Through the lens: City of London photography tour - Saturday 15 May 2021 10am
Join Open House for a socially-distanced photography tour and discover how you can use your camera or phone to create fresh and inspiring new perspectives on the City of London.
Led by acclaimed architectural photographer Grant Smith — member of world-famous architecture imaging agency VIEW — this mid-morning walking tour will examine different ways of observing and photographing the City of London’s ever-changing built environment.
The tour will cover a range of core skills and topics — including the optimum time of day to photograph the Square Mile’s buildings and monuments as well as photographers' rights to create images in public. By the end of this event, participants will be able to confidently identify the City’s various enigmatic architectural styles and will have discovered the key approaches to creating high-quality, thought-provoking architectural photography.
Meet: City of London Information Centre, St. Paul's Churchyard, London EC4M 8BX Duration: 2.5 hours.
Cost £35.50 / £20 concessions (students/unemployed/furloughed etc, enter code PHOTOTOUR for concession price at the shop page check out)
This is an in person tour and the guide is with you for the duration of the tour, Zoom is used to allow increased participant spacing. Participants should be familiar with the manual functions of their camera or phone.
Attendees must download Zoom before the tour, bring a fully charged smart phone with internet connection, and headphones; and remember to stay at least two metres apart from each other where required. Zoom joining info will be sent out to bookers before the tour. Get in touch with Adrianna at email@example.com with any queries. All images are copyright Grant Smith.
Grant Smith was born in Australia, and has lived and worked in London since 1983 gathering an extensive knowledge of London's architecture. His body of work includes some of the world's most iconic structures.
He is commissioned by all sectors of the industry including design companies, magazines, architects, contractors and engineers. His portrait work takes him beyond the architectural and construction industry and into all sectors of commerce. He was Chairman of the Association of Photographers from 2001 to 2003.
Grant has been involved in the organisation 'I'm a Photographer, Not a Terrorist' and has written articles on the subject of photographers' working in public space and continues to campaign for photographers' rights to shoot in public. He has been involved with Open House and Open House Tours for over 15 years.
Please note: Due to the continually changing situation tours may have to be rescheduled at late notice. In the event your tour date in cancelled, you will be able to book onto another tour or held in credit (with not expiry date).