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KARL MARX & HIGHGATE VICTORIAN GOTHIC Cemetery;Photographer's guided tour
SMART PHONE - INSTAGRAM, BEGINNER OR PRO CAMERA ENTHUSIAST ? Join us this Sunday for an inspirational ALTERNATIVE OFF THE BEATEN TRACK photographic experience - that immerses you back in time in the grounds of a stunning Victorian Gothic Cemetery - NOT A " REGULAR " WALKING OR PHOTO MEETUP - A FULLY GUIDED HISTORICAL TOUR OF HIGHGATE' S WORLD FAMOUS EAST CEMETERY DESIGNED FOR PHOTOGRAPHERS WITH CREATIVE TUITION - BY A PROFESSIONAL PHOTOGRAPHER & GUIDE. Let your creative juices can run wild - experiment with different white balances - understand light & exposure better shooting in black & white, vintage - raw + jpeg - bracketing, hdr, it's all there " for the taking " . The tour includes the entry fee to the East Cemetery. WE VISIT THE RESTING PLACES OF KARL MARX, GEORGE ELLIOT, DOUGLAS ADAMS ... & MANY OTHERS AS WE WALK THROUGH THIS LOVELY NATURE RESERVE. Highgate Cemetery is designated Grade I on the English Heritage ( Register of Parks and Gardens of Special Historic Interest in England ( This is a guided tour specifically geared for photographers. Unlike an event where you just walk around The Cemetery with a group of photographers taking pictures of random graves ( & of course Karl Marx) this tour is FULLY GUIDED in a way intended to engage your creativity with a fascinating historical narrative ... along with photographic observations, tips & approaches to this architectural paradise. I will take you off the beaten track to particularly interesting graves, explain the Victorian gothic symbolism, take you down the paths through the nature reserve - create some magical photographs. I will be pleased to help you creatively en route . GREAT LIVES -GREAT ANECDOTES; Among the 165, 000 graves at Highgate Cemetery rest Karl Marx, George Elliot, Douglas Adams, Ralph Richardson, Anna Mahler, Patrick Caulfield, Jeremy Beadle ... and an eclectic selection of bohemian artists, film producers, tv personalities architects, eminent politicians, theater designers, doctors . We may see foxes, squirrels, woodpeckers & the various resident cats that visit this extraordinary nature reserve. Feedback "What a nice day out! Brilliantly run walk and lots of information on the 'residents' from Jude. Thanks for the help and tips along the way ! Highly recommend. " Trainth " Thank you for this wonderful guided photography walk around Highgate Cemetery East. I've enjoyed it very...very much, especially because you're such a great storyteller and invested a considerable amount of time to research the "residents".Daniel Teaching: All levels of experience are welcome, those who would like extra help I will be very happy to help as usual, we will have plenty of time for setting up shots & taking in the special atmosphere. Please check out the photo albums & previous visits to really get a flavour of the amazing location & photographic opportunities. Meeting Time: 10.55 am Place : We meet outside the entrance to Highgate East Cemetery, on Swaines Laine promptly. Please leave adequate time for your journey to arrive promptly so as not to be late in joining the tour. Following the tour you may wish to continue to the The Ancient Flask Pub this is about 10 minutes walk away. It's one of London's oldest dating back to 1663 - to relax & chat , to share images - this is a short walk away with excellent ambiance & food. Transport - getting there : There is plenty of parking for cars all the way up the hill on a Sunday which is free .If you are coming by public transport - by train take the tube to Archway & then either walk from Archway to the cemetery is about 20 minutes on foot up Highgate Hill, or take one of three buses 210, 143,271 from the Highgate Hill bus stop - then it's two stops to Waterlow Park It’s then a very pleasant five minute stroll through Waterlow Park to the Cemetery gates. * Still photography of graves is allowed for personal use only. No tripods or video are permitted. Please note: * There's no cafe within the cemetery so you may want to bring a snack/drink with you with your gear, as we will be walking for a good while before going to The Flask Pub in Highgate. * The tour price of £20 includes Cemetery entry fee into the East Cemetery. (The tour doesn't include the West Cemetery which is a separate area & separately charged by the Cemetery) . *The cemetery is located on both sides of Swain's Lane in Highgate (, N6 (, The main gate is located just north of Oakshott Avenue.The nearest transport link is Archway tube station ( The Flask Pub - A lovely place to warm up after the tour ( optional ) !

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Hi photographers,

Welcome to The Photography Meetups, Photographic Guided Tours & Workshops.

Please feel welcome to join our guided photography walks & workshops - whatever your level of experience - whether you have a dslr, or a mirrorless camera or a smart phone - or you are at beginner to advanced levels . The approach here is to immerse you in some fascinating off the beaten track locations - with great photographic opportunities.

Please take a regular look at our calendar of events through the year - it's regularly updated with interesting locations off the beaten track.

Your guided tours will combine information & annecdotes about the area & its development & remarkable characters - along with a photographic context & perspective, with jargon free & friendly tuition.

Go back in time to meet The Great , The Good & The Scoundrels ! Royalty, lawmakers, architects, villains, street artists - murderers - Knight Crusader, Zoological & Egyptian Museums, Victorian Toy Shops to Rembrandts paintings - ( we also take the opportunity to capture portraits of the locals ! ) -Enjoy private access to some quirky Museums, Monasteries & close up access masterclasses in an amazing wildlife conservation parks..

You will have time to compose & create images, & post the event - have helpful & constructive feedback to develop your photography further.

Feedback “ Jude is brilliant! Great source of knowledge and gives you space to learn from your mistakes. Nice to be in small groups as well as you get to meet the other classmates and pick-up tips from them too! ” Vanessa

You'll enjoy the friendly international atmosphere, the sharing & most importantly learn how to be more adventurous & creative with your camera . Whether you are a complete beginner, a novice, an intermediate or a pro - our immersive & guided photographic tours & workshops will inspire . You will unconsciously develop your skills- practice manipulating of light & colour, different techniques & pro tips..

Your understanding of what makes a composition work & how to process for impact will let your creative juices flow . Come along for an an abundance of opportunities to take extraordinary photographs & visit some very special places with some lovely people.

We are a really friendly venue for meeting fellow photographers from novice to pro, for making new friends & really improving skills & knowledge. The focus is on having a great time - whilst learning more & improving our photography, learning about this amazing City !

We host a variety of photographers tours & tuition events with a different theme and/or location each time, both at day & night.


Whats the difference between normal guided walks & our photographers guided walk ? TIME & TUITION - PERSPECTIVE & PACE - TOTALLY DIFFERENT ! Photographers are often regarded as a nuisance in a group on a normal guided walk, delaying the group - We end up missing & rushing shots to keep up or getting lost or can't keep up ! Our walks & workshops are specifically designed for photographers, the observations, the content is a mix of photographic without you missing out on the historical or cultural context - the pace & length of walk is about an hour longer than regular walks - so allow around 3 hours .

The photography meetup usually starts at a designated location and almost always finishes up at the local pub over a drink or a restaurant for a discussion about the days event and photography. Post the event load your images up for feedback that is helpful & constructive.

.With a forever developing choice of fascinating photo walks from Karl Marx to Jack The Ripper to Big Cats ... it's here.

Please join in the fun.

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