Photography and the streets

“The camera sees more than the eye, so why not make use of it?” – Edward Weston

At a glance

  • Outdoors and live online
  • 2 hours a week
  • Wednesdays 18:00 - 20:00
  • 5 weeks: July to August
  • Tutor: Honey Salvadori
  • Fees from £60 to £105
  • Imperial College attendance certificate (T&Cs apply)
  • Book from 18 June 2021
Booking link

This is a practical course in creative photography, delivered online and on photowalks for people who would like to explore the streets of London.

The course is aimed at all levels of experience, so if you've only just started taking photographs, or already have some knowledge of photography, this course will help you to develop your creative practice.

The course comprises a mixture of online lectures, delivered with Zoom, and photowalks undertaken as a group that are designed to give you an opportunity to explore the ideas and photo briefs that we will discuss in the lecture sessions. You will also be introduced to the work of practitioners that have used the themes that we will be discussing to create visual stories, and you will analyse how they conceive and produce their images.

Our aim is that you will end the course with a portfolio of images that can form the foundation of your ongoing individual photography practice.

This is a live-taught online course which means you will be taught alongside other students on the course by a tutor at a specific time. To take part in the course you will need a suitably equipped and internet-enabled device. Please find full details and instructions below under 'Course delivery'. 

You will also need your own camera, or phone camera, and photo editing software, options for editing software for computers and devices will be discussed in the first session.

Course Information

Course Programme

This programme is subject to possible alteration

Week 1

  • This will be an introduction to the course during which we will discuss the creative potential of photographing the street.  We will look at the history of this popular genre and how it has come to be considered a unique combination of documentary and art.
  • We will also look at the law as it relates to street photography.
  • You will be given a brief for the Week 2 photo walk.
  • You will also sign up to the course social media and we will discuss the cameras and photo editing software that you have chosen to use for the course. 

Week 2

  • This week we will go on our first photo walk in an agreed location where you will explore the brief that you were given in Week 1. You will be able to choose to explore your camera technique in street photography and/or your creative approach to street photography.

Week 3

  • We will begin this online session with a group tutorial and technical workshop on the pictures that you produced on your photo walk.
  • We will then discuss the photo briefs for the next two photo walks. 

Week 4

  • This week we will be getting lost. The photo brief for this walk will be based on the Parisian tradition of the Flaneur and the Surrealist concept of ‘depaysment’.  We will investigate these ideas by picking a random destination and letting our imagination guide us when we arrive.

Week 5

  • This week we will follow a prescribed route through the City of London. The brief for this photo walk will be based on the gothic representations of the City in the works of Daniel Defoe. We will investigate these ideas by working to the theme of ‘the past in the present’.

Additional Reading

There is no compulsory reading required for this course, and there is no set course text.

Your Tutor

Photograph of Honey Salvatori

After leaving Art School, Honey Salvadori began her career in editorial and commercial photography by working for several press offices, including the London Film Festival, and contributed to magazines including the Face and Time Out.

In the late 1980s she began working for Q magazine which led to a five year long phase of documenting bands on tour with her trademark satirical eye, including Bros, Joe Strummer and the Pogues, Texas (in Texas), the Beautiful South and L7 amongst many others.  She also worked for Vox magazine, the Telegraph and Sunday Times magazine during this time.  

Honey then went on to spend a decade as a photographer at Channel 4 and the BBC producing promotional photographs for series like the BBC’s Airport and Jailbirds and Channel 4’s Cutting Edge and the Girlie Show.  At the same time she contributed documentary features to magazines including Elle, Marie Claire and Italian Moda.

Honey is represented in numerous collections, including the National Portrait Gallery.


Course Fees and Rate Categories

HoursWeeksStandard RateInternal RateAssociate Rate
10  5  £105 £60 £80
All fee rates quoted are for the whole course.
Term dates 1

Fee Categories and Discounts

Standard Rate

  • Applicable to all except those who fall under the Internal Rate or Associate Rate category, respectively.

Internal Rate

  • Applies to current Imperial College students and staff (incl. Imperial NHS Trust, Imperial Innovations, ancillary & service staff employed on long-term contracts at Imperial College by third-party contractors).
  • Current Centre for Languages, Culture and Communication (CLCC) staff, current CLCC PhD students, Science Communication (Sci Comm) postgraduate students, and students enrolled on an Imperial College 'Language for Science' degree programme should email evening eveningclass@imperial.ac.uk before completing the online enrolment form.

Associate Rate

  • Students (non-Imperial College)
  • Alumni of Imperial College and predecessor colleges and institutes
  • City & Guilds College Association members
  • Members of the Friends of Imperial College
  • Francis Crick Institute staff, researchers and students
  • NHS staff (other than Imperial NHS Trust staff)
  • Members of the UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP)
  • Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea Council staff
  • Harrods staff
  • Historic Royal Palaces staff
  • Natural History Museum staff
  • Science Museum staff
  • South London Botanical Institute Members
  • Victoria and Albert Museum staff
  • Royal Geographical Society staff
  • Royal College of Art and Royal College of Music tutors and other staff
  • Santander Bank staff (Imperial College Walkway branch only)
  • Austrian Cultural Forum staff
  • Staff of Exhibition Road Cultural Group (Discover South Kensington) organisations
  • Lycee Charles de Gaulle staff
  • Tutors and other staff of other universities and higher education institutions
  • Tutors and other staff of institution members of the Association of Colleges
  • Residents of postcodes SW3, SW5, SW7, SW10 and W8
  • Members of the UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP)
  • Members of the South London Botanical Institute (SLBI)

Late enrolment

It is possible to enrol on many CLCC Evening Class and Lunchtime Learning programmes after the course has started. For non-language courses this is subject entirely to agreement by the tutor. For language courses it is subject to agreement by the language Coordinator conducting level assessment. If you want to join a course late do bear in mind there might be work you will need to catch up on, particularly in language courses.

Applicable terms & conditions

Please read these before enrolling on any course.

Term Dates

HoursWeeksAutumn termSpring termSummer termSummer School
 10  5 n/a n/a n/a w/c 26 Jul - w/c 23 Aug 2020 (5 weeks)

Enrolment Process

Web enrolment starts 18 June

Enrolment and payment run through the Imperial College eStore. Please click on the blue booking link on the relevant course page noting below instructions:

  • Our rate categories are explained on the course page and your applicable rate category must be selected on the eStore
  • First-time eStore users please create an account by entering an email address and password. These credentials should also be used for future bookings. Imperial College users please note the eStore is not a single-signon College system
  • The booking process involves entering payment details after your course choice and applicant details are collected via an in-built questionnnaire
  • The following email notifications are sent:
What is sentWhen is it sentWhat does it contain
1. Payment confirmation Is sent instantaneously following submission of your online application
  • This is a receipt for your payment and includes payment date, order number and course title
  • Confirmation of your place on your chosen course will follow later
2. Enrolment confirmation Is sent within 10 working daysPlease treat your payment confirmation as confirmation that your applicant details and payment have been received
  • Re-confirms your course choice
  • Shows your course's term dates
  • Confirms the day and time of your course
3. Programme information Is usually sent on Friday late afternoon the week before term starts
  • Contains joining instructions for your course, incl. tutor contact details
If you need further help with the above information please ring 020 7594 8756

Certificate of Attendance

Our adult education evening and daytime classes do not offer academic credits, but we do offer an attendance certificate to those learners who attend at least 80% of the taught sessions. Eligible learners receive their certificate by email after the end of the course.

Any Questions?

Questions regarding the content and teaching of the above course should be sent to the course tutor, Ms Honey Salvadorih.salvadori@imperial.ac.uk

If you have enjoyed this course, why not look at other arts and humanities evening class courses at Imperial College. This includes courses on the history of western art from ancient Greece to the nineteenth century, Understanding Modern and Design, the history of film and cinema and Greek and Roman mythology in art. We also run practical courses in art and photography and creative writing classes, and a growing programme of science based evening classes.