Street Photography Summer School

Street Photography Summer School

Day workshop | Mon - Wed | 14.30 - 18.00 | 11 places | £279
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Course Description

Suitable for all levels of photographer from complete beginner to advanced and aims to introduce the practice of Street Photography. It is concerned with improving the personal work that all participants are making and increasing the chances of a successful hunt.

On day 1, in the classroom the group will talk about optimum camera set ups, how to interact with subjects and legal rights. Participants will look at the work of the masters of street photography and discuss how they got their shots and what lead them to such brilliant subjects. Also covered is looking at how street photographers have reflected their times and reinvigorated its limits so that each participant can too.
More than any other approach street photography allows the opportunity to develop the eye so there will be a substantial practical session followed by a critique of work produced and suggestions for how to keep progressing and improving and ways to iron out problems experienced.

On day two, emphasis is on finding a signature style that you can put your stamp on and be proud to share with the world! Building on what you learnt on, today will focus on shooting an assignment.

In the classroom, participants will receive in-depth advice on camera settings such as zone focusing, an introduction to Lightroom for editing, options for gaining recognition and self publishing.

Outdoors, participant will be working on a theme, rather than single images in order to create a more coherent body of work. Focus will also be on improving your street photography through different viewpoints, lighting, and selecting backgrounds.

Day 3 will focus on what to do with your images once you have shot them. How to edit down your images to produce a consistent body of work that reflects your signature style.

You will also look at your editing options in Adobe Lightroom. How to effectively enhance your colours or convert your images to black and white.

Whether you're looking to develop your knowledge and skills, or are keen to discover creative ways to repond to photographic briefs, this is a ideal course.

The focus of this Summer School is not on technical ability but on developing the creative side of your photography.

For further information or to book over the phone, please call us at the office on 020 7608 0000.


Course Content:

Day 1:

In the office:
  • Street photography as an expression of your personality: A look at the masters
  • Camera setups and lenses
  • How to act in the street and what your legal rights are
  • Methods to discover and hone your instincts

  • In the street:
  • What do street photographers see that others don't
  • How to shoot people without feeling intimidated
  • Practical advice as you shoot
  • The where and when of street photography

  • Back in the office:
  • Review of participants' photographs from the day with guidance on how to improve and where to go to keep getting your pictures

  • Day 2:

  • In-depth camera settings
  • Zone focusing
  • Use of flash
  • Picking a background
  • Timing
  • Shooting from the hip
  • Differing viewpoints and lighting
  • Working on a theme
  • Shapes, patterns, geometry, colour
  • Producing a coherent body of work

    Day 3:

  • Tips & tricks in Lightroom 6
  • Black & whites conversions
  • Enhancing colour
  • Getting your work out there
  • Developing a style
  • How to gain recognition using social media
  • Self-publishing

    Requirements: Digital SLR Camera or Bridge Camera with fully manual controls.

    Don't have your own DSLR camera?

    If you don't have your own Digital SLR camera then there's no need to worry. You can hire one of ours for £15 per day. Send us an email for more details -

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    'The course was great fun and well-balanced. The tutor was a very helpful and easy to approach teacher who encouraged us to believe in our ability to take photographs and never forget to smile when taking pictures out there in the streets as smiling photographers get far in the world of street photography!’
    ★★★★★  Dagmar Gleditzsch

    ‘Ethusiastic knowledgeable tutor. Eye opening walk around east London with plenty of things to snap. Opened up a whole new method of photography to me.’
    ★★★★★ Richard Kenny

    ‘I really enjoyed the Street Photography course. We spent the morning in the ‘classroom’ learning about street photography, before heading out to see what we could ‘see’. Overall, I learnt some great tips and techniques, the group were really friendly and the guidance was really valuable.’
    ★★★★★ Julie Woodward

    ‘Great tutor, really responsive and engaging and provided good and practical advice. We covered some of the history around sreet photography and also hit the streets with Luke giving a broad range of advice for different “styles” of photography.’
    ★★★★★ Lorenzo Play

    ‘Really enjoyed the course, good to have most of the day to learn about street photography. Great to go out and put into practice things learnt in the morning and to have a review and to see how other members of the group viewed similar shots or came up with unique images.’
    ★★★★★ Daryl Seyforth

    ‘The Street photography course was excellent. I really enjoyed the introduction putting street photography in a historical context but the wow factor was going out on the streets. It really made me start to look at things in a different way and approach composition differently, particularly use of available light.’
    ★★★★★ Barbara Evans

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