St Pauls Cathedral on a photowalk

What can Photowalks do for your Photography

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What can Photowalks do for you…?

Do you meet up with other photography friends?

Do you ever go on organised Photowalks?

Well, way back in January (seems so long ago now) I went on the London Photowalk on the Southbank.

It was the first time that I’d been to the Southbank and the first time I’d been on a photowalk….

London is such an iconic city.

Photowalk started at Tate ModernI heard about it through Google+. I’ve met a lot of people through Google+, I suppose you’d call them ‘virtual friends’ so this was the first time I’d had the opportunity to meet them (some of them anyway).

I thought the Photowalk was brilliant, although I tended to chat more than I did shoot. But I didn’t mind as I’ve made some new friends and met some great people.

I realised I hadn’t been to London for about 15 years…..

So it was about time that I popped back! We started the walk at Tate Modern, whose size is fantastically vast.

Then we made our way along the river, past the Millennium Bridge and St Paul’s Cathedral, and stoppedBread Sticks at Borough market for lunch at Borough Market.

This place is a complete and utter gem! There’s every kind of food under the sun, so I was in hogs heaven – I love to photograph food but more importantly I like to eat it!

After dragging myself away from Borough Market, we passed the Shard which was as impressive close up as it had been from the glimpses I had had of it along our walk.

I love the way you can walk all the way along the river taking in the sights from both sides.

from a photowalk at City Hall and Tower BridgeAnd as I walked down towards City hall I got that fantastic view of new meets old, City Hall and Tower Bridge.

A view you can see repeated all over London and one of it’s most endearing features I think?

I couldn’t finish without sneaking a shot of the Shard in, we went over to the other side of the river for this one. And as you can see it was getting late….The Shard on a photowalk

Have I got you interested?

I think Photowalks are a great way to get to meet new photographers, shoot together and learn new things from each other…

If you haven’t been on a photo walk yet then it’s time you did!

It doesn’t matter what level you’re at and it doesn’t matter what camera you shoot with, from mobile to DSLR.

How to find a Photowalk?

  • look on Google+
  • or Facebook for ones in your local area
  • Scott Kelby holds an annual worldwide photowalk
  • or Flickr groups hold meetups

I hope this has given you some ideas, and inspired you to try out some organised Photowalks….

Mandy

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