City Travel Workshop – London

In association with Calumet I’m running a city travel photography workshop. This is an exciting, and intense all day travel photography workshop which is suitable for anyone who has a basic understanding of photography, up to more advanced photographers looking to progress in this area of photography.

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The day will begin in the classroom where we will discuss the foundations of travel photography. We will then venture outside where you will be set a series of exercises to get you thinking. Stewart will be on hand to support you throughout the day, helping you progress in both technical and creative areas.

Course Content:

In The Classroom 10:00 – 12:00

  • Introduction – Objectives
  • Research and Planning
  • What to Take (and leave behind)
  • Why A Notebook Is Essential
  • Camera Setting Options
  • Legal Considerations (for stock and general urban shooting)
  • Shooting in an Urban Environment
  • Commercial vs. Non Commercial Images

Outside 12:00 – 21:00

We will choose a route taking in a variety of landmarks and lesser known areas, learning as we walk. Along the way you will be given a series of exercises including the following;

  • Shooting for a Varied Portfolio
  • Learn to Become ‘Invisible’
  • Avoiding the Cliché Image
  • Finding the Unusual
  • Composition
  • Candid and Unposed Portraits
  • Urban Architecture
  • Colour vs Black and White
  • Using Light

Workshop Debrief: Within 2 weeks of finishing the workshop you will put together a portfolio of 30 images with captions, and Stewart will give you feedback on the images.

Requirements: Any digital or film camera. There may be restrictions on tripod use but if you’re happy to carry one around on the day then please bring one along. This is an intense, long day so wear good walking shoes and clothing for the likely weather conditions.

The cost for the day is £150 (10.00 to 21.00hrs plus review of images).

Link to Friday April 1st Workshop 

Link to Friday May 6th Workshop

Link to Friday June 3rd Workshop

If you would like any more information about this workshop Stewart is happy to speak to you. Please message here, thanks.


The Last Goal

26th April 1997 – The Last Goal ever scored at The Goldstone Ground (YouTube video link), home of Brighton & Hove Albion FC (from 1902 to 1997). It was a Stuart Storer goal giving the Seagulls a 1-0 victory over Doncaster Rovers and lifted them out of the fourth-tier relegation zone but it took 14 years for the club to find another place they could call home. Brighton & Hove Albion FC are now in the Championship play-off places playing in front of the largest average attendances in the division.

I am offering an open edition A3 print. If your interested please message me direct by filling out the contact form here.

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The Last Goal Series (c)Stewart Weir 1997

The Screaming Woods

Dering Woods (c)Stewart Weir 2016

Otherwise known as the Screaming Woods, on the morning of November 1, 1948, twenty people from the Maltman’s area were found dead, eleven of whom were children. Many reported seeing strange lights coming from the forest on the night of Halloween, when the massacre took place. The autopsies couldn’t determine the cause of death and after a few weeks the local authorities quickly ended the investigation, stating that the cause was carbon monoxide poisoning. In 1964, private investigator Robert Collins conducted in-depth witness interviews designed to uncover hints about the alleged activity of an unknown religious cult in the village of Smarden. His research stopped after he died in a tragic car accident the following year. In October 1998, on the same night as fifty years before, four college students who were visiting the forest went missing after people from Pluckley reported seeing “figures of light similar to spider webs” in the sky. Their bodies were never found and after three weeks, the police investigation stopped.

English Woodlands

                 Woodlands near Woodchurch (c)Stewart Weir 2015

So far its been a 5 year journey of photographing English woodlands and trees. This image was taken in the rain in private woodlands close to the village of Woodchurch in Kent. Like most personal projects I work on they dont seem to have an end in sight, rather they stop and start depending on my mood. I guess it’s something that afflicts all creative types … the stopping and starting, the feeling of enough is enough and then you wake up several days, weeks or months later and think NO, I’ve not finished yet …