Small Group Street Photography Weekend Workshop 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 over a 48 hour period across three days — an afternoon, a full day and a morning. 

UPCOMING WEEKENDERS

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Small Friendly Groups

Group sizes are capped at 9-11 participants plus the 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 still have the travel bug and I love teaching street photography in European cities. 

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.

[Worth around £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 approachAssignments are adaptable to different levels of experience.

[Worth around £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. 

[Worth around £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, Kraków, Valencia, 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 and becomes a new fun challenge!)

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! But don't take my word for it...  â¬‡ï¸

© 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.

✈️ 2023 Weekender Registrations are OPEN!

BOOK YOUR SPOT RIGHT NOW 🚀 Do it, do it... choose your atreet photography adventure!
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Seville Weekender 2023

⭐️ Feria de Abril (April Fair)

🚀 Fri 28 - Sun 30 April 

This Spanish adventure includes quirky modern architecture, colourful backstreets and lanes, spontaneous street flamenco, a medieval Jewish Quarter, several vinos and tapas, a huge Cathedral, magnificent squares, and time at the jaw-dropping-shutter-finger-bruising Feria de Abril (April Fair).

£327 per person  
⭐️ ONE SPACE HAS OPENED UP! (was sold out) â­ï¸
OR check out the CADIZ + JEREZ Feria del Caballo (Horse Fair) WEEKENDER instead (see below)
GRAB THE LAST SPOT
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Cadiz + Jerez Weekender 2023

⭐️ Feria del Caballo (Horse Fair)

🚀 Sat 06 - Mon 08 May

This Spanish adventure includes medieval backstreets, hidden squares, a flea market, a couple of castles, several cañas and tortillas, lots of churches, white sand beaches, a train ride, a fairground, and... the main event, which is the eye-popping-SD-card-filling Feria del Caballo (Horse Fair) in Jerez de al Frontera. 

🚨 JANUARY SALE EXTENDED! ðŸš¨

USE THESE DISCOUNT CODES AT CHECKOUT:

💰 £27 OFF (3 x instalments) JANSALEXPP23

* The discount comes off the first instalment. Valid to 14 FEB 2023 ♥️

💰 £15 OFF (one-payment) JANSALEX23

* Valid to 14 FEB 2023 ♥️

CLICK HERE TO BOOK WITH 3 X £118 INSTALMENTS
CLICK THE BUTTON ðŸ‘‡ðŸ¼ TO BOOK WITH ONE PAYMENT OF ONLY £327  
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Warsaw Weekender 2023

⭐️ NEW destination

🚀 Sat 19 - Mon 21 Aug

This Polish adventure includes a picture-perfect Old Town, beautiful squares, a splendid Royal Castle, some wódka and pierogi, colourful street life on both sides of the river modern as well as Soviet Brutalist architecture, and award-wining urban beaches and lively boulevards along the Vistula.

🚨 JANUARY SALE EXTENDED! ðŸš¨

USE THESE DISCOUNT CODES AT CHECKOUT:

💰 £27 OFF (3 x instalments) JANSALEXPP23

* The discount comes off the first instalment. Valid to 14 FEB 2023 ♥️

💰 £15 OFF (one-payment) JANSALEX23

* Valid to 14 FEB 2023 ♥️

CLICK HERE TO BOOK WITH 3 X £118 INSTALMENTS
CLICK THE BUTTON ðŸ‘‡ðŸ¼ TO BOOK WITH ONE PAYMENT OF ONLY £327  
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Lisbon Weekender 2023

⭐️ Side-trip to the beach

🚀 Sat 16 - Mon 18 Sep

This Portuguese adventure includes space age contemporary architecture, riverside monuments, a huge plaza, some vinho verde and too many pasteis de nada, the hilly maze-like Moorish Quarter, lots of yellow trams, colourful and cobbled backstreets, and a side trip by train for urban beach-life.

🚨 JANUARY SALE EXTENDED! ðŸš¨

USE THESE DISCOUNT CODES AT CHECKOUT:

💰 £27 OFF (3 x instalments) JANSALEXPP23

* The discount comes off the first instalment. Valid to 14 FEB 2023 ♥️

💰 £15 OFF (one-payment) JANSALEX23

* Valid to 14 FEB 2023 ♥️

CLICK HERE TO BOOK WITH 3 X £118 INSTALMENTS
CLICK THE BUTTON ðŸ‘‡ðŸ¼ TO BOOK WITH ONE PAYMENT OF ONLY £327  
BOOK YOUR SPOT
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Bologna Weekender 2023

⭐️ NEW destination

🚀 Sat 07 - Mon 09 Oct

This Italian adventure is a special slice of Italian life and includes a multitude of porticos, bustling street markets full of life, grand piazzas, some tortellini and a spritz, ochre coloured architecture, two famous towers, and a pilgrimage walk* (yes, we're doing it) to a hilltop Sanctuary. *There is a "train" if steps are an issue

🚨 JANUARY SALE EXTENDED! ðŸš¨

USE THESE DISCOUNT CODES AT CHECKOUT:

💰 £27 OFF (3 x instalments) JANSALEXPP23

* The discount comes off the first instalment. Valid to 14 FEB 2023 ♥️

💰 £15 OFF (one-payment) JANSALEX23

* Valid to 14 FEB 2023 ♥️

CLICK HERE TO BOOK WITH 3 X £118 INSTALMENTS
CLICK THE BUTTON ðŸ‘‡ðŸ¼ TO BOOK WITH ONE PAYMENT OF ONLY £327  
BOOK YOUR SPOT
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Private Groups

⭐️ Choose where you go, who you go with + when! 

Are you a camera club, a bunch for photography lovin' friends and fam, or do you just want a more private experience with a small select group? Get in touch and we can chat further... You can choose from Gdansk, Prague, Krakow, Rome, Porto, Lisbon, Seville, Cadiz, Jerez de la Frontera, Palermo, Valencia, Warsaw, or Budapest. [Pricing is per group]

From £2777 per group
(2-11 street photographers + me!)

LET'S PLOT! GET IN TOUCH TO BOOK A CALL 

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© 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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