Street Black & White

Street Photography Workshop in Brighton

The next Street Photography course on Saturday 17th January 2015 has sold out, but I have another on 7th March 2015 (would make a great Christmas present). I’ve created a voucher that can be given as a gift.

I’ve been taking pictures on the streets of Brighton for years. People are my thing, whether candid or street portraits, although sometimes just colours, lines or strong compositions are enough to catch my eye. I have a reputation for coming back with something a bit different whatever the event and I’ll be talking about that.

I take inspiration from many photographers, some contemporary street photographers like Matt Stewart and David Gibson, some photographers who just take simply stunning black and white images like Alain Laboile. I also have my old favorites like Elliott ErwittSergio Larraín and Bruce Gilden. The list is too long to mention here, I’ll leave that for another post.

Bournemouth Oceanarium

Bournemouth Oceanarium – click to purchase image

The day will begin at Silicon Beach Training just minutes from Brighton railway station, where we’ll look at some images, and discuss what makes them great. I’ll talk about the kinds of things to look for. Great images are everywhere. We’ll start thinking about the relationships between people. things and the environment around them. Tricks for creating dynamic compositions and interesting viewpoints. I’ll keep it brief and to the point, I want to inspire you but having been in the training business for 15 years, and been on so many workshops I’ve lost count, I know that the best way to learn is by doing, so not too long, we have all day to chat, I want you to feel energised and to have fun.

We’ll have lunch together in Brighton, it’ll be somewhere nice but simple (you will need to pay for your own lunch but I’ll book the tables and see if I can negotiate a good rate).

If you need advice of where to stay we know all the best places.

Arles Photo Booth

Arles Photo Booth – click to buy image


More shooting after lunch and then back to Silicon Beach Training to review your work. We have enough computers here for everyone with Photoshop and Lightroom, although I almost exclusively use Lightroom for my images now. If you have a laptop and wish to download your images on that ready to take home that’s OK too. I will show you all some of my killer black and white conversion techniques to get really punchy images, as well as some colour tricks I’ve picked up. The rooms are secure so you can leave any kit you don’t want to carry around with you.

Exhibition at the Archbishop's Palace les rencontres des arles

Exhibition at the Archbishop’s Palace les rencontres des arles – click to purchase image

I‘m only going to take on a maximum of 8 people, because I want time to talk to you all during the day. I’ve only just mentioned this workshop on social media so far and have taken bookings in the first few hours, so if you are really interested get back to me quickly. I will, though, be running more of these in the future.

So fill out the contact form if you would like to book and I’ll send you more details, the day is £125.

The workshop is suitable for all abilities and ages. I won’t cover how to use the settings on your camera in the morning brief because many of you will already know. However I will be available to answer any question all day. Any camera will do, I get some of my best shots on my compact. I still go on workshops for fun and I’ve been taking images for decades!


12 replies
  1. Bobby
    Bobby says:

    Robert Vaillancourt on facebook. Hi Heather, I intended to compliment you on your work and then I see your accomplishments are quite impressive as I scrolled through.
    Any way you have a wonderful eye and thank you for sharing. I am a potter in Atlanta, Georgia area of the United States. I do not have anything posted on Google plus but there are examples of my work on facebook. Have a great weekend. A Love the black and white stuff in general.

  2. Anna Zajaczkowska
    Anna Zajaczkowska says:

    Hi Heather,
    I saw your post on fb saying that you still have one place left for your workshop on 25th October.
    Can this place be booked for me please?

  3. Elaine Mills
    Elaine Mills says:

    Hello Heather,
    I’d like to do one of your street photography workshops. Would you mind emailing me when booking for 17 January one opens?
    Many thanks

  4. David
    David says:

    Hi Heather

    I would like to attend the next available street photography workshop if possible . Please e-mail me when bookings start .

    Many thanks


  5. Nicky
    Nicky says:

    Hello Heather, can you tell me when you have a workshop after Jan, maybe nearer March please…
    I can’t do much before then, thank you x.


    Hi Nicky

    I’ll let you know when I fix a date for the next one. I should be getting my new website finished soon and I am also going to begin a monthly newsletter, would you like me to sign you up when it’s ready so that you will receive all new dates and locations?

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