London Photo Walks

London Photo Walks offer attendees the chance to meet like minded others and to practice photography around our incredible capital city.

From Tower Bridge to Big Ben, The London Eye to St. Paul's Cathedral, there is something here for everybody. Along with the more famous landmarks, London walks also explore areas of the city that are perhaps not so well known. Favourite areas for photography include The Financial City Centre (EC3), Covent Garden, The South Bank, Tower Bridge/St Katherine's Dock and Westminster/Waterloo.

During a group walk, we'll stop at pre planned points of interest where you'll be free to wander and capture images in your own creative style. I'll be on hand to guide the walk, to offer advice and to answer any questions you may have. 

While offering suggestions of what to look out for, I like the events to have a sense of freedom for those who come along. We all see and interpret the world differently and photography is a way of sharing our personal vision of the world with others. Our artistic individuality is to be treasured and encouraged, I believe that through adopting simple techniques, snapshots can be turned into eye catching and immersive images. 

Whether you're completely new to photography or have owned a camera for a while, everyone is made to feel equally welcome. Due to the mix of abilities, group photo walks aren't intended to be technical tuition sessions but focus more on composition, visual storytelling and simple tips to improve your image making. If you do have questions about different camera modes, settings and terminology, Jon will explain things in an easy to understand manner and suggest different ways you can practice. Whether you have the most expensive camera or a point and shoot camera, photo walks aren't a competition, photography is a skill in which there is always something new we can all learn. All camera types are welcome, smartphones included!

Walks were conceived after Jon realised the benefit that photography, walking and being around others had to his own physical and mental health. Perhaps your family and friends aren't very patient when you're busy taking a photo of a flower or amazing landscape, photo walks provide time, space and opportunities to practice what is an incredible hobby.

Walks are dependant on the weather, if there's a forecast of rain or any form of weather warning, the event will be postponed or cancelled with 24+ hours emailed notice. Some special events require pre booked tickets for attractions, these events may still go ahead in poor weather. This is clearly stated on our upcoming event pages.

Dogs are not permitted. (Jon loves dogs but knows that not everyone does).

Those lucky enough to be under 16 are welcome but must be accompanied by a full paying adult. Due to the city terrain (steps/cobbles etc.), walks may not be suitable for younger children in buggies/pushchairs or wheelchair users. Please email if you require guidance for a specific event.

All events are COVID safe, any applicable Government rules regarding numbers, social distancing or face masks will be adhered to.

If you have any queries regarding photo walks, please feel free to message via the 'contact' page or email: [email protected]

You can find me and images from previous walks on Twitter: @jon_clifton78 - Instagram @jon_clifton78 and Facebook: Jon Clifton Photography

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upcoming.... 

Up from the Ashes

Location: The City, EC3

Date and time: Date to be confirmed

Details: Starting at Monument Tube station, we'll explore Pudding Lane and the surrounding area (site of the Great Fire of London in 1666) before heading into the financial centre of the city. Here, we'll see some incredible architecture - Lloyds of London, The Gherkin, The Walkie Talkie and Leadenhall Building (know as the Cheese Grater). We'll also head to the spectacular 14th century Leadenhall Market. This walk will concentrate on cityscapes and modern/historical architecture.

Public Transport: Monument Underground Station is on the Circle and District Lines. London Liverpool Street is the closest National Rail Station. Buses that stop close by include numbers 15, 17, 21, 35, 43 and 47.

Booking price (per person): Free of Charge! 

Space are limited to 5

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