Photobook Workshop: What does Bath look and feel like in Autumn?

Wednesday October 11th 2023 10am to 4pm

Autumn in England is a beautiful time to photograph nature’s change from summer to winter and Bath with its honey coloured masonary that makes a beautiful backdrop to photograph the transition.

Our next workshop is at Bath on Wednesday 11th October 2023 for photographers interested in project photography and Photo-books. We aim to capture the story of how it looks and feels to walk through Autumnal Bath in a collective photo-book of the photography we make that day.

You are invited to join in with the project which will be led by professional photographer and qualified teacher Stewart Wall.

Book a Place on the Photobook Workshop

Early Bird Booking £45 (includes complimentary photobook)

Normal price £65

Payment can be made either via Paypal, or by debit/credit card by checking out as a guest

Recent collaborative photobooks from this series of workshops

Workshop Aims

  • How to create sets of images around a project idea

  • Create images that work together as Photo-Essays / sequence around a concept

  • Start to think about making more impactful images by adding a few words

  • Develop ideas for photobooks and concepts/narratives for photobooks

  • The cost of the workshop includes a copy of the photobook from the day

Examples of previous attendee feedback:

  • Mary W: One of the best workshops I have been on

  • Peter R: I feel I can see photogrpahically for the first time

  • Ian W: I thought I knew a lot about photobooks until I attended Stewart’s workshop

  • Vivica K: what an interesting and inspirational day it was! I’ve been taking a few workshops lately to expand my photographic horizons and to learn something new, and the exercise Stewart set for us really got me thinking in a completely different way, with the “story“ first and foremost in my mind.

  • Ian B: Very much look forward to another workshop in your company

  • Colin H: The book has just arrived – so quick! It looks great.

  • Neil P: A very enjoyable session

The Workshop Tutor

Stewart began his career in 1978 as a press photographer whilst still a schoolboy and then returned to academia to complete a Lincoln University degree in photography in 2015, going on to complete an MA in Visual Communication (photography) at the University of Hertfordshire before completing a one year level 7 PGCE teaching qual at Hull University.

In 2021 he was awarded the Royal Photographic Society Fenton Medal and made an Honorary Life Member of The Society. He is a Chair of Assessors on RPS Licentiate distinctions and wrote the initial criteria and chaired the Distinctions Photo book assessments for the first two years. He has also delivered numerous workshops for them including  ‘Power of Project Photography’, ‘ Designing Professional Looking Photo-books with Affinity Publisher’ and Cameracraft workshops for them.

During the Ginko Way ‘Beyond Street Photography’ workshops Stewart creates immersive, challenging and intensive learning experiences that will help elevate your photography to a new level. He shares with you professional methods of creating impactful images and seeing beyond the obvious. Attendees have remarked after the workshops that they felt they could see photographically for the first time!

The Workshop Plan

Contemplation by Peter Range I An image taken on a previous Ginko Way Workshop

10am Briefing We will meet for coffee or breakfast and the briefing / tutorial session during which we will explore:

  • The Photo Book Plan
  • 3 Creative approaches to making a cohesive set of images for the photo book
  • Methods of seeing images others miss
  • Feeling confident using a camera in public
  • Camera Craft: best techniques and camera settings to use

Morning Shoot

Following the Photo-route Stewart has arranged we build on the lessons during the briefing/tutorial and undertake a number of challenges and exercises that are designed to help attendees create impactful photographs that work together to say something about the experience of walking with a camera the Ginko Way.


We will stop for lunch for a debrief and discussion about the experience so far, exchanging stories about the images we shot. As well as learning from Stewart the Ginko Way is about collective learning. Attendees often make new photography friends on these events and keep in touch afterwards.

Afternoon Shoot

After lunch we will continue with the route and continue to create more photo-essays having thought about how we all approached making the photography in the morning.

Debrief Session

We will meet again for a further Q&A and to discuss what to submit for the photobook. If you send in images for the book then you will be sent a copy free of charge. Some attendees choose to write a haiku to their images and during the debrief Stewart will hand out a brief guide to writing them.

During the Workshop you will learn how to

  • Develop a photographer’s ‘eye’ and how to predict and create photo opportunities that others miss in everyday scenes
  • Engage with different approaches to create impactful photography
  • Create cohesive photography projects
  • Develop your own style of photography
  • Be confident in using a camera in a public place
  • Work with a camera quietly and unobtrusively and not be noticed by others
  • Understand best practice technical aspects of using equipment, camera settings, composition, exposure, light and focus to create impactful photography

Post Workshop

After the workshop attendees will be invited to submit a set of 5 images (plus optional haiku) for submission to the collective Ginko Way Photo-book Zine. Anyone submitting work will then be sent a complimentary copy. An additional bonus is that Stewart will always be at the end of an email / telephone to help you on your way, now you have joined the Ginko Way Collective to create more impactful photography.

Early Bird Booking £45 (includes complimentary photobook)

Normal price £65

Payment can be made either via Paypal, or by debit/credit card by checking out as a guest