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London Photography Tour - Private Tour

Photograph London with an expert photographer during a private London photography tour. Learn how to capture the best compositions with professional Fine Art Photographer Lou Smith. Lou has extensive teaching experience and knows a multitude of cameras. She will help you get the best photographs of London..

Explore great iconic London landmarks, sculptures, monuments, ancient traditions, historic and modern architecture complete with quirky side streets Your personal photographer is on hand at all times to show how to use your camera to get the best shots possible and take home photographs to be proud of.

Learn how to;

* improve composition
* use framing for creativity
* capture the true essence of London
* use light to its best advantage
* use depth of field
* create blurred backgrounds
* use a variety of different shutter speeds
* improve your camera handling.

This photography tour is suitable for all skill levels. Suitable for all types of digital cameras and smart phones.

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4 hours


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  • What's included :
    • Professional Fine Art Photographer who has extensive teaching experience
    • Professional photographer who knows a multitude of cameras
    • Review of photographs and how to develop photography skills
    • Expert photography instruction
    • Private Tour Exclusive to You or Your Personal Group
    What's excluded :
    • Refreshments
    • Lunch
    • Travel to meeting point
    • Travel from end point
  • This is a typical itinerary for this product

    Stop At: Trafalgar Square, Centre of the City, London SW1A England

    Capture the historic essence of London. Photograph British heritage and tradition in Trafalgar Square which is home to the world famous Landseer Lions, National Gallery, mermaid sculptures, elegant fountains and many fine statues and monuments. Capture street entertainers and pavement artists who create colourful chalk drawings for you to photograph and admire. In this location learn about aperture, depth of field and light. Capture the far reaching views from Trafalgar Square to Whitehall in this atmospheric and historic location. With expert guidance from your photographer infuse dramatic historical resonance into your photographs making them your best ever shots. Your personal Fine Art photographer shares her best tips and advice on framing and composition to ensure perfect photos.

    Learn how to; * improve composition, * use framing for creativity * capture the true feel of Trafalgar Square, * use light effectively, * lens choices

    Duration: 35 minutes

    Stop At: National Gallery, Trafalgar Square, London WC2N 5DN England

    The aim of this tour is to empower your photography with expert tuition and tips from a professional Fine Art photographer who has extensive teaching experience. With expert guidance and advice, capture the historic essence of London and create modern compositions. Explore the visual dynamics of architecture to add impact, texture and contrasts. Your personal photographer is on hand at all times to help you set your camera for the perfect shot.

    Learn about * angles of view, * depth of field, *focusing techniques

    Duration: 15 minutes

    Stop At: Leicester Square, London England

    Taking time to photograph a variety of different compositions from a new perspective you make your way to Leicester Square which is home of Movie Premiers and famous for red carpet walk about by Tom Cruise. Walking at a leisurely pace you make your way to Leicester Square and photograph the gardens, the fountains and a great statue of William Shakespeare whose presence dominates the gardens. Learn about the importance of light in photography and experiment with varying angles of view. Capture a portrait of the statue of Charlie Chaplin and learn about aperture values and depth of field. Your expert photographer identifies how to develop and progress your photography skills.

    Learn about; *composition and framing, * light and how it affects your photographs, *aperture and depth of field, *general camera handling

    Duration: 25 minutes

    Stop At: Piccadilly Circus, London W1J 9HS England

    From Leicester Square you walk through quirky side streets and small shops with olde worlde charm. Photograph red telephone boxes, red London buses and the Statue of Eros at Piccadilly Circus.  See the banners which fly high over Regent's Street.  Throughout this route there is something to admire and photograph. Your personal photographer, who knows a multitude of cameras gives expert advice on * camera handling, * composition, * light, * white balance and * how to see locations with a totally fresh new perspective. This is an outstanding photography learning experience geared towards you and the camera you own. We take a short working break to review progress and how to develop skills for the rest of the tour.

    Duration: 45 minutes

    Stop At: Horse Guards Parade at Whitehall, Horse Guards Whitehall, London SW1A 2AX England

    Make your way to Admiralty Arch, Horseguards Parade and Whitehall.  Capture horseguards and sentries and marvel at their splendour and colourful uniforms. Learn how to take imposing portraits of the guards on duty. Capture the splendour of the mounted sentries.  You pass the Cabinet War Rooms and statues which pay homage to the Women of the Second World War.  From here you explore one of the finest London Tube Signs of Westminster. At all times your personal photographer shares expert advice and tips so that you take memories and photos home to last a lifetime. Learn about * aperture values for portraits * shutter speed to freeze action * focusing techniques * fill in flash

    Duration: 40 minutes

    Stop At: Big Ben, Parliament Sqaure Elizabeth Tower - Houses of Parliament, Westminster, London SW1A 0AA England

    You arrive at Westminster and photograph the Houses of Parliament and Big Ben. Capture the famous red telephone box in this historic and iconic setting.

    Duration: 15 minutes

    Stop At: Houses of Parliament, Parliament Square, London SW1A 0AA England

    Your professional Fine Art Photographer guides you to the most impressive statues in Parliament Square and shows you how to capture the historic landscape perfectly. Photograph the iconic statues of Winston Churchill, Gandhi and Nelson Mandela against the backdrop of the Houses of Parliament.

    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Westminster Abbey, 20 Dean's Yard Broad Sanctuary, London SW1P 3PA England

    Photograph from the outside the beautiful architecture of Westminster Abbey. Many Royal weddings have taken place there, including that of Prince William and the Duchess of Cambridge (Kate.) Marvel at the photographic grandeur of scale and iconic significance in London's history.

    Learn about * composition and framing, * scale, * lens choice and zoom selection, * creative aperture values

    Duration: 15 minutes

    Stop At: London Eye, Westminster Bridge Road Riverside Building, County Hall, London SE1 7PB England

    Capture the London Eye from across the river and create wonderful compositions. The London Eye has an overall height of 443 feet (135 metres.) and you explore its scale and relationship of this imposing structure. Your personal photographer discusses framing, lighting and lens choice for this outstanding iconic landmark. Explore river views and capture the vibrant river life. Learn about * light, * depth of field, * general camera handling, * shutter speed, * focusing techniques and *composition. Your expert photographer is on hand at all times to help you explore all locations in a new and creative way.

    Duration: 20 minutes

    Pass By: London Photo Tours and Workshops, London WC2N 5DS England

    Since 2005 London Photo Tours and Workshops has provided expert and experienced tuition to thousands of travellers from around the world.

  • Departure Point :
    Trafalgar Square, West End, London, UK
    Return Detail :
    Victoria Embankment, London, UK
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Tours are conducted in English
    • Bring your own camera and fully charged battery
    • Additional memory cards to handle the extra photos you take during a tour
    • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
    • Suitable for all types of digital cameras including smart phones. Suitable for all skill levels.
    • Gratuities not included
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Service animals allowed
    • Near public transportation
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
    • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
    • Face masks required for guides in public areas
    • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
    • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
    • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
    • Guides required to regularly wash hands
    • Regular temperature checks for staff
    • We are committed to keeping you safe during our Private London Photography Tours. We have put measures in place to ensure your safety at all times. Book with confidence and learn photography in London safely.
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.



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Organised by London Photo Tours and Workshops

Activity ID: V-8620P3

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