Join David Julian to learn and practice new ways of creating compelling travel and street photographs.

There are no available registration dates at this time.

Our learning begins with a constructive review of student’s images to help set goals for the week. We gain further inspiration and learning from images Dave has gathered from brilliant international photographers. With set goals and serendipitous light, we explore unconventional Maine locations and visit with local characters to find photogenic opportunities and practice skills.

Throughout the week, discussions focus on tuning into surroundings, setting intentions, approaching people, connecting or candid, compositional layers and technical mastery. Demos include travel research, shooting styles, tactical street techniques, decisive timing, and adding modified light for advanced street portraiture. We may also experiment with blurred action, backlighting, selective focus and working at night.

Reviews of our location captures complete the cycle of learning. Back in our digital Lab, Dave demonstrates editing, sequencing and his expert skills in Lightroom development to help students refine their captures and imbue them with personal style. By week’s end, each student shares a collection of their best images, and contributes to our campus slideshow.

Students can be at any level of shooting experience, but should know their camera’s operation. Any digital SLR, Mirrorless or digital Rangefinder camera that has manual exposure ‘M’ mode is ideal for this workshop. A ‘less is more’ gear philosophy is encouraged. Students may process their captures in any software they prefer. Contact Dave directly with any content or technical questions about this workshop. 

“Dave, your Art of Travel and Street workshop was the kickstart I needed to gain confidence shooting on the street. I’m now out weekly to build a portfolio of my work. Loved the inspiring presentation of fantastic street shooters too.”

— Dan C, PA

A Cow and Two Gentelmen, Varanasi, India (Travel and Street OK)

Image © David Julian

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Instructor: David Julian

Dave is a Seattle-based photographer and educator. Between assignments, he is photography faculty at The University of Washington and Seattle Creative Academy. He has led over fifty of workshops in the US and in India, Canada, Alaska, Mexico and annually in Cuba. His publications include Nikon World, Outside, Nat Geo Traveler, Islands, After Capture, Outdoor Photographer and Rangefinder. He has also been guest and host on podcasts Hit the Streets and Black Rapid Media. He is an official Fujifilm X CREATOR photographer.