Street Photography Workshop 2018 | Head On Photo Festival

Street Photography Workshop 2018

Sam Ferris

Image: Sam Ferris


Two-day Sydney Street Photography workshop with Sam Ferris and Greg Marsden

Join two of Australia’s best practicing street photographers for a two-day workshop in their home city of Sydney where you will be totally immersed in the fastest-growing and most accessible genre in photography today. This workshop provides both an excellent introduction to street photography for those new to the genre, as a well as offers the practical expertise and knowledge necessary for more experienced participants to take their street photography to the next level. Sam Ferris and Greg Marsden have a combined 15 years of experience and they will share their approaches to photographing on the street, give hands-on guidance during multiple shooting sessions, introduce the workflow of a street photographer, and delve into the art of editing and sequencing images into a small project during the workshop. Topics covered in the workshop include:

  • Why street photography?
  • Different approaches to street photography
  • What makes a ‘good’ street photograph?
  • Practical shooting advice and tips
  • The art of editing
  • Single images versus projects or series
  • Sequencing your portfolio, project or series
  • How to continue your growth as a street photographer post-workshop


Images: Greg Marsden



About Sam

Sam Ferris has been shooting on the streets of Sydney for more than 5 years. He is an organiser and co-founder of the AUSSIE STREET exhibition and competition, and is a member of SlowLight international collective. His work has been published in Photo Review Magazine, Capture Magazine, The Sydney Morning Herald, The Guardian, Lonely Planet, Fellow Traveller the magazine of China Rail, and as an Editor's selection on Lensculture.

Sam’s images have been exhibited in two featured street photography exhibitions at Head On Photo Festival in Sydney as well as in exhibitions in Europe, the USA, and UK. He has been a finalist and prize winner at Street Photo San Francisco, a finalist in Art and About’s ‘Australian Life’ Photographic Prize, as well as a finalist in Miami Street Photography Festival and Brussels Street Photography Festival. His ongoing project on living in Sydney entitled ‘In Visible Light’  was featured in the academic text ‘Photography as a Social Research Method’ (2016), and recently alongside Trent Parke and Jesse Marlow, Sam was one of three Australian street photographers selected for the book '100 Great Street Photographs' (2017), edited by David Gibson and released by Prestel Publishing. Sam holds an Honours degree in Arts and a Masters of Teaching and is represented by Black Eye Gallery in Sydney.

About Greg

Greg Marsden is an LA born, Sydney based, full-time street photographer. His work has been featured in a number of  publications including VICE, Mashable, The Sydney Morning Herald, The Age, Capture Magazine, Lifelounge and The Lonely Planet. He was recently named among “The Best Street Photographers Alive Today” on the Eric Kim Photography Blog - the most widely read street photography site in the world. Greg has also taught several workshops with Eric Kim and studied with Magnum photographer Alex Webb.

Two of Greg’s photos were recently named by VICE as their favorite photos of Australia and his work has been exhibited both locally and internationally including Germany, Turkey and the UK. Greg has been commissioned to shoot  projects for  Apple Inc, Arnott's Tim Tam, The Federal Government of Australia, FOXTEL, Johnson & Johnson, TAL, Woolworths Ltd and others.  He is represented by Black Eye Gallery in Sydney.



Dates: Saturday May 12 & Sunday May 13


Max. Participants: 12

Cost: $450pp

Venue: Kings Cross Hotel, Sydney


What to bring:

Good walking shoes, camera, spare memory cards or film, laptop, chargers, sunscreen, hat, weather appropriate clothing, water bottle, mobile phone.


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