Our photography summer school for teens is back! 11-13th August – book today!

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During these fun workshops for 13 -16 year olds, students will learn composition techniques to understand how to take better pictures.  Activities include deconstructing pictures and  themed photography challenges to develop their skills. This practical and dynamic workshop is ideal for students working on an Art & Design Photography GCSE/A-Level  or teenagers who would like something fun to do during the school holidays – plus all attendees will receive a certificate of completion!

We’re down to our last few places, so for further information and to book, visit our website

 

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Photography workshops this summer – Book today!

The sun is shining and the weather is sweet!  So we’re LOVING the idea of learning photography outdoors around the capital this summer.  If you’d like to learn too, join us at these classes coming up over the next few months:

 

Beginners Photography  (workshop) – 14th June, 12th July, 9th August, 6th September 

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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. Book now

 

Street Photography (Workshop) – 15th June, 13th July, 10th August, 7th September

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This 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. Book now

 

Summer School for Teens  - 11-13th August

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During these fun workshops for 13 -16 year olds, students will learn composition techniques to understand how to take better pictures.  Activities include deconstructing pictures and  themed photography challenges to develop their skills. This practical and dynamic workshop is ideal for students working on an Art & Design Photography GCSE/A-Level  or teenagers who would like something fun to do on the weekend or during the school holidays – plus all attendees will receive a certificate of completion! Book now

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Photography classes coming up in May!

Are you looking for a fun and practical way to learn photography in London this Spring?  Check out the classes we’ve got coming up below – and if you book before 30th April, you get 20% off!

 

Beginners Photography  (4 week course) 1st May, 8th May, 15th May, 22nd May

The Culture Club Photography Workshops

If you are looking for an in-depth approach to learning photography with plenty of practice time and 1-to-1 support, our new 4-week photography course is just you. Taking place one day a week, you’ll be gradually introduced to the main elements of digital photography in a fun and practical way in a small class group, giving you the time to develop your confidence as a photographer and take stronger pictures as a result. Book now

 

Beginners Photography  (workshop) 10th May

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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. Book now

 

Street Photography (Workshop) 11th May

The Culture Club Photography Workshops

This 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. Book now

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Hot shots: The London Marathon

For the past three years, my running collective Run Dem Crew has set up camp at Mile 21 along the London Marathon route to bring good vibes to the thousands taking on the challenge.  Yesterday’s “cheerathon” was nothing short of epic,  filled with laughs and  tears –  check out some of our pics from the day below:

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For the diary: Sony World Photography Awards exhibition, Somerset House (1-18th May)

© Chloe Bartram, Australia, 2014 Sony World Photography Awards

© Chloe Bartram, Australia, 2014 Sony World Photography Awards

This spring sees the return of the Sony World Photography Awards Exhibition, featuring an international collection of the winning and shortlisted images from the annual awards.

Running from 1-18th May, the exhibition includes a mix of images in  current events, wildlife, landscape, portraiture, and travel – so for more details,  visit worldphoto.org/2014exhibition.

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Hot shots: Sunny days around Southbank

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Taken on the Beginners Photography Workshop, 15th March.  Our next class takes place on 26th April – for more info, visit: www.cultureclubphotographyworkshops.co.uk/beginners-photography-workshops

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Snapshots from the Love London photography workshop, March 23rd

Yesterday I ran a two-hour workshop at  Christchurch London to tie-in with our seasonal Love London Sundays, where we celebrate the city and the people within it.  The workshop was all about composition techniques, and it was the first time I’ve used social media to populate a Tumblr blog “in real time” with all the images the attendees took during a photography hunt around St Pauls (apologies for the hour of retweets Twitter followers!)   By the time they came back from the hunt, they could view all the lovely snaps they took, so it was a brilliant afternoon. You can see some of the pictures from the workshop below – but for all the images, visit www.lovelondonphotography.tumblr.com.

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Hot shots: James Hayhurst-France

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Taken on the introduction to street photography workshop, 2nd March 2014.  The next workshops take place on 16th and 30th March – for more info or to book, visit: www.cultureclubphotographyworkshops.co.uk/next-workshops/street-photography-workshop

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Love is in the air – save 20% this month!

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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

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What we did last weekend: Shooting around Brick Lane

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:

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Our next Street Photography Workshop is on 2nd February.  For more info, visit: www.cultureclubphotographyworkshops.co.uk/street-photography-workshop

 

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