Street Photography with Julian Hughes - SOLD OUT

  • 2-4pm
  • Various
  • £10
  • Booking required
  • Students and staff
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Booking information

Advance booking is required

Contact information

LU Arts
01509 222948
Tuition, Workshop

Discover the art of street photography in this 4-week course.

*** This course has now sold out. You can join the waiting list for this course by clicking the 'Book now' link at the top of this page***

Learn the skills, techniques and top tips for capturing street photography with professional photographer Julian Hughes. You'll take a journey around campus and through the streets of Loughborough, which offer lots of potential for candid and staged street photography. Alongside the practical elements of this short course, you'll also learn about the history of street photography and consider the social and ethical issues of photographing in public.

You will need access to a SLR camera, which you will need to bring with you to each session.

“A good street photographer must be possessed of many talents: an eye for detail, light, and composition; impeccable timing; a populist or humanitarian outlook; and a tireless ability to constantly shoot, shoot, shoot, shoot and never miss a moment.”

John Maloof (editor) ‘Vivian Maier: Street Photographer’ (2011).

This opportunity is only open to current Loughborough University students and staff members.

Please note that you cannot sign up for individual sessions. Please check the dates and times for each week below and make sure you are free to attend all four weeks before you go ahead and book.

Course outline:

Week 1: Wed 27 October, 2–4pm - Introduction

You'll be introduced to the history of street photography, looking at the various approaches, subject matter and cameras and equipment that photographers choose to use. Julian will then talk in more detail about his approach to street photography and the work that has influenced him. You'll consider the social and ethical issues of photographing in public.

Weeks 2 & 3: Wed 3 and Wed 10 November, 2-4pm - Practical

You'll be on location with Julian on campus and in Loughborough town centre trying out different approaches to street photography.

Week 4: Wednesday 17 November, 2-4pm - Editing and post-production

In the final session (on campus) Julian will show you how to edit, sequence and print work on a laser printer for a group discussion and feedback. You will then select images to be showcased online by LU Arts.

Social distancing

We will be following any social distancing measures in place in the rooms on campus at the time of this event. Any relevant information will be emailed to attendees in advance.


The rooms on campus for weeks one and four will have wheelchair access. If you have any specific access needs, please let us know via the booking form or email in advance of booking.

About Julian Hughes:

Julian Hughes is an artist based in Nottingham whose practice investigates place, its history, its geology, the people who inhabit it and the stories these tell. The chance encounters, staged actions and invited responses from others that take place on his journeys are documented through photographs, text and film. He also works as a photographer for theatre makers, architects, designers, makers and collaborates on creative projects.

View Julian's work or follow him on Instagram.

Photo: Benjamin Bajramovic, Sarajevo 2013 by Julian Hughes

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