Alligators And Allegories Ben Brain
CREDIT: Benedict Brain ARPS

NEW Alligators & Allegories - Benedict Brain ARPS

Event info

These four sessions over a period of several months are limited to 10 places - so book early to guarantee a place (live workshop sessions using Zoom). 

In this virtual ‘hands-on’ workshop we will work over four sessions to create a small and meaningful body of work. We will explore ideas around story-telling, narrative, adding layers of meaning and ultimately how to express yourself through the language, art and craft of photography.

These sessions are ideal for anyone wanting to spend a couple of months working on a meaningful project. Participants who have attended and enjoyed the popular Monsters, Myths and Metaphors workshop and are keen to evolve their work further but want a little more time between assignments might find this a good fit. 

Through a mixture of jargon free presentations, fun practical sessions, exercises and lively group discussions, you will be guided through a range of image-making concepts, techniques and approaches. More importantly, you will learn some of the creative tools, processes and methodologies to take with you on your creative journey beyond the workshop.

If you feel frustrated that your image-making isn’t quite fulfilling your need to express yourself, or you just want to challenge yourself to new ideas and approaches or simply to stimulate your creative juices then this course could be the ideal springboard. 


Session one: Tuesday 05 October 2021

Session two: Thursday 02 November 2021

Session three: Thursday 30 November 2021

Session four: Thursday 21 December 2021


Time for each session: 10:00 –12:00 BST/GMT 



  • Reliable internet access
  • An open mind
  • A willingness to participate in group discussion and complete small photo exercises between sessions. 
  • A camera - anything from a fancy DSLR to a smartphone will be fine.
  • A computer or tablet with a working webcam and microphone with Zoom installed
  • You will need to install the Zoom app.


Benedict Brain ARPS is a UK based photographer, journalist and artist. Benedict practices as a fine-art and commercial photographer and as a photography workshop leader. He is also an award-winning journalist and until recently was editor of Britain’s best-selling consumer photography magazine, Digital Camera.  He has contributed content to a range of titles including; Amateur Photographer, PhotoPlus, NPhoto, Professional Photography and Practical Photoshop. He currently writes a regular column, The Art of Seeing, for Digital Camera magazine.
Benedict is regularly asked to judge prestigious photo competitions such as the International Garden Photographer of the Year and The British Photography Awards. Travelling internationally as a public speaker Benedict talks about the art and craft of photography and finding creativity. He also speaks at shows such as The Adventure Travel Show and The Photography Show in the UK.


Image: Benedict Brain ARPS

Event Organiser

Emma Delves-Broughton


Cancellation policy

Please inform us as soon as possible if you are unable to attend a course as it is not possible to refund any cancellation or transfer to another workshop less than 14 days prior to course start date. The Society reserves the right to cancel a workshop 7 days prior to its start date - please check your hotel and travel cancellation policy as this may be affected.

If you are attending one of our workshops that involves a trip out, please ensure you bring all weather clothing and protection for your camera. Persons under the age of 16 are welcome to attend events but, to conform with UK law, must be accompanied by a parent, guardian or responsible adult.



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