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London photo workshop through Barcelona Photography Tours

2024 Street Photography Workshops in London and Barcelona

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New street photography workshops for 2024 in Barcelona and London: By popular demand and now long overdue, we are proud to announce 2 new itineraries specifically designed with the street photographer in mind. With a mix of dynamic and multicultural societies, modern and traditional influences, unique backgrounds and iconic locations, London and Barcelona form part of our ‘Soul of the Streets” series. These itineraries are led by Laurie Cohen through Photo Workshop Adventures – our affiliate with over 100 photo adventures in more that 40 countries. With an intimate knowledge of both cities and having lived in each for over 15 years, Laurie will expertly guide you through the fabric of society while introducing you to the exciting world of street photography.

A skateboarder in the Raval on a Barcelona photography workshop

As in other genres of photography, street photography presents it’s own unique challenges. As well as overcoming your fears in photographing strangers out on the street, you will become accustomed to using speed, stealth, and predicting how a scene will unfold in order to maximise your success rate. Often associated with Modernist structures created by Catalan architect, Antoni Gaudi, Barcelona offers so much more than just it’s magnificent architecture. Narrow, winding streets, open plazas, pedestrian boulevards and exciting markets offer the avid street photographer ample photo opportunities. The unique aspect to photographing the locals in Barcelona, is how much more accepted it is compared to some other European cities.

Barcelona photography workshop on street photography in the BorneBarcelona is a city of contrasts, where old meets new, and tradition blends with innovation. Embrace the chaos of the city streets, the hustle and bustle of the markets, and the vibrant energy of the people. Look for moments of spontaneity and authenticity that capture the essence of daily life in Barcelona. Wandering through the various neighbourhoods, you will discover how each district has it’s own unique footprint. From tattoo-clad skateboarders roaming the Raval, to young couples romancing in the Gothic Quarter, to the elite wandering the wide open boulevards of the Eixample, from a street photographer’s perspective, Barcelona has it all. Our time together consists of shooting this exciting genre in one of Europe’s premier locations. Combined with fun, inspiration, and amazing cuisine, the result is a fully immersive experience.

Barcelona workshop dates are:
September 7-12, 2024
September 6-11, 2025

Designed to run back-to-back with Barcelona or as an individual workshop, our London 6-day photo adventure forms part of our “Soul of the Streets” series, and is designed specifically for street photographers from beginner to advanced amateur level. Our small group sizes ensure you get quality, individual instruction, ensuring you are as inconspicuous as possible, while allowing you a higher success rate in achieving your photographic goals. From the charming cobblestone alleys of Covent Garden to the iconic red buses crossing Westminster Bridge, every corner of London tells a story.

Street photographers in London have the opportunity to capture the juxtaposition of old and new, the rich tapestry of cultures, and the timeless beauty of the city’s architecture. One of the key elements of street photography is capturing candid moments that reflect the essence of a place and its people. In London, this could be a busker performing on a bustling street corner, a group of friends enjoying a pint in a traditional pub, or a fashionista strutting down Carnaby Street.

London proudly boasts a multicultural society, and it is this variety of cultures that makes London as a destination for street photographers so compelling. We will wander the various districts, picking out our subjects from areas with a high traffic of pedestrians, as well as creating minimalist-type shots of individuals incorporating negative space. The use of iconic backgrounds also plays an important part of our shooting experience. 

A woman walks past iconic backgrounds in Westminster on a London street photography workshop

Being the capital of an empire that stretches back to Roman times, London has an incredibly rich history. From dapper-dressed professionals rushing through the financial district, to the bustle of multi-ethnic, inner-city districts, to the warmth of Cockney-talking market traders of East London, this city is all about generations of people originating from around the world that now call this place home. London, the vibrant and bustling metropolis, is a melting pot of cultures, history, and stories waiting to be captured through the lens of a camera. Street photography in London is a unique experience that offers a glimpse into the daily lives of its diverse inhabitants and the dynamic energy that flows through its iconic streets. London is one of those cities that simply draws the photographer to return time and again. 

London workshop dates are:
August 31 – September 5, 2024
August 30 – September 4, 2025

Our casual format provides a unique blend of hands-on learning techniques and skills mastered over many years. Whether you are a beginner, an enthusiast or a semi-pro, we invite you to join us on a truly amazing adventure of a lifetime! Please feel free to contact us with any queries or for further information on any of our upcoming international photo workshops. Laurie or the staff at the PWA office would be happy to hear from you.