How to Capture “Fleeting Reality”: A Street Photography Primer

date Saturday, 20 September 2014 time 10 a.m. to noon

👤 Gerry Suchy 🏢 Union Station


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“Oop! The Moment! Once you miss it, it is gone forever,” said Henri Cartier-Bresson, a master of street photography. In this class, you’ll learn skills and concepts that will help you sharpen your photographic instincts — and not miss another Moment. (Cartier-Bresson also said, “To photograph is to hold one’s breath, when all faculties converge to capture fleeting reality.” Hence the class title.)

First, we’ll discuss the nature and practice of street photography, thinking about what makes this different from other types of practice. Then, we’ll go on a photo walk. The instructor will identify potential subjects and explain good techniques for the conditions the group encounters.

Bring a camera. If you have a DSLR, try to bring a normal (medium) or wide-angle lens.

Meet outside Victoria’s Secret.

This class is presented in partnership with Exposed DC.


Union Station
50 Massachusetts Ave. NE
Washington, DC
Neighborhood: NoMa/Swampoodle

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