Photo Walks

“IMPORTANT: Book this now!!! Now for the details. I like to think I am an advanced photographer. David still taught me about things on my camera I have never considered. He was kind, patient, and accommodating. And very knowledgeable about his city. Everything you want in a host. BUT most importantly I got some amazingggggggg shots! All of my Instagram followers and family were in awe of my trip to London due to these shots. David is a true professional and made sure we got all the shots I wanted and then some. If you are visiting London and want to impress, learn, and have fun… book… David… now!”   Richard  November 2018

PHOTOGRAPHY TOURS

A brace of Photography Tours. Guided by two professional photographers.

“We photograph something for two reasons: for what it is, and for what else it is.” Minor White

DAVID FIRST

Our regularly scheduled, just turn up, public Photography Tours are guided by David. He runs three different Photography Tours: Classic London, Golden Hour & Night Photography and Christmas Lights Photography.

David’s Classic London Photography Tour goes at 10.45 am from exit 4 of WestminsterTube on the following Sundays; December 8, January 19, February 16, March 15 and April 19.

“David was an exceptional teacher. I cannot believe how warm and genuine he was while effectively teaching me as much as he could about photography. Clearly he is passionate and excited to share his professional knowledge to a novice like me.”   Tara  August 2018

David’s Golden Hour & Night Photography Tour goes at 7 pm from exit 4 of WestminsterTube on the following Wednesdays: November 20, January 29, February 26, March 25 and April 29.

“What an extraordinary experience. David was so professional in night photography and the tour was scheduled well. I learnt a lot from David, highly recommend. Just amazing.”  Pang  November 2018

David’s Christmas Lights Photography Tours go at 7 pm on Wednesday, December 18 and at 7 pm on Friday, December 27. The meeting point for the two Christmas Lights Photography Tours is just outside the Villiers Street exit of EmbankmentTube.

The photography tours last about three hours.

Classic London and Golden Hour & Night Photography cost £39 each.

But it’s Christmas present prices – Black Wednesday and Black Friday prices – for the Christmas Lights Photography Tours. They cost £19 online at www.eventbrite.com – or £20 on the day.

They all 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 privatewalks@walks.com or ring us on 020 7624 3978

NOW MARC

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…

ON LOCATION IN LONDON

Visiting London?  Living in London?  Got a camera?

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.

  • Basically, DSLRs, Bridge and compact Micro System cameras.
  • Camera instruction manual.
  • Good walking clothes and comfortable shoes. Waterproofs in case of rain.
  • Water to keep cool.
  • Lunch money.
  • Group sizes: limited to 6 people.
  • Start time: 10 am
  • Finish: 4.30 pm
  • Meet date: When you book it!
  • Tripod: Please DON’T bring a tripod on this tour. You can bring a monopod or gorillpod

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.

HALF DAY PHOTO WALK

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.