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Date & Time: Wednesday 6th November 2019 // 9.30am start, 6pm finish.

Venue: Oaxaca, Mexico. We will email you the venue location upon booking.

This workshop will centre on finding and refining your own style and visual fingerprint as a photographer with a focus on Documentary Wedding Photography and Street Photography Influences.

The workshop will cover four stages:

STAGE ONE: Philosophies & Approach

· The choices you make before you start to shoot.
· Creating your ruleset
· Deciding who you are as a photographer
· Exploring external influences (e.g. Street Photography)
· Laying the foundations of your visual fingerprint

STAGE TWO: The Technical

· Gear decisions and setup
· Light and composition
· Shooting Documentary
· Taking influences from Street Photography
· Consistency of shooting throughout the day

STAGE THREE: Realising Your Philosophies in Practice.

· Having a point of view in your photography
· Injecting your personality and sense of humour into a photograph
· Finding the story to present to the couple
· Bringing together your visual fingerprint
· Choosing what to present to the public.

STAGE FOUR: Street Walk

· Street Walk around Oaxaca exploring and discussing street shooting opportunities and how they can translate to wedding photography.
· Q&A Session

Documentary Wedding Photography Masterclass

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Who’s it for?

Whether well established or newer to the wedding industry this workshop is for anyone looking to improve their documentary wedding photography and find or refine their identity as wedding photographers. There will be a combination of actionable advice and a street photography walk around Oaxaca as part of the session.

What will you need to bring?

Plenty of questions (alongside the Q&A you can ask us questions at any time) and something to write notes on.

Please bring the camera and lenses you normally shoot with for the street walk (we recommend bringing a 35mm or equivalent / similar lens if you have one available!)

How much? 400 USD

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KIND WORDS FROM PREVIOUS ATTENDEES

“I was several years into the wedding photography business when I booked a seat at Dom and Liam’s Masterclass. I guess you could say I felt a bit stuck, doing the same things and safe shots over and over again. So when I discovered their work, it was a huge inspiration – and, long story short, so was their workshop. Their work impresses with on point storytelling and shows the well trained eye of talented street photographers and a unique sense of humour (which is, let’s face it, pretty rare in wedding photography). In their workshop, Dom and Liam shared their development as documentary photographers with us, as well as their photography techniques and their elaborate and deep work ethics and mindsets. It was a workshop not about ego, but about documenting truth, the art of spontaneity and the beauty of real moments and real people, filled with hands-on advice for any questions we might have had. Last but not least: Dom and Liam are not only one of the most innovative and talented wedding journalists out there, they are also truly lovely souls. Attending their workshop gave me the kick in the ass I needed and a fresh and unique perspective on a very traditional photography genre. Thinking about going to their workshop? Just have a look at their work, guys. Yep. Go.” – Juliana Socher

 

“An amazing day spent with the very friendly Dom & Liam, exploring their unique style/approach and it’s application to weddings. To sum up the day: practical, thought provoking, down to earth & inspirational.” – Sara Kirkham

 

“I’ve been a big fan of Dom and Liam’s work since I first started in the industry. In my mind when it comes to creative compositions capturing moments and using available light there is no one better. Learning their ethos and their thought process behind some of their most iconic images was fascinating. They were completely open and honest with us, not holding anything back. After running through their approach we jumped into the technical and a critique of our own work which was golden as we left with some really solid steps of how we could take our documentary work to the next level. And it I mention it was a barrel of loves and got to meet loads of awesome photographers? I had a wedding the day after the workshop and I lost count of the times I heard Liam’s voice in my head going “Birds!” and “Face Tumour” (you’ll have to attend their workshop to appreciate these) which goes to show the positive impact they’re already having on how I work.” – Matt Badenoch

 

“Literally the second scrap that, mili-second I saw that the awesome Digitalab were hosting a workshop with the completely awesome York Place Studios, I sent an email starting with HELL YES! I could not wait to literally dive head first into the sea of knowledge that these guys would pour out. And pour out it did. Dom and Liam were so open, so honest, and so bloody frank that you could not come away from the day without feeling inspired, mesmerised, and honestly – a bit shaken up. I’m literally looking at the world a bit different now. Looking to find the comedy, the moment, the light, the strangeness that is all around and thinking differently about I can capture all of that in JUST ONE FRAME. And if that wasn’t enough, bloody hell – there were Krispy Kreme donuts, a wicked buffet lunch (I love my food), a Fuji man on hand to answer all our techno questions, the lovely Matt to talk moving pictures and the awesome Digitalab team to show off their awesome lab. All in one day. Bonkers! Oh – and we enjoyed a lovely meal and drinkies after because the entire team were just so ace, we didn’t want to go home! So – if you’re thinking of attending a workshop this year and you’re remotely interested in documentary photography (REAL documentary photography) – then you should totally book this one. You can tell how amazing it was because I literally used the word ‘literally’ a hundred times in this review. Amazeballs. Book now!” – Claire Batey

 

“I recently attended York Place Masterclass: Documentary With Bite and loved it! This was my first workshop as I’m very new to the wedding photography scene. Dom & Liam were able to cater for my needs and all the questions I had. They were very attentive and although there were other people in attendance it felt very much a bespoke and personal experience. The content was excellent, delivered professionally, with real character and a real good laugh. I walked away not only inspired and educated but also like I’d got to know them personally – thanks YPS.” – Kevin Barrett

 

“The communication was fantastic, the warm welcome was homely, the knowledge on display was immense yet the delivery was with sincerity and clarity which was pure and honest without ego, I loved it ….. Especially as we had cakes and coffee on tap too!I was sat there listening, and suddenly the penny dropped, the pieces are starting to connect, and I honestly urge someone who LOVES documentary wedding photography to get on this next time. I have since put into practice many things I had learned and all of a sudden I am pushing myself to create more from using less in the images, keeping it pure and keeping images as close to my heart as possible without opting for the obvious, looking to put more of my personality into the pictures too. It’s hard to describe what going on this workshop means to me – 2017 and beyond I have a lot to feel inspired about. Thanks so much to everyone at the YPS masterclass it couldn’t have been any better! Thanks so much for your time, honesty and genuine warmth. Peace and Love” – Ed Brown & Victoria Boam

 

“If I had to sum up the masterclass in one sentence, I would say “It was the smack in face I needed”.

“An amazing day spent with the very friendly Dom & Liam, exploring their unique style/approach and it’s application to weddings. To sum up the day: practical, thought provoking, down to earth & inspirational.” – Sara Kirkham

 

This might sound odd, but I have gained the most from the workshop during the few days afterwards. It wasn’t until I stepped back, digested the information, and thought about the key messages for my work, that I understood the difference between good, bad, and amazing photographs. I took a lot away with me, and it all starts with the ability to critique a photograph. Having the ability to see my mistakes, is the catalyst to improve and grow as a photographer. If you’re wanting to improve your documentary wedding photography, this masterclass is the kick up the ass you need!” – Steve Chaplin