Let’s face it, as city’s go, London is pretty iconic. Historic wonders like the Tower of London, Tower Bridge, the Palace of Westminster (complete with Big Ben) and St Paul’s Cathedral rub shoulders with modern skyscrapers such as the Shard and the Gherkin. And let’s not forget such perennial favorites as Buckingham Palace and Trafalgar Square. So, if you’re a fan of your photography, there’s a better than fair chance you’ve already got your sights set on more than a few of this bustling city’s landmarks. Read on for just some of the photography tours which will introduce you to London’s vibrant streets.
Leave that selfie stick at home! If you’re seeking cherished photographic mementos of your London visit, then this two-hour whistle-stop tour of city landmarks accompanied by a professional photographer may be the option for you. Meeting next to the London Eye, the tour will take in such iconic London sights as Trafalgar Square - home of Nelson’s Column - Covent Garden, St James’s Park and the Palace of Westminster - home of Big Ben. The professional snapper who will be leading the tour will take snapshots of you and your friends throughout - with your favorite 25 being sent to you to cherish forever.
Icons of London Photoshoot Tour
Duration: 2 hours
If it’s history that you’re after then you’ve come to the right place. The city dates back to Roman times - when it was known as Londinium - and was also once the capital of the largest empire in human history. And this walk aims to give you a glimpse into the city’s fascinating past - all the while honing your photography skills and capturing atmospheric shots of the streets. This low-cost two-hour tour will be led by a professional photographer, who will not only offer some interesting historical titbits during your tour of the city’s hidden spots and back streets but will also offer tips on using lighting, composition and more to get the most out of your holiday snaps.
History of London Photography Tour
Duration: 2 hours
Is your planned visit to London a romantic getaway? If so then this professional photo shoot at one of the city’s most famous landmarks may well appeal. This one-hour-long styled photoshoot will see you and a professional photographer decide upon your favorite vantage points of Tower Bridge and the Thames - for some memorable snaps of you and your loved one with the landmark as a notable backdrop. And while this private photo shoot will definitely appeal to couples looking for a cherished memento - perhaps of a life-changing proposal - it will also likely prove popular with families or friends looking for a high-quality keepsake of their visit. Those who embark on this tour will also pass some of the other famous landmarks that pepper this stretch of the river.
Styled Photoshoot at Tower Bridge in London
Duration: 1 hour
The night is a particularly atmospheric time to explore a city - the myriad lights lending a sometimes otherworldly feel to the occasion. And, while night and low-light conditions can pose a challenge to the photographer, they also offer up arguably some of the most spectacular opportunities - after all who hasn’t, at some point, marveled at images of a stunning starscape or beautiful floodlit landmark. This three-hour tour will provide an introduction to the art of night-time photography, and also give you the opportunity to capture some of London’s riverside landmarks at their atmospheric best. The guide will tailor the trip to your skill level - so you’ll find something to enjoy whether you’ve just got a smartphone or a DSLR with all the bells and whistles. Skills you’ll learn more about during your travels include exposure settings for low-light photography, how to get the most out of your flash and the use of light to ‘paint’ the target of your snapshot.
Night Photography Tour in London
Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes
Anyone with a family knows how difficult it can sometimes be to get the perfect photo of you and your loved ones. There’s always so much going on that getting everyone in a nice photo together can seem like an impossibility. Well, why not let someone else take the strain by booking a private family photo shoot, such as this one-hour option in London. And there’s plenty of flexibility on offer when it comes to what you want - with the shoot taking place anywhere from east London to Westminster in the very heart of the city. The photographer will shoot a range of candid and posed snapshots while you wander the locations that you wish to visit. And after the tour ends, the photographer will sift through the shots and send you the 30 best - for a lasting keepsake of your visit.
Private Family Photo Shoot in London
Duration: 1 hour
This is another private photo tour which removes the hassle of asking passers-by to take pictures of you and your group at noted landmarks. As with the previous option on the list, this 60-minute tour can be tailored to the fun sights that you wish to see. Are you a Beatles fan who simply has to recreate the band’s famous Abbey Road crossing snap? Then Carnaby Street is for you. Or how about rubbing shoulders with the city’s royal pomp and pageantry by heading for the area around Buckingham Palace for the Changing of the Guard? Whatever your preferred setting, the photographer will tailor your itinerary to suit you.
Tailored Fun and Private Photo Shoot in London
Duration: 1 hour
This low-cost three-hour tour will appeal to those who can’t wait to put their camera skills to the test without breaking the bank. What’s more, whatever your skill level or equipment, the guide will tailor the trip to your requirements. Those who are completely new to the discipline will be given hands-on tutorials that will help them get to grips with their camera equipment and learn how to frame a great shot, while those who are already a dab hand with a lens will be able to enjoy the various locations that are visited along the way - and the photographic challenges they pose. And speaking of locations, the three-hour tour will pass plenty of notable landmarks as it winds its way from the start point in Westminster to the end at Tower Bridge. So whether you have a full DSLR camera or simply a smartphone, there’ll be something for you.
Photography City Tour in London
Duration: 3 hours
In a city chock-full of memorable landmarks, arguably its most globally recognizable is that of the Palace of Westminster - home not only to the UK’s houses of parliament but also to the iconic bell of Big Ben. And those who crave some memorable snapshots of themselves in front of this iconic edifice may wish to opt for this personal 60-minute tour - a styled photo shoot. This ‘tour’ will see participants - be they couples, groups or families - work with a professional photographer to capture images of themselves with this beautiful building as a stunning backdrop. However, before booking, it is worth noting that major refurbishment work is currently being carried out on the iconic tower that houses Big Ben, and is scheduled to take place for some time to come.
Styled Photoshoot at Big Ben and Westminster in London
Duration: 1 hour
Those who really want to make an occasion of their tour may wish to opt for this option, which will spend a full half-day exploring the city and its myriad photo opportunities. Everything from the impressive new architecture of the city to the bustle of food markets will likely pass in front of your lens during this four-hour walking tour of east and central London. During your travels, the professional photographer guide will offer tips on composition, how to make the most of the city landscape to discover new or unusual angles, and flag up some of the striking contrasts that pepper the urban jungle.
Half Day London Photo Expedition
Arguably as iconic an image of London as Big Ben, St Paul’s Cathedral and Tower Bridge, no journey to the city is complete without a trip in one of its classic black taxi cabs - so what better way to tour the various photographic highlights of the UK capital than using this mode of transport? Well, that’s exactly what this private tour does - whisking you and a professional photographer around the city, where you’ll learn more about each of the landmarks you visit. There’ll also be chances to pose for snaps as well as stopping the cab to grab snapshots of your own. What’s more, there are a number of tour lengths available, allowing you to tailor your tour to your own specific needs. And after the tour concludes, you’ll be sent a CD containing photographic keepsakes of your day.
Private Tour: London Taxi Photographic Tour
Cameras at the ready
In a city as photogenic as London, it’s no surprise that there are plenty of photo tour options available, catering to all manner of needs - be they romantic private photo shoots, or epic walking tours that give you a true feel for this bustling metropolis. Which will you choose?
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