What we're about

Calling all street photographers!

Welcome to Street Club (formerly known as London Street Photography), London’s best street photography Meetup group.

The first rule of Street Club, is to tell everyone about Street Club!!!

Come to our awesome Meetups in London, hang out on day trips in the UK or hit up some fabulous overseas cities for weekend long workshops! All levels are welcome and you don’t even need a camera as your phone will do the trick. Technical perfection is so last season, creativity is where it's at.

This is super friendly community where the social side is as important as the photography. All Meetups are in mini workshop format based around exploring different street photography themes and and taking on creative challenges. Each begins with a briefing to give you inspiration as well as a focus for shooting, and end in a pub with a chance to share your experiences on the street over a drink or just chat with other street photographers.

But, ultimately while workshops are fun (I cannot deny it!) they are also about learning - IF you want them to be. So, once you complete some simple self-critique (guidelines on each event page) you will receive feedback on your work. Pretty cool huh?!

But who am I?! I’m a former graphic designer then travel industry pro who became a professional photographer in 2015, I’m now an internationally recognised street photographer who has had work featured in a number of publications and has been exhibited in Paris as well as in London; and I was honoured to be a judge at the London Street Photography Festival in 2018. You can see my portfolio and also find out more about me on my website: http://pollyrusyn.com

See you soon! Polly - Da Boss at Street Club

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THE SMALL PRINT

Cancellation policy: No refunds (unless the organiser cancel the event). No credits on full Meetups 24 hours before the event or same day cancellations unless someone takes your spot. Credits available on non-full Meetups valid towards one of the next upcoming four (£15) Meetups. You MUST change your RSVP and inform the organiser :)

Privacy Policy: https://www.pollyrusyn.com/privacy-policy

General terms: Street Club has a zero tolerance policy in relation to racial, sexual, religious or abusive behaviour whether it be verbal or physical from any participants leading up to or during the Meetup workshop. Photographs of disadvantaged and / or vulnerable people and inappropriate photographs of children and prohibited from being posted on the site and will be removed if they are shared. Polly Rusyn (as the organiser of Street Club) reserves the right in their sole discretion to accept, decline to accept, or remove any client on any Meetup workshop. Polly Rusyn reserves the right, without penalty, to make changes to any Meetup workshop whenever, in their judgement, conditions warrant, or if they deem it necessary for the comfort, convenience, or safety of participants. The Participant is personally responsible for being in sufficiently good health to take part in a Meetup workshop and must indicate at the time of booking if there is any issue that may affect their ability to take part in a Workshop Meetup.

Upcoming events (5)

Eye Spy in Shoreditch

Shoreditch

£15.00

Let’s play!!! This is a fast paced game of street photography Eye Spy. And what is that? I hear you ask… Well, I write words such as “feet” or “shadow” or “rocket ship” (it’s not gonna be rocket ship) on bits of paper and whichever is selected is what you must shoot! It’s super fun and really has you having to solve creative problems in a short amount of time. There will be five things to spy in a street photography context. Shoreditch on a Sunday has a busy market, which runs along Brick Lane, which you can throw yourselves into. There’s also a community garden and a recreational space and not to mention all the street art and graffiti! It’s gonna be epic!!!! Street Club Meetups are in mini-workshop format and always involve a briefing with examples of photographs, and are focussed on creative composition and street photography themes aimed at challenging beginner to intermediate photographers, but all levels and all cameras are very welcome! The group tends to be a great mix of levels and is very welcoming and friendly, there is always banter! Leave long lenses at home - if it’s long it’s wrong! Pack a prime if you have one and zoom with your feet people!!! Shoot with your phone if you want to! Dress to blend in. Afterwards is the 'social project' where we can hang out, compare experiences and get to know one another over a drink or a bite. Next up: choose your best THREE shots from the day and post them on this page (within a week of the workshop). Those of you who would like constructive notes on your work from me please comment IN THE COMMENTS SECTION (NOT in the caption box!) addressing these points: 1/ What is good 2/ How could it be improved or taken to another level? - If you want to just shoot for fun and don’t fancy critiquing your own work that’s cool too - I’d still love to see your work so please post anyway. Cover photo © Polly Rusyn

Experimenting with Colour in Portobello

Portobello Road

£15.50

We haven’t been over to Portobello for a while! So it’s time to throw ourselves into a crowded weekend market! Crowded places a great for street photography, but don’t worry there are quite and colourful streets away from the bustle and hustle. Your assignments, if you choose to accept them, will be all about finding connections using colour in your compositions. With two challenges you can experiment with two different ways of shooting this way. You’ll see those connections for hours afterwards too! Street Club Meetups are in mini-workshop format and always involve a briefing with examples of photographs, and are focussed on creative composition and street photography themes aimed at challenging beginner to intermediate photographers, but all levels and all cameras are very welcome! The group tends to be a great mix of levels and is very welcoming and friendly, there is always banter! Leave long lenses at home - if it’s long it’s wrong! Pack a prime if you have one and zoom with your feet people!!! Shoot with your phone if you want to! Dress to blend in. Afterwards is the 'social project' where we can hang out, compare experiences and get to know one another over a drink or a bite. Next up: choose your best THREE shots from the day and post them on this page (within a week of the workshop). Those of you who would like constructive notes on your work from me please comment IN THE COMMENTS SECTION (NOT in the caption box!) addressing these points: 1/ What is good 2/ How could it be improved or taken to another level? - If you want to just shoot for fun and don’t fancy critiquing your own work that’s cool too - I’d still love to see your work so please post anyway. Cover photo © Polly Rusyn

Through the Eyes of Martin Parr in Trafalgar Square

Trafalgar Square

£15.50

It’s back! Our "Through the Eyes" series is a popular one as you get to learn a little about a well known photographer as well as shoot some street. So come and have a go. And where better to channel the master of quintessential British photography, Martin Parr, than on St George’s day! The celebrations in London take place in Trafalgar Square and you’ll find all things British such as bunting, pearly Kings and Queens, picnic table, hedges (yes last year there was a fake hedge) and plenty of character to photograph. You will be give three assignments each inspired by the work of Martin Parr - so think quirky and switch your brains to looking for the unusual, yet normal! Come and try your hand - you’ll be shooting both people and making pictures without people. Street Club Meetups are in mini-workshop format and always involve a briefing with examples of photographs, and are focussed on creative composition and street photography themes aimed at challenging beginner to intermediate photographers, but all levels and all cameras are very welcome! The group tends to be a great mix of levels and is very welcoming and friendly, there is always banter! Leave long lenses at home - if it’s long it’s wrong! Pack a prime if you have one and zoom with your feet people!!! Shoot with your phone if you want to! Dress to blend in. Afterwards is the 'social project' where we can hang out, compare experiences and get to know one another over a drink or a bite. Next up: choose your best THREE shots from the day and post them on this page (within a week of the workshop). Those of you who would like constructive feedback on your work from me please comment IN THE COMMENTS SECTION (NOT in the caption box!) addressing these points: 1/ What is good 2/ How could it be improved or taken to another level? - If you want to just shoot for fun and don’t fancy critiquing your own work that’s cool too - I’d still love to see your work so please post anyway. Cover photo © Polly Rusyn

Let’s Go Vintage in Kings Cross

Kings Cross

£15.50

It’s been a while since we hit the Classic Car Boot Sale so we are diving back in this year. We are going back in time - wanna come? Time travel is easy but there is a £5 entrance fee to the event (not included in they Meetup price), but we’re heading in in the morning so you can stay all the way up to 6pm if you want to. We’ll grab street food from the many vendors and have a picnic for lunch! This year we will be looking at two ways to shoot at opposite ends of the scale - one will be isolating a subject in a scene (hence why we are heading in early) and the other will be looking for layers with multiple people in the frame (or just more then one!). Now both assignments have their own challenges but we’ll tackle them step by step. Can’t wait! Street Club Meetups are in mini-workshop format and always involve a briefing with examples of photographs, and are focussed on creative composition and street photography themes aimed at challenging beginner to intermediate photographers, but all levels and all cameras are very welcome! The group tends to be a great mix of levels and is very welcoming and friendly, there is always banter! Leave long lenses at home - if it’s long it’s wrong! Pack a prime if you have one and zoom with your feet people!!! Shoot with your phone if you want to! Dress to blend in. Afterwards is the 'social project' where we can hang out, compare experiences and get to know one another over a drink or a bite. Next up: choose your best THREE shots from the day and post them on this page (within a week of the workshop). Those of you who would like constructive feedback on your work from me please comment IN THE COMMENTS SECTION (NOT in the caption box!) addressing these points: 1/ What is good 2/ How could it be improved or taken to another level? - If you want to just shoot for fun and don’t fancy critiquing your own work that’s cool too - I’d still love to see your work so please post anyway. Cover photo © Polly Rusyn

Past events (140)

Crowdography on St Patrick's Day

Trafalgar Square

£15.00

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