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
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
I run a lot of different photography courses but my longest running course is Photoclub Creative. I wanted to do an introduction to this course for those who might be considering joining but know very little about it.
Photoclub Creative is a creative photography course that I run from the pub! The course is run over a 6 month period with the next season about to start in August 2017.Read More
When it comes to Christmas presents it's never as easy as you might think, perhaps you know someone who is 'hard to buy for', which is what my wife often says about me! To be honest she is probably right.
I think it's especially difficult to buy presents for people that are in to photography though, because it can be a very expensive time if you're considering buying them a new camera or lens.
Why not consider giving them some photography tuition to help push their photography skills to the next level. I have gift vouchers and even presentation boxes that be purchased for most of the photography courses that I offer. Our new presentation boxes look great and feels much more like giving a gift than just a piece of paper.Read More