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50's CLASSIC CARS + ALL THINGS VINTAGE -Street Photography-The Decisive Moments

GEARING UP FOR A GREAT SUNDAY - GREAT WEATHER, GREAT LOCATION, VINTAGE CARS, VINTAGE PEOPLE - VINTAGE PHOTOGRAPHY .... This meet up is a special opportunity to learn more about capturing moments & creating composition, looking at the style & methods of  Henri Cartier Bresson , The Godfather of Street Photogaphy . We will look at his work & try to put his methods into practice, taking street & spontaneous portraits & images of The Classic car & Vintage Boot sale - with the  stunning backdrop of London's Thames & The Houses of Parliament. 

Workshop price £15


We're transported back to  the  1950s & 60's street on our photographic assignment to document this annual vehicular vintage delight;  A vintage boot sale - with more than 100 classic cars, campers vintage vans & bikes ... a cornucopia of vintage clothing, accessories, household goods, memorabilia, vinyl records, street food, fairground rides, slideshows, impromptu musical performances and street theater  with people dressing up for the  period - all on display for our photographic taking.

A great opportunity to capture images of London's street life at it's most vibrant.             

We'll work at improving our compositions & manual control of our cameras -  practice  " the rules " & breaking the rules, the Decisive Moment.                            We will look at the methods of street photography inspired by Henri Cartier Bresson "The Godfather of Street Photography " & the  different approach of New York Magnum photography Bruce Gilden. 

 When Henri Cartier-Bresson would talk about “The Decisive Moment” he said sometimes it would be spontaneous but others times he had to be patient and wait for it  - for the right opportunity to come along -we'll practice patience & observance, getting the right exposures & metering correctly, taking into account that  this area is against the backdrop of The Thames & by the shadow of bridges. Some great portrait photography to be captured. 

At the end of our photography session, we'll retire to one of the many Southbank Cafes - probably in the Festival Hall which has plenty of space & great views & have a well earned drink & some food & take a look at our creations & share & chat.  

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  • Natasha B.

    Hi All my photos were film which have now been developed and scanned but my laptop has packed in, so have managed to download them but at work. Am afraid I didn't have much time so have just down loaded some onto my website they are under Vintage Car Boot. Have enjoyed looking at everyone else's pictures.

    April 24, 2014

    • David F.

      Nice shots Natasha!

      1 · April 24, 2014

    • Natasha B.

      Thanks David. Think some of your shots are great.

      2 · April 25, 2014

  • Aimee

    Hi, just wondering if you had those notes you were going to send around? You made some interesting points so I'd love to read more

    1 · March 19, 2014

    • Aimee

      Oh wait, is it just that one with the youtube video in it?

      1 · March 26, 2014

    • JUDE

      Yes, that's the Bresson Interview on composition, which he expresses much better than me :) !!!

      March 26, 2014

  • Aimee

    Hi, I've said I'll attend but just want to check if you need a DSLR for this?

    March 11, 2014

    • JUDE

      Hi Aimee, you don't need a dslr for this but it will be much better if you have one - as we will be working in manual & looking at exposures & metering as well as composition

      March 13, 2014

  • Rose N.

    Look forward to it!

    1 · March 10, 2014

    • JUDE

      Me too !! :)

      March 10, 2014

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