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  • Leica Galerie Fullerton 049178 (map)

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Open to all users of any camera brand

Participants will receive 2x A3 fine art photo prints of their favourite images created during the workshop

Is it ever too late to become a serious photographer? What is the recipe for a great photograph? This two-day workshop begins with Semetko giving a presentation covering his own inspiring photographic journey and his “Photographer’s DIET”— the four elements every photographer needs to remember to create great images.

With vivid examples demonstrating the importance of the DIET elements (Design, Information, Emotion and Timing), attendees will learn and apply the recipe to improve their photography.

Through a mix of interactive presentations and out in the streets shooting, this workshop will give participants a chance to hear the stories and thought processes behind Semetko’s photographs, and a chance to work with him intimately in the field. The emphasis will be on experimenting with new ways of seeing and trying different techniques for street shooting.

There will be no pressure to produce a masterpiece — but Participants are expected to push themselves out of their comfort zones to create an impressive body of photographs.


1) Knowledge of photography fundamentals

2) Familiar with the mechanics of own cameras

3) Knowledge of how to edit and upload photos with software

4) Laptop with photo editing software installed

Class capacity: 8 pax

Closing date for registration: 15 April 2019

DAY 1 18 Apr 2019, Thursday

9:00 AM Introduction by Craig Semetko

10:30 AM Outdoor guided assignment (Part 1)

12:30 PM Lunch

1:30 PM Outdoor guided assignment (Part 2)

5:00 PM End of Day 1

DAY 2 19 Apr 2019, Friday

9:00 AM New assignment

11:00 AM Return to class & selection of images

12:30 PM Lunch

1:30 PM Editing

2:30 PM Critique & discussion

5:00 PM End of Day 2


Craig Semetko is an American photographer focusing on capturing the authentic human experience. He became a professional comedy writer and performer after college and years later discovered photography as another means of storytelling. His comedic background has given him a highly developed sense of the absurd and ironic, resulting in a strong theme of humour throughout his work.

In his foreword for Semetko’s book “UNPOSED,” Magnum Photos photographer Elliott Erwitt writes, "In my book he is the essential photographer. That is, the one who sees what others could not have seen.”