“We photograph something for two reasons: for what it is, and for what else it is.” Minor White
Our regularly scheduled, just turn up, public Photography Tours are guided by David. He runs two different Photography Tours: Classic London and Golden Hour & Night Photography.
David's Classic London Photography Tour goes at 10.45 am from exit 4 of WestminsterTube on the following Sundays; May 19, June 16, July 14, August 18, September 15 and October 13.
David's Golden Hour & Night Photography Tour goes at 7 pm from exit 4 of WestminsterTube on the following Wednesdays: May 29, June 26, July 24, August 28, September 25 and October 23.
They each last about three hours. They cost £39. They can be booked on www.walks.eventbrite.com
David also does Private Walks for London Walks clients. To book a private Photography Tour with David email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or ring us on 020 7624 3978
Our professional photographer with the USP – we tease him about this – is Marc.
Which is by way of saying, in addition to being an accomplished professional photographer, Marc is also a top-flight professionally qualified Blue Badge Guide.
Marc has to be booked privately. Read on...
Would you like to discover and photograph the city? This tour is for you. Led by professional photographer, magazine editor and Blue Badge Guide Marc Zakian, the London photography tour is an ideal way to get to know your camera in one of the most photogenic cities in the world. Our small group (no more than 6 people) will all get individual instruction. Bring your DSLR, mirrorless or compact camera and find out how to take some great shots. (If you have a smartphone camera or tablet you are welcome, but there is only so much you can learn with these options.) We start with a talk about how to use your camera. We'll make the techy stuff as interesting and easy as possible: find out about blurred shots, freeze motion, how to get the best from variable light, composition, focus. We will cover shutter speed, aperture and ISO. Marc's prepared a hand-out to help you remember everything.
Then we're off to explore London. History and photography combined in one tour. At the end of the tour we'll review our images together. You'll go away with some great shots of London, a better understanding of your camera and some fascinating facts about the city.
Level: Beginners and those with a little knowledge of photography.
What to bring: Your camera – DSLR, mirrorless, or compact. This course is suited to any camera with manual modes such as P, S, Tv, A or Av.
On Location – the West End Tour
Here's where we go: West End Tour: People and buildings. Westminster Abbey, Houses of Parliament. St James' Park. Trafalgar Square.Covent Garden. River Thames. South Bank.
Meeting point: St James’ Park Tube Station.
A half-day photo walk of London. This tour is ideal for visitors to London who want to use their camera to photograph the city. We will go to some of the city’s best photo spots to shoot panoramic views, riverside locations and some of London’s iconic architecture. As well as showing you some of the great photo opportunities, Marc will give photo coaching, offer practical and technical advice and guide you though the history of the landscape.
The Half Day Photo Walk tour with Marc costs £190 for up to 7 people. It's ideal for friends, families and small groups.
The full day On Location in London tour with Marc costs £360 for up to six people. Makes a brilliant birthday or anniversary present.