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.
Our location for this workshop is The City of London and the western side of Shoreditch. We will explore the old and the new, the shiny and the grimy, the rich and the poor and the light and the shade.
What you will learn:
- How to create a relationship between people and their background.
- Understand the importance of developing your own style as a street photographer and how to conceive and undertake ‘projects’.
- How to spot a photo opportunity in an every day street scene.
- Principles of composition in the urban landscape.
- What is ‘good light’ and how to look for it.
- Technical considerations when photographing buildings.
- Understand the components of a great street image.
- Conquer your fear of photographing strangers.
- 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, at around 1pm, 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 on Facebook.
Your course leader for this urban landscape photography workshop is Brian Lloyd Duckett, a well-known London photographer and porofessional street photographer. Prior to setting up a successful commercial and editorial photography business, Brian has worked as a press and agency photographer on the streets on London and many other UK cities. Brian teaches as a Visiting Lecturer on photography degree courses and is a member of the BPPA (British Press Photographers’ Association), the AOP (Association of Photographers) and the IFJ (International Federation of Journalists). He is a member of #Awakening, a collective of documentary photographers across Europe and also the founder of Street2020, a UK-based street photography collective.
Brian has a very relaxed yet informative teaching style and offers lots of individual, hands-on coaching. His latest 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 still buy a copy HERE.