WITH jeff & Sarah G Ascough
Are you a newcomer to street photography who wants to overcome your fear of shooting strangers? Maybe you've been shooting for years and have got stuck in a rut and need a creative shot in the arm? Or are you someone that just wants to go out shooting for the sheer fun and enjoyment? Spend a day with us and IMPROVE YOUR CONFIDENCE by seeing how we shoot strangers in a non-confrontational, relaxed and easy way. LEARN THE TECHNIQUES that we use to help us work quickly and effectively and without thinking about the camera. DISCOVER THE WAYS we use light and composition to make our street photographs stand out from the crowd. Above all, HAVE SOME FUN while shooting on the streets.
The chances are you will have already seen my wife's work. Sarah is an internationally published and prize-winning photographer and is currently part of Leica's "The World Deserves Witnesses" campaign alongside Steve McCurry, Joel Meyerowitz, Elliott Erwitt, Chris Steele-Perkins, Thomas Hoepker and others. A gifted and natural street photographer, Sarah's work has been published by Leica Fotografie International and has appeared in advertising campaigns for Canon and Leica. If you haven't checked out her portfolio, take a look at www.sarahascough.com
Would you like to shoot with me or both of us? Is shooting at night something that you would like to do? Do you need help with camera settings or approaching people? Are street portraits something you would like to shoot? Whatever you want from the day, we can help you achieve it.
We offer half-day and full-day tuition personalised to you. Our dates are flexible, so you can choose a date which suits you. Weekend and weekdays are available throughout the year.
What have Tony Ray-Jones, Sir Don McCullin, Elliott Erwitt, Martin Parr, Tom Stoddart, Gueorgui Pinkhassov, Chris Steele-Perkins, and Ian Berry all have in common? They have all captured iconic moments in the seaside resort of Blackpool. Based on the North West coast, it is a street photographer's paradise with piers, beaches, funfairs, a bustling town centre, and a fantastic collection of characters around every corner. We are fortunate to live just a few miles from the resort and it never fails to produce great pictures no matter the time of year.
Each half-day with either me costs £175 (4 hours)
A full day costs £300 (8 hours)
A full day with both myself and Sarah costs £350 (8 hours)
I am also happy to travel, so if you would prefer me or us to come to you, just let me know and we can take it from there.
An outstanding 10/10 experience
Had such a good time and got exactly what I'd hoped. I've learned so much.
I had a brilliant time and learned so much. You made the experience so enjoyable and definitely got me over my fear of taking photos of people.
I've admired Jeff and Sarah's work since I started photography. It was an absolute thrill to learn from them.
JAI X (SINGAPORE)
It was great learning from you again and to see how you seek photos and work scenes. I have again plenty of new things to experiment with.
You put me at ease straight away and helped me get out of my photography comfort zone.