Introduction to Street Photography

A course by Gustavo Minas
Photographer. St. Louis, Brazil.
Joined December 2019
, Photographer

Learn how to create visual narratives out of everyday life and make an urban photoshoot

  • Portuguese with subtitles in English
  • 100% Positive reviews (149)
  • 2495 students
Introduction to Street Photography

Learn how to create visual narratives out of everyday life and make an urban photoshoot

Portuguese with subtitles in English
  • 100% Positive reviews (149)
  • 2495 students
  • Online and at your own pace
  • Audio: Portuguese
  • Level: Beginner
  • 15 Lessons (2h 3m)
  • Available from the app
  • Portuguese, Spanish, English, German, French, Italian
  • Unlimited access forever
  • Certificate upon completion of the course

Visually exploring everyday details and capturing different points of view in an image are two hallmarks of Gustavo Minas' work. A referent in street photography in Brazil, Gustavo is the author of the book Maximum Shadow Minimal Light and has already been recognized with several awards, including Picture of the Year LATAM.

In this course, learn how to photograph the urban landscape, visually representing your relationship with the city. Gustavo teaches you how to work with shadows, reflections, and other fundamental techniques for your session and post-production. By the end, you will have created a photo shoot to publish on the internet and share with the world

About this course

Course table of contents

  • U1
    U1. First steps: trajectory and references
  • U2
    U2. On my way
  • U3
    U3. The practice on the streets
  • U4
    U4. Post-production and publishing
  • FP
    FP Final Project
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Start by meeting Gustavo Minas, who since 2009 has been photographing the cities he visits. He introduces you to the essential authors of street photography and everything you will learn throughout the course.

See how to make a photo shoot with a central theme, about a place in your daily life or any city you visit. Get an introduction to the photographic language and discover which elements such as lights, shadows, reflections, characters, gestures, and looks can be decisive in the creation of striking images that veer away from traditional representations.

Street photography is also learned by practicing. Join your teacher in real situations around the city. In this tour, Gustavo addresses issues such as equipment, choosing a place to photograph, and how to deal with the reactions of the subject.

In the post-production stage, Gustavo shows you how to select and classify your images. See examples of how to improve them by adjusting light and shadows, contrast, tone, specific color control, sharpening, and noise reduction.

Finally, learn about various outputs for your work. Gustavo explains notions of social media strategy, going through the definition of a session, up to its online publication.

What is this course's project?

Photograph a specific place in your city (or a place visited on a trip) for at least a week. At the end of that period, edit the images and finalize a photo shoot to be published online.

Projects by course students

Who is it for?

Anyone interested in urban photography, as well as those who want to develop their personal vision of everyday life.

What you need

To take this course you will only need a simple camera or a smartphone, plus the will and curiosity to take the streets. It is also recommended to have an image editing program, such as Adobe Photoshop Lightroom.


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Gustavo Minas

A course by Gustavo Minas


Gustavo Minas was born in Cássia, a small town in the interior of Minas Gerais in 1981. He graduated in Journalism at the State University of Londrina, studied language and history of photography with Carlos Moreira in São Paulo and, since 2009, has been photographing the daily life of the cities he visits.

He currently works as a freelance journalist and photographer in Brasilia and teaches workshops in Brazil and abroad. In 2017, his series 'Rodoviária' won the Picture of the Year LATAM award in the category "The Future of Cities" and in 2019 he launched his first book "Maximum Shadow Minimal Light" in Hamburg.


  • U1

    First steps: trajectory and references

    • Presentation
    • Influences
    • What will we do in the course?
  • U2

    On my way

    • The construction of an essay
    • Introduction to photographic language
    • Light and shadows: the mood of an image
    • Reflections in street photography
  • U3

    The practice on the streets

    • Lens types
    • What I carry in my bag
    • How do I set up my camera
    • Practice on the streets: light and movement
  • U4

    Post-production and publishing

    • What worked
    • Image treatment
    • The ways of editing
    • Promoting your work: from social media to the printed book
  • FP

    Final Project

    • Introduction to Street Photography

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Introduction to Street Photography. A Photography, and Video course by Gustavo Minas

Introduction to Street Photography

A course by Gustavo Minas
Photographer. St. Louis, Brazil.
Joined December 2019
  • 100% Positive reviews (149)
  • 2495 students