Creative Photography Weekender (London)


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Creative Photography Weekender - Sept 2017
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OVERVIEW

  • 2 Day Intense Creative Photography Workshop
  • Level: Intermediate - Advanced
  • Location: London (Various locations)
  • Group size: 5-10 People
  • Beautiful photobook of your work

STRUCTURE

DAY ONE:

  • 9am - Breakfast and Discussion
  • 10am - 1st Shooting Session (1.5 hours)
  • 11.30am - Coffee at local coffee shop
  • 12.00noon - 2nd Shooting Session (1.5 hours)
  • 1.30pm - Cafe lunch 
  • 3.00pm - 3rd Shooting Session (1.5 hours)
  • 4.30pm - Drink at a pub
  • 5.30pm - 4th Shooting Session (1.5 hours)
  • 6.00pm - Close

DAY TWO:

  • 11.30am - Lunch and Image Critique 
  • 2pm - 5th Shooting Session (3 hours)
  • 5.00pm - Drinks and slideshow

ONE MONTH LATER :

  • Beautiful 100 page photobook of your work delivered to your home.

The weekend workshop is an intense course in creative photography that will culminate in a beautiful 30x30cm 100 page photobook of your images.

You are going to immerse yourself in the creative assignments, take a lot of photos, learn how to edit them down to the good ones and sequence them for your photobook.

You are going to walk miles! You will need to be of a reasonable level of fitness and have some good walking shoes or trainers.

In this workshop you'll learn from myself whilst working in pairs, on your own and as a group for a collaborative project.

The workshop is intended for intermediate to advanced level photographers who want to push themselves creatively.


This workshop is pretty full on, there will be a lot of walking and of course a lot of taking photographs. My intention is to shoot as much as possible in one weekend and ultimately learn as much as you can. There will be creative photographic assignments to push you out of your comfort zone. There will be tuition on hand. There will be image critique sessions. There will be lots of opportunities to socialise and generally have a lot of fun.

There will be private Facebook Page just for this one group. This is a great place to come and share your photos, ask questions and keep in touch with other participants of the course

I will also be creating an online gallery on my website and will display all of your images from the workshop.

After the workshop I will produce a beautiful 100 page photobook of your images that you will have carefully selected and sequenced! This will be posted to your address 1 month after the workshop, all included in the price.

ITINERARY - DAY ONE:

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Breakfast and Discussion (9.00am-10.00am)

We will meet at London Grind on London Bridge for breakfast. This will be a great place to get to know each other whilst enjoying some lovely food.

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1st Shooting Session (10.00am-11.30am)

We will ease in gently with some photography close by at Borough Market.

This is your first chance to be creative but also to iron out any technical issues with your cameras and ask any questions about settings you may have. I will be on hand at all times for you.

Mood/themes: Document Borough Market in a creative way

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Coffee (11.30am-12noon)

We will make a quick pitstop for a coffee and discuss how things are going.

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2nd Shooting Session (12.00noon-1.30pm)

We will be upping the ante a little with this one, you are all sent off on a photographic assignment. You will work in pairs to take photographs of people you meet on the street, look for either street fashion images and/or stranger portrait images. In addition I would like you to use this time to take portraits of each other in the pairs you are working - these portraits will form part of your artist statement in your photobooks. You have just 1.5 hours to complete your first photographic creative assignment and report back to the cafe for lunch.

Assignments: Stranger Portraits and/or Street Fashion and Biography Portraits

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Lunch (1.30pm-3.00pm)

We will be meeting at a designated cafe for lunch and will catch up on how you got on with the assignment.

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3rd Shooting Session (3.00pm-4.30pm)

For this shooting session we will head to The Barbican Centre to document the space in a creative way. Composition is key and to create image that reflect the atmosphere of the area.

Assignment: To document in a creative way an iconic area of brutalist architecture in London

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Pub (4.30pm-5.30pm)

We take a pitstop for a quick drink and discuss how we are getting on with the assignment.

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4th Shooting Session (5.30pm-7.00pm)

This will be our final shooting session for the first day.

Assignments: Street Photography & Beauty in the Banal

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NOTE: Each participant will need to have downloaded, processed their images and chosen some images for critique for the morning. You might be burning the midnight oil!


ITINERARY - DAY TWO:

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Lunch and Image Critique (11.30am-2pm)

We will meet at London Grind on London Bridge for lunch. We will be doing a show and tell of our images. It would be really great if you could have your images processed and ready to display on your own iPad or tablet. If you don't have an iPad or tablet the images can be sent to me and I can display them.

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5th Shooting Session (2pm-5pm)

This is last assignment of the workshop and this one is 3 hours long. In this session you will first brain storm your collaborative ideas taking in to consideration each others strengths and aspirations to plan a group photography project of your choice. I will help guide you and offer advice in both in the panning and the execution of this task.

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Drinks (5pm)

End of course drinks.

A slideshow on a large screen of everyone's photos from Saturday's assignments.

ABILITY LEVEL:

This workshop is for intermediate to advanced photographers who have who wish to take their photography to the next level.

CAMERA:

An SLR or advanced Compact System Camera/Mirrorless Camera.

BOOKING:

Booking can be done safely and securely through the website by purchasing above. Alternatively I can invoice you via email and payment can be made by bank transfer, please contact me if you would prefer this method.

FITNESS:

The ability to walk a fair distance, maybe 10 miles over the whole day. We will be walking slowly.

SUITABILITY:

This workshop is for any age or gender of participant. We generally seem to get a pretty wide range of ages and a good mix of male and female participants. Participants under 16 years of age would need to be accompanied by an adult.

WHAT WILL YOU NEED?

  • A camera (SLR or CSC)
  • Lens or lenses
  • A Fully charged battery and ideally at least 1 spare
  • An empty memory card
  • A laptop or iPad/tablet
  • A pen and pad to make some notes
  • Some money for meals and refreshments

LOCATION

The course is run in central London at various locations. We will meet at London Bridge.

GETTING THERE

The easiest way to get there is by train and London Bridge has both underground and a mainline station. There are also many bus routes to London Bridge if you wish to avoid the underground.

IDEAL PRESENT

This course can be purchased for yourself but it also makes an ideal gift. Please let me know when booking if it is a present so I can arrange for a gift voucher to be sent to you. There is no additional cost for a voucher but if you would like a presentation box for your voucher this can be arranged at a cost of £4.

Terms & Conditions
Any courses booked cannot be refunded or exchanged.
Any courses booked are non transferable.
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