Street photography workshops

Learn to produce stylish images with a professional street photographer

Street photography workshops in major UK and European cities

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Weekend Workshop: 27-29 April 2018

We are now taking booking for the Spring 2018 workshop for intermediate level and above

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Buy the book

The definitive street photography ‘techniques’ book by Brian Lloyd Duckett – in all good bookshops, on Amazon worldwide and available to purchase here!

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Camera club lectures

We can create a refreshingly different experience for your camera club or society – talks, lectures, critique evenings or comptetition judging

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UK WORKSHOPS 2018

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Weekend Workshop: 27-29 April 2018

We are now taking booking for the Spring 2018 workshop for intermediate level and above

Limited places - BOOK NOW!

Develop your confidence & skills with a professional on our inimitable street photography workshops!

Learn invaluable tips and techniques from a professional street photographer, lecturer & author

Build your confidence and conquer your fear of shooting strangers on the street

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Discover the essential field techniques to become an effective street photographer

Develop your powers of observation and learn the art of story-telling through pictures

Learn how to shoot quickly and to recognise and capture the ‘decisive moment’

Learn to see and observe, creating very personal perspectives for your work

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Develop an appreciation of the aesthetics of street photography and discover your own style

Learn to develop projects, bringing a real focus to your work; discover how to publish and exhibit your images

Learn to create meaningful street images – not random pictures of strangers!

Urban Landscape photography workshops

Urban landscape photography workshops will be running throughout 2017 and 2018 – please click for dates

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Our 1-day street photography workshop: an immersive experience

This ‘Masterclass’ – with a highly experienced course leader (a full-time professional street photographer and photojournalist) and small groups – is a powerful and immersive learning experience. Whilst an element of the workshop is theory-based, most of our time together is spent shooting on the streets, learning by experience with plenty of individual, hands-on tuition.

Our street photography workshops are structured, informative and relaxed. They are sometimes provocative, usually challenging and always highly enjoyable; they will stretch your imagination, develop your skills and boost your confidence. Our courses concentrate on ‘getting the picture’. Whilst we cover the technicalities (such as the ideal camera settings, lighting and composition), we focus on making the most of our time together by teaching you the essential skills to help you become a great street photographer, conquering your fear of shooting on the streets, understanding what makes a good picture and ensuring that you capture ‘the moment’.

We passionately believe that good street photography extends beyond random pictures of strangers walking down a street or of people sitting in a cafe. We pay as much attention to the aesthetic as we do the technique and it is this combination which makes our workshops different. There is a structured, tried and tested formula designed to make you a better street photographer.

Our workshops are focused on helping you . . .

  • Develop a street photographer’s ‘eye’ and learn how to spot a photo opportunity in an every day street scene.
  • Appreciate the aesthetics and the ‘art’ of street photography.
  • Understand the importance of nurturing your own photographic style and how to conceive and develop street photography projects.
  • Understand the components of a great street image.
  • Conquer your fear of photographing strangers.
  • Become invisible and shoot your environment quietly and unobtrusively.
  • Learn the technical aspects of street photography: equipment, composition, exposure, light and focus.
  • Maximise the potential of your camera when photographing buildings and urban landscapes.
  • Learn the optimum camera settings for street photography for fast and accurate shooting.
  • Learn how manual (zone) focusing can speed up your work and make you more effective as a street photographer.
  • Learn how to photograph safely in difficult situations or areas and how to interact effectively with the public, the police and other officials; react positively if people are questioning, challenging or offended.
  • Understand some of the key legal and ethical aspects of street photography.

Venice workshops

We run individual and group photography workshops in Venice throughout the year – please contact us for the current programme

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Street photography workshops UK

UK street photography workshops

Our 2017 street photography workshops will take place in London, Liverpool, Birmingham, Leeds, Blackpool, Hull and Brighton. Led by a professional street photographer and with a maximum of six participants, this street photography course is structured, challenging and inspiring – as well as being great fun. Click HERE for details.

Photography workshops in Venice, Lisbon, Prague, Rome, Paris

Photography workshops in Europe

Learn a combination of travel and street photography on one of our immersive workshop experiences. We are running group and one-to-one workshops throughout 2018 in Venice, Lisbon, Prague, Rome and Paris. Learn new skills, meet new friends and take your photography to a new level in a charming place!

Individual training in street photography

One-to-one street photography workshops

Power up your street photography with individual coaching & mentoring. We will tailor a unique learning experience for you – from an intensive 1-day workshop to a career development programme spread over several months. Click HERE for details of our private learning experiences.

Individual training in street photography

Lectures & talks for camera clubs

We love to engage with camera clubs and photographic societies! Whether it’s for a lecture, informal talk, critique evening or competition judging, we can add a refreshingly different, engaging and inspiring angle to your event. Click HERE for details.

Lisbon workshops

We’ll be running individual and group photography workshops in Lisbon throughout 2018 – please contact us for the current programme

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Gifts for photographers

A unique and memorable gift for a photographer – great for all levels!

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This street photography workshop was destined to sit head and shoulders above would-be competitors in the genre in the UK, and was full of promise. For a start, the “Streetsnappers” website is dedicated to this genre alone. In addition, it did not go unnoticed that Brian, the workshop leader, showed a keen interest in gaining an understanding of his students’ individual skill levels in the days leading up to the Workshop. It seems to me that this is of paramount importance to effective teaching, yet is is so often missing from the offer of some other companies in this field. The day started with a comprehensive briefing over coffee where Brian’s interest in his students and where his enthusiasm and expertise in street photography shone through. Technical information was shared in an easy-going, interactive style and it was quickly apparent that part of Brian’s working life involves academic teaching.

Richard B

Herts

I am a fairly experienced photographer but new to street photography. I wanted a course that would challenge me, teach me some new ways of working and help conquer my reluctance to shoot strangers. This course delivered on all counts. Our course leader, Brian, was a very experienced photographer with a real talent for getting the message across in an engaging way. He put us at ease right from our first encounter and worked hard with every member of the group from the beginning of the workshop to the end of the day. All in all a very worthwhile, fun, informative, provocative and top value day. Bravo Steetsnappers, I’ll be back for more!

Robin Y

Surrey

I spent a wonderful day with Brian on Sunday. We had a mixed bag of weather but this didn’t hinder the fun. I wanted to spend a day to up my confidence levels, build a foundation for me to move forward with and glean as much information as I could from a pro! A pro he is but one that is wiling to share every tip he possibly can with you. His style of teaching was perfect for me and I really cannot recommend this course highly enough. There is structure to the day but Brian is happy to go off piste and deal with anything you may throw at him.

Victoria M

Surrey

Brian Lloyd Duckett

Brian Lloyd Duckett

Principal & Course Leader

I have been involved with street photography for more years than I’d like to admit to! My interest started when, as a photojournalist, I pounded the streets of London, shooting material for news and features. When I’m not shooting street photography, I run a commercial and editorial photography business, I teach as a Visiting Lecturer at universities, I lecture at camera clubs and my latest street photography book, ‘Mastering Street Photography’, is published by Ammonite Press and is for sale worldwide.

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