Street Photography Workshop Scandinavian Photo

Saturday, March 14th, I held a workshop in Street Photography at Scandinavian Photo in Gothenburg. It was a day full of street photography, laughter and extremely ambitous students.

Quick review of my workshop in street photography

Quick review of my workshop in street photography
Quick review of my workshop in street photography

We gathered at the city library in Gothenburg Saturday morning, and briefly reviewed how the day would look like. Many of the participants expressed a fear to photograph strangers, and much of the focus of the course were to overcome this particular fear. Once you have photographed an unknown person at close range, it'll struck you how many people actually like being photographed.

Happy faces during the street photography workshop
Happy faces during the street photography workshop

Missions to accomplice

To challenge the participants to photograph outside their comfort zone, I gave them five different tasks to perform during the day. The assignments were designed to gradually get the participants to get closer and become bolder in their street photography.

Kristiina on the look out in Brunnsparken
Kristiina on the look out in Brunnsparken

Photographers often have a preconceived idea that people will be angry when you photograph them. The participants were quickly prove otherwise, and was both surprised and relieved that it was so easy and joyful to photograph strangers.

Kristiina has found an unsuspecting woman.
Kristiina has found an unsuspecting woman.

First photo of an unknown woman done, and they exchange addresses.
First photo of an unknown woman done, and they exchange addresses.

On the move in my favorite places in Gothenburg

The course went through different parts of Gothenburg. I wanted to show my personal favorite spots, all of which have a special feeling and mood. The participants were constantly shooting, allways aware of everything that was happening around them.

Sten, Lena and Helene on the look out.
Sten, Lena and Helene on the look out.

Bettina from Jönköping eagerly documented.
Bettina from Jönköping eagerly documented.

Never miss the town Market hall

I'm very fond of market halls, and I always try to plan a visit to the city market hall when I'm travelling. Gothenburg Market Hall is a Mecca for photographers. Beautiful light, great people and things happening everywhere. Perfect opportunity to pause for a lunch.

Helene shooting two guys in the middle of the market hall
Helene shooting two guys in the middle of the market hall

A woman was interested in my upcoming workshops.
A woman was interested in my upcoming workshops.

Bettina looking through her pictures and does not realise that she's caught on camera.
Bettina looking through her pictures and does not realise that she's caught on camera.

The Market Hall has the greatest lunch in Town. I swear...
The Market Hall has the greatest lunch in Town. I swear...

Magasinsgatan - one of my favourites

Magasinsgatan is an oasis in the middle of the city, and one of my favorites. Beautiful people, wonderful atmosphere and plenty of photo opportunities.Allways framed in great light.

Lena offers a cigarette portrait.
Lena offers a cigarette portrait.

Kristiina getting ready for new photos
Kristiina getting ready for new photos

Anders got the workshop as a present from his girlfriend. I like his girlfriend.
Anders got the workshop as a present from his girlfriend. I like his girlfriend.

Backlight on Sten. Backlight is allways great in a photo.
Backlight on Sten. Backlight is allways great in a photo.

Street photography and laughter with new friends

It was a long day with lots of photos. Despite tired feet, the participants had great spirit and many laughs.

Why do they look so guilty? Is that not vases in the store window?
Why do they look so guilty? Is that not vases in the store window?

Helene bursts into a beautiful laughter ...
Helene bursts into a beautiful laughter ...

...that quickly spreads...
...that quickly spreads...
Made in China?
Made in China?

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