A creative blend of Black & White architectural, portraiture and street photography
Develop your composition and lighting techniques, looking for interesting subjects in London's historic landscape.
Expert tuition with easy to follow practical exercises with clear advice to help improve your street photography. Understand why tone, form and contrast are important in B&W photography and what to look for in your environment.
Discuss street photography, ‘candid’ vs 'staged’, the importance of narratives and context, what are you trying to say with your picture? With a 10 stop ND filter blur people and cars or even remove them completely in daylight.
Enhance your photography with exciting images of people, buildings and London. Explore the architecture and people at St Paul’s cathedral, walk to Blackfriars through the lanes and be creative with 'Wall Art'. Finally photographing people on the South Bank.
Areas Covered: Black & White, Street, 10 stop ND, people, observation.
Walking distance: 2km, flat.
0945 Meet at Paternoster Square
1000 St Paul's: Lines, Tone & Form
1115 Blackfriars - Lanes and Wall Art
1200 Lunch (not provided)
1230 Street Photography: South Bank
Full Frame, Cropped Sensor or micro four thirds camera, not suitable for compact or bridge cameras.
A wide angle and standard lens would be ideal, if you have a telephoto that would be useful.
Fast wide apertures of ƒ1.4-2.8 for extra shallow depth of field.
Please check if you are not sure if the lenses you have are suitable.
Cards and Batteries
Please make sure you have plenty of space on your memory cards and your batteries are fully charged, including the spare.
10 stop ND filter suplied. Useful for the course Red, Orange or Yellow filter, ND Grad or a polariser.
Sun Position Finder
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
To secure your place on this course, please click the blue ‘Book on Course’ button on the bottom left hand side of this page to add the course to your basket.
Please make sure your camera is good working order and that you have enough batteries, cards or film. If your equipment fails on the day you can still attend but we can not offer an alternative camera.
Costs are incurred when we run our training courses and for this reason we are unable to offer any refund in the event of your non-attendance on the day of the course you have purchased. This is 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 are able to fill your place then we will issue a credit note for an alternative course. If you are unable to attend with six months of the course date we will issue no further credit notes.
We reserve the right to remove, cancel or alter the date of any of our training courses, we will inform you of alternative dates and depending on the circumstances of the cancellation issue a full refund or credit note for a similar course.
If the course is cancelled due to extreme weather conditions we will offer another date for the course or a credit note for a similar course.
All vouchers much be used with in 12 months of the date of purchase. Vouchers can be used to contribute to part or full payment of a course or 1:1 session.
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.
You will need to provide your own food on the training days as MelenTraining does not offer this facility. When we are on location there will be a break for lunch near cafes and restaurants and you are more than welcome to bring your own food.
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