February is the month of love, so we’re keen to spread it at The Culture Club with a 20% discount off our night photography, beginners and street photography workshops if you book by February 14th! We’ve also extended the love to our buddy passes – a great way to spend less while learning photography with a loved one! Simply use the promo code love2014 on the checkout pages or visit the links below!
Here are the next dates for your diary:
February 13th, Night Photography
During this fun 2.5 hour workshop, you’ll be introduced to some of the techniques used to capture subjects creatively at night, and learn Composition, New camera settings and other Tips to help you produce striking photos in the capital after dark. Book now
February 15th, Beginners Photography
In this workshop, you will grasp the basics of digital photography, to compose better pictures while walking through one of the most vibrant and photogenic parts of London. You will learn about your camera and how to use it properly, how to control the main elements that affect exposure (ISO, shutter speed and aperture) and easy techniques to compose stunning photographs. Book now
February 16th, Street Photography
This 4-hour Street Photography workshop will improve your photography skills, while you explore the trendiest streets in London to learn the tricks of some of the world’s most famous street photographers. Through the guidance and feedback of the tutor as well as your peers, you will be able to take eye-catching images through an engaging and sociable experience. Book now
It might be a little nippy these days, but Sunday’s weather was kinda alright! So much so, it was a chance for me to whip out my camera during The Culture Club’s street photography workshop and take a few snaps of my own for a change. I tend to be a little abstract with my street photography (see the first pic as a prime example), but I felt particularly inspired to try out the Bruce Gilden approach to shooting: bold and direct with the sort of confident swag that meant I was able to get some pretty decent pics I might have usually been too scared to get. And as usual, I went in search for decisive moments and felt pretty lucky I managed to capture a few. One of my New Year’s resolutions is to try to go shooting at least once a fortnight, so I feel like Sunday’s workshop has got me off to a pretty good start – so check out my pics below and let me know what you think:
Our next Street Photography Workshop is on 2nd February. For more info, visit: www.cultureclubphotographyworkshops.co.uk/street-photography-workshop
Although they’re more famous for their work in other contexts, these three iconic Americans were pretty handy with a camera. Check out their work at The Photographer’s Gallery this month – the results of their photography pursuits are not only intriguing, but a real testament to the power of the medium, even as casual past-time.
On until March 30th. For more info, visit www.thephotographersgallery.org.uk
The third week of the year saw a small crew of new photographers hit the Southbank and learn the tips and tricks to make the most of their camera – see our snaps below!
Our next Beginners photography workshop takes place on February 1st. For more info, visit: www.cultureclubphotographyworkshops.co.uk/beginners-photography-workshops
Salary: £22.50 per hour
Location: East London
The Culture Club is looking for a confident, skilled and friendly photography tutor to run a 4-hour street photography workshop around Brick Lane. The teacher will need to have:
- A working knowledge of the history of street photography (including famous photographers such as Henri Cartier-Bresson, Bruce Gilden, Elliott Erwitt and Martin Parr)
- An understanding of different approaches and techniques in street photography
- The ability to teach adults and manage a group of 5-8 people
- Their own examples of street photography
- Strong communication skills with the ability to provide guidance and assistance
- A familiarity of the Brick Lane area
The successful candidate will also be considered for regular, long-term freelance work.
Lesson plans and resources for the session will be provided, as well as an assistant on the day. Also, please note, the fee includes travel expenses.
Telephone interviews for the post will take place on Tuesday, January 14th. The successful candidate will be notified on January 15th and briefed ahead of the first session on January 19th.
If interested, please e-mail a CV and covering letter (including a link to your portfolio) to email@example.com by Monday, January 13th.
If one of your New Year’s goals is to a) be more creative b) learn something new or c) make the most of your camera, you might be interested in the workshops we’re running this month:
Night Photography, January 16th
This evening workshop will introduce you to some of the techniques used to capture subjects creatively at night. Ideal for photographers who know how to use their cameras in manual mode. Learn more and book now
Beginners Photography Workshop, January 18th
During this fun outdoor “walkshop”, you’ll learn how to use your digital SLR camera in manual mode in just 4 hours and grasp the basics of digital photography, to compose better pictures while walking through one of the most vibrant and photogenic parts of London. Learn more and book now
Street Photography Workshop, January 19th
This 4-hour Street Photography workshop is an introduction to the art of street photography, where you get to explore the trendiest streets in London to learn the tricks of some of the world’s most famous street photographers. Learn more and book now
We’d just like to wish you all a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from The Culture Club team! Our office is now closed until January 6th, 2014, so we hope you have a fantastic holiday break!
Also, pick up a copy of this month’s Digital Photographer Magazine (Issue 143) – we’re featured on page 76 and 77 discussing street photography!
Taken on our night photography workshop December 5th. For more info, visit: www.cultureclubphotographyworkshops.co.uk/next-workshops/night-photography/
We’re once again offering a special offer on our range of gift vouchers for our workshops and classes in the run up to the Christmas!
Gift buyers can enjoy 15% off vouchers for Beginners Photography, Street Photography and Night Photography until December 20th.
It can be tough coming up with gift ideas that are creative and original – but our gift vouchers can make life a bit easier because not only are they attractive, but they’re valid for 12 months and can be redeemed at any time.
For more information about the gift vouchers, visit www.cultureclubphotographyworkshops.co.uk/shop/gift-vouchers
The Culture Club’s popular night photography workshops will be returning from next month to give keen photographers the chance to learn how to shoot after dark. The winter series runs from December 5th until January 30th and takes place along the Southbank. Here’s what past attendees have said about the class:
“The Night Photography course was even better than I expected. I learned a lot and gained a bit more confidence with the things I thought I knew. I would recommend it to anyone looking to get more from their DSLR” Tom French, Woking
“I had a lot of fun. Hannah was friendly and helpful and explained everything well. As a result I’d be interested in doing another course” Andrew Ahearne, Dalston
“Awesome evening! I wasn’t sure what to expect, but it was nice to learn something in the company of others who were eager to learn and share their results” Tony, Walthamstow
For more info or to book, visit: www.cultureclubphotographyworkshops.co.uk/next-workshops/night-photography/