I’ve always enjoyed taking photos and experimenting with new techniques, and I especially love photographing architecture. Not very confident in my ability to shoot in low-light conditions, I recently attended one of JPO Photography’s night photography walkabout courses.

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Photo by Andrew Throup (JPO Photography)

A small group of us met at Clifford’s Tower just as the sun was setting, and visited various locations around York for the next two hours. Photography can be a bit of a lonely hobby at times, so it was refreshing to go round in a group for a change.

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Photo by Andrew Throup (JPO Photography)

Andrew was very friendly, patient and helpful throughout the entire time we spent with him. He offered tips on settings, F stop, ISO and Shutter Speed and how they all work together to produce great night images.

York is beautiful, and is obviously very photogenic. This would be a great opportunity for tourists who are interested in photography to see the city, and get tips on where to get the best angles for amazing images.

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Photo by Andrew Throup (JPO Photography)

 

What you need to attend one of the JPO Photography night walkabouts:

  • A DSLR camera that you can put in ‘M’, manual mode.
  • Your widest lens if you have a few, e.g. 24, 18, 16mm etc, most come standard with a zoom 24 – 120mm or something similar which is fine.
  • A Tripod
  • Warm jacket and a hat!

This two hour course is ideal for beginners or those who are just looking to brush up their skills and knowledge. Why not capture York in a special way that you’ll always remember? Head over to jpo-photography for more information on upcoming courses. Gift vouchers also available for these courses, should you wish to purchase one as a gift.

Here’s a few of my shots using the knowledge I learnt on my night walkabout. I have since been out in York again with my new found confidence thanks to Andrew’s help and advice.

 

 

 

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