Light & Land

London - Light and Life

09th - 11th Apr, 2018 - AVAILABLE

£1099.00 PP / Deposit -£200.00 PP

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London is quite rightly one of the greatest destination cities in the World. For the photographer it has everything. Iconic views, stunning architecture spanning millennia, fascinating cultural diversity and ever changing light.  

On this city tour we will help you capture the heart and soul of London in all types of light. Our hotel puts us right in the heart of the city.  The mighty Thames makes a wonderful feature, reflecting the colours in the sky by day and duplicating the city lights by night.

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  • Tour Code LON11
  • Included
    • Accommodation
    • Transport during the tour
    • Tuition from Doug Chinnery and Terry Gibbins
  • Excluded
    • Insurance
    • Meals
    • Transport to hotel
  • Duration 2 Night Tours
  • Exertion Easy
  • Leading Lights
London - Light and Life

London is quite rightly one of the greatest destination cities in the World. For the photographer it has everything. Iconic views, stunning architecture spanning millennia, fascinating cultural diversity and ever changing light.  

On this city tour we will help you capture the heart and soul of London in all types of light. Our hotel puts us right in the heart of the city.  The mighty Thames makes a wonderful feature, reflecting the colours in the sky by day and duplicating the city lights by night.

To enable us to maximise our time with our cameras we have the bonus that tour leader Terry is also our own London "Cabbie" and able to drive us around. He will be leaving his usual black cab behind to drive our people carrier for the weekend. With his intimate knowledge of the city we will be able to get to locations very difficult to access any other way. He will drop us right on the spot so we spend our time working with our cameras, rather than enjoying the delights of public transport.

This also means we can travel to locations well away from the heart of the city, such as the Thames Flood Barrier and Canary Wharf. After each location, Terry will put down his camera and switch from tutor to driver to be on hand to drive us on to our next location. In this way the tour will yield a diverse portfolio for everyone which really captures the essence of the capital city.

Over the duration of the tour there will be opportunities to shoot from before sunrise through until late in the evening. (Although, of course, if you wish to opt out of a particular session, you are free to do so.)

Our dawn sessions will enable us to photograph iconic locations in wonderful light as London wakes up and comes to life. Then we can return to our hotel for breakfast.

Our daytime sessions will focus on making the most of capturing the very essence of London. The buzz, the history, the architecture and diversity. We will look at long exposure photography, street photography and also analyse our compositional skills.

At times working with or without tripods, we will learn how to adapt to each set of circumstances, both in setting up our cameras and also in our approach to the subject.

Our evenings will revolve around capturing the sunset, the twilight and then the city as darkness falls. We will learn low light and night photography techniques including light trail photography.

Our location list reads like a "Who's Who" of London icons:

The Houses of Parliament

Westminster Bridge

Embankment

Tate Skateboard Park

Millennium Bridge

Tate Modern

St. Paul's Cathedral

Westminster Cathedral

Buckingham Palace

Columbia Road Flower market

Petticoat Lane or Brick Lane Market

Covent Garden

The Gherkin Building

The Lloyds Building

The Thames Flood Barrier

Canary Wharf 

The Millennium Dome

The London Eye

Battersea Power Station

Trafalgar Square

Tower Bridge

Waterloo Bridge

The Shard and more - we will try and cover as many as possible without being rushed.

This unique tour has been designed to help you capture as much of the city as possible in all types of light. This also allows us to work on lots of varied camera and compositional skills through the day. The group size is small, limited to just seven participants with two tutors so everyone will get lots of individual help and personalised attention over what looks like being a wonderful weekend of photography.

All I can say is WOW, I thoroughly enjoyed my second tour, and would definitely recommend Light and Land to others. It is a great opportunity to meet with people who all share the same passion for photography, together with a great deal of expertise on hand through the group leader. I must say, having travelled with several photography companies, Light and Land really get the extras right too. Good hotels, well situated, good places to eat which capture the essence of the place, and excellent transport arrangements between locations. It really does make all the difference. February, 2015

Light and Land

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