Gustavo Minas 

Independant Photographer


I was born in Cassia, a small town in Minas Gerais state, Brazil. I graduated in Journalism, but before getting a job in the area I went to London and worked as a waiter for one year. When I got back to Brazil, I got a job as a reporter in a popular newspaper in São Paulo. Long hours, weekend shifts and boring as hell. I wasn't happy with that, and this made me try photography. I studied under Brazilian master Carlos Moreira for one year in 2009, and this experience changed my life. I was very inspired by his work and philosophy and by masters of color and light such as Harry Gruyaert, Alex Webb and Gueorgui Pinkassov. I took to the streets to photograph. I learned São Paulo shortcuts, and I enjoyed the idea of doing something just to please myself when everybody else was rushing to work. I've never stopped since then. I photograph every day, at home or on the streets.

My Courses


—  Gustavo Minas 


Join renowned Brazilian street photographer Gustavo Minas in this captivating course as he delves into the art of visually exploring everyday details and capturing unique perspectives. With his acclaimed book Maximum Shadow Minimal Light and numerous awards under his belt, including Picture of the Year LATAM, Gustavo is a true authority in the field of street photography. Throughout this course, Gustavo will guide you on a journey to photograph the urban landscape, allowing you to artistically represent your personal relationship with the city. You will learn how to master the use of shadows, reflections, and other essential techniques to enhance your session and post-production workflow. Gustavo's expertise and insights will empower you to see the world around you in a new light and to capture the essence of urban life through your photographs. From selecting intriguing subjects to composing compelling compositions, he will share invaluable tips and tricks to elevate your street photography to the next level. The course covers both the practical and creative aspects of street photography. Gustavo will teach you how to anticipate and capture decisive moments, make the most of available light, and approach strangers to create authentic and powerful portraits. You will also gain a deeper understanding of composition, framing, and visual storytelling, enabling you to create images that resonate with viewers. In addition to the practical aspects of shooting, Gustavo will guide you through his post-production workflow, demonstrating how to enhance and refine your images using editing software. You will learn how to make subtle adjustments to colors, contrast, and other elements to bring out the full potential of your photographs. By the end of the course, you will have the skills and knowledge to organize and curate a captivating photo shoot that reflects your unique perspective on the urban landscape. You will have the opportunity to publish your work online and share it with the world, receiving valuable feedback and connecting with other photography enthusiasts. Whether you are a beginner looking to explore street photography or an experienced photographer seeking to refine your skills, this course offers a wealth of inspiration and practical guidance. Gustavo's passion for his craft and his ability to capture the beauty in everyday moments will inspire you to see the world around you with fresh eyes and to create compelling visual narratives. Don't miss this chance to learn from one of Brazil's finest street photographers. Enroll in Gustavo Minas' course today and embark on a transformative journey to capture the essence of the urban landscape through your own unique vision. Let your photographs tell stories and leave a lasting impact on viewers around the world.


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