Matt: 'Buy a good pair of comfortable shoes, have a camera around your neck at all times, keep your elbows in, be patient, optimistic and don’t forget to smile.'
The above is Matt's standard answer when asked about advice on street photography. However, as you'll learn during the two-day workshop on July 21st and July 22nd, there is much more to it than being patient and optimistic. Matt throws in his twenty years of experience, his talent and his knowledge to teach you the tricks of the trade.
We kick off the weekend with a briefing by Matt, after which you'll discuss your own experiences and hurdles together with the other participants and Matt. In the afternoon (+evening +night :-)) you'll receive an assignment and be sent forth into the streets of Ghent. On July 20th and July 21st, the city center is transformed into a street festival, so there will be ample opportunity for a great shot
On sunday, each participant is assigned a timing for an individual meeting, so you'll be able to use the spare time to continue working on your assignment. At the end of the weekend, the group will gather around the beamer to discuss the results, and afterwards there's French wine and Belgian beer :-)
Am I good enough? Yes, you are if you know how to use your (digital) reflex camera. The number of participants is limited to 12, so we can tune in to the invidivual skills of each participant.
What gear do I need? Your digital reflex camera, and your laptop with editing software.
What’s included in the registration fee? The workshop itself, and strong coffee :-) Lunch is optional (+€24). Travelling costs, breakfast, dinner and hotel fees are excluded from the registration fee and need to be booked/provided for by the participants themselves.
Please note that the workshop is taking place at one of the most busy weekends of the summer, because of the open air city festival ‘The Ghent Festivities’. So don’t wait too long to book a room if you’re planning to stay over.