Smith the Grocer
The Old Bank Arcade, 223-237 Lambton Quay, Wellington 6011
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Oct 17 2020


10:00 am - 4:30 pm



Wellington Street Photography Workshop

Designed for the women who are interested in trying out street photography. The day is suitable for beginners through to advanced. This day is about the ‘art’ of street photography and being comfortable creating great images with your camera.

As well as learning great new street photography techniques and creative approaches, you will discover how to produce stylish and distinctive images, which reflect your style.

We start the day with coffee before heading out to see what we find; looking for great subject matter in the people, we have behind the scene photographic opportunities, including barber and tattoo shops.


What you will learn:
  • Develop a street photographer’s ‘eye’ and learn how to spot a photo opportunity in an everyday street scene
  • Appreciate the aesthetics of street photography
  • Understand the importance of developing your own style as a street photographer and how to conceive and undertake ‘projects’
  • Understand the components of a great street image
  • Practice different types of street photography and discover your preferred style of shooting
  • Conquer your fear of photographing strangers
  • Become invisible and shoot your environment quietly and unobtrusively
  • Understand some of the key legal and ethical aspects of street photography
  • Learn how to react positively if people are questioning, challenging or offended.


  • We meet at 10.00am am for coffee, introductions, and tuition session before setting off onto the streets
  • Our itinerary will take us to some great Wellington central street photography ‘hot spots’, where we will put into practice some of the principles learned in the morning session; expect to be on your feet most of the day
  • Throughout the day you will receive a significant amount of one-to-one tuition and coaching
  • Lunch along the way
  • We will finish the formal part of the day with a coffee at around 4.30 pm back where we started for a thorough debrief and a further Q&A session
  • Individual critique for photos taken on the day is available during the week following the course
  • After the workshop, participants will be encouraged to keep in touch through our closed group FaceBook alumni network.


What to bring:
  • Camera – battery fully charged
  • Spare camera battery (recommended)
  • Memory cards
  • Lens – I typically use my 15-55mm
  • Camera backpack or bag
  • Dress for the day; comfortable warm clothes and shoes
  • Towel or small tarpaulin to lay/kneel on


What is included?
  • Professional street photography mentor
  • A5 photo diary
  • Street Photography cheat sheet
  • Coffee
  • Lunch
  • Great company