Back by popular demand, we are running another special Street Portrait Photography Workshop in London on June 18, this year. The first street portrait workshop was held in 2016 and proved to be very successful. Originally inspired by Photoion tutor Ion Paciu’s project, ‘People I didn’t Know’ – a collection of stunning portrait photographs he took of people out and about in the streets of London – those who took part in last year’s workshop came away with some wonderful portraits of complete strangers who’d agreed to pose for the students’ cameras on the day.

Participants also learned a number of valuable pro tips about how to approach people on the street and get them to agree to be photographed, as well as how to make the most of the opportunity in terms of available lighting, background, setting, and more. If you’ve always wanted to learn how to capture those great impromptu portraits and fascinating faces of passers-by and feel comfortable operating out on the street, this is definitely the workshop for you!

How it works

The workshop is led by Ion Paciu, and the group will travel together through the streets of London looking for people to pose for portraits.

street-portrait-photography-workshop-hadley-london-2There are no dedicated models, no fixed locations: the street will be your studio and the people who agree to be photographed, your subjects. In other words, this is as real as it gets!

Last year’s street portrait photography workshop sold out very quickly, so if you’re interested in taking part you should secure your place as soon as possible by emailing