Due to Covid-19 Keith is only delivering photography workshops on a one-to-one basis until further notice.
Keith specialises in delivering inspiring, aspirational street photography workshops in some of Europe’s exciting cities. Budapest, Barcelona, Manchester’s northern quarter, and Edinburgh, to name a few.
How Keith Teaches
Keith teaches to only small groups of people, a maximum of 3, understanding that each person’s skill level will be different. Everyone learns at a different pace and in different ways, so small groups allow Keith to give each of you the time you deserve on an individual basis. Keith teaches in an uncomplicated, relaxed, and practical way, using jargon-free language.
Keith is as passionate about people as he is about his photography. It is important to him that he gives you the best possible experience so that you leave a more fulfilled and confident photographer.
This book is a beautiful 189-page coffee table book which invites you on a journey of momentary encounters with others.
It is a visual account of the people we meet on the streets. It is also a textual account of our approach to urban portraiture.
Image and text combine to explain: what urban portraiture is, the ethics of capturing other people, ways of seeing, getting started, developing yourself, getting closer to people and what to do with the resulting images.
Keith is one of only a handful of Ilford artisan partners worldwide, qualified to teach the artisan processes of film photography and darkroom printing techniques. Keith offers a One Day Beginners Darkroom Workshop aimed at beginners but also those photographers who are moving back to film photography. His Two Day Darkroom Workshop is aimed at the more experienced darkroom practitioner.
All workshops are delivered on a one-to-one basis due to the Covid restrictions.
Where are the workshops?
Darkroom workshops are delivered in Keiths' studio which is on the Northeast coast in a village called Brotton near Saltburn by the Sea in North Yorkshire. However, if you cannot come to Keith he will come to you in his Darkroom Van, Dapper Dan, which is a fully converted mobile darkroom. There will be an extra cost for this service.
Why use a photography mentor?
''Over the last 35 years, I’ve wasted many thousands of pounds buying what I thought I needed and wasted hundreds of hours struggling to try to learn how to do things myself when really, I didn’t need to, all I needed to do was to speak to someone who had been through the same situation me.''
No matter how experienced we are, we all need a coach at some point. It will save you so much time, money, and frustration. Keith is offering to share his experience of over 35 years being a successful professional photographer with you. He will save you time and money by helping and guiding you through any situation you find yourself in. Whether that be guidance needed with equipment choice, maybe for a specific shoot for example or software choice e.g which package will work best for you. maybe you would like advice preparing for an upcoming shoot..is this your first wedding assignment or portrait shoot?. or do you need help finding a direction for your photography.. eg ''where do I want to go with my photography?'' With Keiths' many years of experience, he can certainly help.
Who has Keith mentored?
Keith has mentored many beginners and amateur photographers who were just starting out on their photography journey. He has also mentored professional photographers, through The Digital City which is the business arm of Teesside University, again many of whom were at the start of their career but also some well-established photographers who just wanted a fresh pair of eyes or wanting to rebrand.
Areas of photography Keith has worked in as a professional.
Keith has vast experience in many genres of photography including commercial photography, fashion shoots, portraiture, street photography, wedding photography, studio photography including product shoots, location photography and landscape photography. Although much of Keiths' work is black and white he has also worked in colour, which when working commercially or shooting fashion is a skill in itself, especially to get colours right. If you are just starting out and simply need practical advice on how or where to start or need help with confidence Keith can help. If you are a professional photographer moving into an area you are not familiar or confident with, or maybe you need help rebranding or are thinking about changing direction just get in touch.
Keith has been a professional photographer for over 30 years working nationally and internationally for large blue-chip companies such as the BBC, Unilever, Laura Ashley, Mars Confectionery, Hilton International Hotels, Miss Sixty, Barker & Stonehouse, The Co-operative Foods, The Cooperative Clothing Company, Handpicked Hotels, Vogue, Wella Hair.
He has used his experience to successfully run street photography workshops, darkroom workshops and photography mentoring for the last 15 years, earning international recognition.
He published his first book on the art of street photography 'Urban Portraits' which takes you on a journey of momentary encounters with others. It is a visual account of the people he has met on the streets. It is also a textual account of his approach to urban portraiture giving many hints and tips of how to be a confident street photographer. The images and text within the book combine to explain what urban portraiture is, the ethics of capturing other people, ways of seeing, how to get started and much more.
Keith has contributed to many photography magazines such as Black and White Photography, Professional Photography, Amature Photographer, Practical Photographer and Digital Photo Pro, as well as lifestyle magazines like Living North as well as bridal magazines including Unveiled.
As well as all the above Keith has delivered guest lectures at a selection of Universities including Brighton, Northumbria, Teesside, York St John’s, The University of Highlands and Islands, South Essex College, Newcastle College and Cleveland College of Art and Design.
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