Learn Visual Basics for Street Photographers.

Learn Visual Basics for Street Photographers.

GAP FLOW © Knut Skjærven

GAP FLOW © Knut Skjærven

Just a reminder. New Street Agenda is also New Street Agenda: The Academy.  We do workshops and individual courses.

What you see above is a diagram I did in 2014 for a workshop held in Berlin. It worked fine and is a graphical illustration of how a one-to-one course could run.

As you can see the diagram address Gestalt Factors. Those are a few of many tool the course deals with.

The course is flexible and each program will be tailor made to each participant.

Here are the important steps:

1) You are asked to formulate the ambition for your street photography. It is a question of phrasing one or two sentences that will work as your Mission Statement.

2) You are also asked to submit 10 of your recent street photographs to a private site that are set up for the course. ‘Private’ means that only you and I will have access to it.

3) I make a content analysis of the portfolio of 10 pictures and revert to you with suggestions on strength, possible weaknesses, and opportunities. Such an activity is know as a SWOT analysis.

It is a question of Mapping the Gap between your ambitions and your present status as a street photographer.

4) If we agree on the SWOT a program is set up for the next 6 weeks. Each week you will have a new assignment that you have to shoot for. (It could also be 12 weeks if you want 2 weeks for each assignment). 

5) You load from 4 to 6 photographs that you have shot during the week/weeks. You will get feedback on each photograph and for the portfolio as a whole.

6) We sum up the course and suggest challenges you could do on your own when the course is finished.

You are welcome to ask as many relevant questions as you like during the course. And for that matter, after the course.

What you get out of it?

The course brings you a basic understanding of how visual communication works when you apply it to photography/street photography.

Does this make you a better photographer/street photographer? That depends on how well you adapt to the course and how you hard you work with the assignments during the course and how you proceed afterwards.

There is no magical formula beyond this.

How much does it costs?

The course consists of 2 parts.

The first part is Map the Gap. It includes steps 1, 2 and 3 above.

The second part is the rest of the course running over 6, alternatively 12 weeks.  This includes steps 4, 5 and 6. This is where you do the assignments. 

Part One costs € 300.00. Second Two section adds € 700.00.

You can opt out after Part One if you wish and take it from there on your own. That is indeed possible but you will miss out on the feedback on your assignments.

For the rest of 2016 the price for Section One is € 200.00.

If you have questions to the course, please use the Contact Form below. You could also send me an email or a private message on Facebook. 

I hope to hear from you. Good luck.

© Knut Skjærven. All rights reserved.
Copenhagen, December 13, 2016.

PS! If you want a taste of the type of assignments you could get during the course, please visit New Street Agenda: The Academy 2016. Participating there is free.

The price should keep the trolls away.


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Knut Skjærven

Knut Skjærven is a Norwegian photographer, writer and researcher working out of Copenhagen, Denmark.