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Street Portraiture Workshop with Peter Zelewski

Leica UK
Organisator der Veranstaltung Leica UK


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In this one-day practical workshop, award winning portrait and documentary photographer - Peter Zelewski, will equip you with the necessary skills to shoot expert portraits on the street. Inspired by Peter’s ‘Taylor Wessing’ Portrait Prize winning street portrait of Nyaueth and his recently published book ‘People of London’, the workshop will be an opportunity to experience Peter’s knowledge in street portraiture as he provides hands-on training, guiding you through the London streets shooting portraits. Peter will teach you to confidently communicate and successfully photograph a complete stranger ensuring everyone takes at least three portraits of their own. Topics covered will include the importance of understanding natural light, key skills in confidently approaching and interacting with strangers, using successful composition styles and developing a distinctive photographic style of your own. Suitable for all abilities.

Participants are welcome to loan Leica equipment on request.

Date: Saturday 9th December 2017

Venue: Leica Store Mayfair, 27 Bruton Place, London, W1J 6NQ

Time: 10.30 - 17.30

Price: £250.00

Refreshments / Lunch included

Workshop Outline:

10:30am – 12:30pm

Introduction (Tea and coffee provided)

Overview of the workshop

Discussion on street portraiture covering the history, techniques, equipment and technical skills

Discuss and critique, as a group, successful street portraits and backgrounds

Discuss the importance of communication and interaction in street portraiture

12:30pm – 1:00pm

Attendees to be separated into teams of two for on the street portraiture session

Depart the Leica studio and head towards Soho, Central London

Source various backgrounds for street portraiture suitability and discuss our findings

1:00pm – 1:30pm

Keeping in teams of two, experiment taking portraits of each other using the techniques discussed in the morning session

Experiment with the various backgrounds, lighting and composition styles

1:30pm – 3:30pm

Peter to demonstrate street portraiture communication techniques, interaction, lighting and composition styles

Brief discussion amongst the group before participants approach strangers (in their teams) on the street to take their portrait

Peter will be on hand working with teams and their subjects to provide advice to ensure successful portraits

3.30pm – 5:30pm

Head back to the Leica Studio

Review the day’s work discussing successes and difficulties

Attendees choose their three best street portraits from the day to review and critique from each attendee

Discuss post editing processes to ensure everyone achieves maximum results with their portraits

Brief Q&A

Workshop ends

Ort der Durchführung der Veranstaltung

Leica UK