ON THE DAY
Dates: Sat 12 & Sun 13 November 2011
Time: 10:00am - 6:00pm
Venue: The Hercules Pillars, 18 Great Queen Street, Holborn, WC2 5DG
Tel: 0845 260 2460 (Shoot Experience/LSPF)
The Dench Diary Live: 'Day One at Visa pour l'Image Perpignan 2011' from Hungry Eye TV on Vimeo.
Peter will email a brief one week before the workshop and be available online one week after the workshop to answer any questions or concerns and deliver further feedback if required.
10 - 1pm: Introduction
Dench will give a presentation of his work in of one his favourite London watering holes, individually asses the work and capabilities of each participant and set the objectives for the weekend workshop.
Pub lunch, probably involving cheese, a pork pie, crisps and a large pickled onion.
Photographing at some of Dench’s favorite Central London locations looking to capture the humour and irony evident in the everyday of English society. The route will take in the grandest tourist spots London has to offer: Oxford Street – Piccadilly Circus – Trafalgar Square – Whitehall – Westminster.
10 - 11am: Review
Dench will review the previous afternoon's shooting session and set instructions for the morning shoot to follow.
11 - 1pm: Shoot
After an hour to reflect on the previous days photography, there will be the opportunity for a further two hours street photography before a traditional English Sunday Roast (venue tbc).
Dench will gather everyone round to asses the work and give critical feedback with his unique and often reddened eye.
• Your workplace may pay for the workshop if it fits training requirements
• Great peer to peer experience in London
• Small groups and personalised tuition
BEFORE THE DAY
WHAT IS IT?
This two-day weekend workshop will help you with your approach to photographing people in public spaces and give you a renewed appreciation for London.
PRICE: The course costs £270 (incl. VAT)
Workshop ticket price includes pub lunch on Saturday and Sunday.
For ticketing you will be redirected to the London Street Photography Festival website
WHO IS IT FOR?
London lovers, capable confident camera handlers, aspiring professional photographers, dedicated hobbyists, thinkers and beer drinkers (wine and hard spirit drinkers also welcome.) This workshop is suitable for beginner and intermediate photographers in possession of a Digital SLR, bridge or micro-four thirds camera and with knowledge of its basic functions and capacities.
WHO WILL BE TEACHING THE COURSE?
Peter Dench was made in England in 1972 on St. George’s Day, the patron saint of England. He shares a birthday with William Shakespeare, arguably the greatest Englishman that has ever lived. Having had the privilege to work on assignments in over 50 countries across the planet it is to England Dench consistently points his lens. His project Drinking of England documenting the imbibing habits of his countrymen picked up a World Press Award for the People in the News Stories category. In 2011 his retrospective, England Uncensored – A Decade of Photographing the English was exhibited at the prestigious Visa pour l’Image festival of Photojournalism, the largest of its kind in the world.
Dench believes photography should be fun. As a student in 1990 at the then Bournemouth & Poole college of Art & Design looking through the books as of Martin Parr, Greg Leach, Elliot Erwitt and Paul Reas, Dench started to take photography as a career seriously. If you could travel the world, have something to say, make people laugh and think that was a fine way to live, if you could do it with a drink in your hand that was the life for Dench. Devenish Brewery provided the teenage Dench his family home. If Dench was good and did his chores he might get a bottle of beer on a Friday night. If he got up early enough for school he might get to drain what the adults had left the night before. He liked the taste, still does. Dench has been combining his two passions of photography and the pub successfully ever since.
Working closely with Dench, participants can expect to improve their approach to photographing people in public spaces. The workshop is designed to show how to shoot with speed, confidence, respect, humour and above all, to have fun. Peter is an expert in creating bright clear photographs whatever the weather often using flash. Peter will demonstrate how to document a familiar London location in a new and exciting way, how to develop strong themes within the work, and how to build a project and edit with skill. Each participant will receive a detailed critique on the work produced. Dench will be available online one week after the workshop to answer any questions or concerns and deliver further feedback if required.
You will have had a fantastic two days, getting to know your camera, the streets, your fellow photographers and the nooks and crannies of the London.
• You will receive personal feedback from Peter and advice on how to continue improving your photography.
• Your course notes will be a constant source of information as you begin to hone your photography skills.
• We also offer other courses: After Dark Photography and Street Photography walks and workshops- see Workshops page for details.