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

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  • 14th May, 2024

  • £319.00

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This one-day London photography workshop 'Brutalist and Modern Buildings in Black and White' will take place in May 2024 with Adrian Beasley. The workshop 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. Crossing the Thames, we will head to City Hall and the South Bank to Tate Modern.

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

London Photography Workshop - Brutalist and Modern Buildings in Black & White
Your workshop tutor will be Adrian Beasley: "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".

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 them in a different light, many now listed. After concrete came glass and steel and some very modern ideas. The Lloyds building remains one of my all time favourite buildings, despite being surrounded by newer, taller constructions.

London Photography Workshop Brutalist and Modern Buildings in Black and White

The route is just over 3 miles long but it will feel longer! 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 10am, please use any time you have ahead of that to explore the Barbican. The Barbican Kitchen is located on Level G by the Lakeside Terrace.  We will finish around 5pm at the Tate Modern.

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
Tripod
Many of the locations do not allow a tripod.  However, if you are keen and conditions are good, we might stop briefly for some long exposures.  Don’t feel compelled to bring a tripod or big stopper.
Cloths
Comfortable footwear and cloths suitable for the forecast - no jeans please!

We will then meet online on 10 June for an editing session. This is optional but is a great chance to learn about Black and White editing techniques.

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

Using images you captured during the workshop, we will help you realise their black & white potential with an online editing session on 10 June between 2 and 5pm. Demonstrations of a wide range of techniques will help you to explore and develop your images in your own way.  

Some of the topics we expect to cover during the developing session will include:
Conversion from Colour to B&W using your editor and popular plug-ins
Making your RAW images appear like your Jpeg’s, especially for Fuji users!
Identifying the key elements of your image and isolating them
Working with exposure and contrast
High and Low Key treatments
Creative use of local adjustments including exposure, contrast and focus
Toning
Vignettes

Although this will be a session of learning the aim is to have fun while you learn new techniques. You will need a computer with Lightroom and/or Photoshop. We can also help you if you have CaptureOne, Affinity or Luminar.

  • Included

    • Tuition from Adrian Beasley in London

    • Online editing session with Adrian Beasley

  • Excluded

    • Travel

    • Meals

    • Insurance

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