I had a great weekend in London, trying my hand at Street Photography. London Street Photgraphy Fesitval had organised the worshop with Peter Dench being the course leader, tutor, motivator and critique master, all rolled up into one.
There was six of us on the workshop and Peter had help from Miles Taylor to run the course. After having a look at some of Peter’s work we set out to have a go ourselves, hoping that wonderful images would fill our memory cards.
Wandering through central London with me was Tony White, Roland Ramanan, David Smith, Sue Dewhurst and Christian Briedlid. Everyone had varying levels of experience which helped in my opinion, everyone talked to each other but it wasn’t all about F-stops or ISO. It was about the photo opertunities that were all around us. For myself the first day was a sensory overload after travelling overnight on the MegaBus, so none of the five pictures I’ve posted were taken on day 1, but after a good kip at the Clink (Hostel not Jail) I was ready for day 2.
I decided to have a go Dench style on Day 2, which was stalking people with a prime lens and a big flash on top . I think this really helped me, as the day before my pics were a bit of everything(and a lot of nothing) but I got a lot more focus from trying to emulate someone else’s style.
These five seem to work together well, but I’d be pushing it saying they emulate Peters style, so maybe It would be better to say that these pictures were inspired by him and London of course.
Finally, a massive thank you to Metro Imaging(especially Katie) for giving me the chance to take part in this course it was excellent.