Immerse yourself in the beauty of The Royal Albert Docks alongside Carol Hartfree — professional freelance photographer and trainer.
Before we share the details of our Liverpool Royal Docks photo walk, let’s get to know more about the photography guide who will be accompanying you on our photo walk of this Liverpudlian icon.
Carol Hartfree has been obsessed with photography since her early 20s when she got her first SLR film camera. With a degree in photography, and many years of working as a freelance photographer and trainer, Carol has gained a great deal of technical and creative knowledge.
Carol is known for her kind and gentle approach to her subject matter, with her work being described as ‘photography with a light touch’. This way of working extends to her teaching, helping photographers get the most out of their equipment and their creative vision, whatever their skill level or experience.
If you’re interested in attending our photo walk around The Royal Albert Docks, you will find all the information you need to join us on this exciting event below.
Date: 22nd March 2024
Meeting Point: Semi-Circular Steps, Thomas Steers Way (near the entrance to Liverpool One Q Park car park, John Lewis, and Starbucks) What3Words Location: ///little.push.trial
This photo walk is aimed at photography beginners and enthusiasts, though those who want to test out the range of equipment or enjoy a day out with our photography community are more than welcome!
With a lot of freedom to work at your own pace, Carol will help you navigate your way around and help you produce great images. There is less focus on in-depth tuition and genre theory, however, you do have the opportunity to talk directly to Carol who will be able to answer your specific photography queries.
This walk will take in some of the most iconic parts of Liverpool’s world-famous Dock area, including the Albert Dock Heritage Area, the Liverpool Museum area, The Beatles statue, the Liver Building and the Three Graces before heading into the city centre Cavern area to capture the buzz and atmosphere of the city centre after dark.
Note: Please aim to arrive 15 minutes before your session time.
16:00 - 16:15
Meet at Semi Circular steps, Thomas Steers Way (Near entrance to Liverpool One QPark car park, John Lewis and Starbucks). What3Words location: ///little.push.trial.
Introductions and briefing will take place in Starbucks, where photographers will discuss experience and expectations. This is also where you can borrow lenses and kit.
16:15 - 20:00
Visit some of the area’s most photogenic locations at a pace comfortable for all. Carol will offer guidance throughout.
Locations may include, but are not limited to; Albert Dock, Pierhead Promenade, Museum of Liverpool, Liverpool Pierhead, Beatles Statue, Liver Building and the Three Graces, Lord Street, City Centre including Brian Epstein and Eleanor Rigby statues, Mathew Street and Cavern Club area, Liverpool One.
For those wishing to stay overnight, there are plenty of hotels in the area. The nearest Car Park is Q-Park Liverpool One, 35 Strand St, Liverpool L1 8LT
After a brief overview of basic camera settings, Carol will delve into exposure techniques, emphasising how aperture, ISO, and shutter speed interplay.
She'll demonstrate long exposure methods to capture motion and teach capturing light trails for dynamic night photography. Additionally, Carol will show how to creatively use reflections in urban landscapes and water, adding depth to images.
Participants will also receive tips on street and black-and-white photography, focusing on candid moments and contrast. You'll learn to locate and immortalise the most photogenic spots in the area, blending technical skills with creative storytelling.
You’re welcome to bring your own set-up, although a selection of the latest FUJIFILM cameras and lenses will be available on the day. Photographers travelling lighter are also welcome to borrow 3LeggedThing tripods and Kase filters.
Please do contact us on fujifilm_schoolUK@fujifilm.com or call us on 0203 486 4610 if there is anything you want to try. We will try our very best to accommodate you.
As the UK weather is so unpredictable, be sure to pack weather-appropriate clothing, wear comfortable shoes, and take a bottle of water and snacks to keep you going. Though we will have a designated break time to rest, catch up and reset, there will be a lot of walking and time spent outside.
This photo walk around Liverpool is fully accessible and is suited for all photographers with a moderate activity level. All locations are only a short distance from Liverpool City Centre.
Your photo walk leaders are fully First Aid Trained for outdoor activities and will always carry a full Outdoors First Aid kit.
Tickets do not include any expenses, train fares, meals, taxi fares, parking charges, etc unless otherwise stated. Please aim to arrive 15 minutes before your session time.
Once you have purchased a ticket, your place on the day will be reserved. If circumstances change and you need to cancel your place, please let us know 10 working days before the event and we will be happy to issue you a refund in full. Places cancelled after this time are non-refundable. You need to be at least 18 years of age in order to take part in this event and a disclaimer form will need to be completed on the day in order to take part in the day’s activity. In case of emergency on the day, please email fujifilm_schoolUK@fujifilm.com.