Wednesday, 5 October 2011

I Made a Film : I Am Hosting a Workshop


The War & Peace Show from Peter Dench on Vimeo.


In association with the London Street Photography Festival

This is London

Dates: 12 November to 13 November 2011
Venue: Hercules Pillars, Holborn
Address: 18 Great Queen Street, Holborn, WC2 5DG
Time: 10am - 6pm, both days
Price: £270 - buy ticket

This two-day weekend workshop will help you with your approach to photographing people in public spaces.

Workshop ticket price includes pub lunch on Saturday and Sunday.


I will email a brief one week before the workshop and be available online one week after the workshop to answer any questions or concerns and deliver further feedback if required.


10 - 1pm: Introduction

I will give a presentation of my work in of one my favourite London watering holes, individually asses the work and capabilities of each participant and set the objectives for the weekend workshop.

1pm-2pm: Lunch

Pub lunch, probably involving cheese, a pork pie, crisps and a large pickled onion.

2pm-6pm: Shoot

Photographing at some of my favorite Central London locations looking to capture the humour and irony evident in the everyday of English society. The route will take in the grandest tourist spots London has to offer: Oxford Street – Piccadilly Circus – Trafalgar Square – Whitehall – Westminster.


10 - 11am: Review

I will review the previous afternoon's shooting session and set instructions for the morning shoot to follow.

11 - 1pm: Shoot

After an hour to reflect on the previous days photography, there will be the opportunity for a further two hours street photography before a traditional English Sunday Roast.

1pm-2pm: Lunch

2pm-6pm: Crit

Everyone will gather round to assess the work and give critical feedback.


London lovers, capable confident camera handlers, aspiring professional photographers, dedicated hobbyists, thinkers and beer drinkers (wine and hard spirit drinkers also welcome.) This workshop is suitable for beginner and intermediate photographers in posession of a Digital SLR, bridge or micro-four thirds camera.


Working closely with participants you can expect to improve your approach to photographing people in public spaces. The workshop is designed to show how to shoot with speed, confidence, respect, humour and above all, to have fun. You will become competent in creating bright clear photographs whatever the weather often using flash. I will demonstrate how to document a familiar London location in a new and exciting way, how to develop strong themes within the work, and how to build a project and edit with skill. Each participant will receive a detailed critique on the work produced.


England Uncensored, will be exhibited at the Perscopio festival of photojournalism at Vitoria-Gasteiz in northern Spain from late October to early December 2011.

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