Social Documentary Photo Book Workshop at The Fitties: Friday September 1st 2022

Friday September 1st 2022: 10am – 4pm

This is an unique opportunity to be part of a Future Heritage Professional Photo/Editorial team for the day as they create a feature photo book about the People of The Humberston Fitties.

We have been invited to set up the editorial department in Ms Teakle’s Fittie (image above) for the day where the workshop will take place. You will be taken on guided assignments to gather images for the book. There will be ample opportunities for you to take your own images too.

We will be taking images in both Ms Teakle’s Fittie and visiting other residents in theirs too. You will be able to get some amazing portfolio images as well as being invited to have your images included in the book.

The workshop will teach you many skills of the social documentary photographer, including:

  1. Developing your concept/the story you are telling
  2. How to engage with the subjects of the story you are telling
  3. The camera skills, including how press photographers use portable flash, that help to visually communicate the story you are telling
  4. How to create photo essays as chapters of a photo book
  5. How to go about creating a photo book
Past attendees on these days have gone on to make their own photo books, win competitions and gain distinctions as well as do well at universities on degree courses.

After the workshop you will be invited to submit work for inclusion in the photo book and your workshop fee will include a free copy for all contributors.

The beautiful beach behind the fittie where the workshop will be based.

Workshop Tutor : Learn from Professionals

Your tutor for the day is Stewart Wall who has been a professional photographer since the late 1970s. He holds a BA (hons) in Photography, an MA in Visual Communication (Photography) and a level 7 PGCE teaching qualification in Life-long learning. He is a Fellow of The Royal Society of Arts.

Stewart also assesses photography for The Royal Photographic Society and is an Assessor and Chair of the RPS Photo Book Distinction Genre.

Learn more about Stewart by clicking here

Lunch Included

A light lunch is included and is being prepared by Ms Teakle, the fittie owner. Her garden is full of fresh herbs that are made even tastier by the sea air.

Book The Workshop

The cost of the workshop is £75 for the day including lunch and a copy of the photo book. The workshop is limited to six participants.

Click the button to the right to book your place

The venue of the workshop will be emailed to all participants, and will take place at:

The Humberston Fitties, Humberston, Grimsby, DN36 4HA

Need Accomodation?

There are many places to stay in Cleethorpes, including a Premier Inn that is just a few minutes’ away by car click here for details

If you prefer to call before booking, please contact Stewart on 0795 512 4000.

Shortly after booking you will receive an email from Stewart with more information.

Many thanks