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On The Street – 2-Day Intensive Workshop

Photographer Michael Hintlian will host a compact and powerful hands-on workshop focusing on the art of shooting on the street, a traditional method of documentary investigation made popular in the 20th century by greats such as Bresson, Winogrand, and Erwitt to name a few with modern twists.  The idea of producing bodies of work depend not only on equipment and shooting but the editing that follows, because of this the workshop is split between two days – a day of shooting and a day of editing.

The class will meet at NESOP in the morning to review fundamentals, discuss viable topics, check in with each photographer and their gear and setting each up for a day of photographing in downtown Boston where we will shoot into the early evening.  The course will reconvene the following day back at NESOP’s digital lab, for a hands-on demonstration of editing technique and a group critique of the work of the previous day.

This course is suitable for any photographer who has a working knowledge of their camera and is comfortable with manual exposure who wants to strengthen their skills working in an urban environment.

(The shooting day will be a walking intensive, please wear proper footwear and attire suitable to current weather condition)


Digital Camera I or Equivalent.

To participate in this class, student must be 18 years of age or the minimum of a high school graduate (or the equivalent).

About the instructor: Michael Hintlian

Michael Hintlian is a full-time documentary photographer based in Boston. His work has appeared in major U.S. dailies and international periodicals, and has been widely exhibited and collected. Hintlian received his B.F.A. from the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston and Tufts University and his M.B.A. from Cornell University.  His photo-documentary of the Central Artery/Tunnel Project in Boston (the Big Dig) titled Digging:  The Workers of Boston’s Big Dig (Commonwealth Editions) was published in 2004.  He is currently at work on major projects in the United States and travels extensively.  Hintlian has served on the faculties of The School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, The New School for Social Research and Parsons School of Design, New York.  Currently, he teaches Documentary Photography at New England School of Photography in Boston.  A challenging instructor, his students have gone on to win prestigious awards including participation in the Eddie Adams Workshop.  Michael is a photographer with a lifelong commitment to the medium.

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Please note: NESOP’s evening workshops do not fall under the scope of the school’s accreditation, and so they are not accredited by ACCSC.