Two Day Immersive Street Photography Workshop
Two Day Immersive Street Photography Workshop
Current 2019 Dates
24/25 January 2019 - London (Fully Booked)
26/27 February 2019 - Edinburgh (Fully Booked)
24/25 July 2019 - London (2 Spots Left)
This Street Photography Workshop is for FIVE delegates only.
The workshops I run are intended to be hands-on and are designed to give you the most information possible. No hiding information and that’s the reason most of my workshops are aimed at a very small amount of delegates. That way you will get all the advantages of working closely with me.
You can attend this street shooting day even if you don’t have an X-Series camera.
If you are interested in testing a Fujifilm X-Series camera out during the day then I can arrange for some loan equipment to be supplied by Fujifilm UK.
Please let me know as soon as you have booked if this is the case so I can organise stock.
Do you find you are heading to streets and just taking snapshots? Don’t worry, that’s something that happens to all of us.
This workshop is aimed at photographers who want to spend time with other like minded people who want to explore the idea of building a project to help navigate them through the various elements of Street Photography.
We’ll spend time in the classroom understanding style and method, as well as editing, curation and media presentation building.
There will be plenty of guided shooting to help understand the thematic approach to building a story. You will also get time to work on a designated story of your own and we’ll spend time together curating those images, building a presentation and open and honest critique.
Lunch and refreshments on both days is included. Dinner on the first evening will be split.
This is a workshop not a watchshop and you will be expected to spend some time alone shooting and building your story.
Experience Level: Don’t be afraid. This is a friendly workshop aimed at encouraging strong theme and story based Street Photography. You don’t need to be an accomplished photographer, but a basic understanding of exposure and your camera would be advantageous. I will be on hand throughout the whole two days to help with any aspect of technical, theoretical or artistic elements of Street Photography.
Ultimately, the most important thing about the workshop is that it is fun and that you enjoy it.
Day 1 Itinerary
10 am (Classroom): Meet & Greet
10:30 am (Classroom): Introduction to style, substance, light, composition and moment
11:30 am (Classroom): Guide to project based shooting, themes and curation
12 - 1 pm Lunch (Included)
1 pm - 3:30 pm (Street): Guided Shooting - Learning to see & anticipate including techniques such as Zone Focusing,
3:30 pm Break
4 pm - 6:30 pm (Street): Guided Shooting - Working with Low Light and finding a theme.
6:30 pm Group Dinner.
Day 2 Itinerary
9 am (Classroom): Meet and debrief Day 1.
9:30 am: (Classroom): Assignment allocation
9:45 am: (Street): Solo Shooting to brief
1 pm: Lunch (Included)
2 pm: (Classroom): Editing Images for Portfolio and Competition.
3 pm: (Classroom): Curation and Editing of your project
4 pm: (Classroom): Presentations & Critique
5:30 pm: Finish and Drinks
What you will learn on this Immersive Street Photography Workshop:
Once the workshop is complete you will have
A better understanding of using light
Beat the fear of shooting on the street
Have a better technical understanding of your camera
A way of using themes to build a curated project of your own
A fast and streamlined workflow for editing images in both colour and monochrome
Maximum Number of Delegates:
This two day street photography workshop is strictly limited to FIVE delegates. This keeps the group small to ensure maximum learning for all.
I wasn’t really sure what to expect but found both the format and content of this two day course perfect. There was a great balance of classroom time, time on the streets with Kevin and then time alone to shoot to a brief and it was very chilled out couple of days. I can honestly say I got everything I wanted from the two days and all the questions I wanted to be answered were. There were four of us in total on the course but there were numerous times where I felt this was a one on one course so we’ll worth the money and even something I’d consider doing again given the direct access to such a pro. Improving my photography is now sort of down to me and a lot of practice I know I have the tools needed to get there!
I absolutely enjoyed this workshop! Kevin is very generous in sharing his knowledge and enthusiasm about photography. For the group is limited to 5 participants, you're able to connect very easy and swift. My technical capacities certainly improved and it's always fun and important to hear and learn from others how they approach street photography. If you're unknown to this form of photography or already somehow skilled, I think you'll find his approach very interesting.
A most informative and enjoyable workshop, Kevin certainly knows his photography. Shoot locations were well rehearsed and Kevin`s processing knowledge and advice excellent.
I thought the workshop was a very well-balanced combination of indoor sessions and outdoor exercises. Kevin’s teaching style is comprehensive, relaxed, patient, fun – a winning combination.
I imagine it could be quite difficult to find and hire a room for the indoor sessions at a time which suits the layout of the workshop, but I think it is essential and works very well when technical aspects such as how to use your images in Lightroom are being discussed. This all came together well in Bristol. Doing this particular exercise in a cafe or bar can be challenging: extraneous noise and inability to see the laptop screen can be problems.Making the presentations available after the workshop is also helpful.
I also appreciated having a Fuji representative there to also help with any technical queries with the use of my camera, or any general Fujifilm equipment questions which could easily be addressed, as well as the ability to borrow equipment if one wanted to. Having all those options meant that, for me, the workshop was stress-free as I grappled with a completely new camera system for me.
I enjoyed the exercises we were given, which help hone your ability to ‘see’ what is around you. They really make you think and look at things in a different way. It’s very calming. You could almost sell it as a mindfulness course !
Having just five people in the group is a good number. It allows for each one of us to have the amount of time we need with Kevin, and I certainly never felt I was waiting round for any assistance that I required, as I have felt on other workshops or courses with higher numbers of participants. And having other like-minded people on the workshop meant that there was always something interesting and useful to learn off of the others.
It's a nice to be encouraged to keep in touch afterwards, rather than feeling set adrift to try and remember the skills and techniques that were shown in the workshop.
Thoroughly enjoyable couple of days. Well-structured and organised. A good mix of classroom and street time. As ever Kevin shares his knowledge and experience without holding anything back. There is plenty of opportunity for some one to one help if needed. It was nice to get away for a couple of days to a different city and spend time with other photographers. You learn 'stuff' in this environment.
For me, it definitely helped get me out of my usual comfort zone and consider different aspects of photography. Particularly the importance of having projects and themes on the go so that you are constantly learning and improving as a photographer.
A bit of (good) pressure on day two when each delegate is allotted a mini project and has to go off on their own for a couple of hours to interpret and deliver the brief. Not something I've ever done but Kevin does put everyone at ease and is there to help if needed. After, we return to the 'classroom' for an review and critique of our imagery. Really enjoyable and Kevin was incredibly kind with his views on our images. It gave me a good insight of how to develop a project and curate the images into a story that meets the brief. Quite challenging but the emphasis was on using this workshop as momentum to carry on afterwards. Kevin also gave us an insight into his workflow and the way he gives his images his look. This was both interesting and informative.
At the end of the day it's all about taking pictures. No doubt that Kevin can fast track you to getting the best out of your equipment but this course is very much aimed at developing your 'eye'.......to read the light, read the street scenes and think about your pictures in advance of taking the shot. And perhaps most importantly when you go out on streets, have a theme, a project or a focus in your mind. You'll probably end up taking less pictures but they will be better.
Overall a big thumbs up from me !
Previous Dates for this Street Photography Workshop
19/20 December - Bristol (Fully Booked)
24/25 January 2019 - London (Fully Booked)