This event is part of the Redeye Academy programme, set up to support photographers at any level, particularly enthusiasts and non-professionals, who would like to develop their technical abilities and create photography that has more meaning and expression. Whether you consider yourself an amateur or enthusiast Redeye Academy aims to give you the best available training, development and support in contemporary photography. 


Street Photography: An introduction is a full day workshop that will guide you through the fundamentals of street photography. Street photography is one of the most difficult genres of photography to master because your subjects and the conditions are so unpredictable. From dealing with strangers to creating a visual narrative, professional photographer David Nightingale, and guest speaker Ed Swinden will guide you through key techniques to give you the confidence to start shooting.  


Who is it for?

The workshop is aimed at anyone, particularly beginners, who would like to gain a better understanding of street photography.

Workshop Contents

This workshop will include a 2-3 hour shoot where students will have the opportunity to practice the techniques discussed during the morning session.

  • An introduction to street photography: genres, styles, history and examples
  • Dealing with strangers
  • Street photography versus street portraiture
  • Equipment choices
  • Camera settings (Exposure, Zone focusing, etc)
  • Framing & composition
  • Anticipating action
  • Creating a visual narrative
  • The legal rights of the photographer in the UK

About the Speakers

Chromasia Training Limited is a photographic and post-production training company, specialising in online photography and Photoshop training, one-to-one tuition, and the delivery of high-quality workshops around the world. Run by internationally acclaimed, award-winning photographer and instructor David Nightingale and his wife Libby Nightingale, Chromasia's recent clients include the Bahamas Ministry of Tourism, the Dubai International Financial Centre, Arts Council England, Sony UK, and Sony Middle East and Africa. David is also a Fujifilm X-Photographer, a brand ambassador for their X-Series cameras and lenses.

The Chromasia photoblog has received numerous nominations and awards including Winner of the Most Popular Photoblog category in the 2008 Photoblog Awards and Best European Photoblog in the 2007 Photoblog Awards. Chromasia believes in the intelligent application of photo enhancing techniques and brings to their students, not only the technical skills to create stunning images, but also the discerning eye and critical judgement of what is needed to improve an image.

Ed Swinden

Ed Swinden is an award-winning former journalist, a writer and multimedia artist. He began his career in advertising before working for various print media including Manchester Evening News and the BBCS's New Media team. In 2009 he embarked on a grant-funded project photographing England's diverse community of beekeepers, and in 2010 he won the inaugural British Journal of Photography "Shoot the Street" photography prize. From 2012 until 2016 Ed worked for the University of Manchester, making films and photographs. He returned to working full time as an artist and photographer in 2016, with his first commission to document the opening of painter Lincoln Townley's retrospective at the Saatchi Gallery in London. Ed has been published in books, journals and magazines across the world, and has exhibited his own artwork across the UK.


This workshop starts at 10:00 on 22nd April 2017 until 17:00. Doors open at 9:30.


This event takes place at MadLab, Edge Street, Northern Quarter M4 1HN. The venue is fully accessible.

Please book your ticket using the links below. You need to be signed in to do so. Tickets are £75.00. Redeye members £62.50.  To find out more about becoming a member go to our membership page

Please note our terms and conditions including our refund policy.

Image: David Nightingale of Chromasia 

Related Redeye Academy Events:

Urban and Architectural Photography: An introduction

Your Photographic Voice, Style and Self-Expression 

Photoshop for Photographers

Digital Detox

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