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South Bank and City of London Photography Workshops


Night view across the Thames to the City of London

I run photography workshops in London, exploring the South Bank and City, from afternoon to nightfall. The changing light, and the variety of subjects, mean a wide range of images can be made, and many techniques explored.

Workshop Checklist
  • Maximum of 6 participants.

  • 4 hours of photography

  • Group and individual tuition.

  • Wide variety of shots from afternoon through to darkness.

  • Four different routes.

  • Just £45 per person.

We meet for orientation and a brief introduction, discussing what we will cover during the workshops, which are 100% practical photography. There are different techniques and compositions to employ throughout the workshops, from wider views to abstracts, long exposures to street photography. We finish 4 hours later, but this is flexible and could easily be extended if the conditions are right.

Throughout the workshops I am on hand to advise how best to set your camera up, discussing angles to shoot from, composition ideas, and anything else you need help with. As we shoot both indoors and outdoors, there is lots to take in regarding settings, using the correct ISOs, white balance and so on.

There are plenty of places that are under cover to allow us to carry on shooting should the weather not be in our favour.

St. Paul's Cathedral seen from the shore of the Thames during a Tate Modern photography workshop.

These workshops are limited to a maximum of six participants, so everyone has plenty of 1-2-1 time with me, and as usual I don't race off at the end, so if you wish to stay on to chat or discuss any part of the day that isn't a problem at all. We sometimes even end up in the pub!

Any type of camera is suitable for these workshops, and lenses from a wideangle to short telephoto are usually sufficient, I normally use my 16-85mm and 10-20mm (on an APS-sized sensor). A small tripod would be useful, but not essential.

Upcoming dates are shown below, click the links for full details of the day and how to book.

If you would like advanced warning of forthcoming workshops, subscribe to my Newsletter, and book up as soon as you get the chance!

I also offer private photography tuition, so that you can receive my undivided attention all year round.

Please see the different workshops available below:

Workshop A - Tate Modern and Surrounding Area

An evening workshop exploring areas around, and inside, the Tate Modern. During this workshop we explore the interior of the Tate Modern, looking for shots of art, architecture, people, and anything else that catches our eye. We also have the opportunity to shoot outside, getting dusk shots of the Millennium Bridge, St. Paul's, and the surrounding buildings.

Workshop B - St. Paul's to Tower Bridge

Meeting at St. Paul's Cathedral, we will spend some looking around, before heading across the Millennium Bridge, and along the South Bank to More London Place, with views of Tower Bridge, and the City of London. Dusk will be falling as we're shooting the Tower Bridge area.

Workshop C - Blackfriars to the London Eye

Starting at Blackfriars, we head across the river to explore the South Bank complex. Tide permitting, we will pop down to the Thames shore. We end up at the London Eye for sunset, then on to Westminster Bridge for the blue hour.

Workshop D - City of London

Starting at Liverpool Street Station, we explore the surrounding area, then head down through the City, with its iconic subjects such as the Gherkin and Walkie Talkie. We arrive at the River Thames for sunset and blue hour shots of the Shard and Tower Bridge from the north bank.

Forthcoming Workshops

I am running the following London Photography Workshops:

Friday 18th September 2020
- 4.00pm-8.00pm
Workshop D
- City of London
3 Spaces

Friday 16th October 2020
- 3.00pm-7.00pm
Workshop A
- Tate Modern and Surrounding Area
2 Spaces

Friday 13th November 2020
- 1.00pm-5.00pm
Workshop B
- St. Paul's to Tower Bridge
4 Spaces

To book onto these workshops, please use the form below, selecting the date required, and entering the participant's name and contact number.


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