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28 November, 2023 ( 15:00 - 20:00 UK time) - London

Experience Day: Low Light - London Southbank


Discover the secrets of capturing creative low-light cityscapes as we show you how to photograph the iconic bridges, buildings and skyline along the river Thames. This practical and hands-on workshop is ideal for anyone who wants to learn low to shoot low light cityscape images, long exposures and a range of other camera techniques within a small group of like minded individuals

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Experience Day: Low Light - London Southbank - London
28 November, 2023
( 15:00 - 20:00 UK time)

Course Contents

This practical workshop will show you how to photograph buildings and architecture along the river Thames and around the Southbank and well as showing you how to shoot 'traffic trail' images and create 'ghosts'. The locations we will shoot are entirely weather dependent, but we plan to finish on around the embankment and then make our way from the house of parliament to the riverside around St. Paul's Cathedral. There are so many great locations and iconic buildings to photograph along this route, you will be spoilt for choice. We will start by capturing sunset (weather dependent) and twilight images before finally low light night shots. In each situation you'll get practical hints and tips on spotting great photo opportunities, as well as how to tackle focusing, exposure and composition

You will learn core techniques and correct camera set-up, including:

• What ISO to use
• Getting creative with white-balance
• Which exposure mode to set
• The impact of using different shutter speeds
• Dealing with tricky lighting situations
• Getting the most from Manual mode
• When to use noise reduction

This is a great opportunity to improve your photography skills and ask questions while out shooting images on location.

Please note itineraries may change due to weather conditions and if it does rain, we will find a local coffee shop to continue the workshop by hosting a camera Q&A or editing session until the weather clears

Food and drink is not part of the workshop, but we will endeavor to find time for a refreshment and comfort stop in one of the many places along the Southbank. Feel free to bring food / snacks or your own drinks with you if you want

If you would like to borrow any kit for this course please get in contact with us at [email protected] with your request and we will do our best to bring it along.


Please meet on the River Thames side of Embankment Station

This course will involve a lot of walking, please wear appropriate comfortable footwear and due to the nature of the british weather please ensure you have a waterproof jacket / umbrella in case it rains

Latest course reviews...

Such a great walk and guidance

Neil met us and took us on a great walk on a very nice evening -- oh and helped us get some great images as well. We were clearly using spots that Neil has used before, but were able to go off grid to take whatever we spotted - skateboarders and shots through the fairy lights. The highlight was the fact the the face of Houses of Parliament were no longer covered with scaffolding -- after what feels to have been years of work they are looking great.

Andy M.


Course Requirements


  • DSLR
  • Lens(es) - wide angle and telephoto to 200mm if possible
  • Memory card
  • Tripod - one with a metal quick release plate would be best
  • Remote release

Other Essential

  • Warm winter and waterproof clothes incase of rain
  • A bag to cover the camera in the event of heavy rain
  • Lens cloth
  • Small torch (a head torch maybe) is worth bringing


Knowledge of:

  • Understanding of Shutter speed, ISO and Aperture

Activity / fitness
level involved

Medium level activity


Course Location

Embankment Station,


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