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Street Photography Course in London

Learn How to See the Light, Feel the People, Take Great Street Photos

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Street Photography Course in central London

Street Photography Course in London – Brick Lane / Southbank.
The aim of this course is to introduce you to some of the practical and technical considerations of street photography but also to unpack some of the significance and meaning of what it actually means to be a street photographer.

During the workshop we will discuss and practice, some different aspects and approaches to street photography including Abstract, Classic, In your face, Modern / content-centric and Graphic.

Street photography has been around since the dawn of photographic history. In fact, some of the very first images ever recorded back in the mid 19th century were street photographs. If you ever go into a pub and are fascinated by the old photographs of local street scenes adorning the wall, then you are fascinated by at least one element of street photography.

Street photography is to record people and how they interact within the world which we, as people, have built around ourselves. It’s intriguing, appalling, shocking, playful, unexpected, depressing, thought provoking – the list of emotional responses goes on and on. Street photography is to invite, through the lens, a wide gamut of emotional, intellectual, but always human responses to the world we inhabit.

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Course key facts

Course level 1 Foundation Beginner to Intermediate
Group size 6 students optimal tutor attention
Duration 1 day 10:00am – 4:00pm
Location London
DSLR Photography Courses
Brick Lane
Waterloo, South Bank

Great introduction to Street Photography

On this course you will:

  • Receive a visual introduction to some street photography greats and what makes them great!
  • Learn about the different approaches and styles of street photography, including inspirational
    video shorts from some globally respected photographers.
  • Get an introduction to what actually defines street photography, (in the opinions of many great exponents of this art.)
  • Get some top tips and suggestions on how to prepare yourself (mentally and psychologically), and your camera, for the relentless feat of observation which is street photography.
  • Get an extended opportunity to go out and give it a go!
  • Receive intelligent and experienced responses to your work, including – the toughest bit of all – how to successfully edit your images down to the killer shots.

Take this Street course if you:

  • have a fascination with people and the way they (we) interact with each other and our environment.
  • are passionate about photography which has an enduring intellectual and emotional impact.
  • have some familiarity with street photographers who have inspired you to emulate this timeless, fascinating branch of the medium.
  • have some level of empathy for the people who surround you in the streets that you tread.
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Our London Street Photography Course is suitable for everyone – from beginners to improvers and advanced photographers. Street photography is an excellent skill to develop for anyone who owns a camera.

If you are passionate about photography, have a fascination with people and the way they (we) interact with each other and our environment,

— then this course is for you!


The tutor for this course is a fantastic photographer Robert Irving.

who is London street photography course for

The Street Photography course is one of our most popular workshops, but because we run it outdoors, it relies heavily on the weather. Please travel light and wear comfortable shoes.

During the workshop we will discuss and, of course, practice, some different aspects and approaches to street photography.

We usually run Street courses around Brick Lane and the Truman Brewery Markets (meeting by the Shoreditch station) or London South Bank and Embankment (meeting at Waterloo).

It is assumed that those attending will have a basic knowledge of photography and have an understanding of aperture, shutter speeds, ISO, or have already attended our Beginners DSLR or Intensive Beginner courses.

We recommend bringing 18-55mm kit lenses, or some primes like 24mm, 50mm, 85mm. If you have a range of lenses please email us after making a booking and we will recommend the best lenses for this course.

All DSLR cameras, mirrorless and bridge systems from Canon, Nikon, Sony, Fujifilm, Olympus, Panasonic, Pentax etc are very welcome. Generally, any digital camera that allows manual exposure should be suitable for the Street Photography workshop.

If you’d like to double-check your camera suitability before making a booking or have questions about the course please call us on 020 8947 8118, or email [email protected]

We offer free camera and lens hire for the duration of the course.

Tripods are not required.

Creative, Inspiring, Enjoyable

Our Street Photography courses already helped hundreds of photography enthusiasts, here’s what some of them had to say!

London photography courses satisfied students

“A great day out and fantastic street course with Rob! We've looked at the technical elements of photography, shutter speed, aperture and ISO, tips on composition, how to approach people, and we practiced a lot. Rob is so knowledgeable and very enthusiastic. Would highly recommend!”

CarlyNikon D5600

“I've attended the street course on the South Bank. Rob is such a nice person, he helped everyone with camera settings and gave a lot of tips on how to approach and talk to people you want to photograph. I am much more confident now and hope to practice a lot more on my own. Thank you so much!”

NatashaCanon 800D

“Great street photography course. I learnt so much more about my camera and discovered new ways of taking more creative pictures. There was a good balance of technical explanations and the practical exercises. Sunnny weather was a bonus! Thoroughly enjoyable experience. Highly recommended!”

SteveFujifilm X-T3

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With groups no larger than 6 students we can guarantee that everyone will get a high level of attention and some personal tips.

Date Day Time Course Places Price
29 Sep 2024 Sunday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm 6 £175.00

One to One Tuition

One to One photography tuition with an experienced photographer is the best way to learn about your camera and how to use it to its full potential.

Your 1to1 session will be 100% tailored towards your photographic needs and your camera gear.

You will get plenty of hands-on practice, instant feedback on your pictures, and lots of tips.

Private street photography lessons in London are available on weekdays and weekends.

Please feel free to get in touch with questions.

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  • Up to 6 participants
  • Many dates available
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£ 265

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How do the gift vouchers work?

To redeem a gift voucher, its recipient must visit our website, choose a suitable date, and register on the course. We will send a welcome reply email with the booking confirmation, course outline and directions to the studio.

If you have a voucher for a 1to1 tuition – please get in touch. We will arrange everything to suit your calendar and your photography needs.

All our photography gift vouchers are valid for 12 months – giving recipients plenty of time to redeem their gifts.

What happens after I buy a voucher?

It is very important that you provide us with the full name of the gift voucher recipient. If you haven’t done so during the checkout process, please email us. Without that information, we can not print and send the voucher.

Along with the glossy voucher, you will receive a beautiful handmade card, a copy of the course outline and information on how to use the voucher.

There is plenty of space inside the card for your personal message or Christmas wishes.

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I registered for the course, what now?

First of all – thank you for booking a class with us!

You will soon receive a confirmation email with all the important information.

One week before the course will be due, we will send you a quick reminder email with all the joining instructions, time, place and directions.

If you have any questions, please visit our FAQ page, email – [email protected] or call us on 020 8947 8118

How can I pay for the course?

Paying for the course is straightforward, secure and only takes a second. After completing the registration process you will be taken to the Order Summary page where you can choose to pay with PayPal using any credit or debit card.

You can also pay by bank money transfer – please email us for details: [email protected]

If you have a gift voucher and would like to use it as part or full payment for the course, please get in touch with your gift voucher number and we will make a reservation for you.

What should I bring to the course?

For this Street Photography Course, all you need to bring is your digital camera, at least one lens, fully charged battery, and just make sure to have some free space on the memory card.

But generally, you are welcome to bring as much or as little gear as you like.

What are the best books on street photography?

If you’ve just completed our Street Photography Course and are looking for more resources to deepen your understanding and improve your skills, we’ve got you covered! I’ve compiled a list of the top 10 best street photography books. These books are written by renowned photographers and experts in the field, offering valuable insights, techniques, and inspiration. I highly recommend reading these books to enhance your street photography skills further. Happy reading!

Do you offer free camera hire?

Yes, we offer a free camera and lenses hire for the duration of the workshop.

It is a popular option as you can learn about all the different camera functions before buying one.

We have Nikon and Canon cameras available.

Please let us know your preference once you complete your booking.

What happens if I’m late or miss a course?

We start classes promptly and keep to stated hours. Please try to arrive 10 minutes earlier to prepare your camera and all the gear that you have.

If you are running late or can not find us, please let us know so that we can help you and provide directions.

If you find out that you can not make it on the day, we would appreciate it if you notify us as soon as possible. We can try to make some alternative arrangements for you.

If you would like to cancel your attendance and give us enough notice, we can offer you a full or partial refund. Please visit our FAQ page to read all about refunds and cancellation policy.

If I can not make it on the day will I get a refund or a credit for another course?

If you find that you can’t make it on the day of the course but you give us at least 7 days notice, you will be given the choice of a full refund or a credit for another course.

If you notify us less than 7 days to the start of the course and if we manage to re-sell your place or fill that place from the standby list you will receive a full refund or a course credit.

If we are only notified on the day itself, or if you fail to present yourself at the course then we regret that there will be no refund.

Contact us

If you can not find what you are looking for please submit a question to us. We aim to reply within a few hours.

Alternatively, just call us on 020 8947 8118.
Our business hours are Monday to Friday 10:00 am-4:00 pm.

You can also contact us by email[email protected].

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