Monday, February 6

A street photography walk/workshop in London - 18 February 2017!

EDIT - THIS IS NOW FULLY BOOKED. Please let me know if you would be interested in future similar events in Bournemouth, Bath or London

This is a practical introduction to street photography in London, suitable for beginners or intermediates, given by well-known street photographer Paul Russell (

It takes the form of an informal walk and discussions around London’s vibrant West End (with around 4 hours walking/shooting and 2 hours sitting/discussion).

We will be attempting observational, candid street photography in the tradition of Cartier-Bresson and Garry Winogrand. This will involve taking candid photos – not asking people for portraits. Participants should bring a digital camera so we can assess photos on the day.

Topics that will be covered include:

• Spotting possible photo opportunities
• Promising locations in Covent Garden and Soho
• How to take interesting photos including people, without using a telephoto
• Methods for overcoming photographer's block
• The importance of having themes in mind when shooting
• How to be discreet using body language/demeanour
• Street photography camera techniques, e.g. zone focusing
• Learning to anticipate and make the most of interesting situations.

The most interesting photos from the day will be displayed together online to provide a photographic record of the day (as for the Bath walk/workshop here).

Essential details
Date: Saturday, 18 February 2017, 12 to 6 pm
A maximum of seven participants.
Price: £46
Starting point: Trafalgar Square

Contact if you have any questions or just book using a debit or credit card with the BUY NOW button at the very bottom of this post. (You may need to use the"Check Out as a Guest" option if you don't have a PayPal account.).

About Paul Russell
I am one of 46 international photographers profiled in Thames & Hudson’s Street Photography Now book (the other photographers profiled include Martin Parr and Bruce Gilden). I am a member of the In-Public street photography collective (, and my work has been collected by the Museum of London.
Please be wary of the growing number of street photography workshops given by people who like to take walks/workshops, but have scant credentials or track record in the genre!

Price: £46. Contact to book/further details

Photo: Paul Russell, Soho

Photo: Paul Russell, Covent Garden

Photo: Paul Russell, off the Strand

Photo: Paul Russell, off Oxford Street

Photo: Paul Russell, London city worker

Photo: Paul Russell, Trafalgar Square

Photo: Paul Russell, queuing in London

EDIT - THIS IS NOW FULLY BOOKED. Please let me know if you would be interested in future similar events in Bournemouth, Bath or London

Monday, January 9

Photos from my street photography walk/workshop in Bath Spa

Here’s a selection of photos from three of the five participants on the street photography walk/workshop that I took on the first Saturday in October last year in Bath Spa.

The occasional shower created interesting situations, and the architecture of Bath – with several colonnades providing shelter – makes this a very good all-weather location for street photography.

I think this is an impressive collection of photos from just one afternoon’s shooting… Clicking on the photos below may initiate a slideshow, depending on your set-up.

First up, Angelo Gifford

Angelo Gifford

Angelo Gifford

Angelo Gifford

Angelo Gifford

Next, James Bye (on his home territory):

James Bye

James Bye

James Bye

James Bye

James Bye

James Bye

And finally, Joe Skade (a definite theme here):

Joe Skade

Joe Skade

Joe Skade

Joe Skade

Participants on the day were Joe Skade (London), Helen Keech (Bridgwater, Somerset), Angelo Gifford (Tunbridge Wells), James Bye (Bath) and John Tomkins (Swindon). More photos from the Flickr group from the day can be seen here

If you are interested in future workshops in England, get in touch at

Friday, January 6

Street photo print sales - from £30 to £900

A reminder that as well as limited edition prints ranging from £100 to £900, you can also own a 15 by 10 inch print of one of my best-known street photography images for just £30, including postage by going here: print sales

These are prints that I have "in stock" and can be bought immediately, using PayPal, credit card or debit card. They are digital C-type prints, printed on gloss Fujifilm Crystal Archive paper. Prints are dispatched in sturdy poster tubes.

"I just received the package and was thrilled ... Thank you so much!"
DS, Japan, 5 January 2017

Tuesday, January 3

My photographic 2016 - a round-up in 38 photos

Here's my photographic 2016 - click the link below for a round-up in 38 photos:

Photos are from Weymouth, London, Bath, Bridport, Bournemouth, Brussels, Lyme Regis, Swanage, Wareham, the Melplash Country Show and the New Forest Show.

Unfortunately, there are no Brighton photos this year - the ongoing rail problems meant it was practically impossible to do my daytrips over to Brighton.

Sunday, November 27

Brussels Country Show Slideshow

As part of my talk at the Brussels Street Photography Festival, I picked out a small selection of my country show photos. Here's the 17 I used to illustrate the series. Photos are taken at country shows around the southwest at England, such as the Dorset County Show and the Melplash Show. (I am currently working of a new edit of around 40 photos for this series.)

Clicking on the photos may produce a larger version or slideshow, depending on your set-up.

Alternatively, you can view this selection of 17 on my website here or view the 2015 edit of 41 here on my site. I am currently working on a new edit of around 40 photos.

Thursday, November 17

Five street photography prints - one-offs

As well as my prints here and editioned prints here , I also have a single print of each of these five images. They are available for just £25 UK, £30 rest of the world, including postage. The prints are 15 by 10 inches, and printed on Fuji Crystal Archive paper.

Contact me on to buy...

Brighton church climbers

Lyme Regis seagulls

Weymouth crows - sold

London queue

Bournemouth candyfloss

Digital C-type print, printed on gloss Fujifilm Crystal Archive paper.
Initialled on front; signed on reverse.

Contact me on to buy...

Monday, October 24

Brussels Street Photography Festival

I'm giving a talk on my photography this weekend at the Brussels Street Photography Festival. The talk takes place on Sunday 30 October 2016, at 3.30. Other speakers over the weekend include Harry Gruyaert, Bieke Depoorter, Tomasz Lazar, Nick Turpin, Gaƫl Turine and Jens Olof Lasthein.

I'll be there for the opening on Friday until the Monday.

Photos from the Saturday walk will be here