Jan 272015
 

How to talk to Strangers Workshop

Adam Marelli x Leica Miami

MARCH 6-8, 2015

 

Adam Marelli x Leica Store Miami "How to talk to Strangers Workshop" © Adam Marelli

Adam Marelli x Leica Store Miami “How to talk to Strangers Workshop” © Adam Marelli

The Myths

There are as many different ways to photograph strangers as there are ways to pick up a date.  But the “Smash and Grab” approach of some street photographers is about as successful as clubbing your date and dragging them back to your cave.  Not to mention the fact that jamming a camera in someone’s face leads to pictures that all look the same.  And if the goal is to produce “Deer in Headlights” portraits, then I wish you the best of luck.

How to talk to strangers workshop. Varanasi, India © Adam Marelli

How to talk to Strangers Workshop. Varanasi, India © Adam Marelli

If you don’t want to harass your way to a set of pictures, then I’d like to share a number of techniques for photographing anywhere in the world, with confidence.  It does not matter what language you speak, who you shoot for, or if your photography is just for fun, there are a number of useful approaches I use to make pictures at home and around the globe.

How to talk to strangers workshop. Kanyakumari, India © Adam Marelli

How to talk to Strangers Workshop. Kanyakumari, India © Adam Marelli

These approaches are not only easy to do, but they have converted themselves into commissions, international collaborations, and invitations to photograph inside of places that say “No Photography Allowed.”  Join me next month in Miami to learn “How to talk to Strangers” and how you can gain access to worlds that are closed off to everyone else.  In the end, you will have more fun shooting, create unique bodies of work, and make friends in the most unlikely places.

How to talk to strangers workshop. Haridwar, India © Adam Marelli

How to talk to Strangers Workshop. Haridwar, India © Adam Marelli

Workshop Description

Do you wish you could walk up to anyone on the street and take an intimate portrait – one that connects on a human level? Do you look at photographs and wonder how the photographer was able to get so close and comfortable with the subject?

How to talk to strangers workshop. Chiang Mai Monks © Adam Marelli

How to talk to Strangers Workshop. Chiang Mai Monks © Adam Marelli

And does the craze of street photographers sneaking up on people or jamming cameras in their faces seem like complete nonsense? Don’t worry, you’re not alone.

How to talk to strangers workshop. Matera, Italy © Adam Marelli

How to talk to Strangers Workshop. Matera, Italy © Adam Marelli

Whether it’s street photography or environmental portraiture, there is an art to photographing strangers. Join artist, photographer and explorer Adam Marelli as he shares stories from his travels around the globe and teaches you techniques that will allow you to take pictures anywhere in the world with confidence and style. He believes that when you take a genuine interest in a perfect stranger, they are often happy to welcome you into their world, even if it’s only for 1/500th of a second.

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“How to talk to Strangers Workshop” Adam Marelli x Leica Store Miami

See you in Miami,

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  2 Responses to “Warm Weather Workshop: How to talk to Strangers”

  1. Talk about timing! I am laughing out loud because I posted my Space Family Robinson Robot reference about approaching strangers. “Danger Will Robinson,Danger, Danger!” Miami doesn’t fit into my March calendar. Perhaps another time, another place? Really like the new logo.

    • Hi Rebecca,

      As they say…It must be in the ether.

      Glad to see you tackling the subject, sorry you won’t be able to join us in Miami. Should be a lot of fun.

      And thank you for the compliment on the new logo. : )

      Best-AM

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