Photowalk: Capturing London at Christmas – 16 December 2023

3:00 pm - 9:00 pm

FUJIFILM House of Photography, 8-9 Long Acre, London, WC2E 9LH
Meet at the reception desk, down the stairs in the lounge on the lower floor.

Please aim to arrive 15 minutes before your session time. 

For enquiries regarding this event, please contact [email protected] or the House of Photography store on 0203 486 4610.


Overview and kit

Heaving with character, history and festive fun, London transforms into a winter wonderland of photographic opportunity throughout the holiday season.

During this guided Photowalk, Carl Hare will take you around some of the capital’s best Christmas locations. An immersive photography experience, you’ll be able to create memorable images of the sights and lights. All the while, Carl will offer essential low-light tips on composition, exposure and focusing.

You’re welcome to bring your own set-up, although a selection of the latest Fujifilm cameras and lenses will be available on the day. Photographers travelling light are also welcome to borrow 3-Legged Thing tripods. Please do let us know if there is anything in particular you are wanting to try and we will try our very best to accommodate you.

We recommend bringing a bottle of water — or a flask of hot tea — and dressing for chilly and potentially wet December weather so you can be comfortable and warm throughout the photography experience.

On the day

Meet at the FUJIFILM House of Photography for an introduction to Carl and your fellow photographers, then receive a briefing on the route and health and safety guidelines. Pick up Carl’s tips on the best exposure settings for low-light conditions, discover what locations you’ll be covering, and then begin the walk.

Visit picture-worthy locations around the West End at a pace comfortable for all. There may be some stairs. Carl will offer imaging guidance throughout.

Finish at the House of Photography to recap the evening’s events with a short debrief.

What you will learn

Our photography Photowalks offer a wonderful opportunity to practise your photography and try out new techniques under the supervision of an expert. Carl will provide tips on composition and how to determine the best exposure for night-time images. He’ll show you how to use manual exposure control, and how to utilise your tripod in the urban environment. He will also cover long exposure techniques and light trails.

In addition, you’ll visit some of the best festive locations in London. Stops include Covent Garden, Piccadilly Circus, Regent Street, Carnaby Street and Oxford Circus. Whether you’re seeing the lights for the first time or have visited on numerous occasions before, you’re sure to create something new.

About Carl Hare

FUJIFILM Product Specialist

Carl Hare is a Fujifilm UK Product Specialist and Freelance Photographer based in Hampshire, UK. Carl started out his photography life as a wedding and event photographer but has since expanded his photographic skills into many genres.

Carl has a great passion for the outdoors and has been teaching photography courses and workshops on many different genres since 2014. These days Carl is just as comfortable producing headshots and teaching lighting techniques in a studio, as he is on the streets of London or shooting landscapes and wildlife in the depths of winter in the Arctic.

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 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 in order 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. Please feel free to contact us at [email protected]