Big thanks to our readers in London that came to participate in our London Photo Walk on Wednesday, May 14. Although many could not make it due to work, conflicts and the fact that we did it during the week, we had 24 people join us for the photo walk! It was an amazing experience for me personally to get a chance to meet our readers and photograph the beautiful and the historic city of London. Although I ended up only taking a single picture at the end of the day (yes, the group did get a good laugh at that!), I absolutely loved getting to know each and every person from the group. Here is a group photo of us right before we started the photo walk:
We had a very diverse group, with beginners that recently picked up their first DSLRs, to veterans with 20+ years of experience. It was a great opportunity to share knowledge, learn and exchange ideas while have fun shooting the busy streets of central London. From Trafalgar Square, we walked towards the Strand, then walked on the Waterloo Bridge and ended up walking along the South Bank at sunset. For dinner, we picked a restaurant close to the Waterloo Underground Station and consumed the traditional English meal, fish and chips.
I was blown away by the hospitality and generosity of our readers. Even those that could not make it posted comments and sent me emails about the best places to visit in London. One of the photo walk participants, John Cannon, even offered a free ride in a Black Cab for me and my family! Thank you John, but you know I could not take advantage of your offer without paying for your services :)
If you are interested in visiting London and you want to get some tips on where to photograph, check out the comments on my previous Reporting from London and Photo Walk posts. You will find a lot of valuable information there and realize that there is much to see and do in Great Britain! Although I put together a list of places I wanted to visit, 3 weeks were just not enough…
I have not yet looked at the images I brought back with me, but will be doing so this week. I will post an article with some images from the trip and try to put together a list of recommended places to visit and photograph, based on my trip and feedback from fellow readers.
Big thanks to everyone who participated in the Photo Walk. You guys were all amazing and I really wish I could spend more time with each one of you guys! Five hours went like 15 minutes for me and perhaps next time we should plan for an all-day Photo Walk!
Here are links to photo galleries of our participants from the day:
If anyone else from the walk would like to share photos, please post a link to your gallery in the comments section below. If you do not have a place to post pictures, you can join our forum and share your photographs in this thread.