Street 3
CREDIT: Simon Ellingworth

Compelling Street Photography - Ingredients for Success

Event info

The RPS Website is currently undergoing upgrades. Please contact to book a place on this workshop, or call 0117 3164 464.

Limited to 10 places.

This 6 week zoom based interactive workshop with assignments will teach you various concepts to help you craft sophisticated and compelling images that demand your viewers / judges attention.

To be a brilliant photographer, it's important to take time out to understand what 'brilliant' physically looks like.

Many RPS members will have already attended Simon Ellingworth's infectiously enthusiastic zoom workshops on either Creative Composition, concepts such as 'Moment, Composition, Light', Natural light portraiture, or his popular FujiFilm Magic in camera processing techniques. In this deeper dive, Simon; who's won over 9 International Awards; will share his secrets amassed over years with you in practical and executable steps that you can build into your own photography.

Is this for me?

This workshop has been designed to be suitable for all photographers from beginners to experts as instead of looking at your own personal work, the weekly image assignments will importantly expose you to, and require you to find the very best and strongest examples of concepts and techniques from leading street photographers around the world.
(resources will be provided)

Additionally, each week Simon will set an optional practical exercise to re enforce that weeks learning.


This is a practical and hands-on zoom based remote learning workshop that will be split into 6 x weekly sessions.

Each week you will be introduced to concepts, techniques and compositional influencers to help develop your vision.

To embed the learning, you'll be given an assignment to find the very strongest image from other photographers' work to illustrate these and these images will be uploaded and discussed at the start of the next session. Whilst you will be given various resources and places to find outstanding street photography you can select images from any photographer globally.

This workshop will be for 8 - 10 people only and will be the same as a face to face workshop, just from the comfort of your own home.  Don’t worry if you’re not familiar with working on-line the tutor will be there to guide you through each step.  


Please look out for the attachment in your confirmation email. I contains the Zoom joining link and passcode to the workshop. If you don't receive it, please email  

Simon 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:

Simon Ellingworth was a finalist in the ‘International iPhone Photography Awards‘, ‘Mobile Photography Awards‘ & ‘Professional Photographer of the Year‘, previously runner up in ‘Professional Photographer of the Year‘ and ‘Sony World Photography Awards‘. He has two honorable mentions in this year's' Internation Photography Awards'. Simon’s tutorials have been published by a number of blogs including Lifehacker, DIY, Life in Lofi, SLR Lounge, etc

Two years ago, driven by a passion for putting quality back into photography education, Simon created Amersham Studios / Trade Secrets Live which now attracts customers from all over Europe for it’s high-quality day workshops.

Participant feedback:

"Your course has blown me away. I have learnt so much. I have enjoyed the clear structure of each lesson. It's given me a great framework to work with. I like the idea that you can create photos from fairly ordinary situations. I love the ideas ie shooting from above or very low & even using a slower shutter speed. I like the idea of making decisions of what to include/leave out & understanding why this could lead to a better photo." 

" I have found your workshops extremely informative and I have learnt a lot. The most valuable learning point was the structure of the workshop i.e. splitting it up into 6 topics. This has helped me focus on the essential elements of street photography. It was also very helpful in having so many relevant images for each topic." 

"It was a really helpful case of breaking things down to essentials and building them back again into something better with lots and lots of useful examples. The most valuable learning points for me were all about character and narrative, and taking care with the last 5 per cent of framing and composition rather than thinking ‘it looks mostly OK’."

Images Simon Ellingworth

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.



Join from your location

Link attached to event booking confirmation email