iPhone Street Photography Workshop. Photograph © Scott Strazzante
Grant Avenue in Chinatown in San Francisco, Calif. on Saturday, February 15, 2015. iPhone Street Photography Workshop. © Scott Strazzante

iPhone Street Photos: Chinese New Year

Explore street photography with a cell phone, taught by an award-winning press photographer. Special for Android & iPhones!
with Scott Strazzante

Interested in street photography, but not sure where to start? Are you intimidated by the prospect?

Join award-winning photojournalist Scott Strazzante in this iPhone Street Photography course capturing the colorful spirit of San Francisco’s Chinatown during the Chinese New Year Parade. Students will meet for a discussion of the origins of street photography, reviewing tools and techniques. During the event, our crew will traverse the parade route, creating a visual narration of the celebration as they go.

A group critique at The Image Flow will occur two weeks later, allowing time for edits and printing. The instructor is available 1:1 via email to receive and discuss selections prior to critique. Students will also receive a copy of Strazzante’s latest book, Shooting from the Hip.

 

 

Course Schedule

Thursday, February 2, 6–7:30PM: Introductions, a brief lecture on approaches to street photography, and practical street photography with a cell phone.

Saturday, February 4, 4PM–8PM: Travel to the Chinese New Year parade, and stay as long as you’d like. Parade begins promptly at 5:15PM, starting at 2nd and Market Street.

As needed: Work with instructor for one-on-one feedback on selections via Zoom.

Saturday, February 18, 10AM–11:30AM: Group critique with prints at The Image Flow.

Workshop presented by The Image Flow Photography Center, providing photography classes, custom printing services, and fine art reproduction.

 

Instructor Bio

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Scott Strazzante joined the photography staff at the San Francisco Chronicle in 2014 after spending the first 27 years of his career at Chicago newspapers, including 13 at the Chicago Tribune.

Strazzante is a former National Press Photographers Association (NPPA) Photographer of the Year, National Newspaper Photographer of the Year, an 11–time Illinois Photographer of the Year, and was part of a Chicago Tribune team that won a Pulitzer Prize in 2007 for investigative journalism.

Strazzante’s personal project, Common Ground, was completed in 2021. It has been featured in National Geographic, Mother Jones, New York Times, Lens Blog, and on CBS Sunday Morning. The 27-year-long effort won the National Press Photographers Association’s “Best of Photojournalism: Best Feature Video” and Pictures of the Year International “Community Awareness Award”. Common Ground was his first book published by Press Syndicate Group.

In 2016, twenty years after being named an Outstanding Young Alumni, Strazzante received a Distinguished Alumni Citation from Ripon College.

Thursdays and Saturdays
February 2, February 4, and February 18, 2023
See schedule for times

In-Person & Zoom

Chinese New Year Parade, San Francisco, CA

and

The Image Flow Photography Center

​​328 Sir Francis Drake Blvd, San Anselmo, CA 94960

415-388-3569

Located in Marin County CA, just north of San Francisco.

Who Should Take This Workshop

Photographers with basic working knowledge of their cell phone camera, interested in street photography!

Pertinent Details

  • Maximum nine (9) students
  • 16 and older 
  • Participants will carpool to San Francisco or drive separately
  • Students need to be able to navigate crowds of moving people comfortably
  • Masks are optional for Covid-19 safety
  • 3 11” x 17” class prints included for group critique

Workshop Fee Includes

  • High-resolution images provided for in-class work
  • Group Critique of workshop images/prints after shoot
  • 4 additional class prints are available at a discounted rate of $12 each (7 total)

Required Materials

  • A cell phone with digital camera app, and good battery life — iPhone is great, but Androids work too!
  • Working knowledge of your cell phone
  • 3–7 selections for critique; physical prints at discounted rate are optional

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