Frequently Asked Questions

What level of photography skills do I need for the course?

How does this differ from an ordinary walking tour or a photographic course?

Can I use my compact or non-digital camera on this course?

What is the technical content of the courses?

What happens if the weather is bad?

Can I bring children or a non-photographic partner?

What do I need to wear and bring with me?

How far will I need to walk on the trail?

Will you review at the photos I have taken?

More questions? Feel free to contact us. Or look at our course details pages.

Q. What level of photography skills do I need for the course?

A. While we pitch our teaching to suit you, the level is ideally suited to beginner or intermediate level photographers. Please see our technical content to get a feel for the level, or contact us for more information. Browse our courses to book now!

Q. How does this differ from an ordinary walking tour or a photographic course?

A. This is more than a walking tour, because we provide professional tuition and the focus is squarely on the photography. In this respect, it's more like a workshop, but where the subject matter comes from the well researched and varied locations London can offer. Browse our courses to book now!

Q. Can I use my compact or non-digital camera on this course?

A. You are welcome to use your compact, as long as it has a manual setting (see this link to get an idea of compact cameras that have this ability). We can’t cater for non-digital (film) cameras, because we cannot easily gauge the quality of your images in real time. Browse our courses to book now!

Q. What is the technical content of the courses?

A. We try to balance technical content with giving you the creative freedom and time you need to take shots, experiment. Generally, we try to cover the following elements

  • Creative composition
  • Controlling light
  • Utilising motion and speed
  • Refining Focus and using it creatively

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Q. What happens if the weather is bad?

A. London has varied weather, and to avoid disappointment we try and run the trails in most conditions. In fact, some ‘challenging weather’ conditions provide great photo opportunities. In rare circumstances the weather means we have to cancel the trails, in which case you receive a full refund (we will also try to inform as soon as possible in this event). Browse our courses and book now!

Q. Can I bring children or a non-photographic partner?

A. We do charge the standard rate for non-photographic partners and children. Children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult and you must take full custodial responsibility for them. Feel free contact us for more information.

Q. What do I need to wear and bring with me?

A. Wear sensible footwear for walking, and bring clothing that can keep you warm and dry.

Bring your camera and feel free to bring accessories if you have them, such as spare lenses and a tripod (if you are ok carrying it. Please also bear in mind some areas of London have restrictions on where you can safely use tripods). Browse our courses and book now!

Q. How far will I need to walk on the course?

A. It depends on the particular trail, but you will need to be able to walk up to 2.5 miles (4km). Tours last about 4.5 hours, with a half hour break for refreshments. Browse our course and book now!

Q. Will you look at the photos I have taken?

A. Yes, we look at, and provide advice on the photos taken during the trails using your the photo review mode on your camera. We would also love you to upload them to our site afterwards, where they can be showcased and receive comments from visitors and ourselves. Browse our courses and book now!