After spending a lifetime immersed in my passion for photography, I love spending time with people keen to learn more about the craft of picture-taking. It's become a significant part of my life and I love it, that lightbulb moment when someone gets a cool shot they didn't they were capable of is a wonderful thing. I now offer courses in street photography, getting to know your camera and tintype. Get in touch if you'd like to learn a bit more about photography in a supportive and encouraging environment.
"James is lovely, practical and helpful. His philosophy is that everyone can take a good picture if they stick to a few principals.".
My street photography workshops in Shoreditch teaching students how to make the most from the smartphones.
"The wilds of Shoreditch are home to a number of interesting specimens. The area is mainly populated by the distinctive Hipster, but you may catch a glimpse of a sharp-suited banker or a shot of a fast-moving bike courier as he weaves in and out of the traffic; a rare capture, the gazelle of the Urban Jungle. Join award-winning documentary photographer James Millar for an educational and humorous journey around the capital. Improve your photography skills and see the city afresh. Learn how to bother interesting-looking people in the street for a picture without getting punched, pick up some photographic 'art-speak' to impress your friends with, and acquire a few picture-taking gimmicks to make people think you know what you're doing."
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You bought the camera, have read the instructions, but it’s all still a bit of a mystery. The thing you need is camera confidence. You’ll start with the basics: learning how the camera works. Understand exposure so you have full control, get to know your apertures from your shutter speeds and what is behind all this ISO business. Learn about focal lengths, which lenses are best for which shots, even depth of field gets a look in. This is a packed half-day, starting in the studio before it’s time to put your newfound skills into practice out on (yes really) location. Don’t panic if you can’t remember it all. Notes will be provided to take away and digest later.
The 4 hour session starts in a studio in east London before heading out on location to put what you've learnt into practise. Sessions take place once per month on a weekend. Each workshop caters for up to 10 people. This class is for adults. Get in touch if you would like to buy this gift for someone under 16.
Learn how to make beautiful 'tintypes', popular in the 19th century. I am amongst a small bunch of photographers rediscovering this enchanting photographic process in which an image is rendered in silver on sheets of aluminium.
Visit The Tintype Studio for more information or to book a workshop