Small Group Street Photography Weekend Adventures

Join a weekend adventure exploring a city with a bunch of like-minded photographers while being bossed around by a small person who sets challenging yet achievable street photography workshop assignments, but also gives you the lowdown on how to tackle them and make your best photos, whilst managing a sightseeing itinerary, and hosting group meals making the whole experience such a fun, sociable and memorable as well as educational affair!

 

Weekenders take place in a 48 hour period over three days — an afternoon, a full day and a morning. 

UPCOMING WEEKENDERS

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Small Friendly Groups

Group sizes are capped at 9 participants plus one small Boss, so that it's not too crowded and we get great group dynamics and banter when we're hanging out on the street during briefings and at meals.

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Small Friendly Boss

I'm not very tall, but that doesn't stop me being bossy, but it does encourage me to banter with tall people. I'm a former travel tour leader as well as an experienced photographer and street photography teacher. 

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Large Amounts of Photography

Aside from learning loads you'll be going home with bulging SD cards, sprained shutter fingers and aching feet. But you'll have some great memories as well as great pictures plus a new friend or two.

WHO

You, me, and a bunch of street-photography-loving renegades.

YOU love street photography and you love to travel. You may already be a street photographer or you want to learn. You have a sense of humour and a sense of adventure. You don't mind being bossed around a bit, but you enjoy your autonomy. You have a camera, lots of energy, strong legs (or the ability to pace yourself) and at least one good eye!

ME, I'm Polly. I'm the Boss at the Department of Street Photography and your Weekender host. I have many years of experience in the travel industry prior to becoming a photographer. In that time I spent 5 years travelling the world as a tour leader for an award-winning adventure travel company. I'm still passionate about travel and I absolutely love both making and teaching street photography. 

WHAT

01

City Sightseeing Itinerary

Designed with military precision (many spreadsheets have been sacrificed in the making of these adventures) showcasing the variety of the city at optimum (as possible) light conditions for photography (no actual historical facts tho!). Our feet or public transport take us from spot to spot.

[Estimated value £320]*

*Basic city sightseeing tours start from around £20 for 2 hours

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Street Photography Workshop

Briefed on the street (classrooms are so last season) all assignments have been created to build on one another helping train your observation, composition, imagination, mindset, and approach. Assignments are adaptable to different levels of experience.

[Estimated value £247] *

*One day workshops with me are £147 for a full day but include feedback

Pssst… you’ll be able to upgrade to get post-weekender feedback on your photos!

03

Group Restaurant Bookings  

Curated to include cool eateries, local family restaurants or hip pizza joints for a variety of cuisine for maximum holiday-with-friends vibes. If there a street food markets that’s where we’ll be heading for lunch! Special diets are considered but choice might be limited. 

[Estimated value £130]*

Restaurant booking concierge service is around £5-£10 per booking without logistical research

PLUS

⭐️ Pre-departure Survival Guide with arrival logistics and other handy intel

⭐️ Chance to upgrade to post-Weekender photo feedback at a special rate

⭐️ Discounts and special offers on future Weekender bookings

⭐️ Advance VIP access to registration on future Weekenders

⭐️ Invitation to join Street Social — The DoSP's private Facebook group

⭐️ The very best photos get showcased in the DoSP website Gallery with your IG handle

⭐️ Competition with a mini-prize for "Best of Weekender" 

WHERE

In a photogenic European city with plenty of variety and activity perfect for street photography. Previous Weekenders have taken place in Gdańsk, Prague, Seville, Cádiz + Jerez, Porto, Lisbon and Rome.

WHEN

Whenever the weather is most likely to be the best*. And sometimes when there are traditional festivals cos we ruddy love those! (*weather is of course unpredictable but it's all part of the adventure).

WHY

You'll learn how to make better photos, you'll have saved yourself many hours of itinerary and restaurant research and planning AND you’ll have a great time with new friends! I'll let the reviews do the talking ⬇️

© Laura Roycroft, Gdańsk Weekender

© Eric Chan, Jerez Weekender

© Phil Dignum, Seville Weekender

All Photos made on previous Weekender by participants.

BOOK YOUR SPOT

Select a payment option that suits you. Once you hit the button you'll be transported to the check-out page where you will be able to upgrade to a post-weekender Written Portfolio Review and pay securely via Stripe. You'll get an email confirmation along with a link to a short questionnaire and all the intel you need to start planning your trip.

Saturday 27 Aug - Monday 29 Aug 2022

This Polish adventure includes modern architecture, the largest medieval square in Europe, a magnificent castle, many pierogi and maybe a shot of vodka, a hip Jewish Quarter, and a riverside boulevard full of life.

➡️ SPACES ARE LIMITED ⬅️   

Max group size is 9 plus the Boss

Email [email protected] for payment plans

BOOK YOUR SPOT £297

Estimated total value of £697, but the overall experience is flipping priceless!

Saturday 17 Sep - Monday 19 Sep 2022

This Roman adventure includes the Vatican City, some ancient monuments, backstreets, maybe a vino and a large plate of cacio e pepe, several piazzas, a fountain, cool neighbourhoods and plenty of street life.

➡️ SPACES ARE LIMITED ⬅️   

Max group size is 9 plus the Boss

Email [email protected] for payment plans

BOOK YOUR SPOT £297

Estimated total value of £697, but the overall experience is flipping priceless!

© Kat Saradinova, Porto Weekender

© Carl Glancey, Seville Weekender

© Bettina Brunswig, Lisbon Weekender

All Photos made on previous Weekender by participants.

In case you have questions, I have answers...

All Weekenders are Carbon Neutral!

Yep, I pledge to plant 10 trees to offset every Weekender.

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2023 Weekenders Coming Up!

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