A weekend in Vitoria with street photographer David Gibson, exploring the rich street photography tradition, from the edgy to the surreal.
This workshop is not about equipment or camera settings but about seeing the potential for meaningful street photographs – as single images and as projects. There will be challenging set assignments but the core of the workshop is offering participants honest and constructive feedback on their work.
Friday 16th March 6 – 9pm
David will be giving a talk – with questions and answers – on his street photography and the photographers who have inspired him over many years. This talk is open to everyone but for those attending the workshop it will serve as a vital introduction for the weekend.
Saturday 17th March 11am – 5pm
In the morning session David will give an overview of street photography including photos from the so-called masters, such as Elliott Erwitt, Alex Webb and Henri Cartier-Bresson but there will be equal emphasis on lesser-known names. David will also show some of his own work, the early black and white followed by his colour work, all taken over the last thirty years. The afternoon will be shooting street photographs around Vitoria alongside David.
Sunday 18th March 11am – 6pm
The morning will be another session shooting street photographs accompanied by David, at a different location in Vitoria. The afternoon will be given over completely to feedback on everyone’s work. Participants are positively encouraged to bring examples of their best or most interesting work – as jpgs on a memory stick – but prints too are fine. David will bring his lap-top to explain some of the assignments during breaks while out in Vitoria.
The workshop is for both beginners and more advanced photographers – everyone learns off each other – the only requirement is an interest in street photography.