Frui’s Black Friday offers

Black Friday

What is Black Friday?

Nobody seems to know, but everyone’s doing it!

One thing’s for sure, you’re more likely to die in a Black Friday sale than a shark attack! So why not buy from the comfort of your own home and go Black Friday crazy with our Frui sale…

Terms & conditions:
The sale will run until 10am on Monday 28th November.
Black Friday purchases cannot be used in conjunction with any other deal or discount.
Black Friday sale prices cannot be respectively added to pre-existing orders.
Vouchers will be posted 1st class and you will receive them within 2-3 working days.

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Frui’s Christmas Party

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Join Frui and the gang for an extra special Christmas party. There’ll be dancing! There’ll be drinking! There’ll be lots of creative fun! And there’ll be prizes!

It doesn’t matter if you’re a Frui regular or a total newbie. We’d love to see you there!

There will be a slideshow of photos taken on our holidays, some fantastic games, a festive pub quiz and the chance to win some great prizes! All of our Frui tutors will be there, so you’ll have the chance to chat about your favourite courses and holidays with them!

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Place: Upstairs room of Blessings Bar, 76 Commercial Street, London, E1 6LY

Time & date: 7.30pm till late on Wednesday 9th December

RSVP ESSENTIAL: Please email kirsty@frui.co.uk to add yourself and your friends to the guest list!

Extract from Henry’s new book!

You may have already have got your hands on a copy of Henry’s great new book, but for those who haven’t here’s a little taster…

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New York City 1990 ©Bruce Gilden

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Bruce Gilden’s approach to photographing people on the street stands in complete opposition to Cartier-Bresson’s. With Gilden, it’s less a case of chancing upon a scene and much more about creating it for himself.

Attracted to New York’s oddballs and eccentrics, Gilden pounces on passers-by, hits them with a dizzying flash and snatches their picture like a mugger. That’s why these two characters look like they’ve been captured riding a rollercoaster rather than walking down Fifth Avenue!

ALLOW YOUR PERSONALITY TO FEED INTO YOUR PORTRAITS

Some prefer to prey on their unsuspecting subjects from afar – snipers. Others get closer and like to establish some kind of connection – undercover agents. Then there are those who dart in, shoot up close and make off – assassins.

Gilden thrives on the excitement of taking people by surprise. It’s what gets him up in the morning. It’s what gives him the motivation to keep shooting. Ultimately, it’s what makes his work so individual. By understanding who you are and what makes you tick, you’ll discover your own unique way of photographing others.

From Henry Carroll’s new book, ‘Read This If You Want To take Great Photographs Of People’, published by Laurence King and available to buy here!

“Bruce Gilden’s approach to photographing people on the street stands in complete opposition to Cartier-Bresson’s. With Gilden, it’s less a case of chancing upon a scene and much more about creating it for himself.
Attracted to New York’s oddballs and eccentrics, Gilden pounces on passers-by, hits them with a dizzying flash and snatches their picture like a mugger. That’s why these two characters look like they’ve been captured riding a rollercoaster rather than walking down Fifth Avenue!”
ALLOW YOUR PERSONALITY TO FEED INTO YOUR PORTRAITS
“Some prefer to prey on their unsuspecting subjects from afar – snipers. Others get closer and like to establish some kind of connection – undercover agents. Then there are those who dart in, shoot up close and make off – assassins.

Gilden thrives on the excitement of taking people by surprise. It’s what gets him up in the morning. It’s what gives him the motivation to keep shooting. Ultimately, it’s what makes his work so individual. By understanding who you are and what makes you tick, you’ll discover your own unique way of photographing others.

“Bruce Gilden’s approach to photographing people on the street stands in complete opposition to Cartier-Bresson’s. With Gilden, it’s less a case of chancing upon a scene and much more about creating it for h

Henry’s new book – OUT NOW!

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We’re excited to announce that the new book by Frui founder, Henry Carroll, is out now! If you enjoyed Henry’s previous bestselling book, ‘Read This If You Want To Take Great Photographs’, then you’ll love his new one which is all about photographing people!

Ideal for users of any camera with a basic knowledge of a few photo-fundamentals, Henry’s book walks you through the essential techniques of photographing people, whether it’s on the street, at home or in the studio. 50 master photographers including: Richard Avedon, William Klein, Cindy Sherman, Garry Winogrand, Richard Renaldi, William Eggleston, Sebastião Salgado and Henri Cartier-Bresson.

You can find this book in most bookshops as well as on Amazon and other online bookshops.

Buy it now!

Ideal for users of any camera with a basic knowledge of a few photo-fundamentals, this book walks you through the essential techniques of photographing people, whether it’s on the street, at home or in the studio. Packed with iconic images by acclaimed photographers, you’ll have the inspiration and knowhow needed to get out there and take great photographs of friends, family and everyone else.
50 master photographers including: Richard Avedon, William Klein, Cindy Sherman, Garry Winogrand, Richard Renaldi, William Eggleston, Sebastião Salgado and Henri Cartier-Bresson.

Photography tips from Filip Gierlinski #1

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Filski Gierlinski is a legend amongst men! Not only is he Frui’s longest serving tutor, but he’s a world-class freelance photographer too. If you want to progress your photography skills, read on…

1. Framing

Be aware of choosing strong compositions, and not showing the obvious shot. Sometimes showing the subject from a different angle, or a quirky frame, helps to show the location, or environment surrounding your subject and making the shot a bit more interesting than the obvious/traditional shot.

Be aware of choosing strong compositions, and not showing the obvious shot. Sometimes showing the subject from a different angle, or a quirky frame, helps to show the location, or environment surrounding your subject and making the shot a bit more interesting than the obvious/traditional shot.

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2. Distance to subject

When shooting, try to change your position and distance to the subject and really explore with your camera. Step in close, or move back, but try to shoot several varied shots of the subject.

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3. Anticipate the moment

Sometimes you find a great location or view, but then it’s a good exercise to anticipate what will occur. To achieve the below picture, I saw the sparkle and reflection of the sun in the temple, so set up the shot and then waited for the monk to walk through the scene, which adds human interest and sense of location and ownership.

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Find out more about Filski Gierlinski here.

Cowes Photography Day Out

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Join Frui as we embark on a day of seascapes photography fun in Cowes, Isle of Wight. Experiencing Cowes from our 300 HP 15ft rib, you’ll be whizzing through the waves, experiencing Cowes Week from the best viewpoint… the water!

Guided by Photography Professional and Frui Director, James Lockett, you’ll focus on seascape, landscape and document photography. An experienced racing sailor, James knows exactly how to take the best shots from the boat, and will provide top tips on how to shoot the boats.

More information, here.

Henry’s new book!

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Keep an eye out for Frui founder, Henry Carroll’s, second book, ‘Read This If You Want To Take Great Photographs Of People’, published by Laurence King. Photographers include Richard Avedon, Cindy Sherman, Zed Nelson, Robert Bergman, Roger Ballen, Duane Michals, William Eggleston, Jeff Wall, Richard Renaldi, August Sander, Garry Winogrand and many others! Released Aug 2015 across eight languages, including English, Dutch, French, German, Italian, Latvian, Portuguese and Spanish. Go Henry!

For more information and to pre order, email us!

Photography professional Simon Tupper’s Top Tips! #9

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Looking for ways to improve your photography and take your skill to the next level? We asked resident Frui tutor, Simon Tupper, for his top photography tips…

1. Seasonal photography

Spring is a great time for photography, because of all the flowers and natural foliage. My top tip for photographing flowers is to shoot them in the shade or on a cloudy day. In direct sunlight the bright colours can be too much for your camera’s sensor to handle, and you end up losing the detail.

2. Respect your phone

Think of your phone camera as a serious photographic tool. Of course it can’t do everything a ‘real’ camera can do, but it’s always with you and that counts for a lot. The image quality from most new phones is enough for online use, and because of they are so connected it’s probably more likely that photos from your phone will end up being seen by others. So utilize your photo skills and put as much care into your phone pictures as you do when you’re using a proper camera.

3. Black and white

If you want to produce black and white photos, it’s best to take them in colour and convert them to black and white using software that allows you to control what shade of grey different colours will become. If your camera is set to save images as colour JPEGs, you won’t get to see them in black and white until they’re on a computer. However if you set your camera to record ‘raw’ files instead and also set it to ‘monochrome’ or ‘black and white’, the pictures will be black- and-white on the screen but still have all the colour information saved should you need it later on.

Some of Simon’s own pictures…

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See more of Simon’s amazing photographic work by visiting simontupperphotography.co.uk.

Photography professional Simon Tupper’s Top Tips! #8

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Looking for ways to improve your photography and take your skill to the next level? We asked resident Frui tutor, Simon Tupper, for his top photography tips…

1. Aperture Stars

As well as controlling depth of field and the amount of light coming into your camera, the aperture can change how points of light (like the sun or streetlights) look in your picture. With a small aperture (big f- number!), point light sources will have a star effect around them caused by diffraction from the aperture blades. With the aperture wide open (smallest f-number), light sources are usually surrounded by an even haze. Out-of-focus lights in the background become attractive little circles. This is called ‘bokeh’ and photographers get very excited about it. Not many are entirely sure how it’s pronounced though.

2. Be selective

Be ruthless when selecting photos to show, wherever you’re showing them. It’s always better to have a smaller series of really strong photos than to dilute a set with a few that don’t quite cut it. Great photographers might start with 100 possible strong candidates when making a series of 5- 10.

3. Go the extra step

Be confident in your vision for your photo and don’t be afraid to do what you need to do to get the shot as you want it- move a bit closer, ask your subject to change their pose (or clothes!), lie on the floor, climb on a bin. Whatever you need to do. Having the idea for the shot was the hard bit. If it’s a good one, it’s worth putting in that little bit of extra effort to do it justice.

Some of Simon’s own pictures…

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See more of Simon’s amazing photographic work by visiting simontupperphotography.co.uk.

Somerset Photography or Painting Weekender

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Join us on our inspiring weekender in and around the stunning town of Bruton, Somerset! Photograph or paint imposing architecture, rolling hills and the beautiful landscaped gardens of Stourhead. All this and a visit to the new Hauser & Wirth gallery with its contemporary artworks and stylish restaurant makes this an unmissable photography weekender!

Click here for more information, and to book.

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