The Personal Project
Two Boys; from the America At The Edge Project
All I ever wanted to do was take pictures. When I was 16, I spent a dream summer riding around my home city of Montreal on a 70cc motorcycle with an all-mechanical Nikon FM and 35mm lens dangling from my neck. Inspired by the work of Henri Cartier-Bresson, I wandered the streets like I imagined Bresson did, documenting community life for a local weekly newspaper that no longer exists. And I got paid for it!
I can make a life in photography, I thought, and that’s what I did.
Daily assignments had made me a skilled and quick-working photographer able to deal...
PASSION & THE PERSONAL PROJECT
NEW* Online Sessions with Steve Simon
These 1 on 1 virtual 60 minute Zoom Meeting sessions can help reinvigorate your photographic passions and abilities.
Each consult will be tailored to you. The introductory price is $125 and if you are not 100 per cent satisfied with your experience, your fee will be refunded in full.
For more information on the variety of topics available, click the online sessions button below.
Latest Photography Workshops
How it Works
Discover Photography Workshops. Browse or search Photo Educate's comprehensive, trusted and verified directory of world-class photography workshops.
Engage with Tutors. Contact workshop tutors and organizers with any queries about a workshop at any point during your research and booking process.
Book Your Place. Book your workshop place easily through Photo Educate's secure booking platform when you're ready to make a purchase.
List Your Workshop
Grow Your Photography Workshop Business - Join the world’s leading photographic education platform today.
“PhotoEducate evolved from my desire to fill unsold seats in my workshops to make them highly profitable. I’m very proud of the workshops we organize and judging from participant evaluations, students are thrilled with the entire experience. But we don’t always sell out. PhotoEducate has helped me push over the tipping point to profitability by filling those last few spaces and allowing me to concentrate on providing the best possible photographic learning experience.”
- Steve Simon, thepassionatephotographer.com
Anna Blanco, New York City
Best workshop I've ever taken! Steve is not only a great photographer, he is also a terrific teacher. He is patient and very hands- on. In some workshops the instructor sends students out to shoot after a short lecture--Steve goes out with his students, coaching them throughout the process. His course is well organized and covers diverse topics. He is funny and engaging and generous with his time and knowledge. I had SO MUCH fun and am ready to sign up for the next one. Highly recommended!
Steve Lavelle, London
This is an outstanding workshop, led by a world-class photographer. It is impossible to spend time in a room with Steve Simon and not be inspired to get out there and make great images …I had high expectations and you exceeded them…Steve is very personable, articulate and passionate about photography, very welcoming with a warm, engaging personality. Steve’s style is outstanding. I knew of Steve from the TWiP podcast and would have attended if he was talking about how to watch paint dry…
Oscar Piñeyro, Dallas
I just spent the last three days with Steve Simon, What a wonderful experience, the best time spent in a workshop ever. Steve is a perfectionist, every presentation not only had spectacular photography but also the perfect music to enhance the mood, a roller coaster of emotions. He cannot hide his journalistic background every single image tells a story. His technique is flawless; his teaching patience unparalleled. I am eager to start a new chapter of my photography applying what Steve taught me in the last few days.
Anne Dunford, Ithica, New York
My week in Steve Simon's Street Shooting workshop challenged me tremendously. There’s nothing like taking your work apart and putting it back together with new vision to make you a better photographer. If you take this workshop, I guarantee you will see the world differently at the end.
Stephen Sholl, New York City
Not only is Steve a great photographer, he is also a caring, compassionate person as well. He is constantly trying to help participants achieve their photographic goals in a gentle, caring, and sincere manner. Sadly, the critiques of my work were very helpful. Steve was right-on in terms of his suggestions to better my work. The totality of the workshop was terrific, primarily because the parts were all excellent as well. Choice of shooting locations, image reviews, suggestions, videos shown, and galleries visited were all great. Steve also promoted wonderful interactions among the participants. The venue was perfect for the workshop. you could spread out, leave our things there, use the facilities, and eat the goodies provided. You know you’re in good hands with Steve! An outstanding workshop!!
Chapman Solomon, Mountain View, CA
Participating in the NYC Street Photography Workshop was an enriching and exhilarating experience. It challenged me to step out of my comfort zone to improve my skills. Steve’s curriculum and hands on approach offered me an opportunity to learn new techniques, add some creativity and visualize subject matter from another perspective. Each day presented abundant photo opportunities, resulting with the capture of some amazing images, exceeding my greatest expectations.
Gary Niederpruem, Chicago
What a fabulous experience. I learned more about photography in one week than I had in 5 years. Steve is very knowledgable about the technical side as well as composition. He is very patient, gives excellent feedback and will work one on one with you on any photography subject you want. I asked him for help on night photography and at 10 PM he was out on the streets of Havana with me with step by step instructions on how to take the shot. 5 star plus rating!!
Paul Lavergne, San Juan, PR
Steve’s passion for photography is contagious and his teaching abilities and knowledge extraordinary! I highly recommend this workshop to anyone interested in photography.