Sunday, April 17

Brighton Street Photography Walk/Workshop with Paul Russell

Brighton Street Photography Walk/Workshop with Paul Russell
This is a practical introduction to street photography suitable for beginners/intermediates, given by well-known street photographer Paul Russell (

It takes the form of an informal walk and discussions around Brighton (with around 3.5 hours walking/shooting and 1.5 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.

Topics that will be covered include:

  • Spotting possible photo opportunities.
  • How to take interesting photos including people, without using a telephoto.
  • How to be discreet using body language/demeanour.
  • Street photography camera techniques, e.g. zone focusing.
  • Methods for overcoming photographers block.
  • Learning to anticipate and make the most of interesting situations.
  • What equipment to use.
  • Legalities of street photography.

Date: 14 May 2016, 12 to 5 pm
A maximum of six participants. Price: £45

Contact for further details or just book using debit or credit card with the button at the very bottom of this post. As of today, 10 May 2016, there is one place available

Brighton is less than an hour from London Victoria by train, and we will be exploring some interesting areas, away from the usual photo spots.

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. And … I am a former Brighton resident who shoots there regularly…

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: £45. Contact to book/further details.

Photo: Paul Russell, Amex Building, Brighton, 2013

Photo: Paul Russell, Western Road, Brighton, 2013

Photo: Paul Russell, Bond Street, Brighton, 2015

Photo: Paul Russell, Bournemouth

Photo: Paul Russell, Bristol


Pay here: £45

Sunday, April 10

Street photography from March 2016 - part 1 - London

Seven photos from March 2016 from London.

Clicking on the photos may give you bigger versions or a slideshow, depending on your set-up!

Stay tuned for more March photos...

[caption: Theatreland, Official Agent, tickets, London, queue, street photography]

[caption: Leicester Square, pizza, fast food, arrows, London, street photography]

[caption: wigs, flammable, Guys and Dolls, theatre, stage door, London]

[caption: scaffolding, hand, hoardings, Leicester Square, trees, climbing, London, street photography]

[caption: Neptune, fountain, London, Covent Garden, church]

[caption: Floral Street, Covent Garden, cone, street photography, London]

[caption: Blackfriars Road, bike, bicycle, cyclist, Nando's, tangerine, street photography, London]