Craig Semetko Workshop – Hamburg 2016

Last weekend I was in Hamburg to join the Craig Semetko workshop on street photography organised by LFI. Now, I will confess that I was a little dubious as to whether I would gain much from this and it worked out fairly expensive taking into account the fact that I had to book 4 nights accommodation and flights from the U.K. and face the hard fact that the value of the UK pound had plummeted by over 25% in Europe since it was decided (not by my vote) that we should pull out of the E.U. I have been shooting ‘street photography’ for around 50 years, and have exhibited it pretty much world-wide so would I really gain anything? In the end I decided that, at the very least, I would get to meet Craig who has been a friend on Facebook for a long time and whose work I admire. As it was I found I learnt more than I could have imagined, met some great new guys and together with the picture editor of Die Zeit Sunday magazine (you don’t meet people at that level every day of the week!) Basically I had a ball despite the cold Hamburg weather.

I have posted a few of my favourites below, all were shot on a Leica M9 with a 35mm Summarit-M f2.5 lens at 800iso to allow me the depth of field and shutter speed combination I wanted. I hope you enjoy them.

Oh, and if you get chance and street photography is your thing (or even if it is not) go and meet Craig. He is a great entertainer and a consummate professional when it comes to street photography. As for LFI, they are great guys and special thanks must go to Simon Schwarzer.

Below are a few of the images taken on the trip:

A couple stop in the street to share a snack, the man looks totally bored.

A couple stop in the street to share a snack, the man looks totally bored.

On a cold winters day in Hamburg a shop worker steps out on to the street to smoke a quick cigarette.

On a cold winters day in Hamburg a shop worker steps out on to the street to smoke a quick cigarette.

A couple enjoy a breakfast roll from a stall at the Fischmarkt in Hamburg, Germany.

A couple enjoy a breakfast roll from a stall at the Fischmarkt in Hamburg, Germany.

Am elderly woman carries home her shopping from the St. Pauli Fischmarkt in Hamburg, Germany.

Am elderly woman carries home her shopping from the St. Pauli Fischmarkt in Hamburg, Germany.

A elderly man in an overcoat and with a cane walks through the streets of Hamburg, Germany.

A elderly man in an overcoat and with a cane walks through the streets of Hamburg, Germany.

A man waits patiently outside the Lego store in Spitalerstaße in Hamburg, Germany.

A man waits patiently outside the Lego store in Spitalerstaße in Hamburg, Germany.

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About Gerry Walden

I am a stock photographer with far more years of experience than I would care to mention. Located in Southampton (UK) I am sandwiched between two national parks and my home town is a major seaport. I shoot mostly people related images, and travel when I can. I am resident photographer at a major concert venue in the town which means I get to shoot a variety of musicians.
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