The workshops take place in a variety of fantastic street photography locations in London. I share the secrets of the ‘dark arts’ of street photography and teach composition, which having been a graphic designer for a decade is a real passion and I firmly believe it’s not about how fancy your camera is it’s how good your creativity is! While the workshops are focussed on street photography, the rules and styles of composition apply to all types of photography. Three hour sessions start with a speedy warm-up exercise to get your creative juices flowing, followed by two or three mini projects each with a specific composition or theme focus. I always give feedback on your best three shots once they have been uploaded onto the site. I love running these workshops, which have a real community feel plus we always end each session in either a cafe or a pub!!
Here are some ‘rave reviews’ from some of my regulars (AKA ‘repeat offenders’):
“ I attended quite a few meetings organized by Polly, and I confess that I find them very addictive :-) The formula is just perfect, with “assignments” that are always very interesting and challenging, but at the same time suitable for any level of experience. Her examples are always very inspiring, and she’s also helpful with hints and advices during the session and on the photos we post later. Above all, however, the most valuable part is the friendly environment that Polly is able to create every time, making you feel in a group of good friends sharing the same passion. ” – Bruno
“ Polly sets great assignments to stretch creativity in composition. The group is very welcoming. I immediately felt comfortable and am constantly amused with the timely banter. I leave with new insights into street photography and come mid week, feel myself itching to return. What a revelation! ” – Geri
“ Street Photography has never been my thing, but when I heard about this Meetup I thought I would step out of my photography comfort zone. I am so glad I did! Each week we have a different location and theme. After a quick warm-up to get our shutter fingers limbered up, we’re set 2 challenges. Polly’s always sourced a plethora of inspirational photos to get our photography brains whirling pondering the compositional focus of the session. After our assignments, over food/drinks we share images and knowledge, exchange tips and much banter. Post-Meetup is the critique; we upload our 3 best photos and Polly gives proper constructive feedback to improve our work, plus everyone else joins in. I enjoy the other interpretations. I eagerly await my weekly foray into Street Photography. Polly adds so much passion and value to each session plus we have a laugh with so many lovely likeminded people, whom I sure will become firm friends. And I can now say, Street Photography IS my thing! ” – Jo
Since May 2016 I have been running overseas WEEKENDERS. I have a decade of travel industry experience which comes in handy when it comes to plotting a great trip! Please click itinerary links below for the lowdown of what we get up to on these adventures…
20-22 May 2017 – LISBON, Portugal
Please get in touch if you would like one-to-one tuition. We can tailor it to your needs and your budget!