City Photo Walks Liverpool and Birkenhead Photographic Walking Tour of the city with Aidan O'Rourke
My City Photo Walk combines a gentle stoll with a photography lesson 'on the hoof. There will be lots of opportunity to practice with your camera and get to know its capabilities. It takes place in Liverpool city centre or Birkenhead waterfront.
The cost is £35 for the tour which lasts three and a half hours.
See 'Upcoming Events' to check if/when the next Liverpool or Birkenhead photo walking tours are taking place
The tour will start at a convenient mystery location. Participants need to text me on 07779 290082 on the day to find out where it is.
To book, just e-mail info(at)aidan.co.uk or text 07779 290082. I will try to get back to you by return or within a few hours.
If you have to cancel, no problem, you can come on another day.
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How much does it cost?
The standard price is £35. Occasionally there are special offers where you can get it for less.
Do I need an SLR or is a compact okay?
You can bring any camera you like. You could even come with no camera at all and still benefit as you will pick up a lot of information and you can look over someone else's shoulder!
What happens if it rains?
There are covered places where we can go and we can go to a coffee bar to sit and cover the material but we might also walk and photograph in the rain so wear appropriate clothing!
What subjects do you cover?
I will give you my standard introduction to the basic principles of photography: aperture, shutter speed, ISO as well as focal length. We will look at the main camera controls and do test shots. Later we get creative and I will give you tips on how to take better photos as well. I will give you positive feedback on your photos. Every person received a goody bag with photo crib card and handouts.
When does it take place?
Usually at weekends. Check dates and start times in the list of Upcoming Events.
Is there a set route?
No, every walking tour takes us through a different part of the city centre, which could include the area round St George's Hall and the Walker Art Gallery with its magnificent neo-classical buildings, the Pier Head and Albert Dock with views across water, the area around the Anglican Cathedral with its Georgian facades, as well as Chinatown with its Chinese arch brightly coloured signs. If we are on the Birkenhead side we will focus on the magnificent Liverpool waterfront, as well as the attractions around Woodside ferry terminal. We might take a walk up to the magnificent Hamilton Square with its fine architecture. If you are willing to look, there are photo-opportunities everywhere.
How many people will there be?
I prefer to have between five and seven people. Sometimes it's less and sometimes it's more.
Where is the meeting point?
Each tour will start at a convenient mystery location. To find out where it is, text me on the day. Use my number 07779 290082
To book, simply contact me!
Photographer Tutor Aidan ORourke has built up a wide range of professional experience in both film and digital photography. He first became interested in photography in 1981. Since 1996 he has documented Manchester and Liverpool in photos and words. He has taken the 'now' photos for Manchester Then and Now
, Manchester United Then and Now
and Liverpool Then and Now
(Anova Books). 107 of his photos are featured in the book Rebuilding Manchester
by Euan Kellie. He wrote the Q&A pages for the first 27 issues of Digital Camera Magazine
. From July 2008 to April 2009, his gigantic Manchester Mega-Photo
was displayed in the foyer at Manchesters Urbis Museum. He is based in Stockport and covers Manchester, Liverpool and northern England.
Keywords: Liverpool, photography classes, photography lessons, photo tours.
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