Join Leica Akademie Ambassador, Robin Sinha, for a half-day introductory workshop to street photography.
Learn how to set your camera for those candid moments that are gone in a flash, while discovering focussing techniques, exposure control and the ability to remain calm and relaxed when getting up close and personal with your subjects in the street.
The discussion will include how to ‘make a frame’ rather than ‘take a frame’ with consideration given to how an image is compositionally built up.
The workshop will include a practical shooting exercise followed by a review.
Date: Friday 8th March 2019
Venue: Leica Store Mayfair, 64-66 Duke Street, Mayfair, W1K 6JD
13.30-14.00 – Introduction and overview of Robin’s street photography and approach
14.00 – 14.30 - Review of participants’ images. (Participants are asked to bring 5 images, preferably of a street theme, that best represent their approach. Images can be printed or supplied on a USB stick in jpeg format)
14.30-15.00 - Camera setup with user tips
15.00-15.30 – Framing and mind-set
15.30-16.30 – Practical shooting exercise
16.30-17.30 - Edit and group review of images
This workshop is open to beginner photographers who are keen to grow their skill set.
Participants are asked to bring 5 images for review; images can be printed or supplied on a USB stick in a jpeg format.
A limited number of loan cameras are available on request. If you’d like to borrow a Leica camera, please email email@example.com to check availability.
If borrowing Leica equipment, you will need to bring two forms of ID to the session. The first form of ID should be a passport or UK driving license and the second form of ID a utility bill showing your home address.
The workshop will include outdoor shooting, so please bring appropriate clothing and suitable protection for your camera.
Born in Aberdeen and growing up in Newcastle, Robin Sinha moved to London in 2003. After completing a BA in Photography at the London College of Communication (UAL), Robin began assisting at London’s Big Sky Studios, working alongside some of the biggest names in the industry. His personal freelance photography career began soon after.
Robin describes his photography as ‘people-led’. Although commercially he may move in other directions, people are what he’s mostly interested in. With a passion for street photography, he prefers to wander the streets without preconceived ideas and with a sense of curiosity. He brings this mind-set to his portraiture while attempting to unveil an aspect of his sitter’s true personality.
In 2009, Robin joined Leica UK where he works part-time as an Akademie Ambassador and lead photography workshop tutor.
In 2018 Robin was shortlisted for two prestigious photography awards: The Portrait of Britain and the Taylor Wessing Portrait Prize.
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