Photography On The Move are dynamic tours, exploring and photographing London with its wonderful mix of street photography, people, architecture, landscapes and impromptu opportunities.
Are you visiting London for the first time and want to see all the major attractions and get the best London photos you can? Or do you know your way around London, but want some help with your camera and need photography instruction? These are 4 hour instructional walking photography tours, led by a professional photographer and we have a few locations to choose from.
Groups sizes are small (maximum of 7 people) so you will get individual attention. We’ll help you get the best out of your camera so you’ll go home with photos to be proud of, increased knowledge on how your camera works and more creative ideas for your photography.
Each Photography On the Move Tour will start with a brief talk about the main points in photography, how to get those shots with the blurred or sharp background (Aperture), how to freeze or blur motion (Shutter Speed), Burst Mode, what to consider with the variable London light (ISO), focus points and how to find all this on your camera. Depending on the day, we’ll either spend the first half hour doing this over a cup of coffee inside a café, going over the essentials of photography and your camera, or we’ll just get going and instruct at the first location.
The photographer guide will help you get the best from your camera, give ideas for creative photography and how to make the most of any situation and environment. They love what they do and their enthusiasm is infectious. You’ll have a great time and walk away inspired by photography and in love with London. Plus, the guides will also give you snippets of information on the area. So, it’s double value!
The tour is suitable for compact cameras, bridge cameras and DSLRs. Tablets and smartphones which have assorted functions are also suitable, but please note depending on the model of your phone or tablet, there may be a limit on what we can teach or your equipment can achieve. It’s crucial that you also bring a portable phone charger as batteries drain quickly when taking photos.
To give you the most assistance we need to know the make and model of your camera or phone when you make the booking.
On the day we’ll give you a booklet of photography notes and information plus some exercises so you can keep practising in your own time.
Please note, these tours are not as intensive as a Beginner Photography Course. The skills you learn on this tour will be tailored to suit the tour and location.
Capturing the West End – street photography on the move – theatres, people, street photography, iconic locations. Meet: in Trafalgar Square at the base of the George IV statue.
Southbank – a mix of photography on the move – London Eye, river scenes, bridges, architecture and people. Meet: at Waterloo train station under the large clock hanging from the roof inside the main hall.
South London & Lambeth – street photography on the move – graffiti, markets and 1830’s housing estate – photography on the move. Meet: at Waterloo train station under the large clock hanging from the roof inside the main hall.
East End – street photography on the move – markets street art, Brick Lane to Shoreditch – Graffiti, people and markets. Meet: at Liverpool St train station under the large information board near platform 7 – 8.
City of London – a mix of photography on the move – the old, the new a mix of historic, stone, glass, skyscrapers, architectural detail, churches, people and the unexpected. Meet: at the base of the tall monument at Monument tube station.
The City at Night – street photography on the move. Bring minimum camera equipment. We will be using high ISO’s (up to and over 6400), and bigger apertures F2 – F4, with slower shutter speed around f1/30 – 1/60 second, using anything we can for stability. It’s all about people, night scenes in the City, lights, buildings and action. If you aren’t sure that your camera & lens is capable, please email me the make and model, plus lens details before making the booking. Meet: at the base of George IV statue in Trafalgar Square.
Changing the Guard: Southbank, London Eye, Houses of Parliament, Westminster Abbey, through to Horseguards Parade, Trafalgar Square and maybe even St Martin in the Fields Church. Please note – To get the best photos on this tour you will need a zoom lens at least 50mm or more.
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Explore a suburb – the locations will be changing regularly and could include Covent Garden, Gothic Cemeteries, Richmond, Greenwich, Camden, South Kensington, Notting Hill, Mayfair. Meet: For these tours we’ll send you a separate email with meeting location instructions. Dates: tbc
Single morning tour: £110
Two Photography On the Move tours in 1 day: £190 (instead of £220, save £30)
Meeting location: These will vary depending on where the tour is held. Please check your confirmation email.
Bring: Clients require 2 batteries and a spare memory card, plus drying/cleaning cloth if it is wet. If you are using a phone, you must bring a portable phone charger as the battery will drain quickly.
A drink and a snack.
Do not bring a tripod.
What to wear: Comfortable clothing that blends into a crowd, dress for changeable weather, shoes you can walk in for 4 – 8 hours. The tour will go ahead in the rain as some of the best photos are taken in adverse weather conditions. Bring your sense of adventure!
In Summer for 3 days a week we will run 2 events in the same day.
Buy both events for £190 to be taken on the same day, saving £30. We’ll stop for a 1 hour lunch break.
Lunch and refreshments are at your own expense.
During lunch, we may change locations using the tube or bus. Clients will pay for their own transport.
An Oystercard or travelcard is required as buses don’t take cash payments.
Group sizes: limited to 6 people
The guide: Will be wearing a red and white t’shirt or a red fleece/jacket with Hairy Goat written on the back
Meeting location: Each tour will have its own meeting point near a tube station. Please see the details listed against each tour
When: Please see the dates against each tour option
Start time: 9.30am
Length of time: 4 hours
Finish location: See the individual tour, but it will be near a tube station
Please note: We may not finish exactly on time, because if there’s a photo opportunity, we’d rather take longer to get the photos.
Tripod: Please DON’T bring or hire a tripod for these tours. If you need extra stability, please bring a monopod. There are too many visitors and security restrictions in the areas we cover to be
able to use a tripod.
Cost: £110 per person. Can a friend or family member come along free of charge if they aren’t using a camera? Sorry, no. Everyone on all the tours and workshops/courses pay full price. Think of it as a theatre show, train fare or plane ride. If you want to go, you need to pay.
Bring:Using a phone or tablet: Batteries drain very quickly so we strongly recommend bringing a portable charger.
Please read the Payment Terms and Conditions before booking any tour.
Once the tour is booked and paid, we’ll send you an automated confirmation email. This email will have ALL the meeting locations for EACH tour option, so please remember your own tour name.
Tuesday 25th – South London & Lambeth
Wednesday 26th – West End
Wednesday 24th – South London & Lambeth
Tuesday 30th – West End
Wednesday 31st – Southbank
Thursday 8th – South London & Lambeth
Sunday 18th – Southbank
Thursday 22nd – West End
Saturday 31st – Southbank
Monday 23rd – Southbank
Saturday 28th – West End
Thursday 3rd – City of London
Friday 11th – West End
Saturday 19th – Southbank
Monday 28th – South London & Lambeth
Saturday 2nd – East End
Friday 8th – Southbank
Friday 22nd – West End
Monday 9th – West End
Sunday 15th – East End