Photowalk: The Royal Albert Docks At Night With Carol Hartfree & Linda Koolen – 08 March 2023

4:00 pm - 8:00 pm

The Royal Albert Docks, Liverpool

Please aim to arrive 15 minutes before your session time.

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Overview & kit

Wander round some of the most famous parts of Liverpool and learn to take photos from a different perspective.  This walk is great for photographers who are new to the Fujifilm system, are coming back into photography after a break or who just want a gentle photographic walk.  With a lot of freedom to work at your own pace, Carol will help you navigate your way around and help you produce great images.

This walk will take in some of the most iconic parts of Liverpool’s world famous Dock area, including the Albert Dock Heritage Area, the Liverpool Museum area, The Beatles statue, the Liver Building and the Three Graces before heading into the city centre Cavern area to capture the buzz and atmosphere of the city centre after dark.

You’re welcome to bring your own set-up, although a selection of FUJIFILM X Series products will be available on the day for you to try! We also recommend you wear weather-appropriate clothing and comfortable footwear. Though we will have a designated break time to rest, catchup and reset, there will be a lot of walking and time spent outside. A limited amount of FUJIFILM kit will be available to try.

On the day

15:45-16:00 – Meet at Semi Circular steps, Thomas Steers Way (Near entrance to Liverpool One QPark carpark, John Lewis and Starbucks). What3Words location: ///little.push.trial

Introductions and briefing will take place in Starbucks, where photographers will discuss experience and expectations and borrow lenses and kit.

Visit some of the area’s most photogenic locations at a pace comfortable for all. Carol will offer guidance throughout.

Locations may include but are not limited to:

    Albert Dock, Pierhead Promenade, Museum of Liverpool, Liverpool Pierhead, Beatles statue, Liver Building and the Three Graces, Lord Street, City Centre including Brian Epstein and Eleanor Rigby statues, Mathew Street and Cavern club area, Liverpool One

The walk is circular and will end with a ‘Question and Answer’ session back at the start location where any borrowed equipment will also be returned.

For those wishing to stay overnight, there are plenty of hotels in the area. The nearest Car Park is Q-Park Liverpool One, 35 Strand St, Liverpool L1 8LT

What you will learn

After an initial refresh on basic camera settings, Carol will move on to explaining valuable exposure techniques – including exposure settings – composition, and how to manipulate the highlights and shadows. These will include, Long Exposures, Low Light high ISO techniques, tips for street photography and black and white photography.

You’ll also learn about the most photogenic locations in the area and how to create memorable images of them.

About Carol Hartfree

Carol Hartfree has been obsessed with photography since her early 20s when she got her first SLR film camera. With a degree in photography, and many years of working as a freelance photographer and trainer, Carol has gained a great deal of technical and creative knowledge.

Carol is known for her kind and gentle approach to her subject matter; her work being described as ‘Photography with a light touch’.  This way of working extends to her teaching, helping photographers get the most out of their equipment and their creative vision, whatever their skill level or experience.

About Linda Koolen

After studying photography in the Netherlands Linda Koolen packed her bags and moved to London. Inspiration for her photography comes from everyday life and the people surrounding her in this vibrant city, however she will travel into nature whenever she gets a chance. In her free time she mostly enjoys street and landscape photography but she has a never ending curiosity for everything photography related. Her passion for sharing her knowledge with others have resulted in her joining the Fujifilm family and she can’t wait for you to join along the way!

Terms & Conditions

Once you have purchased a ticket, your place on the day will be reserved. If circumstances change and you need to cancel your place, please let us know 10 working days before the event and we will be happy to issue you a refund in full. Places cancelled after this time are non-refundable. You need to be at least 18 years of age to take part in this event and a disclaimer form will need to be completed on the day in order to take part in the day’s activity. In case of emergency on the day, please email [email protected]  A copy of the disclaimer form is available HERE.

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