Our street photography workshop: an immersive experience
Working with a highly experienced course leader (a full-time professional street photographer and photojournalist) in a small group, this is a powerful and immersive learning experience. You will build an appreciation of the aesthetics of street photography which extends beyond random pictures of strangers walking down a street or of people sitting in a cafe.
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. Whilst we cover the technicalities (such as camera settings, light and composition), our main focus is on teaching you the essential skills to help you become an accomplished street photographer, conquering your fear of shooting on the streets, understanding what makes a strong image and helping your develop your own style and approach.
We pay as much attention to the art of street photography 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 everyday street scene.
- Understand the aesthetics and the art of street photography.
- Nurture your own photographic style and learn how to conceive and develop projects.
- Understand the components of a great street image.
- Conquer your fear of photographing strangers, shooting your environment quietly and unobtrusively.
- Learn the technical aspects of street photography: equipment, settings, composition, exposure, light and focus.
- Maximise the potential of your camera when photographing buildings and urban landscapes.
- Learn how manual (zone) focusing can 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 the key legal and ethical aspects of street photography.
Develop your confidence & skills with a professional
Learn invaluable tips and techniques from a professional street photographer, lecturer & author
Understand the aesthetics of street photography and create meaningful street images – not random pictures of strangers!
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
Learn to develop projects, bringing a real focus to your work; develop your own personal style
Build your confidence and conquer your fear of shooting strangers on the street
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 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!
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.
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Maximum group size
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
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
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
Brian Lloyd Duckett
Principal & Course Leader
My interest in street photography started when, as a photojournalist, I pounded the streets of London, shooting material for news and features. My philosophy on street photography is simple: there’s more to it than shooting pictures of random strangers in the street or sitting in cafes! I enjoy introducing people to a more thoughtful, creative approach.
When I’m not working as a street photographer I run a commercial and editorial photography business, I teach as a Visiting Lecturer at universities, I lecture at camera clubs and I’m a featured writer / photographer in photographic and travel magazines. My latest street photography book, ‘Mastering Street Photography’, is published by Ammonite Press and is for sale worldwide.
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