Urban Photography Workshop #3 – Chalk Farm to Spitalfields Market
Urban photography workshops tailored for individuals or small groups who want to grow their photographic skills while being out and about in a large city. We’ll meet up Chalk Farm Tube station for coffee and chat to discuss your expectations of the session. I’ll also brief you on the basic ethics of urban photography. This is what you should and shouldn’t do while we are out on the street.
Once that’s done, we’ll get straight into the photography with a few streets that are lined with Street Art and busy locals residents. We’ll also be near to Camden Market Stable’s entrance, so there’ll be stallholders to photograph from here. Walking past the Roundhouse Theatre and towards Camden Lock, we’ll get colourful pubs and coffee shops, all packed with locals and tourists.
The creativity will jump a notch as we walk into Camden and shoot at one of the main entrances. Then we’ll walk along Camden High Street, over the Lock and keep photographing through the stunning main street to the Blues Kitchen for a drink.
The streets in Camden are usually source enough for photography, but if we cannot get good images, we might wander into the market. This is a tougher area to take photographs. So many of the market traders are on the lookout for photographers and can get irate if you photograph them with their stalls in the background.
King’s Cross St Pancras and Old Spitalfields Market
We then have a good walk ahead of us as we follow Pancras Road to the twin stations of St Pancras International and King’s Cross. Walking between them gives great opportunities to capture commuters as well as buses, taxis, cyclists and the occasional rickshaw. From there we follow the A501, passed Angel, to the Old Street tube station where we then turn south-west towards Spitalfields.
There we’ll encounter more street art and photograph the commuters at Old Spitalfields Market and Liverpool Street Station.
Duration and Price
4-hour session in London (30min theory refresh + 3:30min walk)
£125 one-to-one or £200 bring a friend
Fill in the contact form on the menu at the top of the website, or, call me directly for a chat on 07796757377
City walking – Fair to good health. There will be stairs, cobbled stones and loads of crossing busy streets to get that photo we see. We’ll be walking for around 4 hours, maybe more but we’ll stop for a coffee here and there if when we see a quaint place.
Below are some of the images from a typical trip from Waterloo Station to Liverpool Street station. You can also see more of my Street and Urban photography on the gallery – Click Here
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