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Street Photography

Starts June 3

3 sessions: Wednesday, June 3, 6:30-9pm; Saturday, June 6, 9am-12pm; Wednesday, June 10, 6:30-9pm

A couple having a moment, only speaking with their eyes. A homeless person feeding their dog. A busy train station with one commuter who isn’t in a rush. These are scenes that could happen in front of us any day, and with a camera, the scenes can become street photography. Beyond photojournalism, street photography captures a moment and feeling forever frozen in time, and can be found right outside your front door.

This 3-session course is designed to help you determine what makes a great street scene and how to improve your skills and knowledge while you journey through the normal course of your day. The first class session covers street photography basics and reviews well-known street photographers’ work. The second session addresses why it’s important to always carry your camera, and includes a walkabout in Saint Paul’s historic Lowertown Arts District. The final session is a group review and critique of the images created during the second session.

All experience levels and camera types welcome. Sessions 1 and 3 meet at FilmNorth; session 2 meets at Black Dog Café, Lowertown St. Paul.

Tuition: $175 regular/$130 member/$100 low-income

Tom Dunn is a commercial and art photographer who lives and works in the Lowertown Arts District of downtown Saint Paul. He has been a freelance photographer for the past fourteen years and has a studio in the Northern Warehouse building. Tom’s passion is street photography and creating images that tell stories and create conversations.

Class Registration Guidelines & Cancellation Policy

  • Space is assigned on a first-come basis. Registrations must include payment in full. Registrations are accepted after registration deadlines if space is available.
  • If minimum enrollment has not been reached by 5 days prior to the start date of a class, FilmNorth may cancel it, in which case registrants will immediately be notified and receive a full refund within 5 business days. A check will be issued for registrations that were paid in cash. In lieu of a refund, students have the option of applying their tuition to another class in the same calendar year.
  • For those wishing to cancel a registration prior to the class registration deadline, 100% of the tuition will be refunded minus a $25 administrative fee. For registration cancellations received after the registration deadline but prior to the first class session, 50% of the tuition will be refunded minus a $25 administrative fee. As of a class start date, no refunds or credits/exchanges will be given.
  • Tuition is not prorated for missed class sessions.




June 3 @ 6:30 pm
June 10 @ 9:00 pm
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