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Sat, 10 Feb


Canary Wharf Station (East Entrance)

Isle of Dogs & Canary Wharf (10-02-24)

The spectacular views of Canary Wharf, from the outer and inner docks (on the Isle of Dogs), are absolutely fantastic. And something a photographer should experience, at least once in their lifetime. Join me on this epic journey of Cityscapes, awesome sky-lines and reflections to die for!

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Isle of Dogs & Canary Wharf (10-02-24)
Isle of Dogs & Canary Wharf (10-02-24)

Time & Location

10 Feb 2024, 15:00 – 11 Feb 2024, 18:00

Canary Wharf Station (East Entrance), Upper Bank St, London E14, UK


About The Event

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 -

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 at Canary Wharf, so be prepared. There is limited private on road parking near to the starting point,  but there are signs asking that non residents DO NOT park and there are penalties for those that do. There is a local Asda (near to the starting/finishing point) and I have been told (although I can't seem to verify), that it offers all day parking at a low rate. The post code for that car park is E14 3BT.

Train station - Canary Wharf is the biggest underground. But the nearest station to the starting point is Mudchute (DLR). This is just a few moment walk to the start. The DLR is not part of the underground and you will need to walk from Canary Wharf to get on this train. Follow the signs to Heron Quays DLR. Mudchute is a couple of stops down the line.

We will be walking very far, so comfortable clothng and shes will be a necessity. Layers to stay warm and gloves would be advisable.

Make sure to read the disclaimers before continuing.


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