Join us in the magical city of Venice on 20-21 October for a street photography workshop to remember!


Learn the art of observational street photography with Brian Lloyd Duckett, a pro street photographer, educator and best-selling author

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


Written by Brian Lloyd Duckett

Street Photography - Online Learning

Elevate your skills and turbo-charge your creativity with an online session!

My latest zine - Venezia Vuota

This A5 zine is a portrait of the city of Venice in a rare state of tranquility. The images, all shot in 2021 as northern Italy recovers from Covid-19, feature uncharacteristically empty streets, squares and canals, enabling us to see the glory of the city without the ugly veil of tourism.

Why choose a StreetSnappers workshop?

Learn from a specialist – documentary & street photography is my passion and it’s all I do. Discover game-changing tips and techniques with a pro street photographer, best-selling author and photojournalist


Gain an appreciation of the street photography genre and create meaningful street images – not pictures of random strangers sitting in cafes or walking past walls!

Build your confidence and conquer your fear of shooting strangers on the street; understand the legal & ethical considerations in street photography

Learn how to develop photographic projects, bringing a real focus and a sense of purpose to your work – whilst finding your ‘voice’ and developing your style

Learn how to shoot quickly, discretely and unobtrusively and how to recognise and capture the ‘decisive moment’

Learn how to be streetwise; become proficient at ‘reading the streets’ and learn how to see and observe, creating distinctive and personal perspectives for your work

Master the technical aspects of street photography; you’ll learn how a professional street photographer sets up and uses his camera

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


Join us in the magical city of Venice to learn the art of street & documentary photography

Street photography workshop Shoreditch London

UK street photography workshops

Our current street photography workshop programme includes London, Liverpool, Manchester, Hull 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.

Brian Lloyd Duckett, Venice photographer; photography workshops in Liverpool 2019

Photography workshops in Europe

Treat yourself to a unique 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 2022-23 in Venice, Prague 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!

street photography mentoring

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.


Urban Landscape workshops

Held in London and Manchester, these workshops explores humans’ relationship with the built environment. We combine elements of architectural, cityscape and street photography – with a particular emphasis on the use of light and shadow. Discover how to produce stylish and distinctive images which reflect urban life in the 21st century. Click HERE for details.

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

- Elliott Erwitt

Buy the Joel Meyerowitz online course

We have teamed-up with Joel and his partners at Masters of Photography to bring you what must be the best online street photography course available. Click below for details!


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Street Photography exhibitions this month

April is a quiet month for exhibitions in the UK but there are a couple of shows worthy of a visit. If, like me, you're interested in that space where street meets documentary, a trip to Manchester is a must for Tish Murtha's exhibition at the Kimpton Clocktower Hotel...

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Street photographer interview: Emma Ross

Emma (see her selfie, below), who lives in Northern Ireland, first came on one of my workshops around 18 months ago - very much at the start of her street photography journey. She's passionate about street (and, more recently, documentary) photography and is clearly a...

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A Photography degree later in life?

A Photography degree later in life?

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I googled street photography workshops and this came up top – and it was top in every way after that. I wanted to learn with someone who does just street photography, not someone who does it on the side. Brian is the guy! One of my goals for the workshop was to become more confident and that’s exactly what happened. I also learned about composition, light and loads more. More importantly, we were taught not to shoot boring stuff (the busker or the guy crossing the road with his dog, as Brian referred to it). There’s loads of boring street photography around and on the workshop we took our levels way above that. The engagement with Brian before, during and post the workshop was brilliant and the whole thing gave me the kick I needed. Bravo Brian –  I think I can now call myself a street photographer!

Matt L

East London

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. Thank you 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

Brian Lloyd Duckett


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. Please check out my YouTube channel, which is 100% street!

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