Live Photojournalist Workshop at Major Demonstration

London – 13 July 2018 – 4pm – 10pm – £95

Over 100,000 people turned onto the streets of London in February 2017 to demonstrate about Donald Trump. From Grosvenor Square, home of the US Embassy, crowds of protesters filled every street, echoed chanting turning the usual quiet streets of Mayfair into one big melting pot; the eventual march down to Trafalgar Square stretched over 2 miles.

On 13 July 2018, Trump will make his first state visit to the UK – and one of the largest demonstrations in history will be held. We’ll be there to shoot him – and in turn learn the art of great photojournalism – trying out some professional skills that have made front page images for generations.

We’ll meet up way before any of the action, and give you a quick lesson on what kit to use, where to stand and how to engage and more. There’ll be a review of images that made the front pages in the last protests, and we’ll give you individual tips on how to get shots just like it. Then to prepare you to shoot amongst the throng, we’ll help you get close, capture the emotion of the day, recognise memorable scenes and making sure you don’t miss them, plus bag all the fanfare of hilarious signage, great costumery and a damn good protest only we know how.

So come join us – places are strictly limited as we do lots of 1-on-1 tuition – and capture some shots that will make the front pages worldwide. We’ll even submit the best of the day to the news wires and hope it’s our name on the footer.

Photos tend to organize chaos, to define what we're doing here. It is essential that individuals' voices depict the world around us, as we are increasingly controlled by large institutions, large companies and large systems.

— Martin Parr

What you'll learn ...

All too often, pictures of protests tend to be taken far away, lack focus and impact. On our workshop, we’ll give you all the skills you need to take professional quality images you won’t believe you could take. Specifically, we’ll

  • Guide you inside the protest and show you how to position yourself to get the best shots
  • Give you techniques on how to be invisible; so you capture authentic scenes with plenty of emotion
  • Learn how to predict what will happen, and zone in on the most memorable scenes of the demonstration
  • Equip you with tons of great (and bad) examples of protest photography, so you aim high and shoot the best work you can
  • Pre plan your kit list, which lenses work best, using fill flash and all the technicalities so you’re concentrating on the shot, not your f stop
  • Work with you 1-on-1 during the demonstration to give you tailored tuition, review your work on the fly and suggest improvements
  • Have a final review of your best shots afterwards with a glass of something cold

"It takes a lot of imagination to be a good photographer. You need less imagination to be a painter because you can invent things. But in photography everything is so ordinary; it takes a lot of looking before you learn to see the extraordinary."

— David Bailey

How to book ...

Since most of our tuition will be live, we’ve only got limited spaces for the day. If you want to join us on this historic day, simply click the ‘BOOK NOW’ button below – or if you have a question, click the ‘MAKE ENQUIRY’  – or drop us a line to [email protected] and we’ll get straight back to you.

Remember almost all of the techniques we’ll show you aren’t techy, so if you haven’t used your camera in a while, no worries! You’ll still get great shots!