Loading Events

« All Events

  • This event has passed.

Finding the Extraordinary in Everyday Street

22 Nov 2018 @10:30 - 23 Nov 2018 @16:30

Street Photography Workshop

Street Photography training by Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer Essdras M Suarez, as he shares his extensive knowledge of photography with a focus on the art of Street Photography during this two-day classroom and practical on location workshop of three modules plus a course and portfolio review.

During this workshop you will:

  • Gain a better overall understanding of composition and how to apply this knowledge to the fast-moving world.
  • See the world anew through new angles and perspectives.
  • Understand what makes a photo a good photo in the mind and eyes of the viewer and why.
  • Gain an understanding of why does the human brain reacts to particular kind of images in a certain way and not with others.
  • Learn to anticipate your shots by observing human behaviour and interactions.
  • Learn how to prepare and position yourself to capture decisive moments.
  • Learn how to work under any light.
  • Understand the concept of points of entry and guiding lines.
  • Master the concept of points of escape and how to avoid this.
  • Learn how to interact with perfect strangers and how to do so without seeming intrusive and entitled.

Module 1
During the first module, you’ll meet in a classroom to watch and discuss a street photography slideshow presentation. During the presentation, Essdras will examine and explain the different techniques, approaches and the general thinking behind the creation of these images. Duration 2 to 3 hours

Module 2
In this part of the workshop, we will head out to the streets of Sharjah to test and practice the skills learned earlier that day. This exercise will include on-site mentoring and teaching. Essdras will be side-by-side with you as you document daily life in this city. When it matters the most and things are happening right in front of you. Duration 2 to 3 hours

Module 3
In the third module, we’ll come back to the classroom to review images participants would’ve submitted before the workshop. The idea here is not only that of Essdras giving you feedback on your images but also for the participants to offer their input and reaction to these images. This review can be done anonymously, where the author of the picture remains unknown, or the participant can choose to disclose to the class these are their photos. Duration 2 -3 hours

Module 4
Fourth Module: TBD… perhaps the possibility of shooting Friday prayer at a local mosque. Otherwise, we’ll head back to the classroom to review images shot the previous day. Duration 2 to 3 hours. 

What you need to bring with you:

  • Your workshop ticket
  • One or two cameras are familiar to you. 
  • One or two lenses:  A wide angle and a telephoto. These could be fixed/ prime lenses or zoom lenses.
  • Plenty of memory cards (CF, SD, mini SD, MMC, etc.)
  • A great disposition to learn and to be flexible
  • And most importantly:  A big Smile!!!!


Tickets are not available as this event has passed.


22 Nov 2018 @10:30
23 Nov 2018 @16:30
Event Categories:
, , ,
Event Tags:
, ,


Xposure International Photography Festival


Essdras M Suarez


Xposure International Photography Festival
Xposure International Photography Festival
Sharjah, 61110, United Arab Emirates
+ Google Map