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1-2-1 Street Photography Tuition review
07th November 2016 - 0 comments

© Sam Rodgers


I had a fun full-day workshop teaching a lovely chap called Sam on the weekend. Sam got in touch recently, interested in getting some tuition to help him with his street photography. His main goal was to build his confidence in getting closer to people and develop his composition. I was more than happy to oblige.

We started the day at The Photographers Gallery cafe for a more in-depth pre-walk chat on Sam's goals, some theory and techniques to help him master his fear of shooting strangers at close range. We then set out on a photo walk around the streets of central London, guiding him along the way.

It was a very productive day, especially seeing Sam's confidence increase in leaps & bounds. To watch him get closer and closer to his subjects, without fear or hesitation through the advice and techniques I taught him was very rewarding indeed! Read Sam's review below...

Linda is a great teacher, an inspiring photographer and great fun to spend time wandering London with. I was lucky enough to have a full day’s tuition with her. She was brilliant at listening to the areas that I find difficult and structured her tuition and the day to overcoming these. My main issue was a fear of being seen, and specifically of getting close to / in front of subjects as I photographed them. She shared some really useful strategies to overcome these, and was great at giving me the support I needed to implement them on the street. I finished the day feeling that I had grown as a photographer, feeling more confident and spotting opportunities for photos that would previously have passed me by.

Check out Sam's Flickr page for more of his great street photography.


© Sam Rodgers
Street Photography Workshop Student Review
05th November 2016 - 0 comments

© Mark Olsen 2016

Recent workshop review from a student who visited from the States...

Linda was a wonderful guide and a great teacher; she was very receptive to what I wanted to get out of the course and tailored the material to accommodate. She's got a wealth of knowledge to tap in to; tips from how to use your camera, how to spot interesting scenes before they're taking place, to dealing with ways of capturing intimate moments without being invasive. The trip description was very accurate; Linda will show you around some cute neighbourhoods in London and ask you to take pictures along the way. Linda knows her stuff! I come from a photography background and still came away with a number of great pointers. She's also very personable, easy to talk to, and clearly has a passion for street photography.
Mark From Indianapolis, IN · October 2016

1-2-1 & Group Street Photography Workshops in London
  • Do you want to conquer your fear of shooting strangers in public?
  • Do you want to up your composition game to the next level?
  • Do you want to develop your skills of observation and learn the art of story telling through photos?

    I can customise a beginner or intermediate workshop just for you and help you get the street photography shots you aspire to!

    Get in touch to book a date!
Seen in Leicester Square - Street Photography Workshop
04th November 2016 - 0 comments


Seen in Leicester Square, London during a street photography workshop.
London Photo Tours - Street Photography
01st November 2016 - 0 comments


Was super excited to host a 4-hour London photo tour with a visitor from Ohio, USA called Abe recently. As a Londoner myself, I admit I do sometimes take this great city for granted, as probably a lot of us do with our busy lives and all. During a hectic, working week, where you just want to get from A to B in the fastest time possible, its all to easy to forget we live in one of the greatest cities in the world!

As a London street photographer and workshop tutor and photo tour host to visitors into London, I not only get to pursue my passion (including a free cardio workout!), I get to explore all my favourite London locations, and also some areas in London I would perhaps not think about visiting. That is until I start mapping out personalised routes for my photo tours and workshop guests. In doing so, I occasionally discover a cool new place I have never been before or find a new perspective on an old haunt , which re-ignites my love for photographing London life.




My American guest Abe was great to hang out with. He was just getting into his new found passion for street photography, and wanted someone like myself to give him not only a tour of London and its famous locations, but also offer him some of my street photography tips along the way.

I had put together a rough plan of where we would go, based on what Abe was interested in checking out, but we decided it was way cooler to go with the flow and venture a bit off the scheduled route. We ended up hanging out in the newly renovated Kings Cross open spaces around the train station like Granary Square, Regents Canal, Pancras Square. After that we hoped on the tube to central London and explored Soho, Covent Garden, Leicester Square, Trafalgar Square, then walked down to Westminster to check out locations around Westminster Abbey, Big Ben, the London Eye & finally Southbank where we ended the tour 4 hours later.



Before we started the photo tour, Abe was kind enough to give me little inside tour of the beautiful interior design of the St Pancras Renaissance Hotel, where he is staying with his wife. At the end of the photo tour, Abe invited me to join them both for a drink & food back at this architecturally stunning hotel which was really nice and a weight off our feet! Thank you for the positive review and for returning the hospitality!
Happy Halloween 2016 - Seen in Soho, London
31st October 2016 - 0 comments


Happy Halloween Day 2016 - Seen in Soho, London.
Portobello Road, Notting Hill selfie
17th October 2016 - 0 comments

A West London selfie taken during a photo walk through Portobello Road, Notting Hill Gate, London.
Filming in London for new project coming soon
12th October 2016 - 0 comments


A looong but fun day filming around Portobello Road, Notting Hill, Soho, Chinatown and Shoreditch, London for a new photography project coming soon! :-)
Inside peek at Amateur Photographer magazine feature
06th October 2016 - 0 comments


So, I managed to get my hands on a hard copy of Amateur Photographer magazine and I'm very pleased with what they did with the layout of my double-page feature in this special street photography edition! If you're a beginner or seasoned street tog, and looking for some creative inspiration and pro tips this is the issue to get!

Amateur Photographer is also available to purchase in digital and print versions via their website.
Day 3 of 3 street photography workshops - Shoreditch, London
01st October 2016 - 0 comments
Day 3 of 3 street photography workshops - Shoreditch, London

Day 2 of 3 street photography workshops - Soho, London
30th September 2016 - 0 comments
Day 2 of 3 street photography workshops - Soho, London

Day 1 of 3 street photography workshops - Notting Hill Gate, London
29th September 2016 - 0 comments
Day 1 of 3 street photography workshops - Notting Hill Gate, London

Amateur Photographer magazine street photography feature
27th September 2016 - 0 comments
I'm very pleased to announce that I have a two-page spread inside the latest special Street Photography edition of Amateur Photographer magazine. I offer some top tips for achieving great candid shots and street portraits, along with selection of some of my favourite taken images. Out now to download as a digital version or as a printed magazine!

Paris street photography - Palais Royal
24th September 2016 - 0 comments
In: Travel

Palais Royal, Paris

Out on a wet and windy evening in Paris with a couple other photographers, I embraced the rain! Paris is a very beautiful city to photograph, come rain or shine and discovering new locations, learning new historical info from my Parisian companions was actually was quite enjoyable... apart from my non water-proof sneakers which got soaked! After walking approx. 3.5km into the Paris night from Palais Royal and ending in Faubourg Saint Denis, a nice meal and a glass or two of vin blanc at a cool bistro was well and truly welcome!
Pigalle Paris - night photography
23rd September 2016 - 0 comments
In: Travel

Pigalle, Paris
Raining in Paris - view from my window
22nd September 2016 - 0 comments
In: Travel

Montmartre, Paris

When I checked the weather forecast for my stay in Paris last week, and just saw predicted cloud and rain, I was half feeling a bit 'meh' about it, especially knowing I was leaving behind 30C sunshine in London! At the same time I was also quite excited about photography potential of getting my rainy/umbrella shots, but it all worked out in the end.

I took this shot from my apartment window one rainy early morning after breakfast. The light was quite moody and liked the silhouetted pedestrians, holding umbrellas as they walked up this street.
Pigalle Paris street photography
20th September 2016 - 0 comments

Pigalle, Paris | 2016

Paris’ Pigalle is an epicenter of debauchery with door to door sex shops, peep shows, strip clubs, cabarets, and many other, unpublishable X-rated adventures on the main boulevards. In terms of seediness, Pigalle might take the cake. Very touristy though because of Moulin Rouge windmill.

I scouted Pigalle during the day and then I went back there under the cover of darkess with my camera, as I saw some potential photo wise, esp. with all the neon signs & lights etc. There were many of these narrow, quiet, side passage hotels in the area just like this one I thought were cool to photograph. I was thinking I could never live in this area, never mind stay in a hotel here just for a few days.

As I was getting some shots, I heard the voices of some little kids talking behind me. The older sis said 'Excusez-moi' and I let them pass. I guessed they were brother and sister. As I took some shots, I wondered where they were going hand in hand, alone in this sleazy part of town, and why they kept looking back. But it wasn't me they were looking at....

A few seconds later, I heard another adult female voice 'Excusez-moi' it was their mother, carrying some heavy bags I let her pass by. I remember as she did, her starring at me for a few seconds. I couldn't tell if it was a look of despair, uneasiness and/or sadness but I realised as the kids walked into the hotel, that is where they all lived.
Back from my travels to Paris
19th September 2016 - 0 comments


Well, I'm back from my short 4 day stay in paris today. Booo! But wow, what a trip it was. The last time I was over there was in 2013 when I was invited over to hang out with John Free's Paris street photography workshop group.

This time around, I went solo and had a schedule of places I wanted to check out, mostly off the beaten tourist path. It was September and extremely busy in parts, so even more challenging photo wise. I also met up with some Parisian friends and explored some very interesting Paris locations I had never been before. Paris has so many amazing spots for street and urban photography. I will need to return very soon!

I haven't had a real chance to go through my photos as yet, but I will start to upload some of my favourites from my trip over the coming few days! Stay tuned. Au revoir! 😀
Crack o' dawn over Maida Vale London
09th September 2016 - 0 comments


Crack o' dawn view of Maida Vale, London from my window. I went back to bed afterwards as I can't remember why I was up so early!? :-)
J'aime Paris
07th September 2016 - 0 comments
In: Travel


I am quite excited to be re-visiting Paris this month. Its hard not to love the city and get totally absorbed in the sights and sounds, culture, architecture and old tradition. I will hopefully be exploring some new areas and meeting some street photographer friends while I am there. I'll of course be taking my digital cameras with me just incase, though still deciding whether to take my haunted Minolta film camera or not!

Either way, I have been working far too hard and am need of a little mini break. Paris after all, is just a skip and a hop (well sorta) on the Eurostar train from London, so escaping to Europe is relatively easy!
Seen In.... Happy World Photography Day
19th August 2016 - 2 comments
Happy World Photo Day! An international event held on August 19th that embraces a passion for photography and it's ability to inspire communities.


Southbank, London