History of London Photography

Combine your passion for exploring historic London with learning about the techniques of architectural photography on this tutored tour around the city. London is a city steeped in history, sometimes obvious, sometimes overlooked but often hidden. With 2,000 years of rebuilding and renewal it's a place constantly in flux. The ever changing streets: the layering of history, the remnants of its past, have inspired photographic documentation since the invention of photography in the late nineteenth century.

Tap into this rich tradition by learning about the skills with which to capture a sense of place to create your own personal historic archive of the London. The tour will take you beyond familiar guidebook trails, with an emphasis on the back streets and alleys that offer a wealth of historic buildings that tell the true story of the city.

At the end of this absorbing two hour session you will have explored areas from a fresh perspective. You will learn about the DNA of a city you may think you know well already, and you will come away with the confidence to use your camera to be a creative historian. After the course you will also be able to upload your images to the CityPicTour website for review and feedback from your tutor and fellow participants.

Equipment Needed

You will need a digital camera. You may also wish to bring a notebook and something to write with.