Jeff Karp

Instructor // Image Critique Panelist

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About Jeff

Jeff is a husband, father of three daughters, pediatric dentist, university professor, and photographer based in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Fascinated by the candid, momentary interplay of harsh light and shadows with everyday scenes, Jeff explores street, minimal, still life, and architecture photography with a consistent approach and recognizable style. Since 2017, Jeff has been active in the international street photography community on Instagram, including a weekly curator role for the @street.finder community account.


In 2020, he co-founded an international photography collective called Stolen Echoes. Jeff’s photography has been featured by Apple, Adobe Lightroom, Street Photography International, The Phoblographer, the Kris Karl Photography Podcast, and many others. His work has also been published in Fujilove Magazine, the Fisheye Photo Review, and F/8 Street Photography Magazine. Jeff is a self-described twenty percent creative who spends 20% of his time each week on creative pursuits including photography, art, and writing.


The 10 C's of Light & Shadow Street Photography

In this presentation, Jeff will teach you ten concepts that guide his approach to light and shadow street photography. You will learn the conditions, locations, and camera settings needed for taking bold, light, and shadow street photographs in public spaces. Jeff will show you ways you can include contrast, scale, geometry, and minimalism in your photographs while excluding distractions and clutter from your frames.


This presentation will also teach you strategies to photograph scenes candidly without disturbing the unfolding moments taking place in front of you. The concepts and techniques you will learn in this guide will push your creativity to new levels and help you to explore harsh light and deep shadows in your next photography project. 

Image Critique Panelist

Jeff will be joining a group of photographers who will be critiquing participant images submitted to Call Me Artist.