London Photographic Tour
with an award-winning photographer
Join us on a unique photographic journey of London, rich in historic buildings, diverse galleries, rich green parks and gardens, vibrant, colourful markets and treasures from all periods. Designed for people interested in maximizing their photography while traveling, you will come away with stronger image visualization skills and greater technical expertise, plus a large and varied collection of extraordinary images. This tour offers a myriad of opportunities for photographers of every ability. The four components of the tour include: photographing landscapes; breathtaking parks and gardens, sweeping vistas of the cityscape, the winding river Thames and romantic Victorian cemeteries; shooting historic, dramatic and award winning architecture ; capturing the people and local atmosphere of the worlds most cosmopolitan city and photographing London at night.
You will be accompanied by an award winning photographer that will offer a unique vision of London and expert advice on the best way of getting the pictures you want. You will have the opportunity of building up a portfolio of work to demonstrate your development throughout the week.
Also included are visits to some of the Britain’s primary venues for contemporary photography. You will attend exciting new exhibitions and visit world class galleries and museums like the Victoria and Albert Museum. Founded in the 1850s this beautiful Victorian building has a large amount of gallery space dedicated to Photography as well as the greatest and most diverse collection of decorative art and design in the world, spanning all continents and dating from 3000BC to the present day. There will also be short lectures, discussions and question and answer sessions.
Bath & the Fox Talbot Museum
*An optional excursion to the Fox Talbot Museum in Wiltshire is also on offer. Known as the father of modern photography, this museum commemorates the life and work of this great 19th century figure who invented the positive/negative process. Located in a 15th century medieval barn there are exhibitions throughout the year of a broad range of work by other interesting 19th century photographers. While there, visit the beautiful Lacock Abbey. Founded in the year 1232 its beautiful cloister court and several medieval quarters have been featured in various films and television programmes and contributed to the fairytale atmosphere of the Harry Potter films. The grounds feature a splendid Victorian woodland garden with an 18th-century summer house, rose and botanic garden.
Nearby is Bath, an amazing city of Georgian splendor. It was founded by the Romans when they discovered the only true hot springs in England. Walk in the footsteps of Jane Austen, visit the museum dedicated to her, and opt for tea and clotted cream with strawberries in one of the town’s elegant eateries.
York & the National Museum of Photography, Film &Television
*You can also enjoy an optional excursion to the medieval city of York, with its ancient timbered houses and narrow winding streets and on to Bradford to view the Royal Photographic Society collection. Housed at the National Museum of Photography, Film & Television, it is heralded as the world’s mot important photographic collection. The NMPFT represents a magnificent body of images and objects of unique historical and cultural significance. It is a national treasure of a scale and importance matched by very few collections in the world.
View over 3 million unique and significant items, including the world’s earliest surviving negative and extensive holdings from the birth of photography.