Street: Manchester 2nd June 2018

What you'll learn

Course: Street Photography Workshop

Michael Barrow


2 June 2018

1 hour for lunch (not included)

Group Size:
Maximum 8 students

About the course:
Street photography is a fascinating and rewarding genre. Our expert Michael will guide you on taking the best street shots and help you to achieve print-worthy imagery through the use of some carefully thought out projects on this well-organised course. 

About Michael:

Michael is a Manchester based freelance photographer of close to 6 years.

He graduated with Honours from the University College Falmouth in 2010 in Fine Art.

He’s gone on to gain recognition from The Royal Photographic Society and regularly exhibits work around the UK.

Michael is an expert tutor, having spent 2 years as an Artist Educator and he is a street photography fan who regularly pounds the streets of Manchester in search of real life to photograph. 

See more of his work here:

Course Includes:

  • Pre-course including essential reading and course assignment
  • 10am-3pm with your tutor at the agreed location/s
  • Printed IOP® certificate of completion given to each student at the end of the day
  • Dedicated area on the IOP® forum for discussion and feedback
  • The best photos from the day will be shared on the IOP® website and social media for recognition

Meet new friends, learn new skills and take home some great photos to be proud of with this Street Photography Workshop from IOP®.

You Will Need:

  • Comfortable walking shoes
  • Pen
  • Small notebook 
  • Waterproof clothes (if raining)
  • Sunscreen (if hot)
  • One camera and no more than two lenses (widest angle to around 100mm etc). Ideally your camera should have manual setting options. Most cameras (even compacts) have that functionality. Large camera bags should be left at home. 
  • Memory card
  • Charged battery/ spare batteries
  • Money for drinks and lunch

Workshop Outline


Safety briefing

Camera set-up

Group discussion 


Mini-project 1 – a bespoke project designed by IOP® to give you focus and bring out your own creative style.


Lunch (not included)

Discussion on:

Different approaches, sub-genres and styles

Anticipating and recognizing Cartier-Bresson’s Decisive moment

Becoming invisible

Developing confidence


Mini-project 2 – a bespoke project designed by IOP® to give you focus and bring out your own creative style.


Coffee and group discussion on the day

Tutor chooses a winning shot which will be promoted on IOP® social media channels

Certificate handed out

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