Street Photography

Florence University of the Arts and Apicius International School of Hospitality

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Street Photography

  • Host University

    Florence University of the Arts and Apicius International School of Hospitality

  • Location

    Florence, Italy

  • Area of Study

    Photography

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Prerequisites

    A DSLR camera and a lens with a focal length of 55mm or wider is required for this course. A digital 35mm viewfinder camera (20+ megapixels minimum) is also acceptable.

  • Course Level Recommendations

    Lower

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    Hours & Credits

  • Credits

    3
  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    3
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    4
  • Overview

    Street photographers strive to capture the life and culture of city streets, searching for what Henri Cartier-Bresson, probably the most famous street photographer of all, termed the 'Decisive Moment'. When it comes to street photography, many photographers traditionally choose to work in black and white, focusing the viewer's attention on the subject by eliminating the distraction of color. Wide-angle lenses are used by photographers who like to get in close to the action, a method that encourages interaction between the photographer and subject. Another technique is to use a lens with a long focal length to take photos from a distance and throw the background out of focus. Techniques mastered by Cartier-Bresson , Garry Winogrand and Costas will be examined.

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