ICM & Abstract Street Photography Workshops

My Philosophy

There is no such thing as an average human being, we are all unique individuals with a unique way of looking at the world and the way we interpret what we see through our cameras is, and must be, unique to us alone. That means, whether I have 2 or 8 people on a workshop, my intention is to encourage individuality to allow each person to ultimately create work that pleases them and not because it's what they believe others might like or what Instagram expects! No! That's a one way trip to creative misery and I won't be party to it.

Whether you attend a one day or two/three/four day workshop, the pace is relaxed and the feeling is chilled. We will spend time talking about what moves us, observing the comings and goings on the street and encouraging each other as well as talking about camera settings and shooting. This is an organic process that starts and ends with who you are - what you can do with a camera comes second to that. My workshop is intended to introduce you to the 'how' and help you to see the infinite possibilities of this wonderfully weird genre of artistic photography. 

Who Is The Workshop For & What Do You Need?

You do not have to be an experienced photographer. Beginners are welcome. If you're a regular ICMer, this workshop probably isn't for you as I'll be covering a lot of ground from scratch. You will need an open mind and a sense of humour. People will probably stare as you jiggle your camera around and you will be doing things you've never done as a 'focused' photographer, but relax and roll with it - it's a lot of fun! You will be astonished and delighted at what you achieve in your first ever ICM outing, I know I was!

 

As for kit, there are only two basic requirements:

1) A DSLR or mirrorless camera which allows you to manually adjust ISO, shutter speed and aperture. I can show you how this works if you're not used to shooting in manual mode, so please don't worry. I currently shoot with a 50mm lens but an 18-55mm kit lens is ideal. Please don't bring huge cameras and lenses. We are on the street and the point is to be as inconspicious as possible so we don't disturb the flow of what's going on around us.

2) An ND (neutral density) filter (screw in type for ease and to aid inconspicuousness) to allow you to shoot in bright light at low shutter speeds. I shoot all my images with 6 stop ND filter from Gobe. You really don't need an expensive one for ICM.

 

Below you will find the dates of my planned workshops for 2020. I am also available for private groups in your chosen location. Please do not hesitate to contact me should you have any questions about workshops, whether planned or private.

Planned Group Workshops are €85 per person for one day and €150 for two days. Minimum number is 5 and maximum is 8 to ensure everyone gets the best from our time together. Private Workshop prices will be subject to group number, length and location.

 

I'm so looking forward to sharing my love of ICM and Abstract Street Photography with you! 

 

PLEASE NOTE: THE PRICES QUOTED INCLUDE THE RELEVANT WORKSHOP ONLY. TRAVEL, ACCOMODATION, FOOD, DRINK AND ENTRY FEES ETC. ARE NOT INCLUDED.

Planned Group Workshops 2020
Wed April 23rd - Cambridge, UK. SOLD OUT- POSTPONED DUE TO COVID 19
Sat & Sun April 25&26th  - York, UK. SOLD OUT - POSTPONED DUE TO COVID 19
Thurs June 11th - London, UK. SOLD OUT - POSTPONED DUE TO COVID 19
Sat & Sun June 13&14th - Chester, UK. SOLD OUT - POSTPONED DUE TO COVID 19
Tuesday June 16th - London, UK. SOLD OUT - POSTPONED DUE TO COVID 19
Thurs Sept 3rd - London, UK. SOLD OUT _ POSTPONED DUE TO COVID 19
NEW DATES FOR THE ABOVE WORKSHOPS WILL BE ANNOUNCED WHEN THE COVID 19 SITUATION BECOMES CLEARER. THEY WILL GO AHEAD.
 
Booking - At the moment I am not taking bookings for 2021 because of the uncertainty of the unprecedented situation surrounding Covid 19. When it's safe to travel again, my first priority will be to ensure those people whose workshops had to be postponed in 2020, are booked on new workshops. After that I will release new dates for 2021. Please let me know if you'd like to be added to my list. All booking is direct with me, always. Many thanks for your patience :-)
Payment - One day workshops require full payment to secure your place and longer workshops, 50% of the workshop cost.
I accept PayPal and Transferwise. 

Terms and conditions.

 

I am unable to refund deposits, regardless of the circumstances. If you cancel before the balance is due, I will do my very best to find you another place on a similar workshop and carry that deposit forward or you can nominate a friend to take your place and their balance must be paid by the date given below.

 

In the event of my being unable to run the workshop as a result of circumstances beyond my control, I will offer you an alternative date or a place on a later workshop.

 

No food, beverages, accommodation, transport, entrances fees etc are covered in the workshop price.

 

Please note Travel and Equipment Insurance is not included, please provide your own if required, as I cannot accept any liability for loss damage or injury to you, your vehicle or equipment.

 

I do not tolerate racial, sexual, religious or abusive behaviour whether it be verbal or physical from any clients, either towards myself or other attendees. Should you take part in any behaviour which is deemed unsuitable you will be removed from the workshop without a refund. In extreme cases, legal action will be taken.

 

Please make me aware of any medical issue that may affect your ability to take part, prior to the commencement of the workshop.

 

I cannot guarantee the weather, temperature or photographic perfection on any workshops - they are all subject to occasional adverse weather. I aim to teach techniques and skills that can be take away and practiced.

 

Each participant takes part in the workshop at their own risk, I will give a safety briefing at the start of each session but it is up to the participant to decide whether they are confident enough or physically able to take part in each session. If you have any questions, please contact me directly.

Many Thanks :-)