• Richmond Park Deer Rut! - Sunrise session (incl Pro cameras/lenses to borrow!)

    Join us for a magical morning photographing the annual Red Deer rut at Richmond Park around sunrise! Home to over 600 freely roaming deer, Richmond Park is the largest enclosed space in London and a Site of Special Scientific Interest. September and October are the rutting months for the park's resident deer and we will be capturing the stags at their finest. Our event is unique in that we provide 3 dedicated telephoto setups for you to borrow if required (just bring a blank SD card!), so you don't need to own expensive telephoto gear! We also have Canon and Nikon branded extenders (1.4x & 2.0x) that can help you get the shots you want. We'll adjust numbers to reflect participant's equipment so everyone has the opportunity for some great shots! What did a previous attendee think? "These are the best shots I've ever taken. Thank you!" (Underlying the importance of being able to borrow the appropriate equipment for this event - something no other Meetup group does!). We will start at 7.45am sharp to start to track the deer. The park is open for vehicles from 7.30am (often 10 minutes before). Important - Please read notes in "How to find us" section regarding Sat Navs. Anyone who can get to West Acton station (Central Line) or North Ealing station (Piccadilly Line) at 6.50am and would like a complimentary lift (return) - can message me for more information (max 7 people). Safety: Be aware that deer are wild animals (obviously!). During the rutting weeks of the year the stags only have one thing on their mind and are pumped full of testosterone. This coupled with their size and pointy antlers makes them potentially dangerous as well as staggeringly beautiful. We will take all the precautions we can to manage the risks involved but members accepting personal responsibility/liability is a condition of attending the event. From the Royal Parks website: "Throughout the year, visitors are advised to: always keep at least 50 metres away from deer; never touch or feed the deer. Deer are wild animals, not pets; avoid getting in between two deer; and never photograph the deer at close range, use a long lens and consider taking photos at off peak times such as early mornings and weekdays. In short, you will need to remain alert, look out for those shooting with you and don't get too close. Suggested equipment: Telephoto lenses eg[masked]mm,[masked]mm, or greater. Don't have a telephoto lens? We'll have at least 3 telephoto setups for you to borrow – just bring a blank SD card (don't forget!). We also have 2 x branded 1.4x (Canon & Nikon) and 2.0x for (Nikon), so potentially we can help 6 photographers with equipment at once. Tripods/monopods not usually required unless you have a large telephoto lens. The weather will dictate your clothing, but suggest layers given the time of year (including a light waterproof top) and waterproof boots or walking shoes. We also recommend long trousers along with thick socks pulled up high to minimises chances of insect bites which the park now cautions visitors. As the grass will likely be wet in the morning a plastic bag or similar to kneel down on is a good idea. We will be near a cafe, or you can bring your own food and drink. This is an amazing spectacle and is not to be missed - especially in such a lovely setting. Note: This event is combined with 2 other photography Meetup groups that I run so I'll update RSVP numbers accordingly (ie myself +3 will mean 3 members from other groups attending).

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  • SOLD OUT! - Photography Experience Day - The Photographic Paradise of Dungeness!

    Join us in what is sure to be a memorable day exploring the photographic paradise that is Dungeness, on the coast of Kent. Famous for its bleak and foreboding post-apocalyptic landscape, and set under the shadow of two nuclear power stations, the shingled beach is littered with the decaying remnants of discarded boats, huts, and rusted winches. There's also multiple lighthouses to photograph (and one to climb), delightful steam trains on one of the world's smallest public railways, and the Denge sound mirrors - giant concrete "listening ears" built in the 1920s-30s designed to detect enemy aircraft crossing the English Channel prior to the development of radar. The unique landscape has appeared in multiple film and music videos, including the cover of a Pink Floyd album. Dungeness is also notable for the home of film director Derek Jarman. With its distinctive bright yellow window frames, Prospect Cottage is famous for the garden which was comprised of washed up flotsam arranged between salt-loving beach plants, and has the last five lines of John Donne's poem, The Sun Rising, written on the outside wall. We can also have an optional lunch at the pub that Jarman believed served "Simply the finest fish and chips in all England". Composition will be the order of the day. In particular, gaining a sense of balance in a frame with so few subjects within the barren landscape, choosing leading lines, and the question of which of our subjects should break the ever-visible horizon and by how much? (hint: go low) Such a landscape lends itself well to black and white photography or muted colours to focus on the shapes and the contrast within the frame. Recommended equipment: Walk around/kit lens - 18-55mm, 24-70mm Wide angle - 16-35mm, 17-40mm, fisheye Macro - many possibilities Telephoto lens (optional) - If you want to go light I'll have some telephoto lenses plus camera body available (just bring a blank SD card). Tripods - optional (if doing long exposures) Note: This tour is very much suitable for "phone only" photographers Included: Travel to and from central London (from Starbucks, Unit 1A Euston Tower, NW1 3DP), in our comfortable 8 seater vehicle, including a TV featuring videos about our tour subject and hand selected photographic magazines to learn from and inspire en route. Photographic tuition throughout the day. Camera and lens setups to borrow if required (bring a blank SD card) Battery charging facilities if required (just bring your USB or wall plug charger) Not included: Food and drink (pub meals etc available in Dungeness) Note: Please dress for the weather. Dress in layers, a light waterproof jacket/umbrella, hat & sunscreen if required, and definitely wear appropriate footwear for walking (we'll be walking on shale). This event will go ahead unless there's a severe weather warning issued. Dungeness is possibly best photographed in adverse weather and I have scouted photographic alternatives nearby to visit that are under cover if required. We'll meet at Starbucks Coffee, Unit 1A Euston Tower Podium, Regents Place, London NW1 3DP, at 8.40am (opens 8.30am) and we'll talk about what to expect on the day and to go through previous photos and discuss settings, composition, etc. We'll be leaving Starbucks at 9.00am and expect to return back to London between[masked]pm. Please make sure you check TFL to arrive at the meeting point on time as we will have to leave exactly at 9.00am sharp. Unfortunately, refunds will unable to be given if you are late, hence our meeting time is a full 20 minutes before our departure. Please be sure you can attend before RSVPing yes, as refunds can only be given if your place is taken by another participant. Thank you. Note: This event is combined with 2 other photography Meetup groups that I run so I'll update RSVP numbers accordingly (ie myself +3 will mean 3 members from other groups attending).

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  • SOLD OUT! - Photography Experience Day - Red Squirrels!

    Starbucks Euston Tower

    £35.00

    Join us on a trip to photograph the amazingly cute, elusive, and delightful red squirrels in the only walk-through squirrel enclosure in the UK! We'll travel early(ish) so we can arrive in time for when they're at their most active - feeding time! There we'll have an information session from one of the resident keepers at the centre. Following our squirrel adventure, we will move on to different native species of the UK, including pine martins, pole cats, Scottish wildcats, badgers, hedgehogs, and red deer. Also keep an eye out for dragonflies and damselflies on your travels. Check out the lovely photos taken by some of our members at the previous (sold out) event! https://www.meetup.com/land-wild/events/264531679/ Squirrel and venue information: A native species of the UK, the red squirrel is unfortunately now classed as "Threatened" due to the introduction of the grey squirrel in the 1870's. It is estimated that only 15,000 red squirrels survive in England compared with upwards of 2 million grey squirrels! Our destination, the British Wildlife Centre, plays an important part in the breeding and reintroduction of the red squirrel back into the wild to re-establish new colonies, along with other native species breeding and reintroduction programs. "In the heart of the East Surrey countryside, the British Wildlife Centre is home to the UK’s finest collection of native species, many rarely seen in the wild. Our animals live in large enclosures, landscaped to reflect their natural habitats. Here you can visit Britain’s first walk-throughred squirrel enclosure and stroll among free-ranging red squirrels in their own copse." Recommended equipment: Walk around/kit lens Telephoto lens 50mm f/1.8 or other low light lens We'll have dedicated camera bodies and lenses to borrow on the day - just bring a blank SD card. Note: This tour is also suitable for "phone only" photographers Included: Entry to British Wildlife Centre (£12). Travel to and from central London (from Starbucks, Unit 1A Euston Tower, NW1 3DP), in our comfortable 8 seater vehicle, including a TV featuring videos about our tour subject and hand selected photographic magazines to learn from and inspire en route. Photographic tuition throughout the day. Camera and lens setups to borrow if required (bring a blank SD card) Battery charging facilities if required (just bring your USB or wall plug charger) Not included: Food and drink (tearoom/lunch/snacks available at venue) Note: Please dress for the weather. Dress in layers, a light waterproof jacket/umbrella, hat & sunscreen if required, and wear appropriate footwear for walking. Where we'll meet: We'll meet at Starbucks Coffee, Unit 1A Euston Tower Podium, Regents Place, London NW1 3DP, at 8.30am (opening time) and we'll talk about what to expect on the day and to go through previous photos and discuss settings, composition, etc. We'll be leaving Starbucks at 8.45am and expect to return back to London between[masked]pm. Please make sure you check TFL to arrive at the meeting point on time as we will have to leave exactly at 8.45am sharp. Unfortunately, due to having to purchase the tickets, refunds will unable to be given if you are late, hence our meeting time is a full 15 minutes before our departure. Please be sure you can attend before RSVPing yes, as refunds can only be given if your place is taken by another participant. Thank you. Note: This event is combined with 2 other photography Meetup groups that I run so I'll update RSVP numbers accordingly (ie myself +3 will mean 3 members from other groups attending).

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  • World Zombie Day! - (Shoot Zombies in Central London Photowalk!)

    Join us as we brave the streets of central London, armed only with our cameras, as Zombies from all walks of life arise from their crypts to startle the unsuspecting populance in aid of charity. Always an amazing and memorable day of street photography, we'll meet an hour prior to the start of the Zombie Walk to have a social chat, view photos from past years, and discuss setting and compositions. Sadly, the organisers have announced that this is the last year they will be hosting the event so don't miss out! This year's charity is City Harvest, whose mission is to rapidly rescue surplus food and use it to feed those who need it most. 100% of funds received from this event will be donated to City Harvest on your behalf. Note: Below step of registering with Eventbrite is now closed (1/10/19). We have a limited number of places available, however, so you can RSVP plus pay the £5 which will be donated to the nominated charity, City Harvest. Along with our RSVP, you'll need to register for the event via this link: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/world-zombie-day-london-end-times-tickets-65855735277 Note: For those not dressing up in costume (feel free to though!) you'll need to register as Photographer/Press. Please be aware of event organizers' FAQ and conditions for attendance. Recommended equipment: Walk around/kit lens (eg 18-55mm,[masked]mm) Telephoto lens (eg[masked]mm) Flash (eg speedlight) - optional Note: This tour is also suitable for "phone only" photographers The meeting place is Yet To Be Announced as the Zombie Walk route has not been realeased. We'll message attending members a pub or cafe location once the Zombie Walk route is known. As people spread out quickly in such events and stay for different lengths of time we won't have a post-walk meeting place. Note: This event is combined with 2 other photography Meetup groups that I run so I'll update RSVP numbers accordingly (ie myself +3 will mean 3 members from other groups attending).

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  • Richmond Park Deer Rut! - AM session (including Pro cameras/lenses to borrow!)

    Spankers Hill Wood Car Park

    £30.00

    Join us for a magical morning photographing the annual Red Deer rut at Richmond Park around sunrise! Home to over 600 freely roaming deer, Richmond Park is the largest enclosed space in London and a Site of Special Scientific Interest. September and October are the rutting months for the park's resident deer and we will be capturing the stags at their finest. Our event is unique in that we provide 3 dedicated telephoto setups for you to borrow if required (just bring a blank SD card!), so you don't need to own expensive telephoto gear! We also have Canon and Nikon branded extenders (1.4x & 2.0x) that can help you get the shots you want. We'll adjust numbers to reflect participant's equipment so everyone has the opportunity for some great shots! We will start at 7.15am sharp to start to track the deer. The park is open for vehicles from 7am (often 10 minutes before). Important - Please read notes in "How to find us" section regarding Sat Navs. Anyone who can get to West Acton station (Central Line) or North Ealing station (Piccadilly Line) at 6.20am and would like a complimentary lift (return) - can message me for more information (max 7 people). Safety: Be aware that deer are wild animals (obviously!). During the rutting weeks of the year the stags don't eat, have only one thing on their mind and are pumped full of testosterone. This coupled with their size and pointy antlers makes them potentially dangerous as well as staggeringly beautiful. We will take all the precautions we can to manage the risks involved but members accepting personal responsibility/liability is a condition of attending the event. From the Royal Parks website: "Throughout the year, visitors are advised to: always keep at least 50 metres away from deer; never touch or feed the deer. Deer are wild animals, not pets; avoid getting in between two deer; and never photograph the deer at close range, use a long lens and consider taking photos at off peak times such as early mornings and weekdays. In short, you will need to remain alert, look out for those shooting with you and don't get too close. Suggested equipment: Telephoto lenses eg[masked]mm,[masked]mm, or greater. Don't have a telephoto lens? We'll have at least 3 telephoto setups for you to borrow – just bring a blank SD card (don't forget!). We also have 2 x branded 1.4x (Canon & Nikon) and 2.0x for (Nikon), so potentially we can help 6 photographers with equipment at once. Tripods/monopods not usually required unless you have a large telephoto lens. The weather will dictate your clothing, but suggest layers given the time of year (including a light waterproof top) and waterproof boots or walking shoes. We also recommend long trousers along with thick socks pulled up high to minimises chances of insect bites which the park now cautions visitors. As the grass will likely be wet in the morning a plastic bag or similar to kneel down on is a good idea. We will be near a cafe, or you can bring your own food and drink. This is an amazing spectacle and is not to be missed - especially in such a lovely setting.

  • SOLD OUT! - Photography Experience Day - Red Squirrels!

    Starbucks Euston Tower

    £35.00

    Join us on a trip to photograph the amazingly cute, elusive, and delightful red squirrels in the only walk-through squirrel enclosure in the UK! We'll travel early(ish) so we can arrive in time for when they're at their most active - feeding time! There we'll have an information session from one of the resident keepers at the centre. Following our squirrel adventure, we will move on to different native species of the UK, including pine martins, pole cats, Scottish wildcats, badgers, hedgehogs, and red deer. Also keep an eye out for dragonflies and damselflies on your travels. Squirrel and venue information: A native species of the UK, the red squirrel is unfortunately now classed as "Threatened" due to the introduction of the grey squirrel in the 1870's. It is estimated that only 15,000 red squirrels survive in England compared with upwards of 2 million grey squirrels! Our destination, the British Wildlife Centre, plays an important part in the breeding and reintroduction of the red squirrel back into the wild to re-establish new colonies, along with other native species breeding and reintroduction programs. "In the heart of the East Surrey countryside, the British Wildlife Centre is home to the UK’s finest collection of native species, many rarely seen in the wild. Our animals live in large enclosures, landscaped to reflect their natural habitats. Here you can visit Britain’s first walk-throughred squirrel enclosure and stroll among free-ranging red squirrels in their own copse." Recommended equipment: Walk around/kit lens Telephoto lens 50mm f/1.8 or other low light lens We'll have dedicated camera bodies and lenses to borrow on the day - just bring a blank SD card. Note: This tour is also suitable for "phone only" photographers Included: Entry to British Wildlife Centre. Travel to and from central London (from Starbucks, Unit 1A Euston Tower, NW1 3DP), in our comfortable 8 seater vehicle, including a TV featuring videos about our tour subject and hand selected photographic magazines to learn from and inspire en route. Photographic tuition throughout the day. Camera and lens setups to borrow if required (bring a blank SD card) Battery charging facilities if required (just bring your USB or wall plug charger) Not included: Food and drink (tearoom/lunch/snacks available at venue) Note: Please dress for the weather. Hat, sunscreen, etc. It is England after all, so bring a light waterproof jacket/umbrella just in case and wear appropriate footwear for walking. Where we'll meet: We'll meet at Starbucks Coffee, Unit 1A Euston Tower Podium, Regents Place, London NW1 3DP, at 8.30am (opening time) and we'll talk about what to expect on the day and to go through previous photos and discuss settings, composition, etc. We'll be leaving Starbucks at 8.45am and expect to return back to London between[masked]pm. Please make sure you check TFL to arrive at the meeting point on time as we will have to leave exactly at 8.45am sharp. Unfortunately, due to having to purchase the tickets, refunds will unable to be given if you are late, hence our meeting time is a full 15 minutes before our departure. Please be sure you can attend before RSVPing yes, as refunds can only be given if your place is taken by another participant. Thank you. Note: This event is combined with 2 other photography Meetup groups that I run so I'll update RSVP numbers accordingly (ie myself +3 will mean 3 members from other groups attending).

  • Photography Day Tour - The stunning Bodiam Castle! - SOLD OUT!

    Starbucks Euston Tower

    £35.00

    Join us as we visit one of the photographic jewels of mediaeval England, the picturesque Bodiam Castle in West Sussex! Built in 1385, to help protect against invasion from the French during the Hundred Years War, this impressive example of a moated castle provides us with plentiful compositional opportunities to take advantage of the beautiful symmetrical reflections available in the wide moat. We'll also explore within the castle walls and ascend the towers to admire the view of the surrounding countryside. Our visit will be timed so we can take advantage of being able to photograph the exterior after the tourists have left, allowing us to capture some iconic shots that would be difficult otherwise. We'll also visit 13th century Bayham Abbey, a secluded and little known ruins along the Sussex-Kent border. Bodium Castle: "Set in the heart of an historic landscape, with spiral staircases, battlements and a portcullis, 14th century Bodiam Castle is one of Britain's most picturesque and romantic ancient monuments. Windows where arrows were once loosed, a tower that was once a look-out and ruins that were once walked upon by knights; this is a place where you can relive your childhood memories and let your imagination run riot. In the impressive gatehouse is the castle's original wooden portcullis, an extremely rare example of its kind and, beyond into the courtyard, enough of the interior ruins survive to give an impression of castle life." Bayham Abbey: Bayham Abbey was built from local sandstone in the first half of the 13th century and the ruins includes much of the church, the chapter house, and a picturesque 14th century gatehouse. By the 15th century the original design had been enlarged. Steeped in history, the abbey was suppressed by Cardinal Wolsey in 1525 in his attempt to gain funding for two of his new colleges, before falling into the hands of King Henry VIII in 1538. Recommended equipment: Walk around/kit lens Wide angle lens Tripod – optional (recommended for long exposures - we'll have two to borrow if needed) ND Filters – optional (for long exposures – we have sets available to borrow) Note: This tour is also suitable for "phone only" photographers Included: Entry to Bodium Castle and Bayham Old Abbey. Travel to and from central London (from Starbucks, Unit 1A Euston Tower, NW1 3DP), in our comfortable 8 seater vehicle, including a TV featuring videos about our tour subject and hand selected photographic magazines to learn from and inspire en route. Photographic tuition. Camera and lens setups to borrow if required (bring a blamk SD card) Battery charging facilities if required (just bring your USB or wall plug charger) Not included: Food and drink (two tearooms available at Bodiam Castle) Note: Please dress for the weather. Hat, sunscreen, etc. It is England after all, so bring a light waterproof jacket/umbrella just in case and wear appropriate footwear for walking. Where we'll meet: We'll meet at Starbucks Coffee, Unit 1A Euston Tower Podium, Regents Place, London NW1 3DP, at 8.40am (opens at 8.30am) and we'll talk about what to expect on the day and to go through previous photos and discuss settings, composition, etc. We'll be leaving Starbucks at 9am and expect to return back to London between[masked]pm. Please make sure you check TFL to arrive at the meeting point on time as we will have to leave exactly at 9am sharp. Unfortunately, due to having to purchase the tickets, refunds will unable to be given if you are late, hence our meeting time is a full 20 minutes before our departure. Please be sure you can attend before RSVPing yes, as refunds can only be given if your place is taken by another participant. Thank you.

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  • Photography Experience Day - Vintage Airshow!

    Starbucks Coffee

    £55.00

    Join us on a wonderful journey back in time to a golden age...the dawn of flight! The Shuttleworth Collection at Old Warden airfield in Bedfordshire is a sight to behold as the world's oldest flying aircraft take to the skies in a majestic display unlike anywhere else in the world. Along with the extremely rare original Edwardian era aircraft, the collection also includes replicas specifically used in the iconic 1965 movie, "Those Magnificent Men in their Flying Machines". The extensive collection also contains combat aircraft from WW1 and WW2, along with the graceful lines of multiple world aviation speed record holders from the 1930's. Old Warden airfield itself is one of the few aerodromes in the UK which is still traditionally fully grassed and for photographers that means rare beautiful takeoff and landing shots without any distracting tarmac. Additionally, it unusually has an L-shaped airfield, allowing the aircraft to bank close to the spectators and to pass at the perfect angle for practicing our panning technique. Old Warden aerodrome also includes the lovely Swiss Gardens to explore in the price of the ticket and we should arrive in time for their guided walk and have plenty of time to explore before the airshow itself starts. It should be noted that the yearly Vintage Airshow at Old Warden encourages wearing your best vintage or Steampunk attire if you are inclined to such esteemed activities (I'll be carrying too much camera gear to partake, unfortunately). But failing any of us donning special outfits, we should be able to spot plenty of other fine and distinguished persons wearing their "Sunday Best", making for some great opportunistic portraits! We hope you join us for an incredibly memorable day reliving and celebrating one of the most unique and dangerous achievements in history – the dawn of flight! More information about the airshow, including an aircraft list, can be found at: https://www.shuttleworth.org/ Please note: This yearly airshow usually sells out so I strongly advise to RSVP quickly. To keep costs down, I'll be purchasing advance tickets once this Meetup event is full, or on Friday 23rd of August (whichever is soonest). After that, online ticket prices rise £5, then up to an extra £10 at the gate. RSVPs after this date will be required to pay the extra in person on the day. Thank you. Also, understandably, the fragile Edwardian aircraft may be unable to fly in high winds so their flying is weather-dependent, however other less fragile aircraft do fly. (I've been lucky each year so hopefully that will continue!). Included: Ticket to the Vintage Airshow Return travel from central London (from Starbucks, Unit 1A Euston Tower, NW1 3DP), in our comfortable 8 seater vehicle, including a TV featuring videos about our tour subject and selected photographic magazines to learn from and inspire en route Photographic Tuition at event (focussing on shutter speed and panning to blur background and propellers but keep plane sharp) Camera and telephoto lens setups to borrow (just bring a blank SD card) Battery charging facilities if required (just bring your USB or wall plug charger) Not included: Food and drink Note: Please dress for the weather. Hat, sunscreen, etc. It is England after all, so bring a light waterproof jacket/umbrella just in case and wear appropriate footwear for walking. Where we'll meet: Starbucks Coffee, Unit 1A Euston Tower Podium, Regents Place, London NW1 3DP, at 9.40am and we'll talk about what to expect on the day and look through previous photos of the event, discuss settings, composition, etc. We'll be leaving Starbucks at 10am and estimate returning between[masked]pm.

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  • Sunset and blue hour at Tower Bridge!

    The Vault Pub (Tower Bridge, London)

    £5.00

    Join us for sunset and blue hour at Tower Bridge! This iconic symbol of London, built between 1886 and 1894, can be photographed from multiple angles which we'll discuss and see how the clouds fare on the day to give us the best chance of some colour in the sky. We'll then explore one or two different spots for blue hour. In our pre-shoot talk we'll discuss settings, in particular the relationship between available light, shutter speed, aperture, and ISO...and how we can increase our chances of getting sharp shots without a tripod - up to a point! (Still recommended though). Recommended equipment: Walk around/kit lens Wide angle lens Tripod recommended but we'll discuss various ways we can take photos without one. ND Filters – optional (for long exposures) This event is also suitable for "phone only" photographers We'll meet in the outdoor section of The Vault pub, located next to the south side of Tower Bridge (see links below) https://www.google.com/maps/place/51%C2%B030'15.0%22N+0%C2%B004'32.9%22W/@51.504176,-0.0763425,19z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x0:0x0!8m2!3d51.504176!4d-0.075794 http://towerbridgevault.com/ Note: This event is combined with 2 other photography Meetup groups that I run so I'll update RSVP numbers accordingly (ie myself +8 will mean 8 members from other groups attending).

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  • Photography Experience Day - Loxwood Joust!

    Starbucks Euston Tower

    £35.00

    Dear Lords, Ladies, and photographic squires, Our first Photography Experience Day is a bit of a last minute event. That's because Loxwood Joust, the U.K.'s most spectacular mediaeval festival, only happens for two weekends each year! (so you'll have to wait 12 months for your next opportunity!) This amazing extravaganza is held in the picturesque woodlands of West Sussex and features full-contact jousting, along with other daring displays of weaponry, including archery, muskets, and cannon fire as armored knights and their retainers prepare to meet in great numbers for the melee on the thunderous battlefield, granting us many photographic opportunities. You will also be able to "wander the Living History Village, situated in the Mediaeval Meadow, where inhabitants live and work exactly as they would have in the middle ages. Peruse their traditional wares in the Mediaeval Marketplace, where traders and hawkers vie for your attention and wandering minstrels, dance troupes, and a court jester entertain the crowds throughout the day." So a number of interesting and unusual portrait possibilities are available. Almost 50 re-enactment groups take part in Loxwood Joust each year so it is on a scale unlike other mediaeval events. More information can be found at: https://loxwoodjoust.co.uk/ We've recently sent an advance party to scout Loxwood for the best photographic opportunities and have devised battle tactics to enable you to capture some amazing shots! Please note: There will be a maximum of 7 participants (plus photo guide) so get in early! (or maybe see you there in 12 months!). Loxwood Joust starts to wind down around[masked]pm, so we expect to leave the event soon after and arrive back in central London around[masked]pm. Suggested equipment: Walk around zoom (or kit) lens eg 18-55mm, 24-70mm Telephoto lenses eg[masked]mm etc (recommended if you have but we'll have multiple telephoto setups for you to borrow – just bring a blank SD card). Tripods/monopods are permitted but not required unless bringing a heavy telephoto lens Included: Travel to and from central London (from Starbucks, Unit 1A Euston Tower, NW1 3DP), in our comfortable 8 seater vehicle, including hand selected photographic magazines to learn from and inspire en route Entry ticket for Loxwood Joust Photographic Tuition at event Camera and telephoto lens setups to borrow Battery charging facilities if required (just bring your USB or wall plug charger) Not included: Food and drink Note: Please dress for the weather. Hat, sunscreen (forecast at time of writing is partly cloudy and 20C). It is England after all, so bring a light waterproof jacket/umbrella just in case and wear appropriate footwear for walking. Where we'll meet: We'll meet at Starbucks Coffee, Unit 1A Euston Tower Podium, Regents Place, London NW1 3DP, at 8.40am (opens at 8.30am) and we'll talk about what to expect on the day and to go through previous photos of the event and discuss settings, composition, etc. We'll be leaving Starbucks at 9am. Please make sure you check TFL to arrive at the meeting point on time as we will have to leave exactly at 9am sharp. Unfortunately, due to having to purchase the tickets, refunds will unable to be given if you are late, hence our meeting time is a full 20 minutes before our departure. Please be sure you can attend before RSVPing yes, as refunds can only be given if your place is taken by another participant. Thank you.

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