The Street Photography Experience

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.

About Us

Sarah G Ascough 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 extensively published by Leica Fotografie International and has appeared in advertising campaigns for Leica. If you haven't checked out her portfolio, take a look at www.sarahascough.com

Jeff Ascough is a multi-award-winning, globally published photographer who was listed as one of the 100 most influential photographers of all time by Professional Photographer Magazine. His images have been used in advertising campaigns for Canon, Kodak, FujiFilm, and Capture One, and have twice been exhibited at The Getty Image Gallery in London. A gifted and popular teacher, Jeff was Sir Don McCullin's guide as he took his first steps into digital capture on the streets of France.

The Day

After meeting up in a coffee shop, we plan to split you into two groups. Jeff will take one group and Sarah the other. After lunch, we will swap over so you get to spend the day learning from both of us. Each day is limited to just eight photographers (four in each group). The day isn't camera-centric, it's about getting great pictures and EXPERIENCING the thrill of taking photos on the street, so even though we both shoot Leica rangefinders, you bring whatever you like to shoot with you!! Just remember to bring a comfortable pair of shoes as a lot of walking will be involved.

 

For more information, please check out our FAQ's below.

The Locations

Each location is a street photographer's paradise and offers endless opportunities for great photographs.

BLACKPOOL - 8 APRIL 2023

In terms of street photography, this is our backyard. Come and join us as we explore the piers, promenades and beaches over the popular Easter weekend.

 

10.00 - 17.00 with an hour for lunch (not included)

 

Cost: £100 per photographer

 

Min participants: 4

Max participants: 8

LONDON, OXFORD STREET - 13 MAY 2023

Fast-paced, iconic and exciting. Let's hit the streets and experience the hustle and bustle of one of the most famous shopping areas in the world!!

 

10.00 - 17.00 with an hour for lunch (not included)

 

Cost: £100 per photographer

 

Min participants: 4

Max participants: 8

LONDON, SOHO & CHINATOWN - 14 MAY 2023

One of London's classic places for street photography. Join us as we shoot the atmosphere of Soho and Chinatown.

 

10.00 - 17.00 with an hour for lunch (not included)

 

Cost: £100 per photographer

 

Min participants: 4

Max participants: 8

BRIGHTON - 20 MAY 2023

Cosmopolitan, arty and hip. Arguably, the UK's most famous coastal resort and one of our favourite places to shoot. Period.

 

Cost: £100 per photographer per day

 

Min participants: 4

Max participants: 8

BRIGHTON - 21 MAY 2023

Cosmopolitan, arty and hip. Arguably, the UK's most famous coastal resort and one of our favourite places to shoot. Period.

 

10.00 - 17.00 with an hour for lunch (not included)

 

Cost: £100 per photographer

 

Min participants: 4

Max participants: 8

YORK - 17 JUN 2023

Experience the finest city in the north of England. We will shoot on streets steeped in history, ghosts, and lots of people dressed like Harry Potter!!

 

Cost: £100 per photographer per day

 

Min participants: 4

Max participants: 8

OXFORD - 01 JULY 2023

One of the most famous cities in the world. Stunning streets, parks, and exquisite architecture. Some of our best photographs have been shot here, maybe some of yours will be too?

 

10.00 - 17.00 with an hour for lunch (not included)

 

Cost: £100 per photographer

 

Min participants: 4

Max participants: 8

BATH - 15 JULY 2023

Another stunning city to shoot in. We are blessed in the UK with some of the most captivating cities in the world, full of history and stunning streets surrounded by amazing buildings. Bath is a place we are eager to get back toand shoot, and we would love to take you with us.

 

Cost: £100 per photographer per day

 

Min participants: 4

Max participants: 8

An outstanding 10/10 experience

DEAN M

Had such a good time and got exactly what I'd hoped. I've learned so much.

ALISON S

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.

KIRSTEN P

Cheers for a great day. Great to spend the day focused on nothing but photography and get my mojo topped up!

Joe B

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.

PETER M

You put me at ease straight away and helped me get out of my photography comfort zone.

Dinesh M

FAQ's

more information

Who are these experience days for?

If you are fit enough to spend a day walking and have some basic technical knowledge of cameras and lenses, then you are more than welcome. We regularly get newcomers to photography alongside seasoned professionals and experienced enthusiasts.

 

Unlike most workshops, the day doesn't have a rigid, structured teaching element as every photographer is different. The small groups allow us to observe how participants shoot, and we can offer individual advice and guidance as needed.

What camera gear do I need?

The day isn't camera-centric, so bring the gear you are most comfortable using. We recommend limiting yourself to no more than two lenses just because of the extra weight when shooting. For lenses, something in the 28mm-50mm range is always a good choice for street photography.

More importantly, make sure you have adequate fluids with you and a good pair of comfortable shoes!!

Do we get to spend time with both Jeff and Sarah?

Yes, and this is what makes our experience days unique. You get to spend time with both of us. We have very different shooting styles even though we use the same cameras and lenses. You get two different shooting experiences in one day.

 

We split everyone into two groups. One group goes with Jeff for the morning, and one with Sarah. After lunch, the groups swap over.

What happens if it's raining on the day?

Shooting in the rain can make for some incredible photographs, but we won't get you wet!! The locations allow us to stay dry and have a great day of shooting. If the weather forecast is for rain, bring a lightweight waterproof with you. We also suggest you bring a small towel or chamois leather to dry cameras and lenses if we get caught in a shower.

CONTACT ME

T. 07545 898502

E. jeffascough@mac.com

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