‘One Camera One Lens’ Mindfulness Based Workshop

Copyright Ronn Thwaites 2018
Copyright Ronn Thwaites 2018

I run ‘One Camera One Lens’ Mindfulness Based workshops around London throughout the year

They are small group sessions lasting from 10.00am until 3.30pm focusing on Street & Urban Landscape and Psychogeography photography

Participants will need to have their own cameras and a basic understanding of how they work as this isn’t a technical workshop about how to use a camera

The workshops are based upon my ‘One Camera One lens’ approach to photography and include:

  • Using a simple ‘One Camera One Lens’ approach
  • Using ‘Mindful Walking’ in your sessions
  • Blending in with your environment
  • ‘Flow States’
  • Spontaneity in street settings
  • Cultivating a ‘Beginners Mind’ to your photography
  • Seeing your environment from a different perspective
  • Non attachment to your results
  • Using Mindfulness techniques as a photographer
  • Managing the ‘Frustrated Creative’ feeling
  • The connection between wellbeing & creativity

Here’s some feedback from participants:

“The “One Camera One Lens” workshop with Ronn was wonderful. Ronn has excellent knowledge of the area he chose for the day (around London Bridge station). We went off the beaten track and discovered a different London

But what was amazing is how Ronn encouraged us all to look at things differently, and take photos that just looked different to what I normally take. We could choose a theme such as “lines” or “colours” or “signs”, or just go with the flow (which I did) 

It was a thoroughly enjoyable few hours with great company. I remember it fondly

Thank you Ronn”

Muriel – London

“I really enjoyed the day and especially how I felt for the rest of the weekend

I arrived feeling a little nervous as I’d bought my compact camera and had forgotten what all the buttons did! (my phone camera was the back up option). But Ronn soon put us at ease by setting a task of keeping the camera on one setting. Which is what I do on my phone camera. But then Ronn took us on a fabulous route that I had never been on even though I have been a Londoner forever.  He added in awesome local and historical knowledge which just took the attention away from worrying about camera settings and allowed us to just enjoy each moment

The second half of the morning we were let loose on our own. I felt a little lost for a few minutes and didn’t know what to do with myself but then fell across some eye-catching scenes and got back into the mode

On the way home I felt totally chilled and just at ease… Quite strange really because for the last bit we had been walking amongst crowds yet I hadn’t noticed them.

I was intrigued to see what images my fellow One camera people had taken so that we could have a comparison of each others views of the same walk..that was just amazing to see the differences

I would definitely do this again and am hoping to get out again on my own with my camera. Just need someone to give me historical commentary along the way 

Thank you so much Ronn”

Shai – London

“I would recommend Ronn’s “One Camera, One Lens” Mindfulness photography workshop to anyone who is interested in taking a more thoughtful approach to their urban photography. Ronn’s contemporary and historical knowledge of the area was impressive and really helped us understand the stories of the area we were exploring

Previously I’ve been nervous of street photography workshops because I worried that my photography knowledge or images might be judged. In the “One Camera, One Lens” workshop there was a real feeling of everyone being a different photographer and nothing was right or wrong

I would certainly take another of Ronn’s workshops in the future”

Sara – London
Workshops take place in a variety of locations around London and are conducted both outside and within various museums and buildings that are suitable for photography
I also run a limited number of one-one-one sessions for people wanting a more bespoke ‘One Camera One Lens’ experience

Full details off available workshops are posted on a regular basis. For people interested in one-to-one sessions please contact me directly for further details