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If you love landscape and wildlife photography then UK Photo Tours has you covered.

https://uk-photo-tours.com

UK Photo Tours draws from the experience of running over 100 photo tours, workshops, and special photographic events since 2015, so you can just relax and focus on taking home amazing shots from stunning surroundings in the company of like-minded photographers.

Providing expert tuition as we chase the light for the best photographic opportunities in each location, you'll return not just with great photos but having improved your knowledge of photography, no matter what your level. Nothing makes us happier than hearing how much our participants enjoyed the tours and how much they learned!

We provide the transport from London, accommodation, expertise, and have an assortment of pro-grade photo gear that participants can borrow to help get those memorable shots.

We're proud to be partners with some of the best brands in photography, including Kase Filters (who supply filter kits for every participant on our tours!), Iceland Photo Tours, along with many local professional photo guides.

We hope to see you on one of our fun, friendly, and educational photo tours and workshops soon!

https://uk-photo-tours.com

Upcoming events (4+)

Last place! - Macro Photography Workshop (beginner-intermediate level)

Needs a location

ยฃ30.00

๐‰๐จ๐ข๐ง ๐ฎ๐ฌ ๐Ÿ๐จ๐ซ ๐š ๐œ๐จ๐ฆ๐ฉ๐ซ๐ž๐ก๐ž๐ง๐ฌ๐ข๐ฏ๐ž ๐ข๐ง๐ญ๐ซ๐จ๐๐ฎ๐œ๐ญ๐ข๐จ๐ง ๐ญ๐จ ๐ฆ๐š๐œ๐ซ๐จ ๐ฉ๐ก๐จ๐ญ๐จ๐ ๐ซ๐š๐ฉ๐ก๐ฒ - ๐ฐ๐ข๐ญ๐ก ๐ฉ๐ซ๐จ ๐ž๐ช๐ฎ๐ข๐ฉ๐ฆ๐ž๐ง๐ญ ๐š๐ฏ๐š๐ข๐ฅ๐š๐›๐ฅ๐ž ๐Ÿ๐จ๐ซ ๐ฒ๐จ๐ฎ ๐ญ๐จ ๐ฎ๐ฌ๐ž!

Macro photography creates stunning and captivating images but it can be both intimidating and challenging when starting out.

In this 3-hour theory and practical workshop, we'll go through the equipment options in detail then go on a photo walk through the area's colourful gardens to give you an excellent understanding of this very rewarding genre of photography.

๐–๐žโœ๐ฅ๐ฅ ๐œ๐จ๐ฏ๐ž๐ซ:
โ€ข Equipment (many options & we'll have them for you to try!)
โ€ข Lens choice
โ€ข Settings
โ€ข Focusing
โ€ข Depth of Field
โ€ข Backgrounds
โ€ข Lighting basics
โ€ข Post-processing

๐„๐ช๐ฎ๐ข๐ฉ๐ฆ๐ž๐ง๐ญ ๐ฐ๐žโœ๐ฅ๐ฅ ๐ก๐š๐ฏ๐ž ๐จ๐ง ๐ก๐š๐ง๐ ๐Ÿ๐จ๐ซ ๐ฒ๐จ๐ฎ ๐ญ๐จ ๐ฎ๐ฌ๐ž:
Nikon 105mm Macro lens (+ camera body if required)
Canon 60mm Macro lens (+ camera body if required)
2 x high quality macro magnification attachments (to put on your own lens)
Extension tube sets for Canon (EF), Nikon (F), & Sony (E) mounts
Teleconverters for Canon (EF) & Nikon (F)
A selection of reversing rings
& more!

Plus, if time permits afterward, we'll go through basic post-processing of an image in software such as Lightroom and show what additional software plugins make the biggest difference in improving our shots.

๐˜๐จ๐ฎโœ๐ฅ๐ฅ ๐ง๐ž๐ž๐:
โ€ข Your camera & lenses (bring a selection if you have them - message if any questions)
โ€ข Spare blank SD memory card (in case you use our macro setups)
โ€ข We need to get down low so wear trousers/jeans you don't mind getting damp at the knees or something to kneel on.

๐˜๐จ๐ฎ ๐ฐ๐จ๐งโœ๐ญ ๐ง๐ž๐ž๐:
A tripod - We'll be handholding for our shots

๐‹๐จ๐œ๐š๐ญ๐ข๐จ๐ง:
Our studio is situated in the picturesque Hanger Hill Garden Estate, West Acton (W3 0EJ).
Exact location details will be given to attendees once booked. We're only 5 minutes walk from West Acton Tube Station (Central Line - Ealing Broadway branch) or North Ealing Tube Station (Piccadilly Line).
Roadside parking is available.

๐‚๐š๐ฎ๐ญ๐ข๐จ๐ง:
Summer + flowers = bees. Please take all necessary precautions if you are allergic.

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).

We look forward to seeing you there!

Macro Photography Workshop (beginner-intermediate level)

Needs a location

ยฃ30.00

๐‰๐จ๐ข๐ง ๐ฎ๐ฌ ๐Ÿ๐จ๐ซ ๐š ๐œ๐จ๐ฆ๐ฉ๐ซ๐ž๐ก๐ž๐ง๐ฌ๐ข๐ฏ๐ž ๐ข๐ง๐ญ๐ซ๐จ๐๐ฎ๐œ๐ญ๐ข๐จ๐ง ๐ญ๐จ ๐ฆ๐š๐œ๐ซ๐จ ๐ฉ๐ก๐จ๐ญ๐จ๐ ๐ซ๐š๐ฉ๐ก๐ฒ - ๐ฐ๐ข๐ญ๐ก ๐ฉ๐ซ๐จ ๐ž๐ช๐ฎ๐ข๐ฉ๐ฆ๐ž๐ง๐ญ ๐š๐ฏ๐š๐ข๐ฅ๐š๐›๐ฅ๐ž ๐Ÿ๐จ๐ซ ๐ฒ๐จ๐ฎ ๐ญ๐จ ๐ฎ๐ฌ๐ž!

Macro photography creates stunning and captivating images but it can be both intimidating and challenging when starting out.

In this 3-hour theory and practical workshop, we'll go through the equipment options in detail then go on a photo walk through the area's colourful gardens to give you an excellent understanding of this very rewarding genre of photography.

๐–๐žโœ๐ฅ๐ฅ ๐œ๐จ๐ฏ๐ž๐ซ:
โ€ข Equipment (many options & we'll have them for you to try!)
โ€ข Lens choice
โ€ข Settings
โ€ข Focusing
โ€ข Depth of Field
โ€ข Backgrounds
โ€ข Lighting basics
โ€ข Post-processing

๐„๐ช๐ฎ๐ข๐ฉ๐ฆ๐ž๐ง๐ญ ๐ฐ๐žโœ๐ฅ๐ฅ ๐ก๐š๐ฏ๐ž ๐จ๐ง ๐ก๐š๐ง๐ ๐Ÿ๐จ๐ซ ๐ฒ๐จ๐ฎ ๐ญ๐จ ๐ฎ๐ฌ๐ž:
Nikon 105mm Macro lens (+ camera body if required)
Canon 60mm Macro lens (+ camera body if required)
2 x high quality macro magnification attachments (to put on your own lens)
Extension tube sets for Canon (EF), Nikon (F), & Sony (E) mounts
Teleconverters for Canon (EF) & Nikon (F)
A selection of reversing rings
& more!

Plus, if time permits afterward, we'll go through basic post-processing of an image in software such as Lightroom and show what additional software plugins make the biggest difference in improving our shots.

๐˜๐จ๐ฎโœ๐ฅ๐ฅ ๐ง๐ž๐ž๐:
โ€ข Your camera & lenses (bring a selection if you have them - message if any questions)
โ€ข Spare blank SD memory card (in case you use our macro setups)
โ€ข We need to get down low so wear trousers/jeans you don't mind getting damp at the knees or something to kneel on.

๐˜๐จ๐ฎ ๐ฐ๐จ๐งโœ๐ญ ๐ง๐ž๐ž๐:
A tripod - We'll be handholding for our shots

๐‹๐จ๐œ๐š๐ญ๐ข๐จ๐ง:
Our studio is situated in the picturesque Hanger Hill Garden Estate, West Acton (W3 0EJ).
Exact location details will be given to attendees once booked. We're only 5 minutes walk from West Acton Tube Station (Central Line - Ealing Broadway branch) or North Ealing Tube Station (Piccadilly Line).
Roadside parking is available.

๐‚๐š๐ฎ๐ญ๐ข๐จ๐ง:
Summer + flowers = bees. Please take all necessary precautions if you are allergic.

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).

We look forward to seeing you there!

5 nights / 6 days Astrophotrography in Norfolk! 21st-26th June 2022

Needs a location

ยฃ50.00

Join us on this amazing 5 night / 6 day photo tour capturing some of the most stunning night-time landscapes that Norfolk has to offer!

In this workshop, weโ€™ll be making the most of the dark skies of Norfolkโ€™s Coastal Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, a beautiful protected landscape well known for its lack of light pollution, and boasting two official Dark Sky Discovery Sites.

During the evenings weโ€™ll explore multiple locations, such as the picturesque Happisburgh lighthouse, ruined churches, and windmills to search for stunning nightscape opportunities, including the Milky Way, star trails, as well as capturing some bonus sunsets using our sets of award-winning Kase filters (one available to each participant).

Weโ€™ll be staying in a spacious modern barn conversion, just 5 minutes from Happisburgh Lighthouse so we can quickly take advantage of clear skies (see feature image).

It wonโ€™t just be the Milky Way weโ€™ll be hunting. On the workshop weโ€™ll be keeping an eye out for the elusive Noctilucent Clouds, extremely rare high clouds of ice crystals that are lit up to produce a spectacular blue/silver display in the night sky. These are only visible at certain latitudes and times of year โ€“ and weโ€™ll be there at peak season! (see photos in gallery)

What weโ€™ll cover:

  • Intro astrophotography equipment
  • Apps used for planning
  • How to focus at night
  • Settings for correct exposure โ€“ manual mode in astrophotography
  • Effect of choosing different shutter speeds
  • How to combat noise in astrophotography
  • High ISO vs single shot with star tracker
  • Use of star tracker
  • Light pollution and filters
  • Lighting our subjects at night (light painting)
  • Editing our pictures using software (Lightroom Classic + plugins, but methods transferable to other software, plus free dedicated astro software)

Equipment to borrow!
To help our workshop participants capture great shots, we have a selection of lenses to borrow, including

  • The highly regarded 14mm f/2.8 lenses for Canon EF mount, Nikon F mount, and Sony E mount.
  • A star tracker that weโ€™ll set up and use to get longer exposures of the sky.
  • Astro filters! - Kase Light pollution filter and Kase Star Glow filter.

This astrophotography workshop is a relaxed learning atmosphere and is suitable for beginner photographers with minimal equipment, or intermediate/advanced photographers. Participants will need to be able to change their settings in manual mode, such as shutter speed, aperture, and ISO.

๐ˆ๐ง๐œ๐ฅ๐ฎ๐๐ž๐ฌ:
โ€ข Return transport from London, & within Norfolk.
โ€ข Accommodation - Beautiful barn conversion (self-catering, walking distance/short drive to lovely hotel restaurant, large Tescos short drive)
โ€ข Professional photo guide
โ€ข Kase filter sets available for each participant

๐๐จ๐ญ ๐ข๐ง๐œ๐ฅ๐ฎ๐๐ž๐: Food & drink, personal & travel insurance.

๐๐ซ๐ข๐œ๐ž: ยฃ850 pp (ยฃ50 deposit via Meetup, balance within 7 days via Bank Transfer to secure the place)

๐†๐ฎ๐š๐ซ๐š๐ง๐ญ๐ž๐ž๐ ๐๐ž๐ฉ๐š๐ซ๐ญ๐ฎ๐ซ๐ž!

For more information, recommended equipment, & photos, visit
๐ก๐ญ๐ญ๐ฉ๐ฌ://๐ฐ๐ฐ๐ฐ.๐ฎ๐ค-๐ฉ๐ก๐จ๐ญ๐จ-๐ญ๐จ๐ฎ๐ซ๐ฌ.๐œ๐จ๐ฆ/๐ง๐ข๐ ๐ก๐ญ๐ฌ๐œ๐š๐ฉ๐ž๐ฌ-๐ข๐ง-๐ง๐จ๐ซ๐Ÿ๐จ๐ฅ๐ค-๐š๐ฌ๐ญ๐ซ๐จ-๐ฐ๐จ๐ซ๐ค๐ฌ๐ก๐จ๐ฉ
or message me directly.

We hope to see you soon!
Dion
๐ฐ๐ฐ๐ฐ.๐ฎ๐ค-๐ฉ๐ก๐จ๐ญ๐จ-๐ญ๐จ๐ฎ๐ซ๐ฌ.๐œ๐จ๐ฆ

Photography Experience Day - Loxwood Joust! (Sunday 7th August)

Needs a location

ยฃ50.00

Dear Lords, Ladies, and photographic squires!

Loxwood Joust, the U.K.'s most spectacular mediaeval festival, is back on again this year and we're going to practice some dramatic action photography!

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 armoured 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 entertains the crowds throughout the day." So a number of interesting and unusual portrait possibilities are available.

Close to 50 re-enactment groups take part in Loxwood Joust each year so it is on a scale unlike other mediaeval events.

Our previous photographic scouts scoured 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! The Loxwood Joust event ends around[masked] pm, so we expect to leave the event soon after and arrive back in central London around 7 pm.

๐’๐ฎ๐ ๐ ๐ž๐ฌ๐ญ๐ž๐ ๐ž๐ช๐ฎ๐ข๐ฉ๐ฆ๐ž๐ง๐ญ:
โ€ข Telephoto lenses eg[masked]mm,[masked]mm,[masked]mm, etc (recommended if you have but we'll have multiple telephoto setups for you to borrow โ€“ just bring a blank SD card).
โ€ข Walkaround zoom (or kit) lens eg 18-55mm, 24-70mm (for environmental portraits and wide battlefield shots)
โ€ข Monopods are permitted but likely not required unless bringing a heavy telephoto lens (we recommend handholding the camera). No tripods, please.

๐ˆ๐ง๐œ๐ฅ๐ฎ๐๐ž๐:
Travel to and from central London (from Starbucks, Unit 1A Euston Tower, NW1 3DP), in our comfortable 8 seat vehicle, including photographic magazines to learn from and inspire en route
Entry ticket for Loxwood Joust
Photographic Tuition at event
Camera and telephoto lens setups available to borrow
Battery charging facilities if required (just bring your USB or wall plug charger)

๐๐จ๐ญ ๐ข๐ง๐œ๐ฅ๐ฎ๐๐ž๐:
Food and drink
Anything not otherwise stated as included.
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.

๐–๐ก๐ž๐ซ๐ž ๐ฐ๐žโœ๐ฅ๐ฅ ๐ฆ๐ž๐ž๐ญ:
We'll meet at Starbucks Coffee, Unit 1A Euston Tower Podium, Regents Place, London NW1 3DP, at 8.15 am 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 8.30 am.

Please make sure you check TFL to arrive at the meeting point on time as we will have to leave exactly at 8.30 am 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.

๐๐จ๐ญ๐ž: This event is combined with 2 other photography Meetup groups that I run so RSVP numbers such as myself +3 means 3 members from the other groups attending.

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ยฃ10.00

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