From time-to-time I run workshops in making portraits of strangers in London.
This is a genre of photography that has interested me for a long time and I think is a very rewarding one for many reasons. Not only can you practice your portrait technique and hopefully get some lovely photographs, but also you get to meet some really wonderful people.
The images in this post are taken by myself during the workshop I ran on the 9th February 2019. I will also try to include a small gallery of some images taken my the participants of these courses.
Street/Stranger Portraiture is not a genre that I think is particularly easy, because there is a lot to think about to get great portraits. There’s the technical side, then you have to pluck up the courage to ask someone if you can take their photo, you have to check the light is right and if the background is distracting and on and on. We will cover all these things and more in the Street/Stranger Portrait Workshop.
These workshops start by meeting for coffee and running over the notes that I have included in this blog post. We’ll discuss these and everyone will have a chance to ask questions. I also include a slideshow of photographs by fantastic street portrait photographers through history to the present day. We have found that this does inspire people to get out there and start making photos.Read More
We’ve been busy producing some fancy new Gift Vouchers all ready for Christmas!
The new design consists of an A6 Gift Card that has room for you to write your personal message inside on the left hand page and has the Gift Card attached on the right.
The Gift Card and Gift Voucher are included with every purchase and come in an unsealed red envelope.Read More
For a while now I have been running a number of workshops in London for users of the Fujifilm X camera system. It’s a camera system that I really love and I have been using now for about 7 years.
I’s great to be able to teach the technical aspects of how to use the camera, but it’s also great to encourage people to be creative with them and that’s exactly what this workshop in London is all about.Read More
Some of the photographs that I made whilst running the Love Fujifilm X Creative Workshop in London on Saturday 13th October 2018.Read More
On Thursday 4th October I ran a Night Photography Workshop in London. Here are some photos from that workshop.Read More
So you're back from the Paris Photography Workshop and now it's time to collect together your images for the Photobook that I will be creating for you.
This blog post is designed to help you with the process of editing your images down, designing your book and supplying me with the high resolution images, book layout and order form.Read More
We have a new Portrait and Flash workshop coming up!
The last workshop was popular and I would expect this to sell out quite quickly. The workshop is for just four attendees and we currently have three places available at time of writing.
This course is an introduction to creative world of portraiture utilising both the beautiful qualities of natural light and basic off-camera flash.
We will work in a small group of just 4 attendees with a lovely model who will have a couple of outfits changes to give some variation to your shots. Everyone wil get a good amount of time shooting with the model and I'm always on hand to help.Read More
This blog post is a review of the fantastic camera rucksack made by the American company Brevitē. This bag is actually called 'The Rucksack', they also make a bag called 'The Rolltop' and another called 'The Original'.
I have owned this bag since November 2016. This has given me plenty of chance to use the bag often, in fact it's used on an almost daily basis.Read More
From February 2018 I will be running a number of dedicated Fujifilm X workshops in London for Fujiholics. These first workshops will be aimed at those that use Fujifilm X Cameras, specifically for beginners that are new to photography or those that are struggling with the transition from another brand of camera such as Nikon or Canon.Read More