London Photography Walks

London Photography Walks are social events that provide an opportunity for photography practice in and 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. My favourite locations for photography include The Financial City Centre (EC3), Covent Garden, The South Bank, Tower Bridge/St Katherine's Dock and Westminster/Waterloo.

After a brief introduction and some gentle direction, our walk will 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 take a look at your images, to offer advice on composition/camera settings and to answer any questions you may have. 

While I'll offer 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. 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 I realised the benefit that photography, walking and being around others had to my own physical and mental health. Perhaps your family and friends aren't very patient when you're busy taking a photo of an amazing cityscape or maybe you don't enjoy going out on your own to practice. Whatever the reason, photo walks provide time, space and opportunities to practice what is an incredible hobby, alongside other creative and friendly people. I'd really love to welcome you along.

Photo 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 the upcoming event pages.

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.

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 my social media platforms:

Twitter: @jon_clifton78 - Instagram @jon_clifton78 and Facebook: Jon Clifton Photography

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upcoming.... 

Up from the Ashes - City Architecture

Location: The City Centre, EC3

Meeting Place: Monument Tube Station - Outside Exit No. 1

Date and time: Saturday 18th June 2022 - 10:30am

Details: During our walk, we'll visit The Monument to the great fire of London before heading into the financial centre of the city. After passing the Walkie Talkie (Fenchurch Building), we'll head to the spectacular 14th century Leadenhall Market. From here, our walk will continue with some incredible architecture - Lloyds of London, Leadenhall Building (know as the Cheese Grater), The Gherkin and No.22 Bishopsgate. This walk will concentrate on cityscapes and modern/historical architecture.

Public Transport: Monument Underground Station is on the Circle or District Lines. London Liverpool Street is the closest National Rail Station. Buses that stop close to Monument Underground Station include numbers 15, 17, 21, 35, 43 and 47. Please email if you require help with directions.

Booking price (per person): Free of Charge

There is a minimum requirement of 3 bookings for the walk to go ahead

5 spaces are available, 0 have been booked

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