Street Photography I
This course brings students onto the streets of Boston to capture the pulse of this exciting city. Discussions will cover both the history and practice of street photography and 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 telling the story you observe or choose to create from your surroundings. Assignments will include candid shooting, street portraiture and urban landscapes and will focus on anticipating the moment, developing a sensitivity to lighting conditions and framing the shot. Street Photography is open to both digital and film photographers.
All students must bring their own camera and be proficient with basic camera operations.
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.
To see William's work, go to: www.billfranson.net