weekend masterclass

Intermediate level street photography course over a full weekend in London

2-day Street Photography Masterclass

 

Immerse yourself in the art of street photography over a full weekend . . .

This unique weekend ‘Masterclass’ street photography workshop takes place from Friday evening to Sunday evening. It offers a combination of seminar learning, critique, discussion and street shooting to refine your skills, build your confidence and develop your individual style as a street photographer. This is a small group for a maximum of six participants.

  • Get critique on your work – before and after the workshop
  • Learn advanced techniques for composition and the use of light
  • Learn to produce meaningful images rather than random snapshots
  • Develop your skills as a visual storyteller
  • Learn how to conceive, execute and present street photography projects

This full weekend Masterclass is designed to take your street photography to the next level. With our time together split between the classroom and the streets, this intermediate level street photography course will stretch you, challenge your creativity and help steer you towards your goals as a photographer.

With a maximum of six participants, this challenging street photography workshop offers an in-depth, intensive and immersive learning experience. The course will focus on building on your existing knowledge (we assume you already a street photographer with a reasonable understanding of your digital or film camera) and will take your skills to a new level. With such a small group, there will be ample time for one-to-one discussion, coaching, critique and mentoring.

This is an intensive and well-structured course which is based on four intensive sessions over two full days and one evening; the course balances classroom sessions with practical shooting. We begin the course on the Friday evening with drinks and a structured critique session. The workshop continues at 10am on Saturday and will finish at around 6pm on Sunday.

 

Course structure

Course pre-work

  • Projects
  • Preparing 3 images for critique

 

Friday Evening

  • 5pm: Arrival, drinks
  • 5.15pm: Group critique session
  • 7pm: Supper, discussion and drinks (optional – cost not included)

 

Saturday

(Morning in the classroom / afternoon on the streets)

  • 10am-1pm: Classroom session:
    • Session 1 – Advanced Composition
    • Session 2 – Lighting Techniques
    • Session 3 – Project Development (1)
  • 1pm: Lunch break
  • 2pm: Shooting on the streets (first assignment)
  • 5pm: Drinks (optional)

 

Sunday

(Morning on the streets / afternoon in the classroom)

  • 10am: Shooting on the streets (second assignment)
  • 1pm: Lunch break
  • 2pm: Project development (2)
  • 2.45pm: Curating and post-production
  • 4.15pm: Image presentation & critique
  • 6pm: Workshop ends

 

Additional notes

  • The course will be held at a central London venue, easily accessible by train, tube or bus.
  • Coffee, tea and soft drinks will be provided during the ‘classroom’ sessions; you may wish to buy your own refreshments whilst out on the streets.
  • Any food and drinks in the pub will be your responsibility.
  • Please bring comfortable shoes and warm / waterproof clothing.
  • We may use the London Underground during the course, so you will need an Oyster card or be prepared to purchase tube tickets.

 

FAQs

Who is the course for? You will be passionate about street photography and be comfortable with the controls of your camera as well as a reasonable working knowledge of post-production (Lightroom, Photoshop or similar).

What do I need to bring? You’ll need a digital camera (a DSLR, mirrorless or compact) with appropriate lens (ideally around 28 to 35mm, full-frame equivalent). If you’re a film user, feel free to bring your film camera, too. To fully participate in the post-production and critique work, you should bring a laptop or suitably equipped tablet.

 

Course Leader

Your course leader for the weekend 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 on the streets on London; he teaches as a Visiting Lecturer on photography degree courses and is a member of the BPPA (British Press Photographers’ Association). Brian has a very relaxed yet informative teaching style and offers lots of individual, hands-on coaching. His two books, ‘Mastering Street Photography’ and ’52 Assignments: Street Photography’, are for sale around the world.

NEXT WORKSHOP - OCTOBER 2019

4-6 OCTOBER 2019

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