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

09th Oct, 2020 - AVAILABLE

Tutored by Adrian Beasley and

£199.00 pp (£238.80 inc vat)

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"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, 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.  Crossing the Thames, we will head to City Hall and the South Bank to Tate Modern.

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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

At a Glance

  • Tutored By
  • Exertion
    Easy
  • Included
    • TUITION BY ADRIAN BEASLEY
    • COPY OF 'CONCRETE' BY WILLIAM HALL & LEONARD KOREN
  • Excluded
    • TRAVEL
    • MEALS
    • INSURANCE
  • Duration 1 Day Workshops
  • Tour Code BLA07
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 B&W film on my trusty Mamiya 7 cemented the attraction (pun intended).  I especially enjoyed exaggerating convergence and seeking the geometry 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.

This one-day B&W 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.  Crossing the Thames we head to City Hall and the South Bank to Tate Modern.  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.

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.

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!

4.8/5

Independent Feedback based on 12 verified reviews

Will - 12th Oct, 2019

a hugely stimulating day in the City of London photographing brutalist and modern buildings in B&W and then exploring the additional possibilities within Lightroom. Big shout for Adrian!

Peter - 11th Oct, 2019

As usual with Light and Land a well organised day presented by a very enthusiastic leader in Adrian Beasley. His love of architecture and monochromatic processing is infectious such that you try to emulate his techniques. This day is an excellent add on to Adrian’s Adobe Lightroom presentations. Thoroughly enjoyed my day amongst “the bling” of London’s finance district.

Andy - 10th Oct, 2019

An excellent day in London. Arian took us to the best locations and provided the tips to get the images. Then showed how quick post processing can be to make the image become much more. Now hooked on Black and White.

Penny - 10th Oct, 2019

I think 7 people is too many for x 1 tutor.

Neil - 9th Oct, 2019

Pleasant company, a knowledgeable leader in Adrian, kind weather..what more can you ask for. An enjoyable day out concentrating on Black & White photography with some processing tips thrown in. On this evidence I’d thoroughly recommend both Adrian Beasley as course leader and Light & Land as an organisation.

Bob - 9th Oct, 2019

Excellent day's workshop. Adrian is a very good leader, very knowledgeable about black and white photography and very willing to share his knowledge.

9th Oct, 2019

Adrian couldn't have been a better guide and tutor for the day.

27th May, 2019

A good day all round. Well mixed group of students in terms of experience and variety of images being manipulated. However much you think you know a product, lightroom say, you can always learn more especially with a good teacher like Adrian Beasley. Certainly would recommend this day workshop with Adrian to anyone who wishes to move into Black and white print processing.

Jerry - 24th May, 2019

Adrian's workshops are always brilliant. I've attended several now, learned a lot, and it's always interesting as well to see what the others in the group are doing.

Janine - 17th May, 2019

Adrian is an excellent workshop leader. Well prepared, very responsive to each individual and their needs. He makes the technical accessible, interesting and useful and his 'book of the workshop' is excellent - helps one relax during the dat and also useful afterwards. I enjoyed the day and came away with two high quality prints. Thank you.

Vanessa - 17th May, 2019

Excellent trainer - Clear information given in a friendly informal way. Really enjoyed it - learnt lots of new things to now put into practice. Many thanks

Jonathan - 17th May, 2019

Informative, useful, and the perfect level for me. Helped me take my next photographic steps. Adrian is fantastic.

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