Stewart Wall MA ARPS – Urban Street Photography
28 September @ 19:30 - 21:30
Our speaker this evening is well known in the Royal Photographic Society as a Distinctions Assessor and Regional Organiser. He has also been a professional photographer since 1978, when he started work as a press photographer on a local newspaper in Essex.
Tonight, he will talk to us about urban street photography, which he uses to document the life of humans and how they react to architecture. He is currently doing a PhD at the University of Hertfordshire and uses the same photographic approach to research community resilience.
Stewart Wall is an all round “all-rounder” with an MA in Visual Communication, a PGCE teaching qualification and is currently a RPS Regional Organiser and Distinctions Assessor.
He joins us tonight, on-line from his home in North Lincolnshire to talk about Urban Street Photography.
Subtitled – Street Photography and Beyond The Talk he begins this talk by describing his early career as a press photographer on both local and Fleet Street newspapers in the 1970s/80s, where I would often find myself working on the streets.
In more recent years he decided to became a ‘mature’ student, studying and making social documentary street photography which looked at both the human and urban landscape, during which time he produced a number books using Urban Street Photography as a form of research. He has completed two course so far, a BA and an MA and is about to start a PhD.
In the second part of the talk Stewart will look at how to go about shooting in the street, which includes:
- how to feel safe, and be safe on the streets whilst creating urban street photographs
- best equipment to use
- best technique
- the implications of shooting candid to posed street photographs
- the law concerning street photography
- the genius loci of the masters of urban street photography
- how to find your ‘genius loci’