You read it right: my photography workshops are back.
The lockdown measures are easing in UK. And what the government just announced is finally allowing me to restart hosting my photography workshops.
Shops are reopening, the safe distance is reduced to “1 metre plus”, can have gatherings of up to 6 people… We’re getting there.
I’m not travelling yet, even though I desperately want to. Therefore my engagements are limited to London for now. But it’s a start. And I’m very happy to be able to resume the photography workshops. I have already reached out to those of you who have inquired during the lockdown period and have arranged dates in the first half of July. For everybody else, keep your eyes peeled for announcements on my Instagram @fabienb and in the Shop.
It’s also probably time to redesign the store to accommodate the different offerings…
The Photography Workshops
I will cycle through a few different options, depending on time, weather and demand:
I have been photographing London for almost 10 years and I have built up an extensive knowledge of some great locations. We’ll be taking to the streets of this city and you will learn about composition, best use of light, making the most out of weather conditions and capturing the moment with your camera.
The same applies to night photography. But the different itinerary takes advantage of the changing scenes: light trails, neons, silhouettes and a totally different vibe from the busy daytime.
With the reopening of public viewpoints, there will be again many possibilities to photograph the London skyline. This workshop features abstract architecture, long exposure fine art and hopefully gorgeous sunsets. A tripod is required.
Of course the 1-1 Masterclass is also resuming! Frankly, I could have kept this going during the lockdown as well, considering the government measures in UK. But I didn’t want to put anyone at risk so I suspended this too. But the full immersion 1-1 is back. Check this page for all the details.
NEW! Condensed 1-1, lunch and post-work
And here comes the new offering! I had people reach out saying they can’t find enough time to dedicate to photography. So I looked for a solution.
I will be offering you a reduced flat-rate, 2-hours-max, 1-1 session during your lunch break or as soon as you leave your workplace.
I’m writing down the plan and will publish the relative info page very soon!
And AirBnb Experiences?
At the time of writing, tourism is still not resumed and there are disadvantages due to having to quarantine in some countries, etc. AirBnb are communicating that Experiences will start to resume the 14th of July in some countries and later in others (even though their page still says May).
Therefore this remains on hold and I will keep you updated.
updated: all UK hosts just received a message via our Facebook Group and it seems we can resume hosting Experiences in London from July 2nd! So now there’s that too!
All the photography workshops are open to everyone, from the amateur beginner with a smartphone to the fully-equipped professional. In these first weeks of lockdown easing, I will be limiting the photography workshops to a group of 3 people maximum.
If you already are a group of 3, don’t wait for me to announce a new workshop. Get in touch now and let’s organise it together, based on your needs.
With each workshop, you will develop your skills, become better and more confident with your camera and gain knowledge that will help you create your own masterpiece.
It sounds like a lot and I understand that for some people photography can be confusing and intimidating. But I tend to keep a relaxed approach to try and help everyone and get more pleasure from their photography.
I believe that taking pictures is a mindful experience that provides joy and I wish to keep it this way for you as well.
I will ask you to bring a form of face covering. This is still compulsory if we need to take public transports, but it will also be safer to everyone in case we need to move closer (looking together at your camera screen for example). It is not deemed necessary to wear it if we stay apart.
All of this will leave a little less time for the Online 1-1 Sessions. They went well during the lockdown and I have had a couple of regulars for the whole period that I gladly helped and to which I’m grateful. So I will keep them active, particularly for those out of London and for all the extra-workshops stuff like reviews, business help, consultancy, etc.
Exciting times ahead 🙂