Learn photography tricks and tips from one of the best in the industry — Mr Whisper. Step into the night scene of London and expand your knowledge with this photography workshop.
Before we share the details of what you’ll get up to in this event for photographers in London, let’s get to know more about the photography guide who will be accompanying you throughout this exciting event.
Bal Bhatla aka. Mr Whisper
The Instagram success of Bal Bhatla, better known as Mr Whisper, transported him from a career in advertising to the life of a professional photographer. Bal has since been commissioned for jobs across the globe, although many of this visual storyteller’s scenes are documented on the bustling streets of London.
He’s worked for brands such as Netflix, BMW, E4, Hypebeast, Adidas, Fujifilm and on a Star Wars campaign. Bal’s images have been featured in a variety of newspapers, magazines, blogs and exhibitions worldwide.
If you’re interested in attending our photography workshop with Mr Whisper, you will find all the information you need to join us on this exciting event below.
Date: 29th November 2024
Meeting Point: Reception Desk, FUJIFILM House of Photography, 8-9 Long Acre, London, WC2E 9LH
Bal has branded this workshop a journey into the dark side, which is to say, an exciting introduction to the world of low-light street photography! It’s ideal for photography enthusiasts, or more advanced photographers who have never dabbled in these conditions before. There’s no better time for it, either. London is a veritable blizzard of shoppers, partygoers and tourists – all providing ripe potential for stunning scenes.
Note: Please aim to arrive 15 minutes before your session time.
Meet at the House of Photography, where you'll be introduced to Bal and your fellow photographers.
Enjoy an introductory presentation including key information on low-light storytelling fundamentals. Participants may provide questions in advance to be answered here.
Hit the streets of London with an assignment. There will be time for one-to-one tuition from Bal, covering his personal tips and tricks.
Return to the House of Photography to close out the day with a recap and final Q&A.
A good understanding of the exposure triangle will be required, aperture, shutter speed and ISO. There will be a FUJIFILM Product Specialist on hand to help those new to the Fujifilm system or testing out a new product.
By the end of the session, you’ll be confident and knowledgeable enough to handle anything the street throws at you – even in challenging low-light conditions. Practical advice includes essential settings, utilising auto modes, blending into an environment and street etiquette.
Equally important storytelling devices – such as composition, sparking curiosity and anticipating photo-worthy moments – will also be covered. All in all, it’s a detailed glimpse into Mr Whisper’s unique and successful workflow.
You’re welcome to bring your own set-up, although a selection of the latest FUJIFILM cameras and lenses will be available on the day. Photographers travelling lighter are also welcome to borrow 3LeggedThing tripods and Kase filters.
Please do contact us on fujifilm_schoolUK@fujifilm.com or call us on 0203 486 4610 if there is anything you want to try. We will try our very best to accommodate you.
As the UK weather is so unpredictable, be sure to pack weather-appropriate clothing, wear comfortable shoes, and take a bottle of water and snacks to keep you going. Though we will have a designated break time to rest, catch up and reset, there will be a lot of walking and time spent outside.
This photo walk around London is suited for photographers with a moderate activity level. All locations are only a short walk from London City Centre, however, there are some areas that might not be fully wheelchair accessible.
Your photo walk leaders are fully First Aid Trained for outdoor activities and will always carry a full Outdoors First Aid kit.
Tickets do not include any expenses, train fares, meals, taxi fares, parking charges, etc unless otherwise stated. Please aim to arrive 15 minutes before your session time.
Once you have purchased a ticket, your place on the day will be reserved. If circumstances change and you need to cancel your place, please let us know 10 working days before the event and we will be happy to issue you a refund in full. Places cancelled after this time are non-refundable. You need to be at least 18 years of age in order to take part in this event and a disclaimer form will need to be completed on the day in order to take part in the day’s activity. In case of emergency on the day, please email fujifilm_schoolUK@fujifilm.com.