John Free - London Street Photography Workshops - Two days (1st & 2nd Sept)

  • August 31, 2013 · 10:00 AM
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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 2-DAY COST: £335 (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

DAY 1: August 31st - Central London areas (tbc) FULL

DAY 2: Sept 1st - East End/Market areas (tbc) LIMITED SPACES

DAY 3: Sept 2nd - City of London areas (tbc) LIMITED SPACES












John speaks from the heart to inspire new generations of photographers...

Some of his fine work can be seen online on his Facebook page

and his official website http://www/

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)

(Choose two days)


10.00am. Start. Discuss the days shooting and areas, morning shoot.

[masked]pm Lunch

2.00pm Afternoon shoot.

4pm End

(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.

WORKSHOP 2-DAY COST: £335 (WSP special offer price!)

(RSVP and a deposit of £100 secures you a place). Balances to be paid via cash on the day.



  1. This  fee includes ONE MONTH 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.


*A £100 deposit is required to reserve a space, the remaining balance of £225 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]


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.





























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  • Linda

    Congrats and a pat on the back to all the students who attended the workshops. Your passion and enthusiasm for street photography was great to see. I hope you learnt loads from John and will use that knowledge to give your photos that extra something in the future. It would be great to keep in touch with you all. If you are on Facebook - you can find me here:
    and we also have a We Shoot People page:

    September 3, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    absolutely great! it's so different, watching the youtube videos or seeing him combine all the tips in one! so inspiring! Thank you all!

    1 · September 2, 2013

  • Linda

    I will not be checking updates here for the rest of the day during the workshop. Thanks.

    August 31, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Got it, thanks! See you soon!

    1 · August 31, 2013

  • Linda

    @Tiffany please check your email inbox (including spam folder)

    August 31, 2013

  • Linda

    If you have a deposit to pay, please bring correct cash on the morning of your workshop. Thank you.

    August 30, 2013

  • Linda

    NB: Planned tube engineering this weekend. Please plan ahead if affected:

    August 30, 2013

  • Linda

    Hi guys, please note that I have dropped John Free's workshop FAQ doc in the file menu above:

    Please also note the set start/end times are 10am - 4pm as advertised.

    Details of meeting locations will be sent out tomorrow afternoon, along with contact numbers for hosts. If you have any questions, please free to comment here or email either David Bull or myself. Thanks.

    August 28, 2013

    • Linda

      Hi Darryn, an email was sent out via each workshop event page early this morning? Check your spam folder incase its sitting in there. Else, I will re-send direct to you.

      August 30, 2013

    • Darryn C.

      Thanks Linda please can you resend.

      August 30, 2013

  • Linda

    If anyone else didn't receive an email entitled 'John Free Workshop Meeting points' this morning please let me know ASAP. Thanks.

    August 30, 2013

  • Linda

    Note to admins: Annie Gallivan is booked for 2-day workshop (Saturday and Sunday)

    August 21, 2013

  • Antonio A.

    Hi, something unexpected happened and I had to change my plans and sadly I won't be in London that weekend. Who do I contact for a cancellation??

    August 20, 2013

    • Linda

      As per my email Antonio.

      August 21, 2013

  • Linda

    Welcome Annie! :)

    August 21, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Thanks for making it possible to join Saturday and Monday!

    1 · August 12, 2013

    • Linda

      Your welcome. We look forward to meeting you!

      August 19, 2013

  • David B.

    Welcome Darryn and're going to have a great time learning from John!!!

    June 24, 2013

  • Linda

    Hi and welome Antonio! :)

    June 24, 2013

  • Linda

    Hi and welcome Darryn! :)

    June 21, 2013

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Your organizer's refund policy for John Free - London Street Photography Workshops - Two days (1st & 2nd Sept)

Refunds offered if:

  • the Meetup is cancelled
  • you can cancel at least 10 day(s) before the Meetup

Additional notes: Pay £100 via Paypal now to reserve your place. Remaining balance of £225 to be paid thereafter. Cancellations must be made no later than 10 days in advance for a refund minus at 25% cancellation fee.

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