Photowalk: York at Night – 20 October 2023

4:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Meeting Location – Steps of the Gallery, Exhibition Square, York, YO1 7EW

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

Embrace York’s nocturnal charm on this engaging Photowalk. Led by Carol Hartfree, York at Night provides an unrivalled photography experience as you explore this picturesque historical city after hours.

Perfect for photographers who are new to the Fujifilm system or getting back into photography after a break, this Photowalk is equally suited to those who are just looking for a gentle photographic walk.

With plenty of freedom to work at your own pace, Carol will guide you around York and offer expert photography advice to help you produce captivating images.

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. You can also borrow tripods and Kase filters if you’re travelling light. Please let us know if there is anything in particular you’d like to try out, and we’ll try our very best to accommodate you.  If you’d prefer to have your own selected equipment, you can arrange a free, 48-hour Try Before You Buy loan in advance.

On the day

This Fujifilm Photowalk gives enthusiasts the opportunity to create striking images of York at night. After an introduction and some expert photography advice, Carol will guide you through York’s ancient streets so you can put what you’ve learnt into practice.

You’ll have the opportunity to explore and photograph York’s Medieval city walls, York Minster Cathedral, the Shambles market, and more impressive attractions.

Throughout the day and evening, you’ll receive different photo briefs to help you experiment with camera settings and photographic techniques.

What you will learn

Following an initial refresh on basic camera settings, Carol will move on to explaining valuable exposure techniques. You’ll look at exposure settings, composition, and how to manipulate the highlights and shadows.

She’ll offer street photography and black-and-white photography tips you can try out on the Photowalk and discuss how to anticipate a compelling story and freeze the moment in time. All of this will help you get the most out of your York Photowalk.

As ever, light and exposure are crucial, so these topics will receive due time and attention as the day progresses. As nightfall hits, Carol will look at how you can experiment with long exposures and light trails to make a typical street scene a little different.

About Carol Hartfree

FUJIFILM Product Specialist

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, and her work has been described as “photography with a light touch”. This way of working extends to her teaching — she helps photographers get the most out of their equipment and their creative vision, whatever their skill level or experience.

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]

Unless otherwise stated, Photowalk tickets do not include any other expenses, such as train fares, meals, taxis, parking charges, etc.

A copy of the disclaimer form is available HERE. Please feel free to contact us at [email protected]