I run a combined historical walk and street photography workshop in central London aimed at anyone wishing to learn more about London and improve their photography skills.
Join me on a 3-4 hours walk, and up to 5 others as we wander the capital learning about London's rich and cultural history. We will visit some of the more familiar places such as Trafalgar Square, Soho and Chinatown, so you can add those to your portfolio or holiday collection. We'll also explore some of the hidden and unfamiliar places around town, and learn about some of London's characters, old and new. At the same time I'll show you some street photography techniques and styles, and ways to use your camera to capture more interesting images. You will gain confidence in using your camera without using auto-mode, and in photographing people on the streets.
I've lived and worked in London for over 30 years and have been photographing London streets on a weekly basis for over 7 years. I use a variety of cameras in my work including; Canon 5D and 7D SLRs, Olympus Pen EP-5 and an iPhone. My genre is predominantly street photography, but have an interest in social documentary and travel photography.
- We will stick to a rough direction and route (Covent Garden, Soho, Mayfair, Piccadilly) but will drift around and follow our instincts as we make use of any natural light and whatever is happening on the streets.
- We will begin with a cup of tea/coffee while we get to know each other a little, discuss cameras and camera settings, the London streets, street photography, any other preferences you may have.
- The walk will last 3-4 hours, and we may have a break in the middle if anyone is tired.
- The walk will end with a pub meeting while we download some of the images and discuss what we have discovered and captured.