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Street Photography I

This course brings students onto the city pavement to capture the look of contemporary life on the street. We will begin the workshop with an historical overview, an introduction to significant photographers, and offer a broad definition of styles within Street Photography. Discussions will focus on such topics as approaching strangers, candid, unobtrusive and confrontational shooting techniques, subjective vs. objective imagery, controlling light and exposure on the street, and ultimately making good images. Assignments will include candid shooting, street portraiture, and the urban landscape, and will focus on anticipating the moment, developing a sensitivity to lighting conditions, and framing the shot. Approximately every other week we will meet in Boston for a shoot, returning the following week to NESoP in Waltham to share and critique our work. Street Photography is open to both digital and film photographers.


All students must bring their own camera and be proficient with basic camera operations.

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: William Franson

William Franson has studied and been involved in art since childhood. He studied photography at the Art Institute of Boston, The Center for Photography in Woodstock, New York, the International Center for Photography in Manhattan, and earned a B.A. in Philosophy from Calvin College in Michigan. A self-employed editorial/corporate and fine art photographer, Bill has worked for many of Boston’s medical institutions including: Harvard Medical School, the Department of Ambulatory Care and Prevention, Massachusetts General Hospital, Dana Farber Cancer Institute, and Children’s Hospital. His list of exhibitions is extensive with work shown in numerous galleries, including: the Flash Forward Festival, Boston; the Lamont Gallery at Philips Exeter Academy; Center Art Gallery at Calvin College; the Danforth Museum of Art in Framingham, MA; the Center for Photography at Woodstock in NY; the Ashford Warburg Gallery in NY; and the Firehouse Gallery in Newburyport, MA. Bill’s work has been recognized by the Danforth Museum for excellence in the New England Region and he has earned numerous awards from the Texas Photographic Society National Competition and participated in several statewide traveling exhibitions there. Bill’s work resides in both institutional and private collections and he is currently represented by Rafius-Fane Gallery.

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July 7 - August 25

Saturdays 10:00 - 1:30 PM, 8 Weeks



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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.