Street photography - what is it? And what makes a good street photograph? Street photography is an integral part of the history of photography and is still eagerly practiced today by both professionals and hobbyists alike. Street Photo Walks are series of events devoted to revealing the secrets of street photography, training one’s eye to spot what tends to go unnoticed and capturing the candid life on street. Organized by the Finnish Museum of Photography, these walks are led by street photographers and enthusiasts of urban landscape that share their gaze, tips and tricks – Kasperi Kropsu, Negin Hosseini, Rahul Thakuri, Taru Latva-Pukkila.
During the Street Photo Walk on the 15th of June, participants will be guided through the Helsinki city centre by street photographer Kasperi Kropsu, revealing secrets, tips and tricks of street photography. Kasperi Kropsu will discuss his photographic process, favourite places and routes and give advice on subjects, angles and juxtapositions. The walk will also include background information on street photography given by a museum guide. Participants will use their own devices (camera or phone) to take photographs, learn new ways of looking at familiar scenes and get inspired by their surroundings.
Kasperi Kropsu, originally from Oulu, lives in Helsinki and is a skateboarder and photographer.
“I found photography as a hobby after injuring my ankle while skateboarding in spring 2018 and have taken my camera everywhere with me ever since. I guess you could say it was a blessing in disguise. Soon after the accident, I came across street photography while browsing through Instagram, and after dabbling in it for a short while I was hooked. I searched the streets for timelessness in the mundane day-to-day life surrounding us. Colors, figures and reflections are the most important components in my photographs. Street photography brings great joy and fulfilment in my life and has taught me to look at the world with fresh eyes.”
Kasperi Kropsu on Instagram
Participants are encouraged to share their photos during the walk on Instagram with a tag #valokuvamuseophotowalk
The duration of the walk is approximately two hours. Bring your own device (camera or phone) and dress according to the weather. The event is in English.
- The price of the walk is the same as the museum tickets: 12/6/0 € (Museum card).
- NOTE! Payment is made at the museum's information desk, so please arrive a bit before starting.
- The maximum number of participants is 12, in the order of registration.
- Registration opens two weeks before the event and closes once the event is fully booked.
Link to registration
A confirmation email and additional information will be sent to those who have successfully booked their spot on the walk. (NB: Please check your spam folder!)
We abide by the safer space principles in all of our events.
Photos: Kasperi Kropsu