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New Orleans



New Orleans - April 30 - May 3, 2015 (2 Spots left)

Chicago - June 25-28, 2015

New York City - August 6-9, 2015

Miami - December 3-6, 2015

 
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Workshop Name

New Orleans + Jazz Fest Street Photography Workshop 2015

Date

April 30-May 3, 2015

Overview

The annual NEW ORLEANS JAZZ & HERITAGE FESTIVAL is an absolutely amazing place to shoot. Not only do you get to hear incredible and unusual music such as Zydeco, which is a bonus, but while taking photos during the festival you might as well be invisible because nobody notices you shooting. It’s the perfect place for someone who may be a little bit shy shooting on the street, as it will help instill confidence. We will spend one day shooting at the Jazz Fest, and one day shooting on the streets in the French Quarter. If you’ve never been to New Orleans or the French Quarter, you are in for a real treat. It is one of my absolute favorite places to be, to eat and to photograph in the United States. There is nothing like it anywhere, as it is unparalleled and full of tremendous photo opportunities, unique people and rustic architecture around every corner. You won’t want to miss this workshop!

What to Expect

People are infinitely fascinating to observe and to photograph, and no matter how many years you spend shooting on the streets, you will never repeat the same experience or take the same photograph twice. Each of my workshops is unique and location specific, and every workshop is lead by me personally. I will share my passion for street photography with you, and you will benefit from my decades of shooting experience during our time together.

During the workshop we, will spend the majority of our time shooting--isn’t this what we live for? There is no replacement for time shooting, and it is the fastest way to greatly improve your seeing, your technique and to overcome any apprehension you may have pointing the camera at total strangers. During our classroom time, I will share my proven street photography techniques, show you what to look for on the street, present ideas on where to practice street photography once you get back home and teach you how to feed your minds-eye while being inspired by great photography. The largest emphasis of our classroom time will be one-on-one editing with me. By looking at your work, I can quickly assess where you may need improvement, offer suggestions and steer you in the right direction to get the great photos you desire. The final day will be spent editing your entire body of work down to a concise portfolio of images that you can be proud to take home and share with family and friends.

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Venue

Clarion Hotel Grand Boutique

2001 St. Charles Ave, New Orleans, LA, 70130 • Phone: (504) 558-9966
(The hotel is located directly on the streetcar line along St. Charles Ave. about a mile from the French Quarter)


NOTE: Register for your room as early as possible, because hotels fill up quickly because of Jazz Fest. Don’t be discouraged though, because it changes everyday. A hotel that is full one day may have 10 rooms available a few days later.


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Minimum Experience Level

BEGINNER / Intermediate

(see FAQs)

Class Size

Limited to 6

Tuition

$1150


NOTE: A single day Jazz Festival ticket price is $58 for advanced tickets and $70 at the gate. This is INCLUDED with the workshop tuition, but only if you register at least 30 days prior to the start of the workshop.


Accommodations

Here is a LIST OF HOTELS recommended in New Orleans. To make a reservation, call one of the hotels from the list and ask for the special Jazz Fest Rate.

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Tentative Itinerary

INTRO - Thursday, April 30
7-9 pm - Dinner together in one of the coolest restaurants in the French Quarter: The Court of Two Sisters (informal group)
-Meet each other (NOTE: alternate location if raining)
9-11 pm - Night shoot on the streets of the French Quarter

DAY TWO - Friday, May 1
8:30-10:30 am – Group Meeting 1 – Street Photography Shooting Techniques (lecture)
10:30-11:30 – Visit the A Gallery on Chartres Street
11:30 am-5:30 pm – Shoot all Day – New Orleans Jazz Fest (meet at Streetcar line - Canal St.)
6-9 pm – Group Meeting 2 - Intro to Photo Mechanic, download and edit photos and What to Look for on the Street (Magnum slides)

DAY ONE - Saturday, May 2
9 am–3 pm – Shoot all Day – Streets of the French Quarter
4 – Snack Time – Café du Monde on Decatur Street
5-8 – Group Meeting 3 – editing photos and Where to Practice Street Photography (my slides)
8:30-10:30 pm - Night Shoot – French Quarter (optional)

FINAL DAY - Sunday, May 3
9:00-10:30 am – Breakfast together (informal group)
11 am-3 pm – Group Meeting 4 – one-on-one editing
3-3:30 pm– Slideshow of everyone’s work and final thoughts


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NOTE: Workshop tuition does not include food, travel or accommodations


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Chicago


Chicago



From the moment you arrive, until you take the last train to O’Hare, you intuitively tune into Chicago’s frequency and ride its pulse wave.

Workshop Name

Chicago Street Photography Workshop 2015

Shooting in Chicago is always a rush (no pun intended), and this year turned out to be no exception--it was remarkable. The city feels like it’s alive, and literally pulsating with energy and electricity, and you cannot help but get in sync with it. In all actuality, the city is alive and life there thrives. From the moment you arrive, until you take the last train to O'Hare, you intuitively tune into Chicago's frequency and ride its pulse wave. Potential shots can be found on every corner and every street, in the parks, under the ‘L’ and along the boulevards--you literally can’t miss. If you’re new to street photography or an old pro, this is the city for you. But if you missed our workshop this year, there is good news; we plan on holding the workshop again in June 2015, so sign up now before all the spots fill up!

Date

June 25-28, 2015

Overview

Chicago, one of America’s great cities that is called by many names like “The Windy City,” “Chi-Town,” “Second City,” “The Big Onion” and more. Chicago is also known for its first-rate cuisine, magnificent architecture and magical quality of light. I had the privilege of living in downtown Chicago in the late 1980s, where I spent a lot of time walking the streets, camera in hand. It’s a great town for street photography, stretching from Grant Park and the Loop, to Michigan Avenue (The Magnificent Mile), Rush Street, the lakefront, Navy Pier, the Near North side, Old Town, Lincoln Park and the Lincoln Park Zoo just to name a few. Chicago is huge, and there is no way to exhaust all it’s possibilities in just a few short days. This is real street photography at it’s best. We will spend a lot of time roaming the streets of Chicago and shooting. Classroom time will be divided between inspiration, instruction, and one-on-one editing. This is your chance to learn street photography from an internationally published, master street photographer who has been roaming the streets with a camera for the past 25 years. You won’t want to miss this one!

What to Expect

People are infinitely fascinating to observe and to photograph, and no matter how many years you spend shooting on the streets, you will never repeat the same experience or take the same photograph twice. Each of my workshops is unique and location specific, and every workshop is lead by me personally. I will share my passion for street photography with you, and you will benefit from my decades of shooting experience during our time together.

During the workshop, we will spend the majority of our time shooting--isn’t this what we live for? There is no replacement for time shooting, and it is the fastest way to greatly improve your seeing, your technique and to overcome any apprehension you may have pointing the camera at total strangers. During our classroom time, I will share my proven street photography techniques, show you what to look for on the street, present ideas on where to practice street photography once you get back home and teach you how to feed your minds-eye while being inspired by great photography. The largest emphasis of our classroom time will be one-on-one editing with me. By looking at your work, I can quickly assess where you may need improvement, offer suggestions and steer you in the right direction to get the great photos you desire. The final day will be spent editing your entire body of work down to a concise portfolio of images that you can be proud to take home and share with family and friends.

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Venue

Central Loop Hotel

111 West Adams Street, Chicago, IL 60603 • Phone: (312) 214-6400

(The hotel is located in the Loop in the downtown Chicago business district)

Minimum Experience Level

BEGINNER / Intermediate

(see FAQs)

Class Size

Limited to 6

Tuition

$1050

Accommodations

Trip Advisor’s LIST of HOTELS recommended by travelers in Chicago. These are just recommendations, but you are free to stay anywhere that you would like.

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Tentative Itinerary

INTRO - Thursday, June 26
6-7 pm - Introduction – Intro to workshop, Street Shooting Techniques
7:00 - Dinner together – Ed Debevic's (informal group)
8:30-10:30 - Night Shoot at Water Tower & Rush Street

DAY ONE - Friday, June 27
8 am-3 pm – Shoot all day in The Loop
4-7 pm – Group Meeting 1 – Intro to Photo Mechanic, Download/Edit Photos, etc.

DAY TWO - Saturday, June 28
10 am–noon – Group Meeting 2 – Instruction, Edit Photos
1-7 pm– Shoot all day North of the River

FINAL DAY - Sunday, June 29
8:00-9:30 am – Breakfast together (informal group)
10-3 – Group Meeting 3 - Final Edits (one-on-one)
4 pm – Slideshow of everyone’s work and final thoughts


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NOTE: Workshop tuition does not include food, travel or accommodations


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New York City


New York City


Workshop Name

New York City Street Photography Workshop 2015

Date

August 6-9, 2015

Overview

They say that if you can make it in New York, you can make it anywhere! New York City is probably the most sought after city for street photography in the USA. And arguably one of the best cities in the world for the art of street photography, offering literally unlimited opportunities for great photographs each and every day, all day and all night. Our workshops are heavy on the shooting, as well as personal one-on-one photo editing, and most participants literally spend more time behind the camera during the 3 1/2 day workshop than they have ever done before in such a short time. But because of the vastness of New York City, we will only be scratching the surface in such a short time. More to come so please check back soon!

What to Expect

People are infinitely fascinating to observe and to photograph, and no matter how many years you spend shooting on the streets, you will never repeat the same experience or take the same photograph twice. Each of my workshops is unique and location specific, and every workshop is lead by me personally. I will share my passion for street photography with you, and you will benefit from my decades of shooting experience during our time together.

During the workshop, we will spend the majority of our time shooting--isn’t this what we live for? There is no replacement for time shooting, and it is the fastest way to greatly improve your seeing, your technique and to overcome any apprehension you may have pointing the camera at total strangers. During our classroom time, I will share my proven street photography techniques, show you what to look for on the street, present ideas on where to practice street photography once you get back home and teach you how to feed your minds-eye while being inspired by great photography. The largest emphasis of our classroom time will be one-on-one editing with me. By looking at your work, I can quickly assess where you may need improvement, offer suggestions and steer you in the right direction to get the great photos you desire. The final day will be spent editing your entire body of work down to a concise portfolio of images that you can be proud to take home and share with family and friends.

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Venue

In Manhattan – TBA

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Minimum Experience Level

Beginner / Intermediate

(see FAQs)

Class Size

Limited to 6

Tuition

$1250

Accommodations

Trip Advisor’s LIST of HOTELS recommended by travelers in New York City. These are just recommendations, but you are free to stay anywhere that you would like.

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Tentative Itinerary

INTRO - Thursday, August 6
6-8 pm - Introduction – Intro to workshop, Street Shooting Techniques
8:30 - Dinner together – TBD (informal group)
10-Midnight - Night Shoot in Times Square

DAY ONE - Friday, August 7
8 am-3 pm – Shoot all day in Manhattan
4-7 pm – Group Meeting 1 – Intro to Photo Mechanic, Download/Edit Photos

DAY TWO - Saturday, August 8
10 am–noon – Group Meeting 2 – Instruction, Edit Photos
1-7 pm– Shoot all day in Manhattan

FINAL DAY - Sunday, August 9
8:00-9:30 am – Breakfast together (informal group)
10-3 – Group Meeting 3
4 pm – Slideshow of everyone’s work and final thoughts


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NOTE: Workshop tuition does not include food, travel or accommodations


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Miami


Miami


Workshop Name

Miami + South Beach Street Photography Workshop 2015

Date

December 3-6, 2015

Overview

Escape the cold this winter and jet to South Florida for a totally unique workshop experience in the extraordinary city of Miami. Will Smith says in his song "Miami," "Yo, ain't no city in the world like this." To say Miami is a beautiful place would be a sweeping understatement. It's unparalleled with it's colorful art deco, wide sandy beaches, clear emerald water, unique Latin culture and limitless sunshine--there really is no place like it. The shooting experience is unique as well since the best parts of Miami are spread out throughout different areas of the city, like South Beach, Little Havana, the Wynwood Arts District and Key Biscayne to name a few. The beaches play a large roll while shooting in Miami too, as no street photography venture would be complete without capturing life on the beaches.

What to Expect

People are infinitely fascinating to observe and to photograph, and no matter how many years you spend shooting on the streets, you will never repeat the same experience or take the same photograph twice. Each of my workshops is unique and location specific, and every workshop is lead by me personally. I will share my passion for street photography with you, and you will benefit from my decades of shooting experience during our time together.

During the workshop, we will spend the majority of our time shooting--isn’t this what we live for? There is no replacement for time shooting, and it is the fastest way to greatly improve your seeing, your technique and to overcome any apprehension you may have pointing the camera at total strangers. During our classroom time, I will share my proven street photography techniques, show you what to look for on the street, present ideas on where to practice street photography once you get back home and teach you how to feed your minds-eye while being inspired by great photography. The largest emphasis of our classroom time will be one-on-one editing with me. By looking at your work, I can quickly assess where you may need improvement, offer suggestions and steer you in the right direction to get the great photos you desire. The final day will be spent editing your entire body of work down to a concise portfolio of images that you can be proud to take home and share with family and friends.

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Venue

Historic Miami River Hotel

437 SW. 2nd Street, Miami FL 33130 • (305) 325-0045

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Minimum Experience Level

Beginner / Intermediate

(see FAQs)

Class Size

Limited to 6

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Tuition

$1050

Accommodations

Trip Advisor’s LIST of HOTELS recommended by travelers in Miami. These are just recommendations, but you are free to stay anywhere that you would like.

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Tentative Itinerary

INTRO - Thursday, December 3
7:00 - Dinner together (informal group) – location TBA
8:30-10:30 - Shoot 1 - South Beach at night

DAY ONE - Friday, December 4
9-11 am – Group Meting 1
Noon-6 pm – Shoot 2 – Downtown Miami, Little Havana, Wynwood Arts District, etc.

DAY TWO - Saturday, December 5
9 am–noon – Group Meeting 2
1-7 pm– Shoot 3 - South Beach, Miami Beach, Key Biscayne

FINAL DAY - Sunday, December 6
8:00-9:30 am – Breakfast together (informal group)
10-3 – Group Meeting 3 - Final Edits (one-on-one)
5 pm – Slideshow of everyone’s work and final thoughts


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NOTE: Workshop tuition does not include food, travel or accommodations


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Workshops FAQ


Workshops FAQ



How do you Classify Photographer Experience Levels for your Workshops?

Most of the workshops will be at a middle experience level of either Intermediate or Advanced. You can be at a higher experience level than what a particular workshop is rated for, but not a lower experience level. No matter what experience level you are currently at, you can still benefit from attending any of the workshops except those aimed at beginners. Workshops for beginners are only for beginners. The reason photographers rated at lower experience levels are not allowed to attend workshops rated for higher experience levels, is so that they do not hold back any of the other participants. For example, let’s say a participant doesn’t know how to download photos onto his or her computer, and needs help with this most basic skill, this would take away limited workshop classroom time from the other paying participants, and it would not be fair to them. The experience level rating is not meant to belittle or unfairly classify anyone, but to help all photographers get the most out of each and every street photography workshop.

  • BEGINNER – Has been shooting with a serious camera, such as a DSLR or interchangeable lens mirrorless camera, for at least one year, and has a basic understanding of most of the camera’s settings. Knows how to download photos to a computer. Is familiar with Adobe Photoshop or Adobe Photoshop Elements, and understands the basics such as cropping. Is familiar with a RAW conversion program such as Adobe Lightroom.
  • INTERMEDIATE – Someone who been shooting with a serious camera, such as a DSLR or interchangeable lens mirrorless camera, for at least 3 years. Has a very good understanding of most of the camera’s settings including shooting RAW and shooting in manual mode. Is proficient using Adobe Photoshop and a RAW conversion program such as Adobe Lightroom.
  • ADVANCED - Someone who has mastered all technical aspects of photography including camera, computer and software applications, and is at the point where nothing technical gets in the way of learning how to see better and grow as a photographer.
  • PROFESSIONAL - Someone who makes 100% of his or her living from photography, and has a deep and thorough understanding of all aspects of photography.
  • PLEASE NOTE: The Photographer Experience Levels have nothing to do with how good you are as a street photographer, but are only stated to determine your technical skill level and experience as a photographer in general. You do not have to haveany street photography experience to take any of the workshops. This is why SPW exists, to teach street photography. Please email me if you need more clarification, we don’t want anyone to miss a workshop because of a misunderstanding.

What do I Need to Bring to the Workshop?

Digital Camera

Laptop

Extra Memory Cards

Passion

It’s highly recommended that you bring extra memory cards. Most photographers will shoot more during my workshops than they ever have before during such a short period of time. Memory cards are dirt cheap today, and there is no reason to be limited by not having enough of them.

What Type of Camera is Required?

Whichever is the best camera for you to shoot street photography with. It could be a mirrorless camera, a DSLR, a Leica rangefinder, etc., but I do recommend:

A camera with interchangeable lenses

A camera with manual override

What Software Must I Have on my Laptop?

Adobe Photoshop

Photo Mechanic (if you do not currently own Photo Mechanic, you MUST download a FREE 20-day trial version one week prior to the workshop HERE)

What is Photo Mechanic and Why Must I use it?

Photo Mechanic by Camera Bits is the world’s standard for captioning and editing photos for magazine and newspaper photojournalists as well as professional sports photographers. There is nothing faster and nothing easier. If needed, on tight deadline you can literally caption, classify and edit 1,000 photos within minutes before exporting them into Photoshop or Lightroom to make final adjustments. Photo Mechanic is imperative for this style of workshops because editing is a big part of the workshop. What Photo Mechanic is not. It is not RAW conversion software, it is not a photo archive, it is not a replacement for Photoshop. Photo Mechanic is simple in it’s approach of captioning and editing photos. Finally, Camera Bits is a very small company with outstanding customer service and support. Once you use Photo Mechanic, most of you will want to purchase it.

What Software do you use Personally Everyday?

  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Adobe Lightroom
  • Photo Mechanic by Camera Bits

What Should I Expect During the Workshop?

The street photography workshops focus on shooting first. It is likely that you have never shot as much in such a short period of time as you will during the workshop. If you don’t shoot a lot, how can you ever improve? Athletes and musicians continue to train, and photographers should spend a lot of time shooting. Gary Monroe, a former photo professor of mine back in the early ’90s, who also happens to be an amazing street photographer, once uttered a very profound statement to our class: “You take better pictures when you’re photographing, than when you’re not photographing.” I never forgot it.

The second thing the workshops focus on is editing. Each workshop participant will spend time with me one-on-one editing his photos. Most photographers have never had a photo editor, or another more experienced photographer edit his photos. Self-editing is very difficult to avoid because most of us do not have access to a photo editor. Unfortunately we are emotionally attached to our own photos for many different reasons. When I help edit your photos, I will be removed from any emotional ties, struggles, hardships, bad weather, blood, sweat and tears or time you’ve invested in them. Because of this, it is much easier for me to be objective. Sometimes it is painful, but necessary for us to grow as photographers.

The workshops are very personable with small groups of 8-12 photographers. You should easily get to know most everyone in your group, and possibly make a new friend. Every workshop participant will have one-on-one time with me during editing. And if requested, you may also have one-on-one time shooting if you so desire. I will be out on the street shooting too, but my first priority is to help you. Sometimes workshops are held in large rooms with tables and chairs, and sometimes workshops with smaller groups are held in a hotel room or coffee house.

Which Workshops Require Early Registration and Early Hotel Reservation?

  • Bike Week
  • Biketoberfest
  • New Orleans Jazz Fest

Why?

Unlike all the other Street Photography Workshops, Bike Week, Biketoberfest and the New Orleans Jazz Fest are event driven. This means that the actual workshop itself not only relies on the event, but is part of it. 500,000 people descend upon the tiny town of Daytona Beach for Bike Week so the hotels fill up very quickly as do the hotels in New Orleans during the Jazz Fest. Without a place to stay, you will not be able to attend the workshop. Please trust me on this.

What is the Difference Between Daytona Beach Bike Week and Biketoberfest?

The length only. Bike Week is held for 10 days, Biketoberfest is held for four days. The weather is usually warmer for Biketoberfest. What you will see and photograph will be very similar.

Why do I Need to Pay a Deposit to Hold my Spot?

Because workshops can fill up quickly, it is the only way we can know exactly how many spots are still open. Once you pay your deposit, you will be notified via email and your spot will be reserved.

Why do I Need to Pay the Full Workshop Fee One Month (30 Days) Before the Actual Workshop Date?

This is especially important for the event driven workshops such as Bike Week, Biketoberfest and The New Orleans Jazz Fest because hotels during these events fill up quickly, and it becomes nearly impossible to find a replacement.

Do you Offer Refunds if I have to Cancel?

Refunds are only offered up to One Month (30 Days) before the actual workshop date. Once full payment has been made, we can only offer refunds if we can find a replacement for your vacant spot. Every effort will be made to find a replacement. With the Bike Week, Biketoberfest and New Orleans Jazz Fest workshops, we do NOT offer refunds of any kind once the final payment has been made because of the nature of these event-driven workshops.

Is there a Cancelation Fee?

There is a $20 cancelation fee for administrative costs.

Is there a Waiting List to Fill a Spot if Someone has to Drop Out of a Workshop?

The workshops are filled on a first come, first served basis. But spots are not reserved until a deposit of $300 is paid. After all the spots are filled, we will have a reserve list of possible participants in case someone has to cancel. This is also done on a first come, first served basis.

What Forms of Payment do you Allow?

We currently accept PayPal.

 
 

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Testimonials


Testimonials



I think the most powerful thing Craig taught me was how to become part of a scene in order to capture it — to slow down and be patient enough to become invisible, comfortable. His natural approach to street photography overrode my inherent shyness as a photographer. With his guidance, I learned to see in a wholly different way. I became attuned not just to obvious photographic elements but to the details I wouldn’t normally notice — how people play off each other without being aware of it, how to see the architecture of a particular moment and then the subtle ways it changes.

Craig’s workshop helped me to appreciate the artistry of human nature — which is most at home on the street. His passion, kindness, and skillful tutelage influence me still.
— Kirsten Whatley - Hawaii
Photo © Kirsten Whatley

Photo © Kirsten Whatley


I was skeptical at first about taking a photography workshop. I never did one before, and didn’t think I would enjoy it or it would help my photography. I was wrong.

Not only is Craig Litten a great guy and fun to interact with, he has an uncanny way of identifying your strengths and weakness as a photographer.

I have watched many YouTube videos and have an extensive library containing thousands of dollars of books, and I already had a lot of photography knowledge going into this workshop. Despite this, I still learned different techniques for working a scene and being invisible on the street. YouTube videos and books can’t replace actually witnessing someone doing street photography that has several decades of photojournalism and street experience. This experience teaches you how to get the shot. And shots I took a-plenty.

Craig was able to go through thousands of the images I took during this workshop in a fairly short amount of time. He grasped my thought process in approaching the scene, and gave me pointers on how to improve.

I would highly recommend Craig Litten’s Street Photography Workshops for anyone who is interested in street photography. Craig has a very clear vision, but more importantly he can help you with your vision and your photography gifts.

Thanks Craig
— John Ellis - New York
Photos © John Ellis

Photos © John Ellis


This concept of street photography has been around for a long time, and most everyone that takes snapshots with any and every camera out there has done some whether they know it or not. Much of the public body of photo work probably could in fact be categorized as such and yet, it’s not likely that a large percentage have been introduced to some of the iconic street photographers that Craig introduced us to. Cartier-Bresson, Winogrand, Evans, Parr, Webb and many others give us the framework of that single image story-telling goal. Craig’s own wicked skills and experience are the icing on the cake, plus he’s about the nicest guy you’ll ever meet.
— Kurt Stepnitz - Senior Photographer, Michigan State University
Photo © Kurt Stepnitz

Photo © Kurt Stepnitz


The weekend in New Orleans helped me to grow as an artist. I had to stretch myself to get up close and personal with my subjects, instead of using a telephoto lens and shooting like a sniper. I had to slow down and let a scene develop, and wait to capture it instead of my usual shoot and run style of photographing. This was a wonderful experience, and I would recommend the New Orleans Street Photography Workshop to anyone interested in learning how to do street photography.
— Tyson Eakman - Albuquerque, New Mexico
Photo © Tyson Eakman

Photo © Tyson Eakman


I recently participated in Craig’s Miami Street Photography workshop. This was a wonderful weekend filled with lots of great street scenes in Little Havana, Wynwood Arts District and South Beach. Craig is an accomplished street photographer with great energy and enthusiasm for his craft. He was most generous of his time and instruction. We had time for some one on one work on the street, where he gave me lots of great ideas and tips. Craig encouraged me to “see” the scene, move around from all angles, look at what is entering the viewfinder from the sides and try to capture the fleeting moment. He helped me overcome some of my fears and inconsistencies. He showed me how valuable my images could be with a fixed prime lens…using a 35 mm on a full frame camera. He helped me in ways that will move my photography to the next level.

Craig knows how to work a scene and also knows when he has finished milking the situation. Our classroom sessions and reviews of our images were informative and most helpful for those of us trying to build a street photography portfolio. Oh… and did I mention that Craig is a really nice, fun guy… he has lots of great stories from his many years as a photographer.

I would gladly return again (Miami or another city) for a chance to work and learn from Craig.
— Art Newberg - Boston
Photo © Art Newberg

Photo © Art Newberg


Recently, I became more interested in street photography and wanted to challenge myself with a serious workshop. This experience was rewarding in a number of ways. In taking the time to really see people on the street, I learned a lot about them and myself. Craig taught me that street photography is about emotion, humor, mystery, documenting life - showing us ourselves. I wasn’t just looking for interesting behavior and composition; I was getting up close to see facial expressions, emotion, and meaningful interactions between people. I realized that I’d been going the through day-to-day routine without really seeing the people around me. I gained a great deal of confidence through these encounters. The weekend really changed my perspective, and I can’t wait to get back on the street.

Thank you, Craig!
— Wendy Drexler - St. Petersburg, Florida
Photo © Wendy Drexler

Photo © Wendy Drexler


Craig Litten’s Street Photography Workshop in New Orleans was a remarkable experience. Being workshop junkie, I’ve attended a great many workshops over the past 20 years this was like no other—and that is a really good thing. Both as a photographer and teacher I’ve not encountered anyone whose approach is similar to Craig’s. First, his ability to create great images, often on the fly, is uncanny and he was able to instruct those attending the workshop in his methods of doing so—easy to understand the techniques but hard to replicate.

Another aspect of Craig’s approach that I’ve not encountered is his emphasis on the process of selecting images (what he calls editing). This process was invaluable and actually gave me insight into my own images that I would have otherwise missed.
— Byron Annis - La Crosse, Wisconsin
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Photo © Byron Annis


The workshop was like going out photographing with a bunch of friends, relaxed and fun. I was in the right place at the right time every day. Looking back on it, I learned a lot from Craig. He made learning and improving my photographic skills fun. He is a very talented journalistic photographer with a passion for street photography. He quickly assesses what each individual student needs from him, and he has the ability and talent to help you improve your photography without it feeling like school…that’s what I wanted, and I got it. I’ll be back for another workshop, for sure.
— Andre´ Bogaert - London, England
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Photo © Andre´ Bogaert


I attended one of Craig Litten’s Bike Week Workshops held in conjunction with The Southeast Center for Photographic Studies back in 2009, and have made it a point to shoot with him as much as possible. Over the past few years, the instruction and -most importantly- the perspective he’s provided has really elevated my game in the realm of street photography. I’ve become more observant, efficient, and bolder in my shooting habits as a result. I’ve had more fun behind the lens in the field with Craig than in just about any other instance. The dude rocks and has really motivated me throughout my photographic career.
— Luke Bhothipiti - Raleigh, NC
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Photo © Luke Bhothipiti


I had a terrific time photographing with Craig at Daytona Beach Bike Week and came away with enough great images of my own to mount a successful exhibition. Craig is very knowledgeable and enthusiastic about street photography and knows from experience the best places to shoot a big event. Highly recommended!
— Roger Goun - Portsmouth, New Hampshire
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Photo © Roger Goun


Many photographers selfishly keep their best locations and tips a secret, which I believe stems from a basic insecurity that is naturally inherent in human beings. Not Craig. His workshops are intended to make YOU, the client, the BEST street photographer you can be. Craig shares his extensive knowledge that comes from more than two decades of working as a photojournalist, and shooting on the street. After spending the weekend with Craig, I can say that he is passionate, intelligent, confident and dedicated to his craft.

The attention he spent with me during the editing phase was priceless. Craig’s expertise in culling the bad from the good, from the fabulous is due to his discerning eye and sharp sense of what is street vs. what is just a snapshot.

It doesn’t matter how long you have been using a camera or what your skill level is: learning from Craig Litten is like a gift that you will continue to open with excitement and joy each time you turn your camera on! If you want to learn more about Street Photography, then look no further and sign up now for any one of Craig’s workshops!

Thank you Craig, for a fabulous workshop!!
— Janet Combs - Sarasota, Florida
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Photo © Janet Combs


As a professional wedding photographer and filmmaker, I find that a few times a year, it is important for me to leave all the big camera gear behind and dive headfirst into what I love photographing the most, life on the streets. I highly recommend photographers at all levels to take one of Craig’s workshops. You will leave inspired and ready to document moments in life in an entirely new way.
— Robert Burnett - Cincinnati, Ohio
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Photo © Robert Burnett