Shooting in a public place can be exhilarating, a little scary, and completely addictive. It's also the perfect place to hone your photographic skills and discover those you didn't think you had. Yeah, we know there are a gazillion free photo-walks and big group street workshops around, but we actually shoot street as part of our living. It's not a hobby, and we don't treat our workshops as one either!! We have different styles and ways of working, so a couple of days with us is like having two workshops in one.
In terms of artistry and experience, Sarah's work was chosen to promote the Leica World Deserves Witnesses campaign, and Jeff taught digital capture to Sir Don McCullin on the streets of France. It's fair to say that we know what we are doing!!
Big groups are a nightmare for street photography. Who wants to be part of the paparazzi? Not only do the big groups attract a lot of attention on the street and beaches, but it is also impossible to give photographers the help they need. That's why on our workshops there is a limit of just SIX photographers per day split between the two of us, and Sarah's Women Only days are limited to just THREE photographers.
You don't learn street photography from rigid, regimented programmes. Everyone sees the world differently, and we all have strengths and weaknesses. A one-size-fits-all approach is frustrating to the experienced photographer and daunting to the novice. That's just not enjoyable. So we don't do that. We prefer to offer a flexible, relaxed approach to our workshops where the individual photographer is the most important thing regardless of their experience. We want to help you to develop your own eye and take photographs that are unique to you.
10.00 - 17.30
After meeting up and introduction, the group will be split into two and the morning spent with either Sarah or Jeff. Shooting live in the street, Sarah will help you get over your fear of taking pictures of people and teaching you how to work closely to the subject. Jeff will be focusing on light, composition, framing, and a more pictorial approach to street photography. There will be a coffee break midway through the morning.
Take an hour for lunch and then we swap over the groups for the afternoon, so Sarah gets Jeff's group and vice versa. By the end of the afternoon you will have learned two approaches to shooting street, and will taken some some great pictures.
We plan on having a group dinner somewhere nice but relaxed in the evening. If you have dragged your partner along and told them to spend the day shopping while you are shooting, this is the time to make it up to them. They are more than welcome to join us. The group dinner is optional and we will agree on a place to eat during the day.
A follow-up Zoom session and critique approximately 7-10 days after the workshop
The workshop isn't camera-centric. Even though we both shoot with rangefinder cameras, we have shot street with everything from an iPhone to a DSLR. Please use what you are comfortable with, we can't stress that enough. When it comes to experience, the workshop is open to everyone. We've structured the day to allow us to work with individual photographers at their level. All we ask is that you are familiar with your camera equipment.
As we are running consecutive dates, you are more than welcome to book both days.
Join Sarah and experience the excitement, drama and magic of street photography at locations across the UK. From city streets to promenades and beaches. Whether you are a professional, enthusiast or just want to try something new, Sarah can help you to take your photography further.
During a typical day, Sarah will look at light, composition, timing, and effective ways of working close to people while staying unobtrusive. She will also look at street portraits and developing relationships with the people she shoots. Her main goal is to help you overcome the obstacles that many women experience when shooting on the streets.
The day isn't camera-centric. Sarah is known for using the Leica rangefinder system, but she also uses DSLRs in her work, so please bring whatever camera make/model you are comfortable with. Digital is preferred but only for purposes of feedback. For lenses, we recommend using something in the 28/35/50mm range (35mm equivalent) but a standard or wide zoom is fine.
Each workshop starts at 10.00 and finishes at 16.00 with an hour for lunch. A meet-up location will be sent to you before the day.
PLACES ARE LIMITED TO JUST THREE WOMEN PHOTOGRAPHERS
Sat 7th August 2021
£200 per photographer
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