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UK Photo Walks

UK Photo Walks - UK Photo Walks offer free walk supported by Park Cameras and Snapperstuff.

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On Friday 11th December, UK Photo Walks invite you to join them on a photo walk around London, for free. Park Cameras have also agreed to give every participant a complimentary £10 gift voucher. To book your place you must email Ian Pack by the 4th Decembers, with early booking recommended.

Press Release:

Join photographers Ian Pack, Ben Potter and Helen Atkinson for a free photo walk in London, taking in two free photography exhibitions and finishing the day with a low-light and night photography mini-workshop. Ian & Ben led the Brighton event on 18th July 2009 for the Scott Kelby's Worldwide Photo Walk event. Park Cameras have agreed to give each participant a complimentary £10 gift voucher. There will be a Chimping Competition at the close of the day with a prize for what the walk leaders judge to be the best image. Early booking is recommended as places are limited. Participants will be encouraged to upload and share their images to a dedicated Flickr group.

Date: Friday 11th December 2009
Time: 12:30pm for 12:45pm
Walk Leaders: Ian Pack, Ben Potter and Helen Atkinson
Meeting Point: Somerset House, Strand, Waterloo Bridge/Terrace entrance       

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Leave Somerset House: 1:30pm
Walk to National Theatre, South Bank, London, SE1 9PX via Waterloo Bridge
Arrive National Theatre: 2:00pm

Landscape Photographer of the Year 2009
See the winning images from the Sunday Times sponsored competition.

Leave National Theatre: 3:00pm
Walk along South Bank to Westminster Bridge – be warned, no tripods along South Bank. South Bank is private property and CCTV will spot you and security will ask you to move on! You may get away with a monopod, though!

Low-Light and Night Mini-Workshop
Prepare for workshop: 3:30pm
Sunset: 3:54pm

Experience the special light before and after sunset. Low-light & Night Photography including Palace of Westminster & Big Ben, London Eye. The exterior lights on the Palace of Westminster come on around 15 minutes before sunset.

This is a great opportunity to get some special shots of London landmarks.  You will need to take a tripod for the best low-light and night shots. For those of you willing to experiment, Ian and Ben will demonstrate some techniques to support your camera without the aid of our three-legged friend, along with exposure techniques to create a variety of special effects in camera.

Chimping Competiton & Finish: 5:00pm
If walk participants wish to participate, all they need to do is select what they consider to be their best shot of the day and display it on the screen of their digital camera. The walk leaders will then judge what they collectively consider to be the best shot and the winner will receive a Think Tank Photo Pixel Pocket Rocket media card storage wallet. There are no rules! The judges decision will be arbitrary.

Please contact Ian Pack by email if you intend participating, no later than 4th December 2009 as we will need to contact the authorities for clearance; we will be imaging in a secure area of London. For more information please visit the UK Photo Walks website.
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