Street Photography and the Urban Landscape—Looking for Beauty and Finding It!

CE 100 : 

non-credit – in person

  • Dates: July 23 – 30
  • Times: 5 – 7 PM
  • Meetings: 2
  • Days: Tuesdays
  • Instructor: Len Bernstein


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This is a workshop on how to use your camera to find beauty in candid scenes of daily life on the street. We’ll learn about what goes into making a meaningful street photograph. Topics covered will include: Point-of-view, or where should we stand in relation to the subject? Selecting a moment to photograph that reveals permanent meaning. How can we feel at ease taking pictures on the street? You are welcome to bring to each class one of your own photographs for discussion. Afterwards, we’ll go outside to photograph and practice what we are learning. I’ll be available for questions, every step of the way. Our critical approach will be this principle stated by Eli Siegel, the American educator and founder of Aesthetic Realism: “All beauty is a making one of opposites, and the making one of opposites is what we are going after in ourselves.”

Photo Credit and Copyright: Len Bernstein

This course must meet minimum enrollment by July 10 in order to run. Register today! 


  • Any type of digital or film camera—including smart phone and point & shoot—will be fine.

    • NOTE: Of course, for a film camera you will need to have prints made of the images you’d like discussed and bring them to the workshop.

    • Digital images can be emailed to the instructor.

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