Immerse yourself in the rich culture of Edinburgh with Carol Hartfree — FUJIFILM Product Specialist.
Before we share the details of our Edinburgh photo walk, let’s get to know more about the photography guide who will be accompanying you on our photo walk of this vibrant city.
Carol got her first SLR in her early 20s and has been obsessed with photography since. With a degree in photography and many years of working as a freelance photographer and trainer, she has gained a great deal of technical and creative knowledge.
Known for her kind, gentle approach to her subject matter, Carol’s work has been described as ‘photography with a light touch'. This extends to her teaching, helping students to get the most out of their equipment and realise their creative vision, whatever their skill level or experience.
If you’re interested in attending our photography tour in Edinburgh, you will find all the information you need to join us at this exciting event below.
Date: 26th July 2024
Location: Edinburgh Old Town and Castle. Princes Street, Edinburgh, EH2 2HG. What3Words - ///rate.glory.plot
Meeting Point: Meet outside the entrance to Princes Street Gardens at the corner of Princes Street and The Mound.
This photo walk is aimed at photography beginners and enthusiasts, though those who want to test 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.
Edinburgh is rich in history, laden with fine architecture and heaving with character. There’s boundless opportunity to create evocative imagery at any time of the day – and there’s no better way to drink it all in than with like-minded photographers. During this photo walk, you’ll see some of the city’s most iconic locations, all of which lie in the shadow of the magnificent castle, sat high on its volcanic perch and learn to take photos from a different perspective.
Note: Please aim to arrive 15 minutes before your session time.
11:00 – 11:15
Meet at the entrance to Princes Street Gardens for an introduction with Carol, along with your fellow photographers. You will then receive a briefing on the route and Health & Safety guidance.
11:15 – 14:30
Visit some of Edinburgh’s most exciting and picture-worthy locations at a pace comfortable for all. You’ll also learn about the most photogenic buildings in the area and how to create memorable images. Please note that there may be some stairs on the route.
Carol will be offering imaging guidance throughout — Individuals photographing in Edinburgh for the first time, or those familiar with the city, are all sure to discover something new.
Locations may include and are not limited to: Princes Street Gardens, Scott Monument, Royal Mile, Edinburgh Cathedral, Greyfriars Bobby & Edinburgh Castle entrance.
14:30 – 15:00
Arrive back at the starting point for a debrief and Q&A session.
For those wishing to stay overnight, there are plenty of hotels in the area. Car parking is available nearby at NCP Castle Terrace, EH1 2EW or Q Park OMNI Green Side Row, Edinburgh, EH1 3AN.
After an initial refresh on basic camera settings, Carol 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 Edinburgh is fully accessible and is suited for all photographers with a moderate activity level. All locations are only a short distance from Edinburgh 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.