Led by acclaimed architectural photographer Grant Smith — member of world-famous architecture imaging agency VIEW — this evening tour will look at how to photograph the City’s iconic structures after dark. The tour includes Lloyd’s Building with its dramatic lighting. The tour will take in City streetscapes so you can practice with light trails.
The tour ends by Tower Bridge — illuminated to emphasise its structure and with views to the Shard and London Bridge.
This is an introductory tour and your guide will be on hand to guide you and answer any questions as you discover the techniques of night photography.
The tour will cover:
- Illumination of the City’s buildings and how to photograph them
- Using long shutter speeds to render light trails
- Optimum time to take night photographs
- Selection of aperture, shutter and ISO to produce best results
- Your rights to photograph in public
Participants must bring their own camera and should be familiar with the manual functions of their camera. A tripod is essential for our night photography tours.
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