PHOTOGRAPHY COURSES IN LONDON
London Photowalks & Street and Travel Photography Workshops
On Going Digital’s London Street Safaris there is no classroom session - just pure photography from beginning to end with feedback and advice from your Tutor. As well as our popular evening Low Light and Street and Travel Photography Walks for DSLR, bridge and compact system cameras described below we also offer new Smartphone Photography Walks...
NEW Smartphone Photography Walks If you would like to learn how to take better pictures with your smartphone and understand how to use a variety of different Apps to edit them, this course is ideal for you. What you will learn:
• What Apps to use and where to download them
• How to compose a great photograph - the rules of composition and choosing and positioning your subject, using lead in lines, and framing
• The creative use of light – how to see the light and work with it to create beautiful images
• How to crop your images for creative effect. Make brightness, colour and contrast adjustments. Use filters to transform your images and add artistic flare. Easily create amazing photo collages.
• Share your images with friends and or social media
Limited to 6 students, these 3 hour workshops are led by tutor Richard Berry. We will meet at 10 am in the Crosse Keys Public House in Gracechurch Street. From there we will cross over London Bridge to Walk down the river-side to Southwalk Cathedral and Borough Market and past the Golden Hind along the Thames to the Millennium Bridge and over the St Pauls Cathedral.
Two different courses are available for DSLR, bridge and compact system cameras - South Bank Evening LOW LIGHT and NIGHT PHOTOGRAPHY WORKSHOPS and STREET AND TRAVEL PHOTOGRAPHY COURSES throughout the most iconic toursist areas in London. Unlike some photowalks with twenty plus attendees, our courses are limited to just 4 people so there is plenty of time to get lots of one-to-one support from your Tutor. Perfect to gain confidence photographing people, street scenes and city life, the Street and Travel Photography Courses run from 10am to 3.30pm. The Twilight Courses run from 6.30 pm to 9.30pm. Both courses are suitable for all ages and fitness levels - the route is a gentle amble with plenty of stops for coffee and to review pictures.
If you have ever wanted to immerse yourself into photographing people within a street environment but were too frightened to...then a Going Digital Street and Travel Photography Course is your chance to get really confident photographing people and to capture the diversity of London's wonderful urbanization of people! Brick Lane Market, Covent Garden Market and Borough Markets all offer fantastic candid portraiture opportunities. Whether you want to improve your street or holiday photography or just want to practice and improve your skills, one of these courses is ideal for you as each course is set among some of London's most famous landmarks.
Our photowalk workshops in London are led by Ingrid Abraham of Candid Creativity or Tas Black, MA Photography and Visual Anthropology. Tas has published in numerous magazines and exhibited internationally. Tas specialises in travel photography, social documentary, reportage photography and portraiture. Our Tutors will teach you new skills and give you feedback and one-to-one support throughout the day!
See pictures taken by on our photowalks in the London Street Safaris Flickr Group Gallery!
£10 GD Progression Discount Applies to the full day PhotoSafaris for students progressing from other GDLSE courses.
The City & Borough Market to Tower Bridge and the Tower of London Travel & Street Photography Safari
We will meet at 10 am in the Crosse Keys Public House in Gracechurch Street. From there we will cross over London Bridge to Walk down the river-side to Southwalk Cathedral and Borough Market. From here we progress along the South Bank past HMS Belfast to Tower Bridge. We will photograph Tower Bridge before moving on to the Tower of London where so many lost their heads! We will stop for you to lunch in the Tower area at Trinity Square. After lunch, we will walk back towards the city photographing some of the great monuments and buildings inside the walls of the ancient City and end our day at Bank station.
STUDENT FEEDBACK - Thanks to Tas for a great day yesterday. Thanks to her efforts I spent most of the day on manual mode, I really like the idea of the classroom on the hoof, rather than sitting in a room and explaining loads of theory we just got on with taking photos and Anastasia corrected us as we went. Well done Tas. Once again thanks for great day, Rick.
Market Bliss - Bricklane Travel & Street Photography SafariWe will meet at 10 am in the Hamilton Hall Wetherspoons, street-level Concourse, Liverpool Street Station. From there we will take a short walk to Spitalfields Markets, Petticoat Lane Market and Bricklane Market in Shoreditch where retro meets vintage, and where the graffiti artist Banksy gained much of his recognition.
Bricklane is buzzing on a Sunday with the wonderful and the unusual. This a good chance to really get out there and practice capturing people at their best.
Covent Garden to China Town Travel & Street Photography SafariWe meet at 10am in the Marks and Spencer's cafe to the left of Covent Garden tube station. We will spend time in the Covent Garden Piazza where we will spend 30 minutes discussing the settings on your digital camera. Then we take a leisurly stroll to put these skills into practice photographing “Living Statues”/street performers and a variety of café culture, “olde worlde”, shops and stalls, at one of London’s most famous landmarks. Our next stop will be Leicester Square, amongst the busy restaurants, theatres, caricature artists, and tourists before heading into China Town.
After lunch we will stroll through to London’s famous China Town where we can take practice taking colourful photographs in this vibrant, culturally rich area, through Soho to Trafalgar Square before closing our day at 3.30pm.
Twilight by the Thames - An Evening Photowalk
We will meet at 6.30 pm at the Cafe Nero, Lancaster Place, 2 Lancaster Place London, WC2E 7EA. From Waterloo Bridge we will slowly make our way along the South Bank to Westminster Bridge and the Houses of Parliament. The view of our great London city doesn’t get any better than an evening on Waterloo Bridge - The London eye heroically lit up, the Houses of Parliament at sunset, the reflections in River Thames, the night life on the South Bank. This is a chance to learn how to photograph during the golden hour and into the night to practice your low light photography skills and to capture our city at night.
You will need a digital camera with the ability to set both aperture and shutter speed and a tripod. This walk runs from 6.30-9.30pm.
Thanks to Jeanette Thomson for this lovely shot!
One-to-One Experience Days In Central LondonOur weekday One-to-One photography experience days usually run from 10am to 4pm. Weekday One-to-One Experience Days offer you the opportunity to have a bespoke course provided that focuses on your specific requirements at venues in Central London. Popular venues include Southbank, Waterloo/Leake Street, London's Parks, Iconic London Markets. Wildlife One-to-Ones are available at Bushy Park or The London Wetlands, Barnes.
£180 SPECIAL WEEKDAY ONE-TO-ONES(excluding entrance fees) - book an open date weekday One-to-One as a gift and the recipient can contact us at any time within a year to arrange their date. To request a Gift Certificate please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
If a second person wants to attend the One-to-One you are booking, or if you want to arrange a bespoke photography day for a small group, please contact us at email@example.com before booking. To book a specific date please email firstname.lastname@example.org before purchase.
STUDENT FEEDBACK - Please pass on my thanks to Tas for teaching us during the Photowalk through the West End today. Whilst from previous reading I was familiar with taking manual based photo's, she helped me understand ISO a bit better and the differences between zoom and non zoom lenses and also gave some good advice when reviewing some of the pictures we'd shot today. A really enjoyable experience and a good fun group. Would highly recommend it.
Many thanks and with best regards, Will Holme(3/08/2013).
Tish, Can you thank Tas for a wonderful day out in Covent garden. She provided excellent weather to start the day off with and even when it started to rain we still got some lovely photos. She managed to keep us all entertained and help everyone on the day with tips and advice no matter what their levels were. She was able to give us confidence to go and take lots of people photos which is one of my worst fears I have upload some of the photos to my flickr page and have also put some of those onto the photo walk Flickr page. Now which walk shall I book next? J.
Hi, I really enjoyed the Photo Walk & felt I learnt a lot as well as gaining confidence photographing the general public. I've uploaded about half of the pictures I took to my London Street Safari Gallery. Thanks a lot for a good day out. Best regards, Dave Tremayne.
Just wanted to say thank you for a really good day. Met Tas as per instructions and was really impressed by her enthusiasm to get us actually taking lots of pictures of London and the people and strictly not on auto mode - learnt all about exposure, speed, aperture and ISO settings. She had an eye and knowledge to push us to try new things which we all did. It has given me the confidence to keep on trying to take more pictures of people. Thank you Tas and Going Digital. Have uploaded a few pics to Flickr group, Peter.
Hi Tish and Andy, just wanted to let you know that the workshop yesterday was excellent and I really enjoyed it. Tas was really laid back and a great tutor with a real eye for how to improve a shot by using very simple, straightforward techniques. We visited pretty much most of London and got some great shots - which I will post on Flickr soon. Thanks again, Steve.
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