Discovering the less known facts, rumours of Bristol's city centre from Christmas Steps and beyond. Why is it 'Christmas Steps?' what are some of those odd carvings and statues, is Bristol really linked to America, St Nicolas Market was once what? My home city has some many mysteries, both discovered and still a secret, come along on this photography tour to try out some new skills as you discover the centre of Bristol. I am a professional photographer who just loves to share my passion for discovery through a lensDetailed description:
When we think of Bristol, we tend to think of Brunel’s Suspension Bridge, the SS Great Britain and flying balloons. But Bristol offers so many more opportunities for photography. Over the last few years Adrian has become fascinated with the lesser known and quirky parts of Bristol and has used them to create fun photography walks that take in the history, the bizarre, the mysterious, macabre and fun. On this photography tour we have the opportunity to photograph some of the area’s historical sites, starting at Christmas Steps, across the centre for those who wish to try some street photography as we move into Corn Street (we may be lucky and find some market stalls) to the Nails, St Nicolas Market and the surrounding streets. In just this small area there is so much of what keeps drawing Adrian back. As we walk Adrian, who does not profess to be a tour guide, he is a professional photographer, will take point out some lesser-known sites and history that might otherwise pass us by while always focussing on the opportunity to enjoy and improve our photography skills. During our time Adrian will give the opportunity to photograph:
Buildings to people, light and shadows, reflections and the quirky.
Point out some of the lesser-known points of this part of Bristol giving the chance to photograph beyond the obvious.
Help with camera settings including white balance, ISO, and semi-automatic settings.
Experiment with composition and perspectives.
This is a photography walk for all, whether using a smart phone, tablet or DSLR. Each offers an opportunity to photograph this incredible part of the city but moving beyond bridges and balloons and offers the chance to get creative if you wish and rediscover that photographic mojo!
Anyone who has visited any of my Instagram pages will have discovered I have a re-found love for my city. So many people visiting the South West do other locations, other towns but I believe my home town offers more than any, from its history, good and bad, its mysteries, its cultures and its famous street foods (which we could make time for you to stop and purchase if you wish). If you don't believe come and discover so so much in just the small area we will cover. (I am always on hand after if you want to discover more. See the less obvious, photograph them, discover what you camera can offer as we walk around and practice new skills and discover old ones. From the iconic Christmas Steps, across the centre, some street art, lots of rumours and history the the centre of what was old Bristol and its market. This is a tour not to miss.
With so much to take it where to you begin and end? Well we will start at Christmas Steps which is both iconic and quaint. We will take in some of the city centre, perhaps for those not from Bristol taking in some of its more recent newsworthy events. The old court buildings, meaningful street art, the street market, St Nicolas market and old churches, I could write them out all day. Indeed experience shows fitting it all in is hard!
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Christmas Steps itself from the bottom to top is not wheelchair accessible but it is possible to enjoy this experience by not walking to the top. Please note children under 16, accompanied by an adult can come for free.