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Starting an hour before sunrise over two mornings learn how to create your own photographic vision of London at Dawn.
Our workshops are led by photographer Anthony Epes. and are inspired by Anthony’s series of books on Cities at Dawn, see the BBC report on Anthony’s project here.
“Photographing cities at dawn is a photographers paradise. The light is at its most beautiful and the streets are empty – we have the city to ourselves! Dawn and early morning provide plentiful opportunities to create stunning and unique images and I am always amazed at how few people take advantage of this time. Everyone shoot sunsets – why not capture something unique!”
Anthony will cover:
- Shooting on manual and why creative exposures can make the difference between a good shot and a great shot.
- Get the low down on creative compositions and how it can make your photography stand out from the crowd.
- Meet the challenge of shooting in the changing light of dawn.
- Spend time with a group of like-minded photographers – discussing photography, getting feedback and working together to improve your skills.
- Visit the best spots in the city to shoot London.
- Immerse yourself in early morning light of this beautiful city whilst Anthony will helps you capture your own vision of London.
- See our Photography Guide for more info.
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Saturday route: Westminster Bridge to London Bridge
Meeting time: 04.30
Meeting place: Westminster Bridge (centre)
Our walk starts on Westminster Bridge in the shadows of Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament. From there we journey on the south side of the Thames to the London Eye and the Southbank and on to Shakespeare’s Globe out to our final destination, Borough Market near London Bridge. There will be many photographs to be taken on this beautiful route.
Ending time: 09.30/10.00 approx.
Sunday route: Tower of London To Columbia Road Flower Market
Meeting time: 04.30
Meeting place: Tower of London
This is a route that start at the Tower of London – just west of Tower Bridge, as we await sunrise and experience something very rare in the City of London – peace and solitude. We will then wander through the deserted ancient streets of the City, before heading up Brick Lane, stopping off at the famous 24-hr beigel shop for much needed sustenance. We end the workshop in a riot of noise, colour and wonderful smells as at one of London’s most exciting and vibrant markets in Columbia Road Flower Market.
Ending time: 09.30/10.00 approx.
Who is this workshop for?
All photographers who are passionate about improving their photography will have a unique experience on our workshops. You’ll receive a pre-workshop questionnaire so Anthony can tailor the teaching to suit the needs and desires of the group. Whether you are looking to take the first leap into shooting on manual, want to learn more advanced techniques, want feedback on your work or you simply want to experience London at this time Anthony will ensure you have a fantastic time.
Take a look at what people are saying about us! and our press!
Here’s some feedback past workshop clients, including links to their reviews they have left:
“I had a really good time doing a private tuition day with Anthony and can thoroughly recommend it to anyone else who might be considering. What impressed me most about Anthony’s work was that while it is in a way easy to take a fantastic photo when you have a great scene before you, Anthony manages to make amazing photos out of the most ordinary places around London, and when I compared his offering to the other Photography Workshops that are advertised, his photos are clearly a step above the competition. “ Tom
“His teaching is easy to understand, laid back and humorous. Anyone can do this and be a better photographer as a result.” Harmen
“Anthony also inspired me to look at photographic composition in a different way (manipulating angles, exploring reflections, managing too many subjects in the same frame)” Veda
“I learnt a lot on the course, particularly around seeing images in everyday things, composition, and how to recognise and use interesting light to improve my photos. I think that before I did the course I was in some ways in a bit of a photo rut, for instance settling for aperture priority and auto white balance; this course got me out of that and gave me some new inspiration.” Steve
“Anthony is a great instructor, who puts you at ease, offers good, understandable advice and is good company. I had done a photography course before, yet in the space of a couple of hours he made me understand some basics which i had missed in a very logical way.” Tripadvisor review
“It rekindled my photographic interest having slobbed out with my mobile phone camera for too long.” Wild Auk
“Anthony is a talented photographer who is also a very good teacher. He is excellent at giving you feedback on your composition and tips on using your photo gear. “ Danilo
I have been a professional photographer for twenty years. I have judged several photography competitions, shot for hundreds of commercial clients, published several photo books and exhibited widely – most recently my project on the Homeless World Cup at the East End Film Festival and Mother London; London and Paris at Dawn at St Pancras International. I am currently working on my books Istanbul at Dawn and Venice at Dawn, to be published in 2016/7.
My work has been featured on BBC World, Hyper Allergic, French Photo Magazine, BBC London, The Economist, The Guardian, Atlas Obscura, BBC Turkey. Nick Curtis from Evening Standard said about my book London at Dawn “Here, he brings a painter’s eye to the waking city: his glittering pictures of the Thames and London’s canals and of the medieval/modern hodgepodge of the city are striking.”
This year I partnered with Guardian Masterclasses to run a series of Photo workshops around the world. I love taking passionate amateur photographs on adventures to amazing places like Istanbul, Venice and London – often at dawn! My workshops have been featured in Conde Naste Traveller Magazine, Independent on Sunday, The Telegraph, Londonist, Time Out magazine and several other publications and websites.