Today Bill led a workshop on street photography and portraiture for Tideswell Living History Group. Members of the group learnt skills and principles to enable them to take street scenes of everyday life in Tideswell and district and portraits of oral history interviewees.
The day was divided in two – the morning on street photography and the afternoon on portraiture. Each began with a presentation on ethics, composition and lighting with examples from my own work and that of others. Participants then practised the photography skills on Tideswell’s streets and with each other. Practise sessions were followed by each participant talking through three examples of their shots with feedback from others.
Example of the fantastic street photographs taken by the participants can be seen on Tideswell Tales. Everyone took great photos of Tideswell and some great portraits of each other. I look forward to seeing the further results of their work in the future.