Discovering Banksy playground - Bristol

$ 105
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About this activity

We meet at the Cascade Steps in the center of Bristol and follow straight up Park Street where we can find and photograph Banksy famous graffiti of the Lover hanging from the windowsill.
We continue exploring several areas of the city which is a brilliant hub for street art with lots of great pieces appearing at a daily rate.
There is never a dull day when you set yourself to hunt for new reasons to tread the streets looking for new examples of street art interventions. Known by being the home city of Banksy, Massive Attack, Tricky, Portishead, Bristol is a relaxed city with a urban mesh that is a playground for photographers and enthusiasts of visual storytelling.
I will take you around and help you to discover and master photographic techniques and share with you visual storytelling skills that can easily be applied to your photography.

What is our Destination? Bristol city centre

Who is the Journey for? People who are passionate about photography, street art and connecting with different cultures. You have basic notions of photography (know how to operate your camera and have some notions of the functions) but all levels are welcome.

When does it happens and how long does it takes? Any time [booking required 3 days in advance]. The walk takes 3 hours and can be done in the morning: 10am until 1pm or afternoon: 3pm until 6pm.

How many people are in the group? A maximum of 4 participants.

How does it works? An experienced photographer with a deep knowledge of both the areas and the culture will guide and mentor you on this walk. Armando will take you to the places, facilitate on access to local people and give you support and guidance with your photography and storytelling skills.

What is the costs and what does it includes? It costs £85 per person, price includes tuition.

About your Mentor
I was born in 1976 in Angola, but had to flee with my family soon after amidst rising tensions and civil war. My childhood was spent dreaming about travelling and discovering long lost ancient civilisations, a passion that evolved into taking photographs of everything surrounding me - and trying to portray the issues that humanity faces within modern societies.
While I work commercially mainly in the areas of arts & heritage, music and corporate photography, my personal work explores concepts relating to changing landscape, global environment and the human condition. I am especially drawn to the ever-mutating landscape, be it man-made or natural and the jarring juxtaposition of countryside and urban environments…

Requirements and material
#Your camera, lenses and tripod [optional] #Comfortable pair of shoes

DAY 1 · 10:00 − 13:00
Morning Walk [10am-1pm] or Afternoon Walk [3pm-6pm]
- meet up at the Cascade Steps
- introductions/brief conversation about what to expect of the next 3hours [I will do a quick evaluation of what level of photography you are currently at and together we will look into the areas of your visual storytelling skills you want to explore during the walk]
- along the walk I will photograph alongside you and we will compare, discuss and work in several aspects of the photographic process together.
- at the end of our walk we seat down to go through the photographs you have produced and talk about what you have learned, clear any doubts and ways to perfect your new found visual storytelling skills.

Group size
There are 4 spots available on this experience.

Advance Notice
3 days




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