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Photographing Singapore Streets at Little India is a hands-on workshop combining street and architecture photography to tell a complete visual story. Participants will learn two skill sets: techniques for photographing heritage buildings and shophouses from the ground, and how to capture the moment that is the essence of street photography. The class will examine light, black and white vs. color mediums, and how to select images to best tell a visual story.
Attendees will learn all of the elements needed to document a building, street or neighbourhood with just a few images. Techniques can be used to tell visual stories for publications, online portfolios or social media, and for documenting holidays and unique places of interest. Participants will learn
- How to use 3 or more images to tell a compelling visual story
- 3 techniques for photographing external urban architecture such as shophouses or old buildings
- How to identify potentially interesting street and building scenes
- How to read the light for the best external architecture photos
- How to identify and photograph unique details in external situations
- Practical tips and techniques for photographing people
- Ideal settings for architecture photography with a tripod
- Reading light for external photography images
- Ideal settings for detail images
- How to photograph people in a specific location naturally (non-posed)
- How to select images to tell a visual story
To ensure a conducive learning environment, the workshop is limited to 6 pax per session, and a limited range of Leica cameras and lenses will be available on a first come, first serve basis.
Who should attend:
This workshop is suitable for learners who are lower intermediate and above.
- Digital or film camera, and a tripod if possible.
- Recommend one wide lens, between 21mm and 35mm.
This workshop will involve much walking. It is advised that participants wear comfortable shoes, hats, and to bring water to stay hydrated.
Date & Time:
26 August 2023 or 9 September 2023, Saturday
8.30am - 12.30pm
Please ensure that you have selected the date prior to checkout.
Note: Participants are responsible in ensuring that you are available to attend the workshop on the selected date and time. No cancellation or refund is allowed upon sign up.
Lasalle College of the Arts - more information will be provided upon sign up.
- This workshop may include entering temples or other places of worship; participants who are not comfortable entering religious sites can let the organisers know in advance and alternative sites will be provided
- All cameras are welcome and there will be a limited selection of Leica gear available for attendees to use
No cancellation or refund upon sign up
Steve Golden (@stevegoldenphoto)
Originally from Maine, Steve Golden arrived in Japan in 1989 with $200 and the desire to travel in Asia. An academic publisher by day, he spent his free time travelling extensively with his camera, leading to regular published photographs and articles in The Japan Times in the 1990s. Seizing an opportunity with Lonely Planet in 2010, he left his day job to become a freelance photographer. Steve has been published widely in magazines, newspapers, online and on broadcast television. His books include Heritage Shops of Singapore (Talisman, 2023), Faces of Yangon (2020), Reflections of Tan Yeok Nee House (2015) and the anthology A Kind of Shelter (Massey University Press, 2023). Recent exhibitions include Faces of Yangon at the MBS Leica Gallery, Empty City with LASALLE College of the Arts’ Tropical Lab, and What Remains with the New Zealand project Love in the Time of COVID: A Chronical of a Pandemic. Steve is a Director (designate) at the new University of the Arts Singapore, and a Director at LASALLE College of the Arts.