WORKSHOP FEE : $1995/- ( early bird registration, $1800 if you register before 1st Feb)
APF is organising a 6 day intensive workshop which is tailor made to cater to needs of anyone who wishes to train their eyes to find order in chaos on the streets of Tokyo. Street photography is very rewarding but at the same time, one of the hardest genres to master. Our workshop would help ease the anxiety next time you hit the streets, would help solve the puzzle of composing compelling images in split seconds and most importantly it would help you to see.
Each day will include shooting and theoretical session on all you need to know about street photography, dos and don’ts, ways to overcome the fear of getting close, detailed look into various composition aspects and the common mistakes while composing, understanding layering in photography, Gestalt vision and its application in photography, developing ones own style, understanding peripheral vision, ways to see and treat light, video documentary of how their images are made as they shoot and how they fine tune their vision and more.
Participants will walk with the mentors on the streets of Tokyo. The group will have a chance to turn their freshly acquired theoretical knowledge into practice, with theme in hand to create and execute through the walk. The mentors will accompany students while shooting, observe them at work and give instant feedback and suggestions when required. Students will also have a chance to observe the mentors at work, learn their tricks and techniques. Mentors will help the participants share and select their top images for review and critiques. Mentors will also talk about the art of story telling. How to write stories and photo essays, followed by a lecture on importance of shooting personal projects and how it benefits in a long run.
This workshop is limited to max 6 participants,
During this intensive 6-day workshop we will focus on the following topics:
– Street photography
– The light and how to handle it
– Composition – from simple to multi-layered
– Telling a story with your photographs
– Working on projects
– Developing personal style
There are no pre-requisites for attending this workshop. The workshop will be best suited for photographers who have some understanding of how to operate their camera, edit their photos, have some experience in photography and want to take their skills to the next level. However, inexperienced photographers are also welcome.
Students need to bring the following to the workshop:
– A digital camera with a fixed wide angle lens preferably (a 35mm focal length lens would be best). You are most welcome to get your Long telephoto lenses and zooms for your personal work.
– A laptop with software to edit/tone your images
– A notebook to take down notes during the workshop
20th April Wednesday : 4:00pm -6:30pm (Indoor session)
21st April Thursday : 7:00 am – 5:30 pm (outdoor shoot and Indoor session, with a lunch break in the middle)
22nd April Friday :7:00 am – 5:30 pm (outdoor shoot and Indoor session, with a lunch break in the middle)
23rd April Saturday : 10am – 1 pm (indoor session), 5pm -9 pm (shooting in streets of Shibuya)
24th April Sunday : 7:00 am – 5:30 pm (outdoor shoot and Indoor session, with a lunch break in the middle)
25th April Monday : 8:00 am – 11:00 am (Indoor session with Final review and Critique)
*Please note some timings can change depending on weather and other conditions
We will be shooting on the streets of Shinjuku, Harajuku, Asakusa and Ginza
*If the workshop is cancelled due to any reason, full refund will be issued.
To sign up for the workshop please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Charges are for the workshop only. The participants are responsible for travel, hotel, visa, accommodation and local transport costs. If you want any assistance regarding your accommodation in Tokyo, you can email at email@example.com
We would recommend Shibuya or Ginza to stay if you are coming from outside Tokyo