesy of Heidi Beverly (left) and Seema Kaur Bhatia (right) - former students of Daniel Kramer.
Daniel Kramer, M.F.A., is a photographer who has worked for The Atlantic, Reuters, Sports Illustrated, USA Today and The Wall Street Journal. His photojournalism has won local, national and international awards, including six first-place Photo Package Awards from the Houston Press Club. As an actively exhibiting fine art photographer, Mr. Kramer’s work has been shown locally, nationally and internationally and is in permanent collections at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; the Phoenix Art Museum and the Fort Wayne Museum of Art. He holds a Master of Fine Arts in documentary photojournalism from the Academy of Art University in San Francisco.
Participants should have completed The Basics of Photography, a similar introduction to photography course, or otherwise have familiarity with basic camera operation and photography principles.
Participants must provide a camera and a signed release liability for this course. If we do not receive the signed release before class begins, your money will be refunded and your spot in class forfeited. Download the release form here.
Participants are responsible for arranging their own transportation for the course field trips.