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Our mission is to inspire photographers to unleash their creativity, whilst having a great time in a cool city. Join us!

Some of the top shots made on a Weekender!

 
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Flamingos! For no good reason other than we like them.

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Inspirational. Creative. Fun.

ABOUT
US

We organise small group street photography workshops and adventures aimed at anyone with a passion for photography! Whether you are an absolute beginner, more advanced, or a professional photographer in any field - let us show you and your camera our favourite cities; you'll save yourself hours of research time, learn loads, get to meet some really cool people, and spend the whole day making pictures. We also do online stuff, private groups and 1-1 sessions.

The Photo Weekender is created and operated by Polly Rusyn (yes it’s me writing in the third person - hello there!). Polly is a pro photographer, ex adventure travel tour leader, and former travel industry commercial product manager with heaps of experience (for multiple award winning tour operators). The Photo Weekender is the love child of her passions for photography and travel. Polly is an Official Fujifilm X-Photographer and a National Geographic Traveller Masterclass speaker. Her work has been exhibited internationally, and published both online and in print magazines. Her love of cheese is well documented, and she is known to laugh at her own jokes without shame. All photos on this website (other than in participant galleries and slideshows) have been made by Polly.

 
UPCOMING WEEKENDERS
Note from Weekender HQ: Group sizes are temporarily capped at 7 (5 in London) until we know the situation with the pandemic

Sat 06 Mar 2021 - 10:30-17:00

LONDON, England

Everything you need to give you a solid grounding in street photography

£95 per person (Group size 3-5)

Sat 12 Jun - Mon 14 Jun 2021

VALENCIA, Spain

Future-scapes, old town and beach

£250 per person (Group size 5-7)

Sat 18 Sep - Mon 20 Sep 2021

CATANIA + TAORMINA, Sicily

Two old towns, some ruins and a beach!

£250 per person (Group size 5-7)

Sun 14 Mar 2021 - 10:30-17:00

LONDON, England

Push yourself out of your comfort zone and up your street photography game!

£95 per person (Group size 3-5)

Sat 10 Jul - Mon 12 Jul 2021

ISTANBUL, Turkey

To coincide with Bosphorus Swim - TBC

£250 per person (Group size 5-7)

Flexible Dates / Destinations

PRIVATE GROUPS

Some of Europe is your oyster!

£2,295 per group (Group size 2-7)

Sat 20 Mar 2021 - 12:00-15:30

LONDON, England

Learn some creative image making skills that will change the way you see the world...!

£50 per person (Group size 3-5)

Sat 11 Sep - Mon 13 Sep 2021

ROME, Italy

Piazzas, monuments and The Vatican City

£250 per person (Group size 5-7)

We might be able to make it happen!

LET US KNOW!!!

Is there a Weekender you fancy but can't do?

Drop us a line with the destination, months that work + any no-go dates

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ONLINE LEARNING

Flexible Dates / Times

1-1 SESSIONS

£50 per hour (It could be a portfolio review or editing or post-processing)

Various Dates / Times

Street Club

Photo chats, mini workshops and  webinars in small groups

TESTIMONIALS

I can't thank you, Polly, and the rest of the gang enough for the great escape, I enjoyed every minute of it. Rome was great, the light, the feel and the atmosphere of that city is unbeatable. But what made it even more special was people and photography. I've not laughed so much in ages. Photography wise, all the challenges were right up my street and the explanation Polly gave together with technical help and examples made the job of trying to get a decent shot easier. The set up with each challenge building on the last to the "ultimate" goal was really great, I've learned to much even if it might take years for all to sink in. KAT  S.

 

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All content, images and intellectual property is © Copyright 2018-2020 Polly Rusyn Photography (trading as The Photo Weekender). All rights reserved.  All photography (except for participant galleries) were made by Polly Rusyn. All participant images remain the copyright of the individual photographer. No stock photos here! 

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