Photography workshops and events for passionate enthusiasts and tomorrow’s visual story tellers.
Learn how to capture people and places in the diverse and dynamic East London landscape. These half-day photography courses are led by a qualified documentary photographer and exhibited photographic artist, who also has 15 years of experience working with children and is fully CRB checked. See below for workshop outlines: Kids, Teens and Parent & baby
Kids 7-11 years - Parks and Marshes:
A child’s vision of the world is vibrant and boundless. I encourage children to explore that vision without the fear associated with the technical side of photography. After looking at the basic ingredients of what makes a great photo we head out into the green spaces of East London, where each child can have fun and unleash their creativity; bringing our world into focus through their own unique lens.
Saturdays and school holidays 11am – 3pm
Meeting point at The Park Café in The Hub, Victoria Park
What your child needs to bring:
Camera – This workshop aims to encourage creative seeing. With the focus on such things as image composition and viewpoint, all camera types can be used, from a smartphone to an SLR, anything goes!
Cost: £45 per child (10% discount for siblings)
Max of 5 children per group.
Teens 12 + Street photography – Brick Lane:
Brick Lane is a colourful and dynamic landscape; home to contemporary fashion, historic architecture and diverse culture. Beginning with a short lecture on urban documentary photography, we then head out onto the streets for a practical demonstration of the techniques involved. We will explore the back streets of Spitalfields as well as Brick Lane itself. Students are encouraged to look past the obvious to really see what is out there, combining trusted techniques with personal vision. After a group discussion on the photographs taken, students can move forward with the confidence to shoot independently and the ability to assess their own work more critically.
Saturdays and school holidays 1 – 5pm
Meeting point at Café 1001, 91 Brick Lane, E1 6QL
What you need to bring:
Camera – The technical component will be secondary to the more creative applications of composition and viewpoint, therefore any type of camera can be used. However, depending on the overall group level we may touch upon more technical aspects of photography, where a more advanced (Bridge or SLR) camera would be most useful. You can contact me with any questions you may have about this.
Cost: £45 per person (10% discount for siblings)
Max of 6 in a group (always fully supervised).
The initial lecture will take place inside Café 1001, so students will need to bring money for their own drink/snack.
Parent and baby
Portraits – baby and child:
Parents often take thousands of photographs of their children, but how do you best use your camera to create beautiful and dynamic images. We will look at camera skills and techniques but also explore creative ways of seeing your child through the camera lens. We will answer such questions as: How do I capture my child’s unique spirit and personality? What viewpoints and compositions work best? How do I cope with their speed of movement? You will come away from the session with a better understanding of what your camera can do, and also of what you yourself can achieve with your newly found creative confidence.
Out and about landscape:
These baby friendly workshops allow parents to explore our photogenic London landscape, while learning new photography skills. It can be difficult for parents to get out and break away from the baby routine, but this workshop provides a flexible session where crying, changing and feeding breaks are expected! We will look at basic camera skills and techniques and then head out to capture our dynamic capital city in all its variations. At the end of the session you will have a greater understanding of how to best use your camera to create stunning pictures of the unique and diverse landscape we are lucky enough to call home.
Wednesdays – 2 and half hours - morning and afternoon sessions available.
Meeting point at Pavilion café, Victoria Park
Equipment required: The technical component will be secondary to the more creative applications of composition and viewpoint, therefore any type of camera can be used. However, depending on the overall group level we may touch upon more technical aspects of photography, where a more advanced (Bridge or SLR) camera would be most useful. You can contact me with any questions you may have about this.
Cost: £35 per adult per session
Max of 5 adults per group.