Street Photography Master Class: Siegfried Hansen

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¥99,000per person

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Adventure Type

Master Class



Max Size

6 people


3 Days




Masters of photography


In a Nutshell

Meet a master of street photography and experience his workflow while he shares his daily shooting routine. Get inspired by Siegfried Hansen’s work in one the most exciting cities in the world for street photographers: Tokyo. Get personalized coaching from Siegfried on a personal basis in this small group (6 people max) workshop. Meet like-minded international people from different walks of life, see their perspectives, and enrich your photography.

What’s the Story?

In October 2019 Siegfried Hansen will return to his photographic roots, teaming up with EYExplore to organize his next international workshop in Tokyo. He will share with you his theoretical and, most importantly, his practical knowledge on street photography. Siegfried will conduct a street, documentary, and fine art photography workshop in Tokyo. The workshop is a mix of daily street photography outings, photo critiques, and theoretical presentations by Siegfried Hansen.

Who is Siegfried Hansen?

Siegfried is one of the 45 world-famous street photographers according to the book “Street Photography Now.” In 2014, he joined the prestigious collective “iN-PUBLIC” and his work “Surfaces in the Street” has been listed by LensCulture in the top 100 all time most viewed series. He is regarded by many as a master of street photography. Siegfried resides and shoots in his German hometown of Hamburg yet it is in Japan, while he was living as an expat in Tokyo, that he got bitten by the photography bug.

How it works

The participants take pictures every day, working in pairs or on their own. Siegfried shoots with different people each day, so there will be opportunities to observe the way he works and approaches subjects, and to learn his tricks and techniques. During the workshop Siegfried presents a series of pictures, discussing street photography and its practical aspects. Siegfried, an experienced and well known street photographer, shares his theoretical and practical knowledge. The main theme of the workshop is street photography, mixed with documentary and fine art photography. Daily critiques of freshly taken photos. Each workshop day ends with the group working on their laptops choosing photos to be shown to Siegfried and then discussing them with him. The workshop ends with a final editing session and Siegfried selects the best photos from each participant. Several educational lectures about the practical aspects of street photography presented by Siegfried on separate days.

What we’ll Shoot

Ask Siegfried about street photography and he would tell you a story respectful of people where the graphics and colors of the world around create eye catching connections hidden in plain sight. Tokyo is fertile land for street photography: a new story unfolds at every street corner.

When is it?

Weekend workshop from October 25 (Friday) to October 27, 2019 (Sunday)

How much does it cost?

We are offer early-bird discounts for bookings made before October 1, 2019.

  • Early-bird Price = 99,000 JPY (approx. 890 USD)
  • Regular Price = 135,000 JPY (approx. 1200 USD)

How many participants will there be?

We believe in a hands-on, personalized, experience with plenty of face time with the “sensei.” Therefore, we have limited the class size to only 6 participants for the weekend workshop.

What is included in the price?

Only the tuition fee is included. Your personal expenses such as food, drinks, hotel, or airfare are not included. If you come from abroad we can recommend the same hotel we will use for the workshop (to be determined).

Please inquire by email to for details and to request a booking.

Cancellation and Fine Print

  • We reserve the right to cancel the workshop if a minimum of 4 participant is not met, In this case you’ll get a full refund of the tuition fee.
  • We are not responsible for your travel expenses. We do not reimburse hotels nights, flights and other personal expenses.
  • Cancellations at least 1 month prior to the start date are 100% refundable.
  • Cancellations between 1 month and 2 weeks prior to the start date are 50% refundable
  • Cancellations less than 2 weeks prior to the start date are non-refundable
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2 reviews for Street Photography Master Class: Siegfried Hansen

  1. yoyohk

    Attended Siegrfried workshop in October. It opened my eyes to colors (especially color contrast), lines (leading lines and geometrical forms), reflections (can be on any reflective surface and not just mirrors) and shadows.

    At the end of each day’s shooting, Siegfried went through our shots and helped us to identify the better ones and gave us tips on editing. It’s not an extensive photo shop exercise but was taught on techniques such as cropping photos, and adjusting light and shadows to make objects standout.

    I am really amazed at Siegfried’s angle of looking at things. Some of photos taken at the workshop were certainly totally different from what I have been taking or even think of taking in such a manner. One point to note is that you should be familiar with your camera as it is a street photography workshop and you have to ‘catch’ the moment before it is gone 🙂

  2. Bet_Goh

    I am so glad that EYExplore organised a workshop with the famous photographer, Siegfried Hansen, in October 2018. It was a wonderful opportunity to learn from the master. Definitely picked up a lot of useful skills and techniques at the workshop. Axel and Lukasz organised the event well too. Excellent 🙂

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