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How much experience do I need?

For the 1 day workshop and overseas workshops you should have a working knowledge of your camera and an understanding of aperture, shutter speed and ISO. You may be new to the genre of street photograohy or you may be an experienced street photographer who wants to study new approaches and techniques.

For the weekend Masterclass you should already be a passionate street photographer and be familiar with some of the styles and approaches to street photography. 


Do I need lots of camera equipment?

No – it really doesn’t matter. We are not gear-obsessed and are more interested in getting the picture. Anything from a good basic digital compact camera to a professional DSLR will be fine, as will a traditional film camera – and even a smartphone. We aim to work quickly and unobtrusively, and recommend that gear is kept to an absolute minimum.


What shall I bring with me on the day?

We recommend you travel light. Just bring your camera kit (as little of it as possible), spare batteries, spare memory cards, clothing appropriate for the weather conditions, comfortable shoes, bottle of water. Any camera is fine; if you have a prime lens of around 28-35mm (full frame equivalent), that’s ideal – but a zoom is fine too.


Is there lots of walking involved?

Quite a bit, yes! Because of the very nature of what we do, ‘pounding the pavements’ is very necessary and unfortunately the course is not suitable for those who are unable to walk far. On a full-day workshop, we usually walk around 6-7km.


Are there any additional costs involved?

Other than your own coffees, lunch and refreshments during and after the workshop, no. Very occasionally we will need to use public transport, so you may need to pay for a ‘short hop’ fare on a tube, bus, train or tram.


What happens if it rains?

The show goes on. The same goes for snow, ice and other forms of ‘extreme’ weather, all of which make for great street photography. Make sure you keep an eye on the weather forecast and bring appropriate clothing or weather protection.


Where do we meet?

You’ll be sent comprehensive joining instructions 3-4 days before your workshop which will contain details of our meeting venue. This varies according to the workshop location and is always convenient for public transport links.


Your current locations are not convenient. Can you run a course near to where I live?

Very probably. Just let us know what you have in mind and we may be able to develop a course there. Please bear in mind that our course locations must be suitable for our needs and will be thoroughly researched before a properly structured course can take place.


Do you offer one-to-one tuition?

Yes, we will put together a coaching and mentoring programme to help you achieve your artistic or career objectives.

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