Workshops and Covid-19: here's what we're doing

We’re gradually getting back to normal and are taking all necessary steps to ensure safe and comfortable workshop experiences. Please click below to find out more.

They're back! Night shooting workshops

Learn to shoot the city streets at night in London’s Soho & West End – next workshop 16th October!

One-to-one workshops

One-to-one and private group sessions can be arranged in London or anywhere in the world – for individuals, small groups or camera clubs

Street photography on YouTube

Check out our new YouTube channel for street photography tips, techniques, critique and Q&As

The English Seaside: a documentary workshop

A 12-month documentary project starting with a 3-day workshop in Blackpool. For experienced street photographers.

Portfolio Review - online

A unique skills development programme for street photographers – held online over Zoom

Develop your confidence & skills with a professional

Elevate your skills – learn some game-changing tips and techniques from a professional street photographer, author and photojournalist
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Understand the aesthetic of street photography and create meaningful street images – not random pictures of strangers!
Build your confidence and conquer your fear of shooting strangers on the street
Learn how to develop meaningful projects, bringing a real focus and a sense of purpose to your work – whilst developing your own personal style
Learn how to shoot quickly and to recognise and capture the ‘decisive moment’
Learn how to see and observe, creating very personal perspectives for your work
Learn to ‘read’ the streets, developing your powers of observation bringing story-telling to your pictures

Join the Collective! Once you’ve attended a workshop, you’ll be invited to join the StreetSnappers Street Photography Collective for critique, discussion, monthly challenges, inspiration, exhibitions and meet-ups

UK workshops

Night shooting

The Masterclass

Bespoke

Gift shop

“All the technique in the world doesn’t compensate for the inability to notice.”

- Elliott Erwitt
Street photography workshops UK

UK street photography workshops

Our current street photography workshop programme includes London, Liverpool, Birmingham, Leeds and Blackpool. 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. Book early to guarantee your preferred date! Click HERE for details.
Photography workshops in Venice, Lisbon, Prague, Rome, Paris

Photography workshops in Europe

Treat yourself to an enticing combination of documentary, travel and street photography on one of our immersive workshop experiences. We will be running group and one-to-one workshops during 2020 in Venice, Paris and Lisbon – with other destinations covered on request. 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. We’ll come to you – workshops in any city worldwide. Click HERE for details of our private learning experiences.
Individual training in street photography

Shooting the streets at night

Shooting the streets during the hours of darkness requires a different set of skills. Join us in the vibrant areas of London’s Soho and Chinatown to take your night shooting skills to a new level. Workshops usually run from 6pm-10pm on a Friday or Saturday. Start to shoot like a pro! Click HERE for details.

Locations

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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

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

My interest in street photography started when, as a photojournalist, I pounded the streets of London, shooting material for news and features. I’m a brand ambassador for Fujifilm – an ‘Official Fujifilm X-Photographer’. When I’m not working as a street photographer I run a commercial and editorial photography business, I lecture on photography degree courses, I lecture at camera clubs and I’m a featured writer / photographer in photographic and travel magazines. My first street photography book, ‘Mastering Street Photography’, is  a best-seller and my latest book, based on 52 street photography projects, is now available.

From the street photography blog . . .

News, developments and insights from the world of street photography

Street Photography Critique – August 2020

Street Photography Critique – August 2020

Welcome to my latest street photography critique video. The images featured were all taken by members of the StreetSnappers Collective, a group of enthusiastic and talented street photographers. Membership of the Collective is available to anyone who has attended my...

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Street Photography News, September 2020

Street Photography News, September 2020

If you would like to receive your own copy of my newsletter via email, you can sign up here. September 2020 I'm feeling more than a little melancholic this weekend as I was meant to be running a workshop in Lisbon, my favourite city (and it's my favourite city for so...

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10 Tips for shooting street photography at night

10 Tips for shooting street photography at night

Shooting street photography at night Some of your best street photography can be done during the hours of darkness and night shooting is something we should all try; it's almost a rite of passage. Think neon lights, shop windows, reflections, car lights, bars,...

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Street Photography Critique

Street Photography Critique

The StreetSnappers Collective is a street photography collective just for people who have attended my workshops. each month, I set members a challenge then, from all the entries, I select five or six images for critique, which will be posted either here on my blog or...

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Street Photography News, August 2020

Street Photography News, August 2020

Last weekend saw my first workshops since mid-March and it was great to be back in the saddle. London was extraordinarily quiet (as expected), which led to different street shooting opportunities. We had more time, more breathing space, more room in which to operate....

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What is street photography?

What is street photography?

It's a big question and it's one which vexes many people who are new to street photography. Whilst there are accepted 'classical' definitions, new ways of working have emerged over the past 20 years or so and the boundaries have blurred. Of course, it's hard to offer...

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