Take a tour of the streets and street art of London, following an expert guide through the early afternoon as they take you (camera in hand) into East London for a course on photographic creativity with this London Street Art Photography Tour. You'll start off from Old Street Underground Station on the border of Shoreditch, heading into the arty world of East London where practically any surface can be a canvas of one kind or another. You'll hear about some of the artists that are active in the area while being taught how to get the most out of your chosen camera, whether that's a DSLR or just a smartphone, to capture every bit of light or colour you want to show off in your albums. From smaller tags to larger pieces and murals, there's a surprising world of art and complexity to the street art scene. Not all of it might be to your taste, but subjectivity is what art's all about. Get your ISO settings in place and your white balance on the level ' whatever help you need to get your pictures looking their best, your guide is there to help on this informative and fun afternoon out on the city streets.
Need to Know
On arrival at the City Road exit of Old Street Underground Station, you'll meet your guide for the day and the rest of your tour group before a short briefing to determine everyone's individual skill levels ' if you need help, just ask and the guide will be happy to oblige. Any digital camera is welcome, a 50mm lens advised to take in some of the bigger pieces, but whatever you have on hand will be fine. You'll wind from Old Street though Shoreditch and Hoxton to end at Brick Lane after a roughly 2 hour walking, talking and pic snapping tour. It's an all-weather walk, so dress appropriately!