Wherever you are based, contact me here to enquire about street photography workshops. With a focus on beginners to advanced intermediates, I have experience of teaching people as varied as individuals on holiday exploring a new city; to groups of up to 20 people, whether for specific projects to help people delve into their own lives and experiences through photography, or simply to teach the technical skills needed when photographing. I am happy to work with you to tailor the workshop to your needs.
As well as presenting and answering questions, I can lead you or your group on a photowalk, remaining close at hand to answer any technical or artistic questions, and offer support and ideas for great image-making. Any camera is great - phone, digital, film, big, small - if it takes pictures, all good! I have extensive experience using all types of camera.
I am an enthusiastic teacher, full of ideas and techniques that will enliven the way you see and help you to take better pictures. I'm particularly interested in the person behind the camera, are and how accentuating a photographer's personality can make their photographs special.
I am also happy to review photo selections on request and offer guidance remotely via Skype and email to give in depth, constructive feedback.
Bucharest Street Photography Workshop (3h)
5/5: Neal Was Great! We took a small history of street photography! Then got to the streets to start practising. Neal Gave some great insights and we practised with many different mediums. I had tonnes of questions which he answered in depth, and we had a great conversation while walking
- A. Shah, 2019
Self Discovery through Street Photography Workshop at Stirling Photography Festival (3h)
5/5: I found the stories and personal experiences most useful. I find learning in this sort of environment can be quite hard to stay focused but the personal stories and experiences are really engaging and help me keep engaged.
- R. Fyfe, 2019
5/5: I thought Neal was an excellent presenter. Very calm, confident and knows his stuff. Was very tolerant of the questions the audience asked—even when those questions took a weird turn. The workshop left me feeling inspired for weeks afterwards. It really did.
- A. Baxter, 2019
Street Photography for a University Project in Glasgow (2.5h)
5/5: Neal was very well organised and had taken on board our previous comments and conversations re: the needs and requirements of our group. He successfully designed a workshop that was fitting for our group, allowing each member to get something out of it, feel successful in doing so, and to move forward toward independent work.
He was an excellent host: warm and friendly, always encouraging and supportive, and able to encourage our group members to think more deeply about their visual surroundings through relating it to their everyday lives and emotions. Feedback from the group was extremely positive. Our group learned a great deal about photography, their environment and themselves.
- M. Laidlaw, 2019
4/5: Neal was brilliant, really engaged with all participants and interested in what they had to say. Showing the old photos of Glasgow was a really good way to set the scene for the workshop and show how photos can convey feelings/act as social commentary. We [the organisers] were very impressed with your manner of engaging with the volunteers and getting them interested in the themes of the workshop. I hope we can work on another project soon!
- M. Nicolson, 2019
I'm a Scottish-Ghanaian street photographer (+writer and former lawyer), who has spent much of the past three years photographing the streets of Europe's capital cities on 35mm film. A Quarter-Finalist on the Europe-wide photography TV show, Master of Photography, and published in Harper's Bazaar, Vice, Red Bull, SOGO, Kajet Journal and She is Fierce (now Delicate Rébellion), I recently published my first street photography book, and am now photographing for my third.
Beyond that, I have been a speaker and workshop host the Stirling Photography Festival, was a finalist in the UK 2017 National Open Art Exhibition and recently featured on the BBC Documentary Black & Scottish.