iN-PUBLiC NYC Street Photo Workshop with Gus Powell & Dirty Harrry

In September 2016 I participated in the iN-PUBLiC New York City Street Photo Workshop. The Workshop was organized by well known iN-PUBLiC Street Photographers Gus Powell from New York and Dirty Harrry from Crete. The Workshop lasted two and a half days. One and a half days were designated for shooting and one for introduction, reviews and critique.

After a welcome and self-introduction phase our group of 11 street shooters went to shoot in Flushing, the heart of Queens. We split in two groups and shot on the busy and smelly streets during the harsh midday sun, until everybody’s memory cards were full and the stomach empty. After a extensive group meal in one of the local Cantonese restaurants we relocated to shoot in nearby Jackson Heights for second part of the day. Lastly our groups united and we went to Midtown Manhattan where everybody finished shooting around five in the afternoon. Everybody had still some homework to do. Each one of us was asked to choose 10 of the best and 10 2nd best images for review and group critique on the next day.

It was the first time that I used my GoPro together with the “Chesty” body mount to document my street photography endeavors on video. I realized too late that the position of the GoPro mount was too low to capture the shooting in a proper way.

The second day begun early in the morning on 5th Avenue. Together we headed downtown towards Grand Central. We stopped here and there on famous 5th Avenue street photo spots and pushed shutter buttons almost collectively. The second part of the day was dedicated to extensive individual reviews and critiques of the previously selected photographs. Both Gus and Harrry gave valuable comments to each photographer and provided tips and tricks on how to improve their images.


Street Photography Workshop Participants – Photo by Gus Powell

I had a fun and creative time during the weekend. The possibilities to meet, connect and exchange not only camera gear but each ones insights and ideas were priceless. Highly recommended!

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