Expand your mind and get your blood pumping- this is a photo walking experience you'll never forget. Connect with local Austin characters and learn new perspectives. Bring home authentic memories. Street photography is an art. A relatively new one at that. In the 1800s a rare breed of cat were following the call of the streets. And, technology followed. Whether the medium be film or digital, and whether the device be bulky or compact, the source of the magic is the same: the eye and the glass. When we capture a photo, alchemy happens. Our eyes see the world in a strange, dynamic, 3-dimensional way. As you read this, look up from your screen at something nearby. Now notice what happened to the screen. It became fuzzy, right? Now focus back on your screen. See how your perspective changed? The glass we look through in our cameras distorts things. In photography, we use that distortion to capture a precious moment in time. Together on our Funky Photo Walk, we will take a break from reality and connect with the city. We will mindfully take the focus off of ourselves and look at a strange and marvelous world through the lens. In our short time together, I hope you will grow.
Howdy! My name is Joe and I'm a passionate street photographer and vlogger on YouTube. I am so energized by the wacky characters downtown, and how cultures mix into the slogan that arose many years back: "Keep Austin Weird." Do you want to add a fun and meaningful dimension to your Austin experience? Join me for a Funky Photo Walk. 1) You will be empowered to approach people, and learn how to take quick street portraits. 2) You will experience transcendence that comes through street photography. 3) You'll get to take home non-lame shots of yourself and your experience here in ATX.
This photo walk is an urban experience focused on street scenes and people. You'll be proud of sharing photos on social media that show the glittering buildings of Austin contrasted with the funky street life. Each photo walk is a spontaneous, unique experience. They all take place right in the heart of Austin, during busy times.
We do lots of walking, kneeling, getting low shots, and getting dirty. Hopefully we will all get taken out of our comfort zones, and will go home with photos to remember for a lifetime.
Funky Photo Walks in Downtown Austin