Monsters Myths Metaphors0012
CREDIT: Benedict Brain ARPS

Monsters, Myths & Metaphors - Benedict Brain ARPS

Event info

Fully Booked.

Four weekly sessions limited to 10 places - book early to guarantee a place (live workshop sessions using Zoom). 

In this virtual ‘hands-on’ workshop we will work over four weekly 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.

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 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 short course is an ideal springboard. 

Week one: Thursday 02 September

Week two: Thursday 09 September

Week three: Thursday 16 September

Week four: Thursday 23 September

Time for each session: 18:30 – 20:30 BST 



  • Reliable internet access
  • An open mind
  • A willingness to participate in group discussion and complete small photo exercises between the weekly 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.


Please look out for the attachment in your confirmation email, as the Zoom joining information is there. If you don't receive it, please email  

Ben will need access to your email address to enable him to send you any workshop information. We will presume that by booking this course you are giving permission unless you contact us to state otherwise.

Overseas participants - Please check the time of the workshop if you are outside the UK. This link which will help you to calculate the timing of the online workshop: 

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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