A creative blend of Black & White architectural, portraiture and street photography, developing your composition and lighting techniques.
Expert tuition, easy to follow practical exercises and clear advice improve your B&W photography in London. Understanding why tone, form and contrast are important in B&W photography will help improve your images. Learn to use ND (Neutral Density) Grad and colour filters to improve your B&W images. The vibrant London locations: St Paul's, Millennium Bridge, the River Thames, Borough Market and the South Bank will enhance your photography with exciting images of people, buildings and London.
We will discuss the ‘candid’ vs 'staged' street photography, do you only take what you see or do you try to influence the scene? The importance of narratives and context, what are you trying to say with your picture? Is a telephoto or wide angle best and does a prime lens make it easier to get the image you want?
From Paternoster Square near St Paul’s explore the Cathedral’s architecture, then taking advantage of the excellent views of London's historic landscape walking across the Millennium Bridge past the new and old Globe to busy Borough Market. Have lunch and photograph the vibrant market capturing great street photography pictures. Catching the tube to Waterloo for a short break and further street photography locations. Ending the day with a set of contemporary black and white portraits in St James’s Park
Aim of the course
To master Black & White photography, learn to control light, form, tone and composition.
Ability and Preparation
Photographers with some experience who want to take creative B&W photographs.
0945 Meet at Paternoster Square
1000 St Paul's: Lines, Tone & Form
1100 Millennium Bridge
1200 Lunch (not provided) plenty of options in Borough Market
1300 Street Photography: Borough Market
1400 South Bank
Full Frame or Cropped, with a lens focal length covering at least 18-135mm either. This can comprise two lenses typically 18-55mm and 70-300mm. One fast 35mm or 50mm fixed lens is great for BW photography. Anything with a maximum aperture of ƒ1.2 - ƒ2.8 will be ideal
Micro Four Thirds Cameras
A lens focal length covering at least 14-140mm. With two lenses they are typically 14-42mm and 45-200mm. One fast 14mm, 20mm or 25mm fixed lens is great for BW photography. Anything with a maximum aperture of ƒ1.2 - ƒ2.8 will be ideal
These are useful for the course Red, Orange or Yellow filter, ND Grad and a polariser.
Sun Position Finder
A really useful webpage for landscape and architectural photographers. Put in the postcode or location of where you want to photograph and check where the sun will be at specific time. www.suncalc.net
Booking your place
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There are costs incurred when we run any of our training courses and we are unable to offer any refund in the event of your non-attendance on the day of the course you have purchased, this irrespective of your circumstances or reasons. If we receive notice one month before the date of your course that you unable to attend and we can successfully replace your space on the course with another person. If we are able to fill your place then we will issue a credit note for similar course, if you are unable to attend on that date we will issue no further credit notes. We also reserve the right to remove, cancel or alter the date of any of our training courses, we will inform you of alternative dates and either issue a full refund or credit note for a similar course.
Although every care will be provided by YellowMelen and Philip Richardson, no responsibility will be accepted for any indirect loss or damage caused to your equipment. As the client you will need adequate insurance against the loss or damage of your equipment. Food is provided by either The Red Lion, Water End, Crown & Sceptre, Briden's Camp, Three Blackbirds, Flamstead, Ashridge Business School and Brownlow Cafe Ashridge National Trust Estate. The responsibility of the food preparation and hygience is with those caterers.
Street Photography Course
Street Photography in London