Street Photography Workshop with David Williams

Join us for a unique workshop and learn about techniques and approaches to street photography.

  • Registration Deadline: Sun, Oct 13, 2024
  • Skill Level: Beginner
  • Duration: 3.5 hours
  • Spots per Offering: 12
  • Prerequisites: None

About this class

Street photography typically refers to candid images of real, unposed moments within an urban setting. The most effective street photos capture intriguing or harmonious compositions of people interacting with each other and their environments. Street photography is often ambiguous, letting the viewer complete the story or respond emotionally. Through the use of light, composition, and eye-pleasing elements, street photography is a visual form of poetry.

In this presentation, David Williams will use his own photos to describe the elements that make a good street photograph, including the importance of a strong subject and interesting composition. He’ll also discuss practicalities such as camera settings and lens choice, the legalities and ethics of photographing people in public spaces, as well as the challenges one must overcome to become a good street photographer.

Following the presentation and Q&A session, participants will walk to Kensington Market to put what they’ve learned into practice with the help of experienced walk leaders.

David Williams - Speaker and Walk Leader
Dave Bottoms - Walk Leader

Participants must be familiar with the relationship between shutter speed, aperture and ISO and be comfortable adjusting these for optimal results when shooting on the street. A digital camera with rear display screen is required in order to review photos taken during the hands-on portion of the Workshop (no cell phones or film cameras). Lens focal length must be in the wide to normal range, e.g., full frame cameras: 28 mm, 35 mm, 50 mm primes or ~16-35 mm, ~24-70 mm zooms; for crop/APS cameras: 18 mm, 23 mm, 35 mm primes or ~10-24 mm, ~18-55 mm zooms. No telephoto lenses please!

Open to Hart House Camera Club members only.


  • Group Fee Withdrawal Fee
  • Camera Club Members




Withdrawal fees apply up to 48 hours before the first class. No refund is available for cancellations less than 48 hours before the first class.

What You'll Learn

  • Street photography
  • Composition
  • Ethics of photographing in public spaces


  • Day of Week Date Time Instructor Format Room
    • Saturdays
    Oct 12, 2024 1:00 – 4:30 pm In-person
    Donald Burwash Dining Room
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