Humans’ relationship with the built environment has fascinated street photographers for many years and has now become a photographic genre in its own right. This urban landscape photography workshop combines elements of architectural, landscape and street photography to offer participants a unique learning experience.
What you will learn:
- How to create a relationship between people and their background.
- Begin to develop your own style as a photographer and how to conceive and undertake ‘projects’.
- How to spot a photo opportunity in an everyday urban scene.
- Principles of composition in the urban landscape.
- What is ‘good light’ and how to work with it.
- Technical considerations when photographing buildings.
- Understand the components of a great urban landscape image.
- How to become invisible and shoot your environment quietly and unobtrusively.
- Maximise the potential of your camera when photographing buildings and urban landscapes.
- The legal issues involved in shooting the built environment.
- Learn how to react positively to interventions from security guards or the police.
- We will meet at 10am for coffee, introductions, tuition and a thorough briefing (around an hour and a half’s tuition) before setting off onto the streets.
- Our itinerary will take us to photo-rich locations, where we will put into practice some of the principles learned during the morning session. Expect to walk around 6km on this workshop.
- Throughout the day, participants will receive a significant amount of one-to-one tuition and coaching from a full-time working professional photojournalist.
- We’ll find somewhere quiet for a lunch break, with a group discussion before hitting the streets again for the second structured photographic session.
- We will finish the formal part of the day at around 4.30pm with drinks, a thorough debrief and a further Q&A session.
- Individual critique for photos taken on the day is available during the week following the course.
- After the course, participants will be encouraged to keep in touch through our alumni network.
Your course leader for the day is Brian Lloyd Duckett, a well-known London photographer and professional street photographer. Prior to setting up a successful commercial and editorial photography business, Brian has worked as a press and agency photographer and he now teaches as a Visiting Lecturer on photography degree courses; he is a member of the BPPA (British Press Photographers’ Association), the AOP (Association of Photographers) and the IFJ (International Federation of Journalists). Brian is a member of #Awakening, a collective of documentary photographers across Europe.
Brian has a very relaxed yet informative teaching style and offers lots of individual, hands-on coaching. His book, ‘Mastering Street Photography’, is published by Ammonite Press and is a comprehensive street photography manual. The book is the perfect accompaniment to the workshop and you will be offered the opportunity to purchase a signed copy when you check-out. If you don’t book a workshop place, you can buy a copy HERE.
What level is this workshop?
This is for people who are familiar with their camera and have a grasp of the basic exposure settings. You may be new to the genre of street photography or you may be an experienced shooter who wants to refine and improve his/her technique.
What kit should you bring?
Any camera will be fine, whether it’s a compact, bridge, mirrorless, CSC or DSLR. We also warmly welcome people who prefer to shoot on film. You will ideally have a prime or zoom lens which has a focal length of around 28 or 35mm (full-frame) or around 18 or 24mm (crop sensor). You won’t need a flash or tripod for this workshop.