Mentoring for Street Photographers

An immersive 12-month one-to-one development programme

Individual Mentoring for Street Photographers

 

Finding it difficult to define your style?

Are you missing a strong aesthetic from your work?

Does your street photography sometimes feel aimless?

Do your technical skills need a re-boot?

Still looking to find your mojo as a street photographer?

 

If so, this programme is for you . . .

This is a 12-month mentoring / development programme for street photographers, containing several core elements but tailored to your own needs and objectives. Whatever stage you have reached on your street photography journey, taking a step up to that next level, whatever that level represents, can be difficult. This is where a mentor can help. Working alongside you over a long period of time, your mentor with help you to raise your game and achieve your objectives.

Core elements of the programme

  • Define and develop your style and aesthetic
  • Hone your technical skills as a street photographer
  • Learn to read the streets more effectively
  • Start to use projects to develop meaningful bodies of work
  • Support with post-production and workflow
  • Marketing yourself and your work (producing books & zines, exhibiting, establishing a website, social media)

The programme is highly flexible and is built around your needs. Throughout the duration of the project there is regular communication, feedback and critique, with advice and support on hand at all stages of the process. The programme is normally built around three core elements . . .

 

The 3 phases of your development

1: Developing the plan

  • We explore where you are now; we dig deep into where you are as a photographer, looking at your interests, your style, your approach, your skill sets, your aspirations and your weaknesses. This includes your first portfolio critique session.
  • Based on the above, we then agree goals, set objectives and develop a tailored programme and action plan for the rest of our year together.

2: Working together on the streets

  • 2x full-day one-to-one street workshop sessions.
  • 6x one-to-one video conferencing development / critique sessions over Zoom (approximately one hour each).
  • Attendance at a group night shooting workshop (London).

3: Bringing it all together

  • Final full-day session, usually starting with a little street shooting but mostly dedicated to critically appraising your work to date.
  • Help with marketing your work and promoting you as a photographer
  • Reviewing progress to date and setting further objectives.
  • Ongoing support via email & phone for a further 6 months after the initial 12 month period ends.

     

    Your Mentor: Brian Lloyd Duckett

    Brian is a well-known London photographer and professional documentary & street photographer. Prior to setting up a successful commercial and editorial photography business, Brian has worked as a press and agency photographer and has a particular interest in crime and public order He 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 an Official Fujifilm X-Photographer (ambassador) but warmly welcomes users of any camera system onto his workshops.

    Brian has a very relaxed yet informative teaching style and offers lots of individual, hands-on coaching. He has written two best-selling street photography manuals (published by Ammonite Press and available here) and a third is on the starting blocks.

    What level is this programme?

    This is for anyone who is passionate about street photography; the passion is far more important than the experience. Whether you’re an experienced operator or more of a ‘zero to hero’ kind of person, we will develop a programme that will work for you.

     

    What does it cost?

    The 12-month programme costs £3,450 and there are four places available each year.

    Where does it take place

    Our meetings and street shooting sessions usually take place in London and/or the north west of England. However, sessions can be arranged anywhere in the world, although additional costs may apply.

    Take the plunge!

    There are only four places available on the programme each year – please click the button below to guarantee your spot.

    "When people look at my pictures I want them to feel the way they do when they want to read a line of a poem twice"

    - Robert Frank
    Zen like photography workshop – Brian is everything you want in a tutor: knowledgeable, patient, and generous with his experience. Within 15 minutes I realized how little I knew about street photography but Brian made it very accessible and achievable. We had a great afternoon learning something new with every turn of the street. And we ended the day in the pub – what’s not to like?
    Andrew C

    Reading, Berkshire

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