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  Saturday 5th and Sunday 6th July We still have some places on our Street Photography workshop. Some of the most iconic street pictures ever made were shot on black and white film. If you are a modern digital photographer this workshop is going to take you back to basics and put flesh on the…

  It’s all very fashionable again.   My heroes during my formative years were well known for their Street Photography even if they made a living from documentary or journalism.  In the seventies Susan Sontag put the practice into question, theorising about the connections between photography and voyeurism and suggesting the act of photographing was…

The Alchemist’s Workshop is at Grizedale Visitor Centre in the heart of The English Lake District.  All workshops are led by Steven Taylor and are approved and supported by Ilford Photo.   Steven has been a professional photographer for 37 years and throughout maintained a fine art practice using black and white film and darkroom processes….

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  • Alex KilbeeJanuary 9, 2014 - 11:12 am

    Thinking I might take one of your workshops to celebrate my impending 40th later this year.

    Though it’s after September, so please pass on any dates as soon as you’ve penciled them in.
    Quite keen on doing a bit of large format again….ReplyCancel

  • steveJanuary 9, 2014 - 4:15 pm

    What do you fancy Alex?ReplyCancel

  I put this picture on a forum for Photographers the other day and one of my colleagues, who’s work I admire, made a comment that made me think. There are people who think that our way of working is about grabbing images, some even think that it’s the same as candid photography and that we “snap”…

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  • GuyFebruary 18, 2013 - 4:07 pm

    Its a stunning image Steven as is the next one. A great article too. The lighting is extraordinaryReplyCancel

  • Sanibel Wedding PhotographyFebruary 22, 2013 - 9:25 am

    This is just beautiful. What a gorgeous bride! Stylish and elegance – love it!ReplyCancel

  • David BurkeMarch 8, 2013 - 5:24 pm

    Great capture and all three work well together. Nice one.ReplyCancel

  • Colin NichollsApril 11, 2013 - 10:05 pm

    Great images and a great article to go along side it!

    Thanks for sharing!ReplyCancel

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