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Capture the Streets: Street and Night Photography XBST 1007

Broadcast and Media Communications Part-time Studies Course

Course details

Capture the story of the streets with captivating compositions! This course will teach you how to interact with your subjects and gain more confidence in building strong images. You will learn to anticipate "decisive moments" and show the right reflex by either being quick in your ability to stop the moment or patient to let the drama happen. You will utilize the camera's shutter speed creatively to shoot at nighttime and generate unusual and impactful photographs. By seeing and snapping emotional and dynamic scenes, you will become familiar with the roles of peace, tension, subjectivity, objectivity and most importantly, shadows and highlights in the streets. You will find inspiration and passion from acclaimed street photographers: Gordon Parks, Garry Winogrand, Henri Cartier Bresson, William Klein, Bruno Barbey and others.


  • Students should know manual exposure and preferably basic editing.



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Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  • Recognize and apply the genres of Street and Night Photography in real-life situations
  • Enhance your skillset by studying the styles & approaches of celebrated photographers
  • Blur any moving subject to create unpredictable quirky shots
  • Shoot long exposure in the day or night time
  • Capture mesmerizing bokeh in the streets
  • Apply the basics of Light Painting Photography and the equipment required
  • Create abstract expressionistic photos by adding action to your frame
  • Explore 'panning' to capture a sharp subject within a blurred background

Effective as of Winter 2022

Related Programs

Capture the Streets: Street and Night Photography (XBST 1007) is offered as a part of the following programs:

School of Business + Media

  1. The Art of Photography
    Microcredential Part-time


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