Street Portraits: Intention and Improvisation

Course Code: 24MCESP003I

Dates: July 20-21, 2024

Meets: Sa and Su from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM ET

Location: ICP (84 Ludlow Street)

Course Tuition: $490

Sorry, we are no longer accepting registrations for this course. Please contact our office to find out if it will be rescheduled, or if alternative classes are available.

In this course, Brooklyn-based street-portrait photographer Amy Touchette discusses various methodologies used by street photographers, the psychology behind getting the portrait you envision (including how and why to embrace fear), the role of the mind-body connection, how to gain the trust of strangers quickly and wordlessly, and what to do when things take a turn for the worse, among many other topics. Classes comprise lectures as well as discussions and critiques of the photographs students make for their assignments. Any camera will do, as long as you are able to process and share your images during each class session. This course is limited to 12 students.

Course Level / Prerequisite: Open to all skill levels. Students ranging from beginner to experienced will be successful in classes that are Open to All Skill Levels.

Students are encouraged to review ICP's Classroom Disclaimer for current information regarding COVID-19 policies, classroom guidelines, and more. These policies are subject to change at anytime.

Courses are subject to minimum enrollment. Please register early, within five days of the start-date, to reduce the likelihood of course cancellation and to ensure you receive all course-related materials in time to prepare for class. Registration for this course will close one day prior to the start date of the course.

Image: Amy Touchette
Image: Amy Touchette, from "Personal Ties: Bed-Stuy, Brooklyn" (Schilt Publishing, 2022)
Fee: $490.00

Save $200.00 or more with a Street Photography Intensive or Portrait Photography Intensive

ICP (84 Ludlow Street)

Amy Touchette

Faculty Bio
Date Day Time Location
07/20/2024Saturday10 AM to 5 PM ICP (84 Ludlow Street)
07/21/2024Sunday10 AM to 5 PM ICP (84 Ludlow Street)

Bring 15-20 images you have made of either: people on the street, portraits, or another selection of images (ideally with people in them) as a way of introducing yourself to class. Read "The Joy of Photography" by Ernst Haas; it will be emailed to you the week before class.


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