London Photography Workshops

16th January 2012
We have launched the dates recently for 2 more of our popular London Photography Workshops.

London Landmarks and Low Light Photography Workshop - 17th March 2012 - £75.00

London in the Spring and Low Light Photography Workshop - 18th March 2012 - £75.00

We have been running these workshops for a little while and even longer as fieldtrips as part of Kay's City and Guilds Level 2 Photography courses. They always go down a storm with all of the participants.

You might be thinking to yourself; “What exactly will I get out of participating in a London photography workshop?”
- We keep our group sizes small, typically between 6-8 participants. That means you’ll get plenty of attention and tuition from Kay & Will.
- Being in a group of like-minded photographers not only means that you get to meet new people but you’ll feel safe and secure in the urban environment – see below.
- You’ll get to find the best viewpoints at the best times and (fingers crossed!) with some of the best light.
- Learn new techniques – on our London photo workshops the highlight is often learning how to take pictures in low-light using long shutter speed techniques. Learn how to balance the receding light and artificial lights as they come on all over the City of London.

London can at times be a bit of a daunting places to try to take photographs, it can be really busy, which is certainly true enough. The other concern that we hear is that people who are unfamiliar with London worry about the usual threats in a big city and feel uncomfortable about being seen with expensive camera gear. London, especially in the tourist areas, isn't too much of a threat as there are usually lots of people around. However, it can be very comforting to be out in a group of like-minded photographers - once you get over the initial concerns there really isn't anything to worry about.

It's worthwhile sharing with you an entry from our guestbook:
By Sarah N: "Strolling around London after dark on a Friday evening in Central London, carrying obviously expensive kit, would never have been my idea of a good time - but I've changed my mind! I went on one of Kay and Will's low-light sessions on the South Bank, and it was brilliant. They know so much, and I learned things that you only seem to get by talking to someone who really knows their stuff. They were both so enthusiastic and helpful, and Kay even coaxed me into trying full manual, which I didn't think I'd do (Kay, I'm still using it!). I felt relaxed and comfortable as part of a small and friendly group of like-minded people, and of course they knew all the right places to go to get the best out of the whole evening. And I'm tickled pink with the images I got too."

There are a couple of reviews of our London Photography Workshops hidden in amongst the news items and on our blogs. This is the link to our Night & Low Light Photography Workshop in August of last year, it helps to give you a flavour of what we do.

Will is a regular in London, as Urban Photography is very much one of his specialities and passions. All of the London Photo Workshops itineraries that we run are tried and tested routes with plenty of photographic interest to keep any level of photographer happy! As with all of our workshops, we pick our dates and times to conincide with the best chance of getting good light to work with the areas we aim to be in.

Photographing London in the Spring is one of the best times of year, the air is still that little bit crisper and clearer. There is often blossom out on the trees and the Royal Parks are a cascade of colour with all the flowers and fresh new growth. Sunrise and Sunset are still at sensible times and there's more than a fair chance of a pleasant day with some good light. By starting around early to mid-afternoon and shooting through to well after dusk it gives participants three distinct lighting scenarios to tackle; day-light,; the “golden-hour” and sunset; as well as after dusk as the City lights start to take over the show.

What do you need to bring with you?
- A camera that allows manual control over settings, DSLR’s and compact system cameras are ideal – if in any doubt, please ask us.
- A sturdy tripod is very useful, especially for the low-light work.
- If you have one, a shutter cable release
- Comfy walking shoes as we will do a fair amount of walking (non-strenuous flat terrain) between locations.

So, why not take a look at our London Photography Workshops. Join us, you might be surprised at what you learn...

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