"JOIN US for a day of truly memorable & intensive photographic & historical experiences. as we explore the ancient INNS OF COURT • This tour is designed specifically for photographers - of all levels. Here's a taste of London's legal heartland - a special world beyond the hustle & bustle of Holborn - an introduction to one of the Inns ( Lincolns, Middle , Inner & Grays ) - From INNER TEMPLE - whose buildings go back to the Knight Templars in 1118.
• An experienced photographer will lead you off the beaten track - into another world.. lofty towers, decorative spires, medieval Inns , halls & cloisters - tucked away from the bustle of London - you will find yourself in the magical heartland of The British Legal System. Whilst hearing anecdotes of a fascinating history that goes back more than a thousand years....this adventure will provide you with wonderful opportunities to develop your photographic skills - ; beautiful architectural, low light & high contrast photography as well as .
This is a mentored tour so whatever your level of experience, novice to pro - smart phone to pro dslr - Jude will be on hand to provide you with plenty of tips , assistance & inspiration along with post event feedback on photos uploaded.
We will visit locations used in numerous films, ( Harry Potter) , remarkable Temple Church of Da Vinci Code & Magna Carta fame, chambers of the infamous Hanging Judge Jefferies & the famous Judge Rinder ...all whilst hearing anecdotes of fascinating history that goes back more than a thousand years....
• The Inns are one of the capitals oldest, most picturesque enclaves & a working home to barristers & Judges of The Realm. " London's Oxford & Cambridge ".
Recent reviews: " A wonderful tour! It was the perfect combination of informative facts and photographic tuition. I learned so much, on both fronts. Jude has such a wealth of knowledge, in terms of both history and photography. The places we went were stunning, and the lunch was incredible. What a fabulous hall! It was a great experience all around, shared with lovely people and an enthusiastic guide / teacher. Loved it!Lisa
PHOTOGRAPHY : ALL LEVELS WELCOME - NOVICES TO PRO'S
With no distractions find your creativity peaked in this world away from the hustle & bustle of London's main thoroughfares, where Shakespeare first performed Twelfth Night & a Comedy of Errors , Charles Dickens featured The Inns in numerous novels..
CREATIVE PHOTOGRAPHY - HELP & PRACTICING CREATIVE TECHNIQUES & TIMING : This is very different from a regular walking guided tour, it's specifically designed from a photographic perspective & slower pace required for photographers to compose & create compositions. You will have ample opportunities - to practice techniques in a variety of light conditions- with expert help & encouragement from an experienced photographer - whilst combining the historical narrative about London's Historic Legal District ;
Temple Church featured in The Da Vinci Code
Playing with light & shade - Churchill's bust in Gray's Inn Great Hall
All levels welcome.
All cameras welcome from smart phone to pro dslr.
Bring plenty of batteries - one is not enough .
Camera kit: No particular kit - as all kinds of lens will be suitable in this area. lens with a wider depth of field are particularly suitable for capturing the length of these buildings. If you have a mix of lenses this will work very well for the variety of compositions.
Entry into Temple Church £5 this is payable additionally to the tour cost & is very well worth the entry fee ( optional ) .
Enjoy a Lunch break in one of London's ancient Inns of Court Halls ( 16th centrury ) or an ancient tavern - hugely full of character. ( cost is additional - pay your own )
Refunds offered if:
Payments you make go to the organizer, not to Meetup. You must make refund requests to the organizer.