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Photo Shoot: Storytelling on the Streets of DC

2-Session Weekend Course

Saturday, June 1 and 8, 2019 - 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Code: 1K00LN

By Patricia Howard

Brandon Stanton’s Humans of New York project is the inspiration for an exploration that offers the opportunity to become at ease photographing in public places and to gain effectiveness communicating the ideas behind your photos.  

Begin with an outdoor photo shoot that involves photographing and chatting with fellow students, and then edit and upload the portraits and text to an online account. In the next session, learn how to best approach people on the street before photographing them and how to quickly compose a shot. Venture to the National Mall to take photographs and capture life stories to create the group’s own Humans of D.C. series. 

Students should have a digital camera, preferably a DSLR with a memory card, and optimally, a cell phone to record conversations.

Instructor: Patricia Howard

2 sessions, 3 hours each

This program is part of Click DC, a month-long celebration of photography in the nation’s capital. During June, photography organizations, clubs, collectives, and galleries across the city join together to host talks, workshops, photo walks, exhibits, and other events that demonstrate the power of photography to entertain, enlighten and inspire. To learn more, visit Click DC.

Please Note: This program is not eligible for any discount promotions.

S. Dillon Ripley Center
Room 3113
1100 Jefferson Dr SW
Metro: Smithsonian (Mall exit)