Beginners Photography Workshop in London < Let's GoDo - Let's GoDo

Beginners Photography Workshop in London

from £145
Hosted by Matthew
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Experience Category

  • Classes & Workshops

About the experience

Experience Duration : 5 hrs 30 mins
Experience Summary:

If you love taking photos but want to understand how to control your camera to achieve the images in your mind?s eye, this is the photography workshop for you!

During the workshop, you will learn photography fundamentals through ?in the field? tutorials, allowing you to practise and experiment with newly discovered techniques while photographing some of London?s most iconic locations!

At the same time as you learn the technical side of photography, we will talk a lot about the thought process of creating (not just taking) photos.

Detailed description:

Every day is different, as photography is all about the light.

Some subjects suit cloudy days, and others work on sunny days. In general, though, this beginner's London photography workshop will run as follows:

Meet point: Close to the London Eye.

I will offer a brief overview of the day before setting straight out to explore London with our cameras.

Part one:

Cover the basics of ISO, aperture, shutter speed, shooting modes and focusing while exploring the South Bank and London Eye area. Once you are comfortable with this, we will experiment with slow shutter speeds while photographing exciting subjects such as Leake Street Graffiti Tunnels, the Thames, markets, buskers and South Bank's iconic skate park.

Part two:

After a short break to re-fuel, we will discuss photographic story-telling, tricks to create eye-catching compositions and how to make the best of whatever lighting situation you find yourself in.

The day will end with sunset and a blue hour/night shoot overlooking the Thames near Millennium Bridge, ensuring you return home with various images to be proud of.

Subjects Covered

ISO, aperture and shutter speed

Shooting in aperture priority mode

Shooting manual when using a tripod

Experimenting with panning in shutter speed priority mode

Histogram and the importance of exposing to the right

Tips and tricks for eye-catching compositions

The importance of light and shooting at the best time of day

Conveying stories in your photographs

Focus modes and capturing sharp photos


Selecting the most appropriate equipment (although it is not about what equipment you have, it is how you use it!)

About the host

Hi, I'm Matthew. I'm a London-based photographer and filmmaker specialising in the travel and leisure industry.

My work has received numerous recognitions as Travel Photographer of the Year and Wildlife Photographer of the Year. Commercial clients include Talisker Whisky, Visit Wales, Stena Line and Nikon. When I'm not photographing, I'm teaching others to do so, running photography workshops and holidays, and giving talks to photography societies, schools, and travel shows.

My images regularly appear in international publications such as National Geographic Traveler Magazine, Conde Nast and Lonely Planet, and my travel, wildlife, landscape and documentary photography collection comprises over 25,000 images from 50 countries.

It covers a diverse range of subjects, from portraits of remote tribes in Myanmar to skiing adventures in Scotland and remote landscapes in the Atacama Desert to lions hunting in Kenya.

Places we'll visit

The photography workshop starts close to the London Eye (the exact location will be provided at the time of booking). It will then end at Tate Modern.

Additional information


What the Host requires you to bring
  • Camera: Essential! Ideally a digital SLR or other camera that can be controlled manually. Please contact before booking if you intend to use a smart phone.
  • Lenses: Standard lens (c18-55mm) essential, telephoto lens optional.
  • Tripod: Not essential, but without it you will be limited during the sunset/night shoot. Loan can be arranged.
  • Filters: Optional
  • Other: Wrap up warm if it is a cold day. The temperature drops quickly after the sun sets!


  • Who can come Adults
  • Activity level not much
  • Skill level beginner


Primary Language : English

Private groups

Does the Host accept Private Group : yes
Private groups minimum size : 3
Private groups maximum size : 8

Alternate Dates

If you would like to request for alternative dates not currently showing in availability, please contact the host directly via private message


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Meet Up Location : South Bank, London, UK,

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