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Opposite the London Eye (Belvedere Road)

The ULTIMATE London Workshop (June 2023)

Combining both of my London Workshops into one crazy day. You can choose to do either one, or BOTH and save. See the Schedule on the event for details.

The ULTIMATE London Workshop (June 2023)

Time & Location

10 Jun, 10:00 – 20:30

Opposite the London Eye (Belvedere Road), Riverside Building, County Hall, London SE1 7PB, UK

Guests

About The Event

Location/Walk 1

London is a spectacular city, offering only the best for photographers. I intend to take a group of photographers on a tour along the river Thames in centre of London, and include locations such as the London Eye, Millennium Bridge and Tower Bridge (and others, if time and location permits).

Start opposite the London Eye (near the road at Belvedere Road - https://what3words.com/closer.input.shared), where I intend to show you some more intermediate photography skills - such as Long Exposure, HDR and Panoramas. I intend to be at Tower Bridge

Location/Walk 2

The Isle of Dogs is a large peninsula bounded on three sides by a large meander in the River Thames in East London, England, which includes the Cubitt Town, Millwall and Canary Wharf districts. The area was historically part of the Manor, Hamlet, Parish and, for a time, the wider borough of Poplar. The name had no official status until the 1987 creation of the Isle of Dogs Neighbourhood by Tower Hamlets London Borough Council. It has been known locally as simply "the Island" since the 19th century.

We will start at Canary Wharf Station (East entrance) and will follow a route through the docks to The Quayside. See here for the starting point - https://what3words.com/device.sits.policy

We will be finishing near to Mudchute (DLR), which is a few stops back to Canary Wharf.

What happens on the day?

We will be looking at a variety of subject, including;

  • Composition
  • Rule of Thirds
  • Focal Point (What's Your subject?)
  • Basic Settings (starting point)
  • Introduction to Filters
  • Introduction to Long Exposures
  • Introduction to HDR (bracketing)
  • Introduction to Panoramas

This course is completely practical and these topics are delivered in a fun, enthusiastic and jargon-free style.

Who will be there on the day?

The training will be led by Andy Hornby. As a highly experienced, published photographer, he has a broad knowledge of all cameras to ensure you get the best from the day.

What do I need?

The topics covered, on this course, lead on perfectly from my Photography Level 2 Course, and as such, I have found this to be a popular next step. Although it is not a necessity, I do suggest that you have a good understanding of your camera, prior to the course, by being able to control Aperture, Shutter and ISO, as these topics will not be covered in great depth. 

What's included;

  • Tuition and guidance provided throughout the course, to maximise your potential.
  • You leave with full understanding of the settings used and have the ability to replicate the same elsewhere.

Essential Gear;

  • Camera and lenses - doesn't matter what you have. I can work with most camera manufacturers (I use Canon and Sony - So I will know more about them). If you have a wide angle lens, that would be beneficial.
  • Tripod - Definitely essential. most landscape images will require long exposure, You'll need something to stand it on to leave running.
  • Filters - If you have any, bring them. If it's not dark enough and you want a long exposure, Bring an ND.

Not so essential gear;

  • Off camera shutter release - this is beneficial (essential if you have to go over 30 sec exposure) as it is getting dark, you will need to up your shutter time.

Anything else is a bonus.

Parking is not free and you will need to pay in the car parks anywhere in London, so be prepared.

The neareest train station to Location 1 is Waterloo. We will finish this part of the day at Tower Bridge on the south side and the nearest train station is London Bridge.

The nearest train station for Location 2 is Canary Wharf. But the nearest station to the end point is Mudchute (DLR). This is just a few moment walk from where we finish. The DLR is not part of the underground and you will need to walk from Heron Quays DLR to get to Canary Wharf. Follow the signs.

We will be walking about a lot, and it may get cold, so wear appropriate clothing and comfortable shoes.

Food and drink will not be provided, unfortunately. So please bring provisions and/or money to buy food and drink, throughout the day.

Schedule


  • 6 hours 30 minutes