Street Photography Workshop

Street Photography is, of all the photographic disciplines, one of the most comprehensive and useful to develop the ability to interpret situations in a less superficial way and to develop a deeper cultural sensitivity.

Practice will help you to recognize situations and details that can make a great shot. It will also help you to develop social skills and the ability to interact with strangers.

Street Photography is an attitude, it is an openness to being amazed by what you will discover every time you take a walk with your camera. With practice and some hard work you will learn to notice the extraordinary and beautiful narratives that are occurring in front of you everyday.

You will learn to create relationships within the frame that may not exist in reality, creating enigmatic, poetic and surreal photographs.

Coordinator: Eolo Perfido, Creative Director, Portrait and Advertising Photographer

Practical information

  • Registration period: by November, 12
  • Number of participant: 15
  • How: in distance mode (zoom) 
  • Participation fee: 70€

Cameras requirements: Participants must have a camera (digital SLR, a mirrorless) and a lens between 17mm and 50mm. If you don't have a camera, you can also use a phone with a camera with a sensor of at least 8 MegaPixels. 

How to register

To register, fill the form here paying the contribution fee with credit card (no refund with cancelation). The workshop will start only with a minimum of participants

Saturday 14 November, 10.30 am-1.30 pm Lesson 1 \ Theoretical Session 

  • > camera settings in street photography
  • > how to manage autofocus, zone focus and hyperfocal
  • > black and white and color in street photography

  • > understanding different kind of lights
  • > laws and privacy issues in street photography 
  • > how to prepare for a photo walk?

At the end of our first lesson i will give you a first series of assignments that we will review and critique during the exercise analysis sessions.

18 and 19 November, 7.30 pm - 9.30 pm Lesson 2 and 3 \ Exercise Analysis 

We will verify how the exercises are proceeding. I will need to receive the students' images before our session so that I can prepare myself with notes and constructive critiques for every photography they will send me.
Each participant will be able to find immediate and practical feedback about their doubts regarding photographic technique, their ability to interpret the scene and the correct use of the different photographic optics depending on what the result is to be obtained.

Saturday 21 November,

10.30 am-1.30 pm  Lesson 4 \ Post Production 

I will introduce the main post production techniques for street photography with a series of practical examples on images made by the students.   

24 and 26 November, 

7.30 pm - 9.30 pm

Lesson 5 and 6 \ Exercise Analysis 

This will be the final exercises Analysis. I will need to receive the students' images before our session so that I can prepare myself with notes and constructive critiques for every photography they will send me.

This time I will need to receive the images retouched following my post production techniques explained during Lesson 4.

Saturday 28 November,

11.00 am-1.00 pm

Lesson 7 \ Final images selection  

I will show and discuss with the students the image selection for the Bocconi Street Photography Image Gallery highlighting the strengths of the individual images and the characteristics that made them worthy of being selected.

In this context, we will explore the fundamental principles of street photographers by inviting students to make it an important moment in their personal growth.