This is a practical introduction to street photography in London, suitable for beginners or intermediates, given by well-known street photographer Paul Russell (www.paulrussell.info).
It takes the form of an informal walk and discussions around London’s vibrant West End (with around 4 hours walking/shooting and 2 hours sitting/discussion).
We will be attempting observational, candid street photography in the tradition of Cartier-Bresson and Garry Winogrand. This will involve taking candid photos – not asking people for portraits. Participants should bring a digital camera so we can assess photos on the day.
Topics that will be covered include:
• Spotting possible photo opportunities
• Promising locations in Covent Garden and Soho
• How to take interesting photos including people, without using a telephoto
• Methods for overcoming photographer's block
• The importance of having themes in mind when shooting
• How to be discreet using body language/demeanour
• Street photography camera techniques, e.g. zone focusing
• Learning to anticipate and make the most of interesting situations.
The most interesting photos from the day will be displayed together online to provide a photographic record of the day (as for the Bath walk/workshop here).
Date: Saturday, 18 February 2017, 12 to 6 pm
A maximum of seven participants.
Starting point: Trafalgar Square
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About Paul Russell
I am one of 46 international photographers profiled in Thames & Hudson’s Street Photography Now book (the other photographers profiled include Martin Parr and Bruce Gilden). I am a member of the In-Public street photography collective (www.in-public.com), and my work has been collected by the Museum of London.
Please be wary of the growing number of street photography workshops given by people who like to take walks/workshops, but have scant credentials or track record in the genre!
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