Street Photography Adventures 


I will be running several small group adventures in 2024 which include:

  • TOKYO (10 days) - Friday 9 August - Sunday 18 August (inclusive) US$1500 - TWO PLACES LEFT - SEE DESCRIPTION BELOW
  • ROME (7 days) Thursday 5 September - Wednesday 11 September (inclusive) US$1100 - Now fully booked - Email to be included on the waitlist.
  • ISTANBUL (7 days) Thursday 26 September - Wednesday 2 October (inclusive) $US1100 - Now fully booked - Email to be included on the waitlist.
  • KOLKATA (7 days) for Durga Puja - Tuesday 8 October - Monday 14 October (inclusive) $US1100 - Now fully booked -  Email to be included on the waitlist.
  • (Prices EXCLUDE accommodation and travel costs)

    The adventures are for street photographers with some experience and who are up for a more independent adventure with a focus on peer review.  Groups are kept small to maximise the experience. (Group size 3-6 people)

    Check out this video from the 2022 adventures!


TOKYO WORKSHOP - Friday 9 August - Sunday 18 August 


Embark on a ten-day Tokyo adventure alongside Julia Coddington! We will take our time to wander and explore the streets of this amazing city. It will be a bit hot and steamy with the occasional rain storm, but it is festival time and we will embrace the heat and take advantage of the myriad of festivities and accompanying buzz – keeping cool with ice cold beer and kakigori (shaved ice)!

Prepare for a street photography experience like no other - a chance to unleash your creativity and hone your craft under Julia's guidance. From experimenting with flash and ICM to weaving intricate layers of storytelling into your shots, you'll push the boundaries of your artistry, capturing both the bustling energy and quiet moments that define Tokyo's essence. This won't be a leisurely holiday - each day, you'll be tasked with producing images for review, culminating in a showcase of your work on the final day.

It's essential to have some street photography experience and feel comfortable with your camera. 

While ten days may seem ample, Tokyo's vast expanse beckons exploration. Our journey begins in Asakusa, in northeast Tokyo, where we'll stay for four days. From there, we'll venture into Ueno and beyond, uncovering the treasures of the city's eastern and southeastern districts. Then, we'll relocate to a smaller guesthouse in Kamimeguro, just southwest of Shibuya, for the remaining six days, providing easy access to iconic neighborhoods like Shinjuku, Kabukicho, and Harajuku, as well as the bohemian vibes of Shimokitazawa.

This workshop is limited to just five people, ensuring an intimate and supportive environment. The tuition fee is US$1500, covering the workshop only - accommodation, meals, and travel expenses are not included. Are you ready to join us on this unforgettable street photography journey?

A litte more detail...

The adventures are an immersive street photography experience and provide an opportunity to reflect on where you are going with your work, in collaboration with me and the other participants.

There will be a focus on enhancing your existing skills, experimenting with new ways of working and on developing your ability to create more meaningful images that tell stories that embody feeling and sentiment.

You will be asked to make a short presentation of your existing work at the start of each workshop. We will also discuss the work of other photographers to provide inspiration and motivation. 

During each workshop you will work on a theme or project of your choice as you explore the streets of the city we are in. You will have the opportunity to photograph with me, independently and with others. I will work with you on editing, processing and sequencing the work you create, and there will be daily review and critique sessions with me and the other members of the group. This type of group review is an invaluable learning opportunity for you as a photographer and for the whole group. In the final session of the workshop you will present your images as a series or sequence.

I will provide tuition and guidance throughout the workshop, suggest places to shoot and options for accommodation. The group will aim to stay in the same hotel, or encouraged to stay close by, depending on availability. Accommodation will be budget to three star to ensure affordability.

Please read the NITTY GRITTY for terms and conditions

Student feedback

"Can’t recommend a workshop with Julia enough. Communication before was excellent and the workshop itself was full of photo opportunities as well as the chance for valuable feedback and meeting other photographers. Julia encourages you to refine and develop your own style and it was such a huge turning point for me with my photography -  I'd do a workshop with Julia again in a heartbeat! "  Kirsty Greenland - Perth, Australia

"Julia is a delightful teacher who thrums with a passion for street photography. Her travel/street workshops are an enriching and surprisingly intense experience; in a good way. I didn’t know it at the time how much I was learning from being with her. Julia is a welcoming and engaging host who is always super organised and prepared for the city or region in which the workshop is located. Highly recommended!"  Shane Nagle - Melbourne, Australia.

"Julia's workshop in Istanbul was everything I hoped for. She consistently guided our group to all of Istanbul's most visually interesting places. Julia seemed to intuitively know what I was looking for, and the kind of pictures I was hoping to get. In the months since this rigorous five-day workshop, I've noticed an improvement in my overall shooting style."  Brad Jones - NYC, USA.

“I attended Julia’s India workshop (Nov 2022) and she was able to provide great guidance with, in particular, the use of a 28mm (equivalent) lens. In the past I had rarely used this focal length, but now I am on the lookout for more layering compositions and certainly I am getting closer to subjects/people when using a 28mm (equivalent). Well worth attending.”  Philip Duvall - Adelaide, Australia

"I went with Julia to Kolkata and Varanasi. Julia has her own style, focus and approach to settings. She seeks out strong light (which I have tended to avoid) to create a specific style of photo.This approach ‘broadened my thinking’ and hopefully I am a  better photographer for the experience."  Bill Clayton - Perth, Australia

"Julia’s Rajasthan workshop was an incredibly fulfilling adventure! I don’t throw around the word ‘adventure’ much, but this was worthy of that title, and so much more. For years I had stayed within the comfortable confines of the 35mm, but that all changed once I stepped foot in India. Julia helped guide me through photographing with a wider lens, and I gained a new appreciation for getting even closer to your subjects. She offers practical advice for photographers of any skill level and I personally learnt so much just by being beside her and observing the way she interacts with the scene. The project we were tasked with was also challenging, but hugely rewarding – to have that kind of guided direction that ends with a tangible result that you are proud of, is invaluable. Highly recommended!!" Christian Clowes - Perth, Australia

Student work

At the end of the workshops in Istanbul and Rajasthan, students were asked to present their projects. We then made videos of their projects.

Link to Rajasthan Adventure - November 2023 - with work by Brendan McCreesh, James Murphy, Komal Bedi Sohal, Sally Coggle and Sara Painter

Link to Istanbul Adventure video - September 2023 - with work by Inge Colijn, Julie Berson, Saima Loan and Sandip Aine

Link to Ahmedabad Workshop  - In collaboration with Hard Core Street Collective and the HeArtspace, Julia Coddington ran workshop in October 2023 in Ahmedabad, Gujarat India.

Link to the Istanbul Adventure video - September 2022 - with work by Emma Yench, Kirsty Greenland, Marie Pantaleon, Penny Vickery, Rebecca Wiltshire and Sally Coggle. Students were encouraged to experiment with different techniques and work on individual projects designed to push them beyond their comfort zones.

Link to the Istanbul Intensive video - October 2022 with projects from Brad Jones, Dietmar Temps, Linda Maclean, Rebecca Wiltshire and Shane Nagle. The project theme for the five day workshop was Sun Seeking, Soul Searching.

Link to the Rajasthan Adventure video - October/November 2022 with projects from Christian Clowes, Debrani Das, Linda Maclean and Lou Gilbert. The project theme for the two week workshop was Exploring Antithesis

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