For Photographers

Street photography Coaching and Workshops in New York City by renown documentary and street photographer Gulnara Samoilova

Gulnara is available for private coaching and One-on-0ne workshops.

To watch Gulnara shoot in the street is seriously mind blowing, she is BY FAR the bravest, most confident and intentional photographer I’ve watched
— Kirsten Lewis Bethmann, Family Documentary Photographer
“If you are serious about developing your skills and evolving creatively as a
photographer who “sees” and “feels”, Gulnara will get you there. She is a gift of a
— Shelly Sessions, Family and Street Photographer
I was feeling lost and ready to give up...
You helped me see beauty in a place where I wasn’t expecting to see it.
— Bridget Eldridge, photographer

NYC One Day Group Workshop

This workshop designed for all levels photographers who wants to learn basics of street photography. Gulnara will show how to overcome fear and connect with strangers when shooting streets and how to make them to ignore you. How the practice of street photography develops instincts, patience and quick reactions so essential in all aspects of photography, including weddings, families and portraits.

$295 // one day //


Private Coaching

Gulnara offers a variety of private mentoring options, both in person and via Skype: 

One Off Mentoring Session

Sixth Month Commitment:

two hour session, once a month

two hour session, twice a month 

Twelve Month Commitment:

two hour session, once a month 

two hour session, twice a month 

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One on One Workshop

Feeling stuck with your work? Want to develop an edge over your competitors in the wedding industry? Learning how to shoot street with Gulnara will help you to progress to a new skill level, no matter your subject. This workshop begins with a demonstration of how street and other genres of photography overlap, through a comparison of images and an explanation of the techniques used. Gulnara then coaches you in the field, and demonstrates how to approach strangers, how and why you need to practice patience, and how to find good light. While you are photographing, she provides you with immediate feedback, enabling you to reshoot a scene until you have it mastered. Learning to shoot street photography teaches you how to anticipate moments, then effectively capture them by developing quicker reactions. These key skills translate seamlessly to other genres of photography, enabling you to make huge improvements your work. This is an intense, hands-on day of teaching and practice.

$850 // one day // one-on-one

Gulnara is skilled, focused, and knowledgeable in every aspect of photography. She pushed me out of my comfort zone with a kind but firm approach that was perfect for me.
— Brenda Yelvington Photographer & Documentary Filmmaker

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I highly recommend to everyone to invest on one of her workshop and learning from one of the best photojournalists of the industry: i promise you will not be disappointed.
— Denis Berti, wedding photographer