'Last Light' Street Photography Workshop (Soho and Chinatown) / Friday June 14th

'Last Light' Street Photography Workshop (Soho and Chinatown) / Friday June 14th


Date & Time: Friday June 14th / 7.30pm - 10.30pm

Soho has long been associated with street photography in the hours of darkness. The narrow streets, the alleyways, the pubs & restaurants, the characters, the revellers, the neon lights – it all adds up to a recipe for some distinctive, stylised work. On this street photography at night workshop, we’ll split our time between Soho and Chinatown, working on both abstract and documentary-style images.

With a maximum of 6 participants, this workshop is designed to introduce you to street photography at night. It will combine structured shooting with coaching from your course leader, Tom Chaplin, and you’ll learn some of the essential techniques techniques and creative approaches to shooting in the evening light.

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This is an intermediate level workshop; you should have a grasp of the basics of street photography and be familiar with your camera.


  • Appreciate the aesthetics of and various approaches to evening and night street photography.

  • Understand the components of a great street image.

  • Learn how to make the most of ambient light sources.

  • Practice different types of night shooting and discover your preferred style of street photography.

  • Practice conquering your fear of photographing strangers.

  • Learn how to work in the shadows, being invisible and shooting your environment quietly and unobtrusively.

  • Learn the technical aspects of night-time street photography: equipment, composition, exposure, light and focus.

  • Optimise your camera settings for shooting on the streets at night.

  • Learn how to photograph safely in difficult situations or areas and how to interact effectively with the public.


  • We meet at 6pm for introductions, tuition and a briefing over a quick drink in Soho (around 30 minutes).

  • Our itinerary will take us to some great street photography ‘hot spots’, mainly around Soho and Chinatown.

  • Our small group sizes allow participants to receive a significant amount of one-to-one tuition and coaching from the course leader, Tom Chaplin.

  • We will finish the workshop at around 10pm with debrief and a Q&A session in a Soho pub.

  • Individual critique for photos taken on the evening is available during the week following the course.