Each unit consists of different types of learning materials to appeal to all students and will be made up of study materials labelled READ, PRACTICE, WATCH, INTERACT. All content and assignments are delivered online via the IOP® course platform.
This unit provides an essential introduction to street photography and the fundamental concepts to consider.
READ » Introduction to street photography
INTERACT » Introduction test
PRACTICE » Assignment 1 – Research & Study
Street Photography Options
Digital v Film, colour v mono, we look at your options in this module
READ » Digital v Film
READ » Colour or Black & White for street photography
Understanding how to use the equipment you have at the right times is the key to success in this genre. This comprehensive unit covers this and much more.
READ » Equipment
Practical examples of the best camera settings to use in different situations and how to change the outcome of your shots for the optimum results.
READ » Camera settings
INTERACT » Camera settings test
Camera Settings Assignments
Putting our knowledge into practice is one of the ways IOP courses are unique. These assignments are designed to help you use the knowledge from the unit and learn practically, with the all important tutor feedback cementing your learning.
PRACTICE » Assignment 2 – Apertures
PRACTICE » Assignment 3 – Zone Focusing
PRACTICE » Assignment 4 – Exposure
Perhaps the most important thing to consider in street photography, we consider composition with this genre in mind.
READ » Composition
INTERACT » Composition test
Your tutor is waiting to give you feedback on the results of your composition assignment. We guarantee that after this assignment, your street photography will improve.
PRACTICE » Assignment 5 – Composition
READ » Tutor case study. IOP® Tutor Michael Barrow does the Composition Assignment and documents his results.
Becoming Invisible and Facing Your Fears
A thought-provoking unit on how far you are willing to push yourself to take great street shots.
READ » Becoming Invisible
INTERACT » Becoming Invisible test
Street Portraits Assignments
Back out on to the streets to gain some more experience with street portraits. You will receive tutor feedback and advice on your results.
PRACTICE » Assignment 6 – Street Portraits & Getting Close
PRACTICE » Assignment 7 – Street Portraits Groups
Posed Vs Candid
Which should you choose? We discover the secrets of both types of street portraiture.
READ » Posed Vs Candid
READ » Real life student examples
INTERACT » Posed vs Candid Test
You and the Law
Understanding your rights is a key component of successful street photography. Get clued up here.
READ » You and the Law
READ » Downloadable crib sheet
INTERACT » You and the Law Test
READ » Editing Options
WATCH» Converting to Black & White using Lightroom
Selling and Exhibiting
READ » Selling and Exhibiting
An assignment designed to help you create a starter portfolio of street shots.
PRACTICE » Final Assignment
FREE Portfolio Website
This course includes a dedicated web page on the IOP® website where you can promote up to 20 images, your biography and a link to your work. All the web page creation is done for you, all you need to do is supply the photos!
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Certificate and badges
Collect your Diploma in Street Photography Certificate and IOP® Member badge
The Diploma in Street Photography is suitable for all levels.
Although it would help to understand the basics of your camera, complete beginners will find much to interest them in this course. It may help to take either the Diploma in Photography or the Advanced Diploma in Photography first, although this is not essential. Remember, we are here to help you.
Intermediate & Advanced
This course has been written by expert street photographer Stewart Weir. Even advanced photographers will find the advice and learning within this course as invaluable. This is the perfect course to take your street photography to a new level.
Any camera that allows you to control the manual settings is perfect for this course. Even the most basic compact cameras offer that functionality these days. Look at your camera manual – can you change the aperture, shutter speed and ISO settings? If so, your camera is fine for the course.
Any PC, Mac, laptop, tablet or smartphone is suitable for viewing the course and course videos.
A reasonable broadband internet connection (2mb and above).
The following items would be worth investing in, perhaps in the future and as you work through the course, developing your skills.
They are not essential for the course.
- A DSLR camera
- Choice of lenses
- Image editing software like Adobe Lightroom