Treasury by Toby Smith
There are just a couple of places left on Shoot Experience's ‘After Dark’ which will give participants the opportunity to learn from an expert how to capture London’s unique cityscape at night, using long exposure techniques.
If you already have a camera, know how to use it and are in awe of the spectacle that is London by night, then pay attention. Starting in Spitalfields, you will be placed in the capable hands of night time photography maestro Toby Smith, whose ‘Light After Dark’ project used almost obscenely long exposures to make the UK’s power stations look beautiful, with the resulting photos featured in a 15 page spread in the Sunday Times. Make the most of an hour long tutorial before being unleashed on London’s unsuspecting streets, taking in Bishopsgate, the city and the Thames, experimenting with architecture and ambient light along the way and finishing up at the BFI on the Southbank.
The course costs £99 and can be booked through the Shoot Experience website, where you’ll also find more details about what’s involved and the requirements. Places are limited so as to keep the group small and allow for a more personalised tuition and discreet street photography experience.
If you're more likely to get your hands on a 99 ice cream than £99 this time of year, Shoot Experience do loads of other courses for budding street photographers and in September there's an opportunity to Shoot Portraits in collaboration with the NPG.
By Jonnie Fielding
After Dark photography course, Wed 28 July, 7.30-11pm. Meet at Tonybee Studios, 28 Commercial St, E1