Julia Coddington and Gerry Orkin are internationally recognised street photographers who teach workshops in Australia and overseas.

Maciej Dakowicz, UP Photographers collective member, street photography educator and mentor says of us:

Julia and Gerry are very talented street photographers with their own unique voices. They are very knowledgable about the art of photography, and the technical aspects too. They are very open and happily share their knowledge and experience. They care. 

It is also fun to be with them - you will not only learn, but also have a good time!

Student feedback

Many thanks for such an informative, interesting and invigorating workshop.  Such a treat. And on top of that, you’re both so comfortable and easy to be with!

I took more away from it than any other workshop that I've undertaken. I thought the way you structured the day was excellent and the mini presentations enough to give us something to think about, as well as a break from being out on the street. You both helped tremendously with setting up my camera, an extra thank you for that!

I was feeling quite at a loss regarding photography but came away with focus, direction and ideas.

The workshop was so useful for me. I reckon the quality of my images doubled overnight with the tips i picked up from you two.

Thanks for the great day! Very challenging and motivating, and highly enjoyable.

I thoroughly enjoyed the workshop - the format worked well and it was great to get detailed and very useful feedback. I'm definitely on for another!

Thanks Julia, Gerry and all for a great day! Lots of fun, very inspiring (and I'm feeling much braver about getting up close!)

I learnt a lot from the day, from seeing your ways of working on the street and especially the supportive and challenging feedback you gave me!

I feel much more confident now and I especially appreciate how enthusiastic and knowledgeable you both are! It really shows and adds to the day.

It was a great day spent with great people. Thanks you for sharing your knowledge and experience in street with us. Definitely a must do workshop whether you're new to street photography, or you are looking to expand your existing skills.

Again, another wonderful workshop. I get so much out of them, they are addictive! Thank you especially for your feedback - it helps a lot with my photographic development.

The outcome of the street photography zine making workshop taught by Gerry Orkin and Stephen Leslie in Istanbul in September 2019.