STREET PHOTOGRAPHY WORKSHOP
Hollywood Beach Boardwalk
This is a 3 and 1/2 day in-person workshop where you will learn basic and advanced concepts of street photography and how to create images that are interesting , compelling and with potential to win photo contests.
The Boardwalk at Hollywood Beach is by far the best place to shoot street photography in South Florida. It has lots of color, great light, plenty of interesting subjects and ..the beach!!
Juan has been shooting almost exclusively in this area for the last 3 years and is finishing a book, called The Beach is My Street, based on this project.
Some of the topics we will cover:
• What is street photography : definition and boundaries
• Equipment for street photography (camera, lenses , camera settings, etc)”the less the better!”
• Do’s and Don’ts when shooting on the streets
• Tips and Tricks from years of experience
• The Three Types of Street Photographers
• The Five Levels of Street Photography
• The three key elements to help you decide if it’s a winning image
• The one question to ask yourself every time you edit your photos
• What are Visual Push-Ups and why you need them
AGENDA ( tentative)
Meet and greet.
Initial street photography lecture and discussion .
Optional dinner together
9am -12pm Street Photography talk. Portfolio reviews (optional lunch as a group)
4-7pm Shooting session ( Boardwalk)
9am- 12pm Critique session and feedback ( optional lunch as a group)
4-7pm: Shooting Session (Boardwalk)
10am-1pm: Final Critique session. Final discussion
Juan Jose Reyes
Juan Jose Reyes is the founder and Executive Director of the Miami Street Photography Festival, the largest and most widely recognized event in this genre.
He also co-founded the festival’s European partner, Street Photo Milano, offering a combined international platform that provides participating photographers with true worldwide exposure of their work.
Juan started photographing in his college years and has been shooting street photography exclusively since 2008 after learning directly from world-renowned teachers Alex Webb and Jay Maisel. He writes a street photography blog and his articles, as well as his images, have been published in all the popular street photography sites.
As executive director of MSPF, Juan oversees the panel judging of the “MSPF Finalists”, the final cut from among thousands of images submitted each year to MSPF and widely recognized as the best of contemporary street photography. He also runs MSPF-Workshops, which offers street photography workshops around the world with the best street and documentary photographers and educators.
In 2012 he started the Miami Street Photography Festival which has grown since then into a major international event held every December in Miami during Art Basel Miami, one of the leading art fairs in the world. MSPF is an international festival showcasing the best of contemporary street and documentary photography and has featured some of the best names in photography such as David Alan Harvey, Constantine Manos, Susan Meiselas, Bruce Gilden, Alex Webb, Martin Parr and many others. MSPF offers talks, lectures, portfolio reviews and exhibitions as well as contests that are open to anyone around the world.
In 2018 Juan developed Street Photo Milano with the goal of creating a cultural exchange where photographers can have their work exhibited in galleries in two major cities. Every year thousands of people attend exhibitions in both cities.
Juan was born in Paraguay and moved to the United States over thirty years ago to practice medicine. He is a board-certified paediatrician and besides photography, he is very interested in wellness and integrative medicine. He is also a meditation and yoga teacher and practitioner. He lives in Fort Lauderdale, FL