Cambridge. Photo by Sarah G Ascough
STREET PHOTOGRAPHY ONE-DAY WORKSHOPS
Come with us and experience the excitement, drama and magic of street photography. With locations around the country this is an ideal opportunity to take your street photography to the next level. Whether you are a seasoned pro or have just picked up the camera for the first time, we offer a fantastic day of shooting and tuition.
INDIVIDUAL TUITION AS STANDARD
The best way to learn street photography is not in a group or classroom, but by having individual tuition while shooting on the streets, promenades and beaches. With 1-2-1 tuition as standard, it doesn't matter what your level of experience is or what you want to learn.
Jeff has 30 years experience as a photographer, he's won hundreds of awards and his pictures have been published worldwide. He's a vastly experienced speaker and workshop presenter, and in 2016 was Sir Don McCullin's guide as he took his first steps into digital capture.
Sarah's work has been published internationally and received rave reviews. Her first book 'Showfield' was accepted into the Martin Parr Foundation and was described as "a classic combination of finely tuned photographic art with a humorous eye” by Amateur Photographer Magazine.
Accolades and experience aside, we are two incredibly down-to-earth people with a wicked sense of humour and a life-long dedication to photography. We shoot street/documentry imagery for a living and are passionate about what we do.
Blackpool. Photo by JeffAscough
THE DAY ITSELF
Typically during the day, we look at light, composition, framing, and timing, along with effective ways of working in close proximity to people while staying unobtrusive. If you have certain things that you wish to cover, we can do that too. We want you to get over any obstacles that you have when shooting on the streets and make you a better photographer.
During the day you will work with both of us on a 1-2-1 basis. We have distinct ways of looking for street pictures and different approaches to achieving them. A lot of attendees have told us that this was one of the highlights of the workshop - shooting with two photographers who work so uniquely given the same location.
The workshop isn't camera-centric. We've used rangefinders, DSLRs, mirrorless, and film in our work, so please bring whatever camera make/model you are comfortable with. Digital is preferred but only for purposes of feedback. For lenses, we recommend using something in the 28/35/50mm range (35mm equivalent) but a standard or wide zoom is fine.
Each workshop starts at 11.00 and finishes at 16.00 with an hour for lunch. A meet-up location will be sent to you before the day.
DATES & LOCATIONS 2019
We've just finished our scheduled workshop dates for 2019. If you would like early access to 2020 dates before they are announced, please get in touch.
COST & BOOKING INFORMATION
A full day of tuition with us both is just £225 and is limited to TWO photographers.
St Annes-On-Sea. Photo by Sarah G Ascough
"Went for the Street Photography Experience 2018 and I highly recommend it for photographers of any level. I’ve admired Jeff and Sarah’s work since I started photography and it was an absolute thrill to learn from them.
Jeff and Sarah were happy to answer technical questions, such as camera settings and focus modes, but the real takeaway was learning new ways of observing and composing, which you can’t learn from any book or on your own. I plan to use these principles in other genres of photography, just like how Jeff and Sarah have applied them to weddings.
Between learning new ways to see or a new 24-70 lens – I’d choose this experience, every time. And it doesn’t hurt that Jeff and Sarah are really personable and fun to talk to!"
Kwok Jia Xin. Singapore
Northumberland. Photo by Jeff Ascough
"I was fortunate enough to do a street photography workshop in Blackpool and all I can say is, WOW, what a wonderful experience. Jeff and Sarah were extremely hospitable, as well as very open and honest about their approach to photography. I have come away with a new insight into street photography and feel extremely motivated to go out and implement some of the new ideas I've taken away from my excellent day with them.
If you ever get the chance to attend one of their workshops, I would very highly recommend it and you'll almost certainly see me there too, as I will most definitely be signing up again.
Lastly, I had a four and a half hour trip each way from Bath to attend the Blackpool workshop, but I would do it again in a heartbeat as it was an outstanding 10/10 experience."
Dean McClachlan. Bath
Milford-On-Sea. Photo by Sarah G Ascough
"I have had the "Ascough" experience and I can highly recommend it. You will see Sarah and Jeff working side by side, see how different and yet how marvellous both of them are. Afterwards, you will surely have learned something about your own way of shooting/seeing the world."
Frank Nürnberger. Berlin
"Thank you again for your time & hospitality over the weekend. The opportunity to learn from you was priceless."
Alex Abbott. Leeds
Bournemouth. Photo by Jeff Ascough
"Thank you very much for the wonderful day in Cambridge! You put me at ease straight away, and helped me get out of my photography comfort zone. I haven't bought any new camera equipment yet but Louise is monitoring this space very closely :)
I look forward to keeping in touch and I'll share couple of photographs from the day in due course."
Dinesh Markose. London
"Thanks a lot for yesterday. I really enjoyed shooting alongside you and Sarah and it was very interesting to see how you both approach street photography and seek your pictures. Now I have plenty of things to experiment with and see how I can apply them to the way I shoot."
Peter Majden. Nottingham