What we're about

WHO WE ARE

We are a team of fun and friendly photographers. We love going on adventures in and around London, the UK and worldwide. We have been known to hit the road and travel in any direction that has photographic potential.

WHAT WE DO

We hold workshops on all genres of photography and cater for all skill levels. There is a place for you here whether you shoot digital or film photography, have a pro dslr body, a mirrorless, bridge, compact camera or even a tablet or smartphone. We also run one-to-one sessions and private classes if you and your friends are interested in a more tailored offering.

In addition to shooting in our beautiful and eclectic city of London, our regular workshops include days out and weekends away in the UK and Europe. We also run Photography Tours and Holidays in Asia and Central America.

OUR TEAM

Our professional and flexible Leadership Team has the expertise to cover all genres of photography including street, portrait, long exposure, studio, on and off camera flash lighting, night photography, macro, long exposure filter workshops, wildlife, landscape & urban landscape, painting with light, abstract, architecture, low light, Lightroom, Photoshop and more.

OUR MISSION

Our mission is to help our members have a chance to improve their photographic skills and techniques and explore their creative potential without breaking the bank. So whether you're just starting out, looking to learn something new or are an experienced pro, come hang out with us and share your passion! We are always happy to share our knowledge and experience.

Find out more on our website London Photographic (

http://www.londonphotographic.uk/

) or Facebook (

https://www.facebook.com/londonphotographic00

) or get in touch (hello@londonphotographic.uk) by email.

And lastly don't forget to check out our sponsors (

https://www.meetup.com/londonphotographic/sponsors/

)and get great discounts from some leading brands such as Nikon, Adobe, Peak Design and Lee Filters. Contact us for discount links.

Alex, Jane & Team

Upcoming events (4+)

Fine Art Long exposure - Lee filters included

Needs a location

£40.00

Long exposure photography is a genre in photography that is associated with fine art photography due to the surreal and other worldly effects long exposure photography can bring.

Filters give you the ability to smooth water, blur clouds and make moving objects turn ghost-like or disappear.

Join us on this workshop where we provide a set of exclusive Lee Filters and adapters for the session and take you through everything you need to know about this genre of photography.

You will come away confident with how to use filters at any new location and make your images stand out from the crowd!

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WHAT YOU WILL LEARN

  • Master creating long exposure visual effects
  • Camera settings
  • Composition
  • Filter types - what they do - how and when to use them
  • Post processing hints & tips

We will be providing Lee ND filters, graduated filters, holders and adaptors

REQUIRED EQUIPMENT

  • Shutter release/delay timer/wifi app
  • If you are using your in built timer please ensure it gives you more than 1 or 2 minutes exposure time
  • A tripod
  • Lens: 18-55mm, 24-70mm or similar

EXPERIENCE

  • Beginners and refreshers
  • Knowledge of how to put your camera into Manual and Bulb Mode
  • Knowledge of how to change your ISO, Aperture & Shutter speed
  • Knowledge of how to put your lens into manual focus

We will help you if you're unsure, but may need you to have access to your user manual so we can help. We have knowledge of many brands of cameras but not all.

CLOTHING

  • Shoes with a good grip for walking over (potentially) wet rocks
  • Trousers you don't mind (potentially) getting a bit muddy
  • Check the weather and dress accordingly

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WHAT NEXT
We need to know what size filter your lens takes. make sure to answer this question when asked when you sign up. If you are unsure message Alex with the MAKE and MODEL of your lens.

OTHER ESSENTIALS
As usual check the TFL website for any delays that may interrupt your journey.

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Contact
If you need to contact us please call Alex on[masked]

Can't attend this workshop check our other events:
https://www.meetup.com/londonphotographiciop/events/calendar/

Cover photos © London Photographic Ltd

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Learn from the Masters - Irving Penn

Needs a location

£20.00

This "Shoot in the Style of" workshop has been designed for 3 reasons:

-To improve your photography skills
-To help you learn to shoot in a different style
-To improve your knowledge of photographers and the history of photography

Using each other as subjects we'll be shooting portraits in the style of Irving Penn.

Irving Penn was known for his simple and sophisticated black and white portraits and his iconic covers for Vogue Magazine. Penn transformed the aesthetic of the fashion industry and beautifully lifted fashion photography into the realm of high art. Irving Penn's portraits are inspired and not only as portraits but also as graphic works of art.

In this session you'll learn about Irving Penn and work in the same style to achieve the type of portraits he is well known for.

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EXPERIENCE LEVEL
-Any

EQUIPMENT
-Any lens a standard 24-70 or equivalent
-50mm prime
-Tripods are not necessary

BRING WITH YOU
-Torch or led light
-Props that our subjects can hold for graphic effect or to wear for texture such as an interesting hat

OTHER ESSENTIALS
-Check weather on the day
-Wear appropriate clothing/shoes for weather conditions
-A fun and experimental attitude!

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JOURNEY DETAILS
-Check the TFL website for any delays that may affect your journey.
-Please contact Alex[masked] if you are delayed.

Can't make this meetup? Join us on another instead!
https://www.meetup.com/londonphotographiciop/events/calendar/

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Story Telling at the Lovely Lavender Fields!

Needs a location

£20.00

Join us on a trip to a Lavender farm for a really fun day shooting. There is something for almost every genre of photography here: portraits of visitors in their colourful outfits, plants and bees for close up/macro and the fields themselves for landscape. Whatever your passion you'll find it in the lavender fields!

This is a great day to learn a little bit about colour theory with all the complimentary and contrasting colours about. And it is a great location for photographers to practice shooting different genre's, meet and chat with other photographers and get some great photos.

We've got a few small projects for you and will help with camera settings if you need it so you come away with shots you'll be proud of.
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ENTRY FEE
Entry to the field is £4 (not included). There is a café, shop and (basic) toilets at the farm.

EXPERIENCE

  • All levels from beginner to pro welcome

EQUIPMENT
In addition to your normal lens (e.g. 18-55mm kit lens) you may want to also consider:

  • A wide angled lens for the landscape
  • A portrait or telephoto lens for photos of people in the lavender
  • A macro lens for photos of bees / butterflies etc. in the lavender
  • Fully charged battery

OTHER ESSENTIALS

  • As usual check with TFL for any disruptions that may delay your journey

  • Please check the weather and dress appropriately, you may need waterproofs as well as sun cream!

  • There is a café at the farm to have something to eat or drink, but pack a lunch and some water if you prefer.

  • Dress in something colourful if you'd like to also have your picture taken!

DIRECTIONS

  • Detailed directions from London to the fields will be sent to you after your RSVP
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COVID-19 RULES - IMPORTANT
To keep everyone safe, we are following Government Guidelines for organised outdoor events to limit the spread of COVID-19.

Please respect social distancing protocol and wear a well-fitting mask that covers your nose and mouth. If you are unable to wear a mask please wear a face shield. To keep everyone safe we will practice safe distancing following government guidelines.

Please do not attend if you have COVID-19 symptoms or have been in contact with someone within 2 weeks of the event date who has tested positive with COVID-19.

By joining this event you confirm you have understood the rules, agree to follow them and are liable for your own conduct and health and safety.
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CONTACT
If you need to contact us please call Alex on[masked]

Can't make this event, join us on another!
https://www.meetup.com/londonphotographiciop/events/calendar/

Dungeness - A Day out in the Desert!

Needs a location

£30.00

You only need one reason to visit Dungeness and that is photography!

Dungeness is a unique landscape, Europe's largest shingle landmass and the UK's only desert. Famous for brooding, bleak landscapes with 2 nuclear power stations, a beach littered with derelict and aging boats, rusted metal relics, and the odd abandoned hut.

Also home to the world's smallest operating public railway still in, we'll see some of its old track running to the seaside as well as two photogenic lighthouses. Also of interest is an old pre-radar concrete structure dating back to the early 1900's used to detect enemy aircraft.

If that isn't enough it is incredibly beautiful in all types of weather and home to many rare and endangered insects, plants and wildlife. And oh yes, some of the best fish and chips and freshest lobster or crab rolls in the country can be had there!

To ensure you get the best out of the day we'll have a few projects for you to work on. Join us for a great day of photography!

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WHAT YOU WILL LEARN

  • How to capture familiar scenes in more creative ways
  • How to add impact using light and shadows
  • Composition hints and tips
  • Focal lengths and the affect on your image

EXPERIENCE

  • All levels welcome
  • We will have multiple organisers on hand to provide technical and creative assistance where needed

EQUIPMENT

  • Any lens
  • Any camera
  • No tripod necessary (unless you plan on doing long exposures)
  • Comfortable shoes, warm and waterproof clothing and a curious mind!
  • Hat, sunscreen and lip balm
  • Please check the weather forecast and dress accordingly

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MEETING POINT
1115hrs - Meeting point
Outside The Pilot Inn, Battery Road Lydd On Sea, Dungeness TN29 9NJ.

1130hrs - Start in Dungeness
1700/1800hrs - (approx) we'll start the journey to get back to London by 2000hrs

LUNCH (Not included)
Please bring your own lunch or enjoy fish and chip's on the outdoor patio!

There will be time for long exposure photography if you have the kit. If you don't own any filters but would like to learn you can have free loan of ours on the day by signing up to our long exposure workshop on 02 July:

https://www.meetup.com/londonphotographic/events/277499955/

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TRAVEL BY TRAIN & BUS
St Pancras International to Ashford International / bus to Lydd-on-Sea, The Pilot Inn stop

From London we recommend:
0912hrs from St Pancras to Ashford International
1018hrs bus from Ashford International to Lydd-on-Sea
There is only one per hour so don't be late!

Last return bus to Ashford International is at 1752hrs

TICKETS (Not included)
www.trainline.com

  • Detailed travel information will be sent to you after your RSVP

  • Let us know if you would like to travel with others leaving from or returning to St Pancras and we will arrange this for you

TRAVEL BY CAR
If you are driving the postcode of the meeting point at the Pilot Inn is TN29 9NJ there is ample free car parking adjacent to Dungeness Lighthouse and along the seaside road. Make sure you arrive in time to meet at 1115hrs.

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CONTACT
If you need to contact us please call Alex on[masked]

Can't make this awesome event? Join us on another!
https://www.meetup.com/londonphotographiciop/events/calendar

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