Photographing the City is a new series of courses I’ll be teaching at the Mary Ward Centre but with the learning mostly taking place on location. The first of these one day courses is on the 12th July and the inspiration is the Brutalist architecture of the Barbican and neighbouring historic location of Charterhouse Square. It combines the enjoyment of a photo walk with guidance on how to read and respond creatively to the location across different genres from portraiture to urban landscape. The course will also encourage careful looking for composition, too, discovering how to use perspective, colour, form, structure, shadow and light, rhythms and reflections as unifying elements to make photographs stand out. The short courses will run over the summer and then, from the autumn, Photographing the City becomes a longer course, ideal for developing your photographs into a portfolio.