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London Photography Workshop - Brutalist and Modern Buildings in Black and White

08th Oct, 2019 - AVAILABLE

Tutored by Adrian Beasley and

£199.00 PP / Deposit -£199.00 PP

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"I have always loved modern architecture. But shooting in Black and White film on my trusty Mamiya 7 cemented the attraction (pun intended).  I especially enjoyed exaggerating convergence and seeking the geometary the architect intentionally created.  Developing and printing the negatives with sweeping curves and graduating tones was a delight.  These days I get no less joy developing my digital images in Lightroom". - Adrian Beasley, Black and White photography workshop tutor.

This one-day Black and White photography workshop in London will start at the world famous Grade II listed Barbican Centre, one of the most iconic brutalist locations in the world.  From there we will pass through the modern glass and steel sky scrapers that inhabit the financial district and on to the South Bank, through Tate Modern, finishing at the National Theatre.

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London Photography Workshop - Brutalist and Modern Buildings in Black and White

London Photography Workshop - Brutalist and Modern Buildings in Black and White

"I have always loved modern architecture. But shooting in Black & White film on my trusty Mamiya 7 cemented the attraction (pun intended).  I especially enjoyed exaggerating convergence and seeking the geometary the architect intentionally created.  Developing and printing the negatives with sweeping curves and graduating tones was a delight.  These days I get no less joy developing my digital images in Lightroom". Adrian Beasley 

The process of forming concrete buildings on site using wooden moulds, led to an explosion of ideas.  Freed from bricks, these buildings could be minimal, modern, angular, curved, in fact almost any shape.  The often un-finished “brutal” surfaces bore witness to their modest wooden mould creation with the grain of the wood captured.  Cold, ugly, aggressive, grey, terms often used to describe these buildings.  Enough time has past for us to see these buildings in a different light, many now listed.  After concrete came glass and steel.

This one-day Black and White shoot will start at the world famous Grade II listed Barbican Centre, one of the most iconic brutalist locations in the world.  From there we will pass through the modern glass and steel sky scrapers that inhabit the financial district and on to the South Bank, through Tate Modern, finishing at the National Theatre.  We will be challenged by huge, towering structures of Concrete, Steel and glass.  Our task, to try and capture the essence of these places without the distraction of colour.

There is a fair bit of walking, so a reasonable level of fitness is required for the whole day.  We will grab snacks and food along the way but a stash of cake/chocolate would be a good plan!

Location:

We will meet at Barbican Kitchen at 9am (the kitchen opens at 9). The Barbican Kitchen is located on Level G and can be found on your left, when facing the Lakeside Terrace. You can also enter from outside on the Lakeside.  We will finish around 5-6pm.

Equipment:

Lenses (Full Frame Equivalent)

If you bring only 1 lens, make it a 24-70mm or a 16-35mm

Two lens system 16-35mm + 24-70mm

Three lens system add a super-wide (12mm), fisheye or a long lens

A compact, light tripod that you can strap to your bag

A big stopper or equivalent + a cable release if your camera cannot expose longer than 30s

Clothes that you will be comfortable walking in and suitable for the forecast

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