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Magnificent Victorian Gothic Palace: Understanding Creative Interior Photography
Join Jude, experienced photographer , teacher & enthusiastic historian to develop your creative camera skills at a rarely opened magnificent Victorian Gothic Palace " Temple Place " The Legendary Astor's Palace in London " . Whats included ? PHOTOGRAPHIC TUITION: UNDERSTANDING HOW TO MANIPULATE LIGHT CREATIVELY GUIDED HISTORICAL NARRATIVE TO THIS FASCINATING ECLECTIC VICTORIAN GOTHIC PALACE - BUILT AT NO EXPENSE SPARED. • Learn more about the legendary billionaire Astors, their genius architects & the incredible feat of engineering to create this Victorian Gothic Palace. • Develop your understanding of exposure - learn & experiment with creative camera skills transferable to outdoor composition. • Creating non stereotypical compositions - understanding high contrast lighting & chiaroscuro, partial & complete silhouettes, along with providing you with background narrative to the building & artifacts. • Choosing your subject in a low light situation - selecting focal lengths - understanding how to manipulate manual controls to create interesting exposures Experimenting with " transfering light " understanding metering modes, bracketing & high dynamic range - • POST EVENT FEEDBACK ON YOUR UPLOADED IMAGES : constructive feedback on images uploaded to the event photo album will be provided . I will be guiding you around one of London's rarely open architectural gems, from a photographer's perspective - the photography is challenging to bring out details in low light , to transfer light , adjust white balances - with the backdrop of a fascinating historical narrative ; Two Temple Place encapsulates the epitome of Victorian grandiosity ,stunning halls, streaming light , rich mahogany paneling, geometric flooring and stained-glass windows.If that was not enough - we have the opportunity to view the current Jazz exhibition LEVELS : Recommended for novices ( not absolute beginners) to advanced photographers. ( No flash or tripods allowed) Bring plenty of batteries - you'll need them ! Recommended lenses : Wide Angle, Macro , Portrait Lenses, 50mm Prime Lens Following a cuppa in the cafe at Temple Place & discussing each other's challenges & images , we will spend some time photographing landscapes on The EMBANKMENT ( weather permitting ) You should allow approx 3-3.5 hours for this event.

Outside Temple tube station

Temple is on the Circle & District lines · London


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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.

Best wishes,


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