Jun 252012

— New York City

August 31st — September 2nd



Have you ever walked on the streets and saw a moment that you wanted to capture, but you were too scared to take the photograph? Do you want to become more confident shooting in the streets and learn how to better interact with your subjects? Do you want to meet other street photographers that are as equally passionate about street photography or interested in learning like you?

If you are an beginner or intermediate street photographer and want to conquer your fear of shooting in the streets or looking to improve your skills, this workshop is for you. Through this dynamic and hands-on 3-day workshop you will get to learn:

  1. How to get over the fear of shooting street photography
  2. How to best approach your subjects without scaring them
  3. How to shoot candid images without anybody noticing you
  4. Introduction to Design to apply to your street photographs
  5. Getting your pictures to POP: Learning Figure to Ground Relationships
  6. Common mistakes photographers don’t know they are making
  7. How to react to people who get offended by street photography
  8. How to capture “The Decisive Moment
  9. What techniques for taking great street photographs
  10. How to create memorable and timeless images

© Eric Kim

Workshop Overview

The workshop will consist of presentations with insightful tips and techniques for shooting captivating street photographs. In addition, the workshop will be less lecture-based and more focused on group discussion and interaction.

During the workshop you will be able to showcase your street photography, and get helpful comments and critiques from fellow street photographers. Not only that, but you will meet other supportive and passionate street photographers that will continue to help you even after the workshop.

What differentiates this street photography workshop with other workshops is that it will cover practical tips and tricks of how to shoot on the streets. Furthermore Adam Marelli will be sharing thesecrets of design and composition and how to apply it to street photography.

Adam Marelli

What YOU will get out of this Workshop

After attending this workshop, many past participants have built their confidence shooting in the streets, learned how to get closer to people, can identify great street photography opportunities, and have kept in touch with one another. This is not just a street photography workshop. It is a chance to build a community of friends and passionate street photographers that will last far after the workshop is over.

After attending this workshop, many past participants have built their confidence shooting in the streets, learned how to get closer to people, can identify great street photography opportunities, and have kept in touch with one another. This is not just a street photography workshop. It is a chance to build a community of friends and passionate street photographers that will last far after the workshop is over.

Adam Marelli

Workshop Time/Fee

Dates: 8/31-9/2 (Friday to Sunday)

Time: Friday night (6-10pm), Saturday/Sunday (9-5pm)

Workshop Fee: $995 USD ($795 USD Early-bird discount before 8/20).

Workshop cap: 20 participants

Location: New York City (TBA)

Contact : Eric Kim (erickimphotographyworkshops@gmail.com)

Register Below

If you would like to register click here. If you have any questions, please email Eric Kim aterickimphotographyworkshops@gmail.com

After you register, we will send you an email regarding the deposit and payment options.

To secure a spot in the workshop, you must send a deposit. Register soon, spots are running out!

Adam Marelli by Thorsten Overgaard

Adam Marelli

Artist & photographer, Adam Marelli is based in New York City.  His projects explore the ancient crafts of building, maestros in their workshops, and designs handed down through generations.  Whether he is photographing a master carpenter, dodging fish at a local market, or at the drafting table, he is in constant search of the threads which bind our cultures together.

When he noticed a shortage of design instruction geared towards photographers, he opened the doors of his studio, where he teaches the lost lessons of Classical Design.  The success of his methods saw him named as the Leica Akademie’s Resident Photographer in New York City.  His advice is regularly featured in the “Ask the Contractor” column in the New York Times, he was a lecturer at New York University, and continues to pursue projects at home and abroad.  His writings on photography appear on Forbes, The Gothamist, & Phaidon Press.  Invisible Exports gallery represents his work in New York City.

Take advantage of Adam’s unique perspective on photography and travel on the workshop of your choice.  See why he believes that Success is not Accidental.

See more of Adam’s writing and work click here.

Eric Kim

Eric Kim

Eric Kim is an international street photographer from Los Angeles with a passion in interacting with his subjects, especially getting close to them. He travels all around the world and teaches street photography workshops to passionate shooters. He has had exhibitions at the Leica store in Korea, Singapore, Kuala Lumpur and Melbourne and in Cambodia and Downtown LA.

Eric is currently an instructor at UC Riverside and is teaching a university-level course titled: “All the World’s a Stage: An Introduction to Street Photography”. His past workshops include locations such as Switzerland, Beirut, Seoul, Tokyo, Kuala Lumpur, Melbourne, Sydney, London, Los Angeles, Toronto, Chicago, Stockholm, and Berlin. He has also taught a course at UCLA, titled: “Sociology of Facebook and Online Social Networks”. See the syllabus here.

You can see Eric’s work on his website and for those of you not too familiar with Eric, here are some reviews from his previous workshops.  Talk about a happy clientele.


“Eric Kim is a great teacher, his passion for street photography is truly infectious. I mean this in the most literal way possible.  This workshop has really pushed me to shoot more often and more consistently.  I thoroughly enjoyed his workshop, I learned so much, met great people and really had a chance to sharpen my teeth as a photographer.  I recommend this workshop to anyone even slightly interested in street photography.  He will challenge you and will take better shots.”

- Jordan Dunn (Los Angeles) and best-of-show for “YOU ARE HERE” street photography exhibition with ThinkTank Gallery and Leica

“This workshop really boosted my confidence while shooting on the street. It made me think more about how to compose a photo and what to look for in my photos when editing and post-processing. It was awesome learning from not one but two of my street photography idols, Eric Kim and Jason Martini! Don’t forget to not hesitate and killers shoot twice! Thanks Eric!”

- Alex Crossland (Chicago)

“I am intermediate photographer who has recently discovered the joy of street photography. Attending Eric Kim’s beginning street photography course was a great experience. Eric Kim is an instructor who is truly passionate about his craft and thoroughly enjoys sharing the art of street photography with others.

In the workshop I was able to get a good grasp of what street photography is all about and over come much of the fear that comes with photographing people you don’t know while in an urban environment. 

This is the kind of instruction you just can’t get in a book!”

-Bob Chambers (Chicago)

“Eric’s enthusiasm is infectious; he is also brilliant!  His dedication to promoting and developing street photography as a genre is remarkable. Thank you Eric!”

- Animesh Ray (San Diego)

“Attending the street photography workshop was a real eye opener for me. I feel like what I learned in the Street Photography workshop is going to affect the way I take pictures in general now and is not just limited to “Street Photography”. Eric also made me think more about composition and how important that is. I look forward to attending another workshop in the future.”

- Dennis Wetzel (Los Angeles)

“Eric is very knowledgeable and giving with that knowledge. There’s no ego or sense of competition … Its all about sharing information, sharing his experiences and letting you know how he does things and what works for him. I got a lot out of the workshop. I love some of the images produced both mine and my fellow workshopers. My true testimonial? If I had it to do again, I’d do it in a second!”

- Greg Jacobs (Los Angeles)

“I love the small group experience. Especially because we had a really cool group of people. Nobody acted like they were the king/queen of photography and we all had a common goal. Eric also let us speak a great deal and that kept things fresh. Also having Rinzi with the group, who had been a part of previous workshops, showed that Eric is legit and knows his stuff. Another plus to that was having another voice to guide us. Shooting with Eric the first day really got the confidence going. I really fed off his energy and style. The second day when we split into groups, I still felt that I could shoot with little hesitation.”

-Brian Quisido (Los Angeles)

“I haven’t touched my camera in years. I am a beginner. If there were a category for SUPER beginners, I would dominate. When my friend told me about this workshop, I was instantly intrigued. You see, I have tons of friends who are into photography and who are professional photographers. How did they all differentiate themselves from one another? I felt street photography did exactly that and I was hooked. 

When I arrived at the workshop, I was surrounded by well…technical people. People who knew their stuff and I kind of got lost in it all. However, these people became a kind and supportive group. Not only were they technical, they were creative and passionate. At least, I can relate to that right?

The workshop consisted of a lot of educating – in slideshows, discussions and guest speakers. Many of us wanted to shoot right away but Eric was right. We needed this foundation and knowledge to fuel our street photography drive and skills. At the end of each day, everyone was ready to take on the streets.  You experience a lot during those hours of walking and shooting on the streets of Downtown L.A. You learn how to read and gauge people’s body language. You learn how to be direct with complete strangers. You build your own self-confidence. Ultimately, you appreciate the art of street photography.

I highly recommend these workshops. Like I said, there are a lot of photographers out there. What better way to differentiate yourself than to capture the rawness and emotions of street photography. It will cost you a pretty penny but can you really put a price on passion?

- Jennifer Cruz (Los Angeles)

Eric Kim Street Photography Workshop is a unique and challenging photography learning experience. Make no mistake, Eric is extremely passionate about teaching as he is about street photography. Interesting examples from the masters like HCB, Eric lectures not only about lines, composition, color and technical semantics, but takes you further into these great minds. How to make the mundane into an aesthetic piece of art. Walking the streets with Eric is a sight to behold, how he is able to get into personal spaces with spectacular results. Eric is able to build his students confidence in a way that cannot be easily explained. Certainly the best thing about this workshop are the quality of people you will meet and bond with during these 2 short days. People who are as passionate and interested in photography as you are willing to help and offer support. If you’re looking to challenge yourself and push your photography skills and experience further, I highly recommend Eric’s workshop.




  5 Responses to “Introduction to Street Photography”

  1. You must shed Kim…you lose credibility with him.

    • Hi Paul,
      For everyone who is not interested in taking a workshop with Eric, there will be plenty of opportunities in 2013.
      I am expanding the number of workshops to teach classical design specifically for photographers.
      Hope to see you soon.

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