Photography Workshops

Street and Social Documentary Photography Workshop : Sheffield March 1st 2023

Creating Powerful Projects Using Street Photography and Social Documentary Approaches

Sheffield is a City evolving from being a Northern Powerhouse of the Industry Revolution to a Innovative Centre for Enterprise and Creative Living.  During this workshop we will consider how as photographers we can visualise those changes using street photography and social documentary approaches.

We will start with breakfast meeting at what was once the offices for the Sheffield Water Company and is now a Wehterspoons. The day finish at Park Hills ‘Streets in the Sky’ which was built and opened in 1961 as social housing to supply a workforce for industry. It is now being redeveloped to home creatives, designers and students and is fast becoming the most desired postcodes in Sheffield. Stewart ran FutureHeritage Photobook workshops at Park Hill in 2015 and then again in 2020.

During the workshop we begin by discussing different aspects of what enables us to create great social documentary street photography including:

  • Building your confidence as a street photographer
  • The legal and ethical considerations of making street photography
  • The best cameracraft to use on the streets
  • Navigating the streets
  • Three different creative approaches to making Powerful Photogrpahy Projects using Street Photography and Social Documentary

Everyone on the workshop will have the opportunity to make some great photography and then submit work to be included a Photobook of the Day. A complimentary copy of the book will be sent to all attendees so you cna see the different approaches to making images on the day.

Stewart has 45 years professional experience, a BA (hons) from the University of Lincolnshire, a Masters Degree in Photography from the University of Hertfordshire as well as a Level 7 PGCE teaching qualification in teaching from the University of Hull.

He has taught cameracraft and photobook design skills to photographers from beginner level to professional for many years and assessed Licentiate Distinctions for the Royal Photographic Society. He also wrote the criteria and chaired the society’s Photobook Distinction genre for the first two years so with his professional experience and academic qualifications he will make sure you have much more knowledge many more ideas about photography than before you attended.

Stewart will share with you many professional tips and ways of making photography and photobooks with you.

If you require further details before booking please contact Stewart on 0795 512 4000 or email on

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