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Beginners Photography Course - Small Group Workshop provided by London Photo Tours and Workshops

Beginners Photography Course - Small Group Workshop

Beginners Photography Course - Small Group Workshop
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Enjoy an exceptional learning experience in a Beginners Photography Workshop with expert and experienced tuition. Move immediately away from using Auto/Scene Modes. Learn how to use your digital camera in beautiful outdoor and sensitively selected covered Central London locations. Led by a professional photographer who has extensive teaching experience and knows a multitude of cameras. Small groups limited to 4. The Beginners Photography Workshop takes place outdoors in stunning Central London locations with great views of Tower Bridge and City Hall. Working from short practical photography assignments teaching is geared towards the camera you own. Learn about; • camera over view; buttons, dials and menus • white balance • how to achieve correct exposures • freezing action • creating motion • depth of field • iso • creating blurry backgrounds • aperture settings • shutter speed • and much more... Suitable for DSLRs, mirror-less, bridge cameras & advanced compacts.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 4h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
Know before you go
  • Duration: 4h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 8620P7
Call +44 12 2492 8241
Important information
Inclusions
  • Professional photographer who has extensive teaching experience
  • Professional photographer who knows a multitude of cameras
  • Expert and experienced tuition
  • Small groups limited to 4
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks
  • Lunch
  • Gratuities
Duration
4h
Departure details
  • London Bridge, Station Approach Rd, London SE1 9SP, UK Meet near London Bridge Rail Station
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Minimum age is 16 years
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travellers can participate
  • Bring your own camera, fully charged battery (spare if you have one) and memory cards
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 6 travellers
Inclusions
  • Professional photographer who has extensive teaching experience
  • Professional photographer who knows a multitude of cameras
  • Expert and experienced tuition
  • Small groups limited to 4
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks
  • Lunch
  • Gratuities
Departure details
  • London Bridge, Station Approach Rd, London SE1 9SP, UK Meet near London Bridge Rail Station
Duration
4h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Minimum age is 16 years
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travellers can participate
  • Bring your own camera, fully charged battery (spare if you have one) and memory cards
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 6 travellers
Travel safe during COVID-19
Last updated: 23 Oct 2021
A note from Beginners Photography Course - Small Group Workshop
We are committed to keeping you safe during our Private and Public London Photography Tours. We have put measures in place to ensure your safety at all times. Our photographers are double vaccinated and are regularly tested for Covid-19. Book with confidence and learn photography in London safely.
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
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Helen B
London, UK14 contributions
Brilliant for beginners stuck on auto!
Apr 2021 • Friends
I wasn’t sure what I would be able to learn in 4 hours, but Lou is a great tutor and I was amazed at how much I picked up and feel confident to put into practice. Words such as ISO, aperture and shutter speed are no longer a mystery and my camera manual might actually get read and mean something!
Planning to do the night photography one soon! 😊
Written 25 April 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Thank you for your wonderful review. We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed our Beginners Photography Course and are now on the way to getting those great photos. We had such a lovely day and it was great to be out and about again after lockdown. We have worked very hard to make our Beginners Course the best, so that all our guests learn very well how to use their digital cameras. Keep up the good work and we look forward to meeting you again on our Night Photography Tour soon. Thank you again for taking the time to review - it is greatly appreciated.
Written 1 May 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Anita F
London, UK47 contributions
A very comprehensive lesson will definitely book with them again
Jun 2019 • Solo
I’ve never been able to remember the different settings for my camera. Lou made it so easy to remember the difference between shutter speeds, iso, focus etc. It’s all very practical. I was having huge problems with my camera and she took the time to help me sort it all out (it needed to have a factory reset). Every holiday I’ve been on since I’ve been able to use my knowledge from this trip to take some really wonderful pictures.
I look forward to doing another course.
Written 15 March 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Thank you for your wonderful feedback. Glad to hear that our Beginners Photography Course got your photography off to a great start. It was our pleasure to help you with your lovely camera to get the best shots possible every time you use it. Wishing you all the best with your photography.
Written 4 August 2020
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Andy M
London, UK2 contributions
Beginners Workshop
Jul 2019 • Solo
The perfect course for me, I’m one of those who have been stuck on ‘auto and scene’ modes for years. This course really showed me what can be achieved with just a little bit of knowledge. Lou took the time and care to explain the basics to everyone in the group without us getting out of our depth.
Now I have some clarity of what was previously a confusing range of setting, I’m well on the way to finding my way round the camera and getting better shots as a result.
Written 29 July 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Thank you for you fantastic feedback. Really pleased that our teaching moved you immediately away from using Auto and Scene modes. You can now change the way your photos look and achieve outstanding results. Wishing you the very best with your photography.
Written 30 July 2019
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Chris R
2 contributions
A great Beginners Workshop
Feb 2019 • Solo
A thoroughly enjoyable, informative and educational beginner's workshop. Truly hands-on. I learnt so much about the camera and photography basics - much needed. Lou's knowledge of all sorts of cameras is really good! I liked the teaching style and the range of topics covered. Will definitely be booking a followup course later this year. ChrisR
Written 3 February 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Thank you for your fantastic review. We are delighted that you enjoyed our Beginners Photography Workshop with Lou and learned many new things about photography and your wonderful camera. It was our pleasure to help you with your camera so that you can get the best from it. We look forward to working with you again in the future on one of our follow up creative courses. Wishing you all the best with your photography.
Written 4 February 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

E G
3 contributions
Great individual attention and interesting tasks.
Jun 2018 • Solo
A professional and thoughtful operation with a very enthusiastic teacher, keeping everyone involved and on track despite a variety of camera makes and models.
Very much recommended.
Written 23 June 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

KensingtonBear
London37 contributions
Excellent workshop
Mar 2018 • Solo
I inherited a camera and had no idea what to do with it, so I chose this course because it was good for complete beginners. It was a great course - I learned so much in the five hours and I've been happily playing about with my shutter speeds, ISOs, white balances and apertures since. I'd recommend it to anyone who wants to improve - I was the most beginner on the course but there were far more advanced people than me and we all benefitted.
Written 4 April 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Delighted to hear that you enjoyed our Beginners Photography Course with Lou. It's fantastic for us to know that you are controlling shutter speed, aperture, ISO and white balance and are confident using your camera's manual settings. We thoroughly enjoyed sharing our skills with you and look forward to working with you again on another course soon.
Written 8 April 2018
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robbie472002
London, UK12 contributions
I have been taking mediocre photographs for years ! Now i can look forward to taking some that are worth keeping!!
Dec 2017 • Solo
Just a quick note to say thank you very much for a highly informative course.
I feel a lot more confident now as I think I understand a lot more about my cameras functionality and the inter-relationships between the various functions.
A lot of practice is now required to make it all stick!
I will be back for the next level course early in 2018.
Once again a big thank you for your patience and instruction it was excellent.
Have a great Christmas and New Year, sorry Hogmanay!!
Best wishes
Rob
Written 24 December 2017
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

TGKuech
London, UK3 contributions
Great intro to photography
Oct 2017 • Solo
I have a pretty intimidating camera and wanted to come to grips with it. This four hours was perfect. I felt like they really helped me to become self sufficient and handle my camera with ease and also introduced me to the basic tenets of photography in an easy to understand manner. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend them and will probably be going on another, more intermediate course with them.
Written 2 November 2017
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Thank you for your fantastic feedback - delighted our Beginners Photography Course gave you the skills to handle your amazing new DSLR. Take your next step with us on one of our intermediate courses. Looking forward to working with you again in the future.
Written 11 November 2017
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
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By: London Photo Tours and Workshops
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Creative seeing
I had a fantastic time with Lou yesterday on my creative seeing course. I am a beginner but really felt I could do
Gentlemanjim79
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Epic Night Photography Course
This is my second photography course with Lou, having previously undertaken the beginners course a number of years
Logan_Nerio
Logan_Nerio
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Excellent service, skills and fun to be had
I gave this night photography tour as a gift to my wife and she has not been able to stop talking about how amazing
stephenrY3884OO
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A brilliant photo tour with London Photo Tours
A superb afternoon spent with Lou Smith of London Photo Tours, learning the principles and practical methodology of
Jane S
Jane S
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Eye Opening, Memory Making, Excellent Session
One of two small group photography tours I have attended with Lou as lead. Lou's knowledge of the area as well as
cameragirl555
cameragirl555
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Get those great pictures!
So worth taking the few hours to spend with a professional photographer and teacher. Lou will have already scoute
Passenger757752
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Private Tour: Night photography in London
It was a great experience with Lou she is a fantastic teacher sitting down with me to see what level I was (beginne
Clairefergie222
Clairefergie222
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London photo course
Lou was extremely knowledgeable. Meeting was easy. Information before tour clear. lots learned. Interesting areas t
tehmeenak
tehmeenak
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Excellent small group tutorial
4 of us booked a private workshop with Lou. This is good to do things at your own pace. She is a patient teacher an
LisaErickson
LisaErickson
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incredible photos and experience
I would highly recommend this and plan to do another one when I return to London. Lou was very knowledgeable and h
johneT1809WE
johneT1809WE
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Great Evening of Night Photography with a Skilled Tutor
Thank you, Lou, for an excellent night photography photo walk and tuition. It was a rather cold and overcast/cloud
123sasham
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Shoreditch street photography
Great experience, some brilliant tips and a lot of room to explore Shoreditch under Lou's watchful eye. Lou also ga
lindafE2119GA
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An absolute must if you like taking photos!
This was my second time to London and on both trips I scheduled a photo tour with Lou. I hope to visit again and w
Hwolanski
Hwolanski
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Improving your street photography
Despite doing (very amateurish) street photography for over 50 years, Lou's expert guidance helped me to see things
chrisaG3171OV
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A fabulous evening of instruction and guidance
Despite the damp conditions, I had a brilliant evening of tuition, guidance, advice and support making a real diffe
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