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O-U-T-T-A-K-E-S

©2015 CRAIG LITTEN

Shinola Cola

A drink for the hipsters, Shinola Cola from Detroit. Detroit? Hey now, who are they trying to kid? I grew up near Detroit, and there is N-O-T-H-I-N-G hipster about the city of Detroit, LOL. Nonetheless, the cola was refreshing, especially splashed atop homemade ice cream on this humid November day in the heart of the Wynwood Arts District in Miami. One guy I know drank two. —Peace out!

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MIAMI STREET PHOTOGRAPHY WORKSHOP

©2015 CRAIG LITTEN

Wynwood Art District

I had the privilege of teaching a one-day street photography workshop for a photographer from Columbus, Ohio on Saturday in Miami, Fla. The weather and light was fantastic too. We covered a lot of ground including the Wynwood Art District, Little Havana, downtown and Bayfront Park. To get to all these places, I had to ride the Tri-Rail (train), the Metrrail (elevated subway), the Metromover (think Walt Disney's monorail), the Metrobus (city bus), and even used Uber twice (Uber is awesome). It was a fantastic day! Posted is the second series of images from the day. These photos were shot in the Wynwood Arts District. I hope you enjoy.

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IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN LEARNING STREET PHOTOGRAPHY AND WOULD LIKE TO SCHEDULE A ONE OR TWO DAY, ONE-TO-ONE WORKSHOP IN MIAMI, PLEASE CONTACT ME.


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Shoot, Don't Think!

©2015 CRAIG LITTEN

What's in a Photograph?

The above photograph is a prime example of not hesitating when seeing. As street photographers we must always be looking and ready. Moments are fleeting and only happen once--in an instant--and are gone forever.

What I attempt to convey to my workshop students is to react instantly to the situation right in front of them without first composing or thinking about what they're seeing. It's like a gut instinct; a feeling inside you. There's something there that you perceive and are drawn to, but it's not yet fully realized. So instead of thinking it through, you must instantly react and shoot it, and shoot until it's over not just one frame. Capture the picture now, then decide later during the edit if the photo works. Is it a photograph or not a photograph?

In this case, I saw the dark slender figure approaching and walking through an already appealing scene. I liked the light. Or was it the white wall that appealed to me. Or maybe it was the mysterious figure, his slender form or black clothing that I was drawn to. But at the moment I pressed the shutter, I didn't fully know. To me, the intangible in this photo is the triangular splash of light on the ground--a kind of Rembrandt lighting for the street. It seems to be pointing back to the subject, highlighting him, saying, "Look here!" All of these things come together and form what is, in my opinion, a photograph.


IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN LEARNING STREET PHOTOGRAPHY AND WOULD LIKE TO SCHEDULE A ONE OR TWO DAY, ONE-TO-ONE WORKSHOP IN MIAMI, PLEASE CONTACT ME.

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MIAMI STREET PHOTOGRAPHY WORKSHOP

©2015 CRAIG LITTEN

Downtown Miami

I had the privilege of teaching a one-day street photography workshop for a photographer from Columbus, Ohio on Saturday in Miami, Fla. The weather and light was fantastic too. We covered a lot of ground including the Wynwood Art District, Little Havana, downtown and Bayfront Park. To get to all these places, I had to ride the Tri-Rail (train), the Metrrail (elevated subway), the Metromover (think Walt Disney's monorail), the Metrobus (city bus), and even used Uber twice (Uber is awesome). It was a fantastic day! Posted are the first of a series of images from the day. These photos were shot in downtown Miami. I hope you enjoy.

(click on photos to see full size)

IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN LEARNING STREET PHOTOGRAPHY AND WOULD LIKE TO SCHEDULE A ONE OR TWO DAY, ONE-TO-ONE WORKSHOP IN MIAMI, PLEASE CONTACT ME.


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