Immerse yourself in the stunning sights of London with Linda Koolen — FUJIFILM Product Specialist.
Before we share the details of our London photo walk, let’s get to know more about the photography guide who will be accompanying you on our photo walk of The Big Smoke.
After studying photography in the Netherlands Linda Koolen packed her bags and moved to London. Inspiration for her photography comes from everyday life and the people surrounding her in this vibrant city. However, she also travels into nature whenever she gets a chance.
In her free time, she mostly enjoys street and landscape photography, but she has a never-ending curiosity for everything photography-related. Her passion for sharing her knowledge with others has resulted in her joining the Fujifilm family and she can't wait for you to join along the way!
If you’re interested in attending our photography walk in London, you will find all the information you need to join us at this exciting event below.
Date: 29th June 2024
Location: FUJIFILM House of Photography, 8-9 Long Acre, London, WC2E 9LH
Meeting Point: Reception desk, down the stairs in the lounge on the lower floor.
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, Linda 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 Linda who will be able to answer your specific photography queries.
This walk will take in some of the most iconic parts of London, including Leicester Square, Trafalgar Square, Embankment, Southbank and Queens Walk before heading to the Westminster Bridge to close the photo walk.
Note: Please aim to arrive 15 minutes before your session time.
11:30 - 12:15
Meet at the House of Photography for introductions and a Health and Safety Briefing.
12:15 - 17:30
Leave the House of Photography and start the route. Some of the iconic locations we may cover include: The FUJIFILM House of Photography, Leicester Square, Trafalgar Square, Embankment, Southbank, Queens Walk, Westminster Bridge, Parliament Square & Whitehall.
Arrive back at the House of Photography for a debrief and Q&A session.
For those wishing to stay overnight, there are plenty of hotels in the area. The nearest car park is the Qpark in Chinatown, located on Newport Place, London, WC2H 7PU.
After an initial refresh on basic camera settings, Linda will move on to explain valuable exposure techniques — including exposure settings, composition, and how to manipulate the highlights and shadows.
These will include tips for street photography, black and white photography, composition, and how to anticipate a compelling story to freeze the moment in time.
As ever, light and exposure are crucial, so they will receive due time and attention as the day progresses. You’ll receive different photo briefs throughout the day to help you experiment with camera settings and photographic techniques.
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 London is suited for photographers with a moderate activity level. All locations are only a short walk within London City Centre, however, there are some areas that might not be fully wheelchair accessible.
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.