Everybody knows that taking a ride on The London Eye will give you the chance to see one of the most spectacular panoramic views of London City; and on a clear day/night you can see as far as your eye can see.
But, what a lot of people do not know is that for the last 15 years since opening the London Eye pods to the worlds "view seekers" that this location has become a pilgrimage for any serious photographer wanting to grasp true control of long exposure; because The London Eye is a great subject photographically to get really creative with.
Photography Tours at Night have been offering Night photography workshops at this location for many years now, and we would like to mark The London Eye's 15th year in operation by showing the new Red London Eye. Alongside showing some photos of the Blue London Eye that we have all grown to love.
The Red eye Photographs contain 37 single photographs. And the blue London eye contains a display of 70 different photographs. All photographs were taken by participants and tutors while on our Westminster Photography Tour at Night.
If you are a photographer and you have not visited The London Eye yet why not plan a 1 night break with your friends, family and loved ones? London has a lot to offer the whole family and taking them on the London Eye itself is a "King of the World" feeling. You can also enjoy a boat ride down the Thames, and a visit to a museum or two.
And, when it's time for everyone to head back to the hotel, you can say goodbye for a few hours and join us for a photography tour at Dusk that will be sure take you to Photographic Heaven.
Make the London Eye your Must See place to Visit in 2015! To book a place on our Westminster Tour please click HERE.
Photography Tours at Night would like to thank Claire Buckland, Deevon Hart, Karl Hobbs, Kevin Bould, Lloyd Crawley, Mary Sexton, Matt Brooks, Nigel Watts, Raju Watt, Robin Atkinson, Sandy Eddleston, Tony Pickworth, and Tutor Katrina Frazer for donating their photographs for us to use for our artwork.
Capturing People is quite hard at first, and to a non-professional photographer, it can seem in your face (so to speak), but street photography pushes even the most experienced photographers to the limits, as skill and confidence battle each other, and when you add shooting on manual mode into this battle, this brings this experience to nail-biting trial and error type of photo-shoot.
But, once you push yourself to step out of the norms for getting a photograph, you will be pleased with the array of photos you have created and you will happy for the time's you asked and signed "One more photo, sorry" to your subject after you have already taking two, but it’s all worth it once you go back and see what you created.
Every photograph that a photographer takes has a story behind it and we will be telling you our story behind the photographs over the course of the year, we will tell you the how and why the selected photograph was taken. Starting this week with the photograph below;
When you first see this photograph, please believe this was the photograph that my (Katrina Frazer) mind saw, and not the actural photograph you would had not of seen if you wasn't keeping your eyes open. You would not think that this photograph was taken in a car park and that this man was hosing down some grass. But, with the right angle for the situlation apon me, I could capture what I wanted to see. I saw his hat (but we was not in Vietnum, we was in Chaing Mai), and I saw a lovely rolling green county-side around him.
So, I walked around this guy, taking one photograph as I stepped to check my settings, I smiled to him so he could see that I am friendly (nothing is wrong with taking a strangers photographs in a tourist area, but a smile in-between a shot to the subject is good manners and lets you take another shoot without the subject feelings being hurt). I looked at my view finder to see how bright I was, my last photo had been in a darkened area of woods, the setting's were 1/50, 5.6 and 400, way to bright as my new subject was now out in the open space with midday sun above us, so I readjusted my settings to 1/160, 5.6 and 100, and positioned myself lower then my subject to get rid of the car-park view. And this brought the photographs to what you see Below.
As you can see, by looking around and changing your position, you can create a photograph that was not first on offer.
Thank you for reading this short blog. Be sure to visit our blog again to see what other tips we will be offering.
Also, feel free to check out what tours we have listed for 2014/15. We have from 2 hours classes to 10 day photography workshops for you to choose from. We also offer self-guided tours should you wish to tour at your own pace.
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