World-renowned street photographer, educator and social documentarian, John Free, is coming to London to share his gifts and wisdom for ONE WEEKEND ONLY!!
WORKSHOP 3-DAY COST: £400 (WSP Special offer price!)
(RSVP and a deposit of £100 secures you a place). Balances to be paid via cash on the day.
1-Day £165.00 - Workshop Link: http://www.meetup.com/We-Shoot-People-Street-Photography/events/130076532/
2-Day £335.00 - Workshop Link: http://www.meetup.com/We-Shoot-People-Street-Photography/events/125763452/
John speaks from the heart to inspire new generations of photographers...
Some of his fine work can be seen online on his Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/johnnienikon
and his official website http://www/johnfreephotography.com
Some inspiring videos from John about his workshops:
Check out Linda's blog review from last years successful London/Brighton workshops:
The workshop is limited to TEN photographers and is open to all, regardless of their skill level. Beginning photographers will not “get in the way” or “inhibit” more advanced photographers with their presence. All photographers, regardless of their skill, must constantly study the same things in order to improve their images. As John says, “we are always students when it comes to our photography”.
The workshop is designed to allow participating photographers to spend as much time as possible with John photographing at various locations in the city. Lectures occur as the students work together with John and at meal breaks. There is also ample time for reviewing participants’ photographs and having one-on-one discussions with each photographer. Students will be able to observe John finding and evaluating subjects and how he is able to get in close.
By participating in this workshop you will:
˃ Improve your ability to recognize potential photographic situations;
˃ Be able to quickly analyze the elements and forms that give the subject meaning;
˃ Photograph the event at the correct moment when all elements, forms and moods have converged to a peak of visual intensity;
˃ Recognize and comprehend situations in daily life that produce pictures that communicate to the viewer what you intended;
˃ Work quickly and quietly without having to think about or look at the camera;
˃Avoid trouble in sensitive shooting situations;
˃Learn techniques to get in close without disturbing the subject;
˃ Gain an enhanced awareness of how to frame the various elements, moods and forms that make up the subject and how important proper timing is in capturing the moment;
˃ Produce photographs that entertain educate or in some way, affect the viewer for having seen them.
DAY 1: August 31st - Central London areas (tbc)
DAY 2: Sept 1st - East End/Market areas (tbc)
DAY 3: Sept 2nd - City of London areas (tbc)
DAY SCHEDULE (TBC):
10.00am. Start. Discuss the days shooting and areas, morning shoot.
2.00pm Afternoon shoot.
(schedule maybe subject to change)
The day will begin with a short introductory lecture, followed by a day shooting on the streets of London. Students should be prepared for extensive walking and occasional public transportation rides to various locations. We will concentrate on specific camera skills and the ever elusive art of "getting close". A break for lunch will also be a chance to discuss the morning's shooting experience and, if you are shooting digital, to view and critique. If you are shooting film, you will need to get a 1 hour process if you want a critique of your shots at the end of the day. If you are shooting in Black and White you will need a C41 process film. Kodak BN4000 or Ilford XP2.
- This fee includes ONE YEARS worth of on-line critiques of students’ work. The workshop includes an introductory lecture and the opportunity to work one-on-one with John to develop an individual working technique tailored to fit each photographer’s unique personal vision.
- Exclusive John Free YouTube video showcasing his favourite student images from workshops with a personal critique.
- The student who produces the best photo of the workshops will get a John Free signed print of one of his classic shots.
*A £100 deposit is required to reserve a space, the remaining balance of £400 to be paid on the day (or if you are attending John's free lecture on (TBC). Cash only.
*Cancellations must be made no later than 10 days in advance for a refund minus at 25% cancellation fee.
*In the event that the workshop is cancelled for any reason, participants will receive a full refund.
*If you have any other questions, please send John an email: [masked] or David Bull: [masked], or Tel:[masked]
QUOTES FROM STUDENTS:
Watching John work opened up a whole new awareness of what street photography can be. Learning how to get in close without being noticed is really helpful. - S. L.
I had the time of my life working with John Free during his workshop. Anyone who is in any way serious about improving as a photographer would be wise to attend a photographic workshop with John. - D. M.
Thank you for showing me that expensive equipment is not necessary to work quickly and effectively. It is so much easier to respond to the moment now. - L. M.