Unique Street Photography Workshop at The Marylebone Summer Fayre

Two-Day Street Photography Workshop
At The Marylebone Summer Fayre

Sunday, 28th June & Monday, 29th June (optional)

with Michael Eleftheriades & Simon Stafford

Venue: The Hellenic Centre, 16-18 Paddington Street,
London W1U 5AS


Join Michael Eleftheriades and Simon Stafford on an incredible day experiencing The Marylebone Summer Fayre – one of central London’s best summer street festivals, while learning about street photography.

The Marylebone Summer Fayre provides everything you would expect from a traditional village fete, including food from some of London’s finest restaurants and retailers, drink, music, craft stalls, a farmers’ market, street dancing (traditional and contemporary), children’s activities, and a music stage featuring exciting up-and-coming acts, all conducted in a friendly, community spirit.

The base for the two-day workshop will be the Hellenic Centre Boardroom (the venue for Nikon Owner London Group meetings), the main benefit being that it is located just off the main street of the Fayre.

Sunday, 28th June – Photography Day

The day will begin with a presentation on street photography and the opportunities available at the Fayre; you will be provided with a location map and a list of the activities and event times, during which you will be able to consult with your tutors regularly.

As your photographic tutors, Michael Eleftheriades and Simon Stafford will be on-hand throughout the day to offer guidance on capturing ‘the decisive moment’ using composition, light and shadow, action focusing, exposure in challenging conditions, depth of field, lens choice, and possibly the toughest task of all, how to approach and take pictures of people on the street.

At the close of the day, the group will gather once more at the Hellenic Centre, so that everyone has an opportunity to share their experiences. A short presentation will be given on how to prepare your images for the next session if you choose to attend.

Monday, 29th June – Critique & Post-Production Day

The day will begin by viewing your images and selecting your best shots. Michael and Simon will look at the criteria for making this selection and explain what it is that makes particular images unique and special.

In the second part of the day, the presenters will look at the different techniques using Photoshop and Lightroom to post-process and enhance your images so that they really stand out from the rest. They will look at different techniques which involve cropping, white-balance, exposure, the use of colour, black & white conversion, vignetting and the use of creative plug-ins. The day will end with an open discussion on the images that have been chosen and their virtues.


Sunday, 28th June Agenda

10.00 a.m. Welcome at the Hellenic Centre; coffee & biscuits will be served

10.15 a.m. Presentation on Street Photography

11.00 a.m. Street Photography session

1.00 p.m. Break for Lunch (not included in the price)

2.00 p.m. Street Photography session

4.30 p.m. Return to the Hellenic Centre for a review of the day to share experiences and show photographs; coffee & biscuits will be served

5.00 p.m. Day’s close

Monday, 29th June Agenda

10.00 a.m. Welcome; coffee & biscuits will be served

10.15 a.m. Image Selection

12.30 p.m. Break for Lunch (not included in the price)

1.30 p.m. Image Post-Production

4.00 p.m. Presentation & Critique Session

5.00 p.m. Day’s close



This is a practical workshop, so delegates must bring a Nikon D-SLR camera and lens(es). Due to the nature of the workshop and the practicalities of shooting in a busy urban environment, including the weight of equipment, we would advise bringing Nikon bodies without battery grips and a few, preferably small, lenses. Attendees will be provided with a check-list of recommended equipment and suitable clothing before the workshop.


The cost of the two-day workshop will be £355 for current standard Nikon Owner subscribers with a special price of £295 if you are a Nikon Owner Gold subscriber. If you would prefer to attend the first day’s workshop only, the cost will be £245 for current standard Nikon Owner subscribers with a special price of £185 if you are a Gold subscriber.

To register, please email your full name, postal address and postcode, as well as your daytime mobile and landline to Gillian Greenwood: gillian.greenwood@graysofwestminster.co.uk

If you are a current Nikon Owner subscriber, please add your user-name / subscription number to the email.

Only a limited number of places are available for this unique workshop, so please book as soon as you are able to in order to avoid disappointment. If you are not currently a Nikon Owner gold subscriber, in order to receive the discount, you will be able to upgrade your subscription, or re-join Nikon Owner as a gold subscriber if you would like to when we call you to acknowledge your booking registration.

Please note that it is essential that you register by email rather than by telephone.

Location Information

Paddington Street runs from Baker Street to Marylebone High Street. The nearest underground station to The Hellenic Centre is Baker Street (Bakerloo, Circle, Hammersmith and City, Jubilee and Metropolitan Lines).

The closest bus routes are: 2, 13, 30, 74, 82, 113, 139, 159 and 274.

Although parking is available in nearby areas, we would advise avoiding the Marylebone area as many of the streets will be closed to traffic.


Attendees’ Comments

“Just great – loved the day – I was amazed what hard work it was!” PB

“An excellent event. A very civilized way to spend a Sunday. Splendid fun and a chance to try things I have not done before. Level was judged just right.” IM

“Many thanks to Simon and Michael for organising this and just wanted to say I had a fantastic day and outstanding venue in the heart of Marylebone.” MR

“Two approachable, amiable workshop leaders. Thanks for your hard work on Sunday. We really enjoyed the day and learnt a lot. I hope you run more workshops of this type.” RW

“I must say not only how much I enjoyed the Street Photography course but how useful I found it. I learnt a lot about technique but more importantly I learnt a lot about myself as a photographer.” MA

About Simon Stafford

Simon Stafford first became interested in photography while a university student; completely self-taught, he talked his way into a job as the photographer for the university’s weekly newspaper and has been shooting pictures ever since.

He has accrued a wealth of experience over the past thirty years in both film and digital photography. During this time he has worked extensively with Nikon equipment; Simon has used Nikon digital SLR cameras exclusively since 2004. The author of more than twenty-five books on the Nikon camera system, he has also presented a wide range of seminars, workshops and lead photography tours in the UK, Europe, Africa and Asia. Simon also contributes to a number of UK photography magazines and is the Technical Editor to Nikon Owner magazine.

About Michael Eleftheriades

A Nikon Owner subscriber since 2002, Michael is an architect and photographer who fuses his particular passion for architecture, virtual reality, computer graphics and photography in the creation of large-scale panoramic imagery. He has exhibited his photographs at three exhibitions in London and lectured on panoramic creation to wide acclaim in the UK, Europe and the United States.

When not photographing, Michael directs the efforts of Media Synthesis, a media development and consultancy company established in 1993, and is responsible for virtual reality tours and interactive exhibits at many of the UK’s leading museums, including the Maritime and Natural History Museums. Michael created the virtual tour for Grays of Westminster and has been the Nikon Owner London Group coordinator since 2007.

About Nikon Owner


Standard Annual subscription – normal price: £69; special price: £59 when you make your booking

  • 1-year subscription to Nikon Owner + 3-year warranty on all new Nikon products from Grays of Westminster
  • Nikon Owner magazine, a superb, glossy full-colour 60-page magazine that is 100% Nikon. Each issue delivers benchmark technical reviews of the very latest Nikon equipment, thought-provoking interviews and articles with world-class images
  • All back issues are now available on line as PDFs
  • Private user-name and password to subscribers-only website
  • Simon Stafford’s Technical Helpline
  • 18-month warranty on second-hand Nikon from Grays of Westminster
  • 10% off Think Tank bags purchased at Grays of Westminster
  • Special trips and events
  • Discounts on events and training sessions

Gold subscription – normal price: £231; special price: £155 when you make your booking

  • 2-year subscription to Nikon Owner
  • 5-year warranty on all new Nikon products from Grays of Westminster
  • 2-year warranty on second-hand Nikon from Grays of Westminster
  • Gold Priority waiting list for all new Nikon releases (top of the waiting list)
  • A half-hour tutorial on the phone or face to face, by appointment
  • A signed copy of Heather Angel’s Wild Kew while stocks last or a Simon Stafford Nikon Magic Lantern Guide of your choice
  • Nikon Owner magazine as above
  • Private user-name and password to the subscribers-only website which includes a forum, message board, technical equipment reviews, events page and use of a photo gallery
  • Simon Stafford’s Technical Helpline
  • 15% off Think Tank bags purchased at Grays of Westminster
  • Special trips and events
  • Substantial discounts on a number of training sessions, workshops, seminars and safaris. These include Simon Stafford’s safaris & photographic tours (which he arranges in addition to his Flash, Portraiture, Macro and kit-related workshops), Michael Eleftheriades’ Lightroom, Panoramic and Colour-Calibration seminars as well as his London Walks, and Chris Weston’s and Simon Weir’s safaris and events.

Cancellation Policy

Please kindly note that a cancellation policy applies and that unfortunately a refund or a credit towards a future event can only be provided when you give us 7 days’ prior notice of cancelling your place(s).

DISCLAIMER: With regard to workshops, seminars, safaris, meetings, events or photo-outings, both Grays of Westminster and Nikon Owner magazine and their staff are only taking the initiative of arranging and facilitating any of these on the strict understanding that they are solely acting in an introductory capacity and anyone planning to come will be deemed to have agreed that they fully understand this as a condition of enrolling and that no liability whatsoever is accepted either by any of the organisers, Grays of Westminster or Nikon Owner magazine in this regard.



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