International and historic, elegant and avant-garde, London is one of the most diverse and visually exciting cities in the world. Settle into our hotel in fashionable Kensington and set off to capture London’s palpable energy. With your camera in hand, venture into bustling Billingsgate fish market, the Columbia flower market, and iconic Portobello Road. Stroll through serene gardens, and delve into the ethnic neighborhoods of the East End to shoot portraits and street scenes and the restored warehouses of Brick Lane. Spend a day in Brighton, photographing architecture both eccentric and quaint, and get a new perspective on familiar sites, from the Tower of London to Trafalgar Square. This workshop is led by a National Geographic photographer and a professional instructor and is designed for amateurs who are interested in improving their digital photography. All participants must bring a digital SLR camera, a laptop computer, and software for organizing and presenting images. The workshop is limited to 25 participants. The following is our planned itinerary; however, the schedule is flexible to allow for spontaneous photographic opportunities. Itinerary - 7 Days
Day 1 — London, England
Arrive in London and check into our hotel, set within an elegant townhouse in the upscale Kensington area or stay at accommodations of your choice. This evening gather for a reception and dinner with your instructors and fellow photographers. Optional Accommodations: The Kensington Hotel (D)
Day 2 — Knightsbridge to Trafalgar Square/Kensington
Meet in our classroom at the hotel for an image presentation and technical lecture by your National Geographic photographer and your first photo assignment. After a pub lunch, hop on board an open-air double-decker bus and get a first glimpse of London’s most iconic sites. We’ll have the freedom to stop for photographic opportunities when and where we want on our tour. Our route takes us through swanky Knightsbridge to Harrods, Speakers'...
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