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Ages 16-99
Duration: 3h
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  • Professional Fine Art Photographer who has extensive teaching experience
  • Professional photographer who knows a multitude of cameras
  • Review of photographs and how to develop photography skills
  • Photography Walking Tour which captures the essence of London at Night
  • Private Tour Exclusive to You or Your Personal Group
What's not included
  • Refreshments
  • Gratuities


Start:
  • London Eye Waterloo Pier, London 1SW1A 1AE, UK
    Meet near the London Eye
End:
  • Underground Ltd, Westminster Station, Bridge St, London SW1A 2JR, UK
    The tour ends near Westminster Tube Station

  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 8620P12

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Tours are conducted in English
  • Bring your own camera and a fully charged camera battery and/or spare battery
  • Tripod is recommended for night photography - if you wish to hire a tripod contact us after booking
  • Additional memory cards to handle the extra photos you take during a tour and a fully charged camera battery and/or spare battery
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Photography tour is suitable for all types of cameras from compact to DSLR. Suitable for all skill levels.
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

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Private Tour: Night Photography Tour in London cancellation policy: For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Discover and book Private Tour: Night Photography Tour in London on Tripadvisor
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    Meet near the London Eye
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    The tour ends near Westminster Tube Station
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  • London Photo Tours and Workshops
    117
    London, England
    Joined in December 2011
  • ahX4616UJ
    0 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Rainy weather photos
    Lou showed us that even in inclement weather we could still take great photos. She was an excellent teacher and tour guide. We would recommend doing this tour if you want to take some great shots of London.
    Written May 9, 2024
  • NancyR383
    0 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Captured the magic of London at Christmas
    I had a wonderful time shooting with Lou. My shooting skills at night were minimal at best and I learned a ton about the perfect settings for crisp, ungrainy shots. London dresses to the nines for Christmas and I got some magical shots! Thank you, Lou!!
    Written January 7, 2024
  • Y8636GRtonyh
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    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Challenge yourself - you won't regret it!
    Lou is an excellent guide, coach and teacher. We worked through different techniques and approaches to build my confidence and improve my technique. This was a real challenge for me personally in terms of how I normally take photographs, but worth every moment. We went to places with a vibrant street life that presented myriad opportunities but as well as becoming more confident it was also important to be come more selective. I learned to think about the image I wanted to create and how to capture it before pressing the shutter so that I could capture better, more meaningful images. An invaluable step on my photographic journey, and I can see the difference in my photographs before and after the workshop.
    Written June 12, 2023
  • PrairieTraveller403
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    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A fun photography class through London’s streets!
    During our short family trip to London, my daughter and I were looking for a knowledgeable guide to help us develop our photography skills a little, while exploring some of the city’s many photogenic attractions. We found Lou here on TA, and booked a half day tour with her. Our day started well, and only got better. Arriving at the meeting spot, Lou was there promptly to greet us. She was very knowledgeable and personable, and took a moment to get to know a little about us, our photography skill levels, our cameras, and what we were wanting to learn, before we set off on our walking tour. As a fairly seasoned wildlife photographer, I was looking for assistance on photo composition and cityscapes. My daughter is fairly new to the hobby, and was in need of more basic help, including camera settings and more fundamental skills. Helped by her deep appreciation of art and years of teaching experience, Lou found a way to adjust her teaching style to help both of us. We couldn’t have been happier. We came hoping to capture London images a little better, and left seeing the world a little differently. Thank you Lou! Highly recommended.
    Written June 11, 2023
  • Jfischermd
    0 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great time!
    Had a wonderful time with Lou. Took us to the usual sites but also other not do well known sites that made for good photography.
    Written June 11, 2023
  • cayleemac
    0 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Best money I've ever spent on my photography journey
    I had an incredible day with Lou. Truly the best experience, and super fun learning environment. Lou was very thoughtful, methodical, and intentional with her approach in teaching photography. She understood the hurdles I wanted to overcome, and had me achieving stunning results by the end of the day. Highly recommend London Photo Tours and Workshops to anyone looking to improve their skills. Thank you, Lou :)
    Written April 18, 2023
  • moodys105
    0 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Private Photography Tour of London
    I had a wonderful time with Lou during a private photography tour of London highlights. She had a great working knowledge of my specific camera and offered a few very helpful hints. More importantly, she was able to express her creative vision as an artist, which allowed me to begin to evaluate a travel scene in a new exploratory and more creative way... to read the scene, pick out the elements, and frame the image. Thank you Lou!
    Written April 17, 2023
  • joannamS663HZ
    0 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Fantastic experience to build your skills
    I had a great day on this course with Lou who was so encouraging throughout. I learnt a lot about my camera and how to get the most out of it. She highlighted what my skills were and told me how to bring it to the forefront which made the whole experience really positive. I also got to explore some parts of London I’ve never been to before which was great!
    Written March 6, 2023
  • HandballYaz
    0 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Relaxed and friendly tour of Shoreditch
    Great (half) day. Lou is a very professional photographer with loads of experience but not at all aloof or out to impress you with her knowledge of minutia or to make you feel subordinate. In contrast, the whole time we were shooting with her she was upbeat and encouraging. What I found particularly helpful was after about 2.5 hours of walking around with on the go tuition, we stopped for tea and she gave us feedback on our shots, both those that we thought turned out well and those that we felt missed the mark; she was so patient in explaining how we could salvage shots that we thought were just about to be deleted. We really appreciated her patience. If you're looking for an enjoyable afternoon of learning at your own pace, book with her.
    Written February 16, 2023
  • toddh577
    0 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Building Street Photography Skills
    My daughter and I booked a tour with Lou and it was truly outstanding. I have experience, but my daughter is a beginner. Goal was to get my daughter out taking pictures (with feedback) and for me to grow my street photography skills. Goals achieved and then some. Lou was great to sit us down for a brief amount of time to show us what examples of what great street photography looked like and also discussed the rules of the road. Loved how we were given assignments for 10-20 minutes at a time on our own to get some shots and then met back up to review our experiences/pics taken. The location of Brick Lane and Shoreditch on a Sunday was magical. Thank you Lou!
    Written February 14, 2023
  • bob s
    0 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Fabulous Night out
    A brilliant tour with my daughter, which both improved our camera skills, taught some new tricks and resulted in some great snaps. I really recommend the course and Lou our instructor and companion for the night.
    Written December 24, 2022
  • J6498BRjoya
    0 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    After this session, I actually felt like a bonafide photographer!
    From setting up my tripod with ease to composing the perfect scene for night photography, Lou Smith gave impeccable instruction every step of the way. I've never been naturally artistic, but Lou taught me to "see" in artistic way. My only regret is not taking this course way earlier so that I could have captured great photos in my earlier travels. Thank you, Lou, London Photo tours!
    Written November 6, 2022
  • TravellingTom78
    0 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Amazing
    I had a great tour with Lou through London. Her teaching style is perfect, and she really helped me to understand how to use my camera to take better photos and venture away from all the automatic settings. I came away with some excellent photos and a significantly better understanding of how to compose and structure shots and make the best use of my camera. If you've got a DSLR camera, but have never ventured beyond the automatic or pre-programmed settings, then this is the tour for you.
    Written August 29, 2022
  • cswarren2018
    0 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great course, informative & useful
    The whole course was very enjoyable and useful, the route was appropriate and provided plenty of opportunities to photograph a wide variety of subjects.
    Written August 3, 2022
  • ArcherLady
    0 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Everything I could have asked for
    I had a lovely day with Lou on a Thursday in March. I consider myself an advanced amateur (though Lou said I should consider myself intermediate) so I already had some knowledge of my camera and settings. For me, this tour was about getting the best shots and advice from a local and a photography professional. Lou was everything I could have wished for in a guide. Professional, personable, and knowledgeable. She had read up on my camera model before we met so she knew it's capabilities and we used that knowledge to get some amazing shots. 100% would highly recommend. If I am ever back in London, I'll be meeting up with Lou again for one of the other myriad tours she offers.
    Written March 31, 2022
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Richard S
Williamsburg, VA31 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023
Had a great photo tour with Lou. We were on the South Bank and got some great nighttime shots. She helped me get the right exposures and composition. Photographers of all skill levels can learn a great deal from her. I would highly recommend Lou to anyone that wants to take home some great photos of London.
Written August 21, 2023
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Thank you very much for your wonderful review. Delighted you had a great time learning more about exposure and composition which helped you capture fantastic night photography. It was a real pleasure meeting and working with you. Looking forward to working with you again on your next trip to London.
Written September 3, 2023
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LJB
5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023
Lou was a fantastic teacher. I was new to the camera that I brought along for the tour, but Lou has such great experience on various cameras that she was able to get me up and running in no time. We largely stayed in the area around the London Eye because I had to cut the tour duration by an hour, but Lou adjusted and made sure that every minute was time well spent. She had great thoughts on composition and camera settings, and was engaging throughout the tour. I was extremely pleased and will look forward to hiring her the next time I get to London.
Written April 11, 2023
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Thank you for your wonderful feedback. We are delighted that you enjoyed your London Photography Tour with Lou. It was our pleasure to help you get the best from your fabulous new camera. It's great for us to know that you enjoyed learning your camera as you took awesome shots, not just on the evening of the tour, but after the tour too. We are very much looking forward to working with you again on your next trip to London. Keep up the good work!
Written April 14, 2023
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cameragirl555
San Jose, CA102 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
So worth taking the few hours to spend with a professional photographer and teacher. Lou will have already scouted the best locations for those great shots. You will be able to concentrate on learning and practicing seeing "the light". Easy to reach locations and very accesible to public transport.
I will definately try the other offerings of tours by this company next time I am in London.
Written May 8, 2020
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Thank you for your fabulous feedback. Glad to hear you enjoyed your tour with Lou and got the best shots of London! We work very hard in the background to deliver the best possible photography experience and are delighted that you enjoyed the locations and their accessibility. Wishing you all the best with your photography and look forward to meeting you again on your next trip to London.
Written August 4, 2020
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Jim
Basingstoke, UK5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2020 • Solo
This is my second photography course with Lou, having previously undertaken the beginners course a number of years ago. We met at the London Eye, during some pretty miserable weather - making for some great photography.

Lou is a knowledgeable, engaging and patient teacher who quickly puts you at ease. I have always wanted to do slow shutter speed photography but never had the confidence or know where to start. Lou set me on the right track, showed me the best way to set up and what to think about. We then had a great few hours walking the South Bank of the Thames taking different types of night scene photography.

I learnt so much and took some amazing photos along the way. I would highly recommend this, or any other of Lou's courses. Whilst COVID meant there were extra precautions to take (mask, sanitizer etc) it never got in the way of a great, interactive, practical course. Lou's passion for photography and to share her skills shine through it all.

Thanks Lou.
Written November 14, 2020
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Thank you for your wonderful feedback. Delighted that you enjoyed your night photography tour with Lou and took away amazing photos. It is fantastic to hear that Lou helped you to make the most of the location, and that you developed confidence in your photographic approach to night photography. It was a delight meeting and working with you again. We love sharing our photography skills, knowing that you left a better photographer as a result of completing our tours. Looking forward to working with you again in the future.
Written December 2, 2020
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Linda F
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
This was my second time to London and on both trips I scheduled a photo tour with Lou. I hope to visit again and will continue signing up for her tours. She is a fabulous instructor and will take you to all the best spots for capturing the best of London.
Written January 21, 2020
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Thank you for your wonderful feedback. Delighted you enjoyed your London Night Photography Tour with Lou, and learned how to take night photographs with ease. You had a wonderful evening of night photography and enjoyed the locations along the route to get the best shots of London at Night. It was a real pleasure meeting and working with you a second time. We look forward to many more tours with you in the future.
Written January 22, 2020
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LisaErickson
Bellevue, WA63 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
I would highly recommend this and plan to do another one when I return to London. Lou was very knowledgeable and helpful in setting up camera for night photography as well as knowing great locations to get the best photos along the Thames River. I'm very happy with the photos I was able to take.
Written January 30, 2020
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Thank you for you wonderful feedback Lisa. Glad to hear you enjoyed your night photography tour with Lou and found it beneficial to your photography. It's great that Lou's Fine Art background helped you to get great photos and gave insight on how to compose and frame shots. It was a real pleasure meeting and working with you.
Written February 1, 2020
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Bob M
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2022
Had a great time shooting with Lou. She got me in the right location at the right time to get some excellent shots. No matter what your skill level This tour is great. her knowledge of photography the area and the history make a great experience.
Written May 28, 2022
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Thank you for your fantastic feedback. Delighted to hear you enjoyed our Night Photography Tour with Lou and took away excellent shots of your visit to London. We had a wonderful time sharing our photography skills and our local knowledge of the area with you. Wishing you all the best with your photography. We hope to see you again on your next trip to London.
Written May 31, 2022
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John E
London, UK1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
Thank you, Lou, for an excellent night photography photo walk and tuition.

It was a rather cold and overcast/cloudy evening, as we started out from Waterloo Station, and I had been thinking that there probably wouldn't be much chance of getting any great photos, however I actually got some really great captures of the iconic views around Southbank and Westminster.

Moreover, with Lou's thoughtful, extensive and hand's on tuition, throughout the photowalk, I really learned a lot about: my DSLR camera - I hadn't even known it had an electronic level!; how to make the best of my kit in low light; and how to use it at night for various types of shot. The time really flew by.

Really pleased with all the new skills I have learned.

Highly recommended and Lou is one of the best photography tutors I have met.
Written January 29, 2020
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Thank you for your fantastic feedback John. Delighted you enjoyed our Private London Night Photography Tour with Lou and learned so many new things about night photography. We are very pleased to hear that you enjoyed Lou's expert and experienced tuition which gave insight on how to frame and compose wonderful night photos. It's great too that you also benefited from Lou's extensive knowledge which helped you to get more from your camera and the kit you used during the session. This is an exciting time for your photography as you continue to develop your photography skills with all the new elements you learned with Lou. It was a real pleasure meeting and working with you. We look forward to meeting you on another tour soon.
Written February 1, 2020
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andywa77
Sunnyvale, CA11 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2021 • Solo
Had a great night photo tour with Lou. She has a great eye and knows great spots to shoot which are easy to return to. Great instruction on improving shots, settings and composition.
Written November 15, 2021
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Thank you so much for your wonderful feedback. We are delighted that our Private London Night Photography Tour with Lou empowered your photography so that you captured great photos of your trip to London. You captured a lovely mix of landmarks and local life which explores the story of London. Do join us again when you next visit London. It was a real pleasure meeting and working with you.
Written November 26, 2021
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Passenger757752
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020
It was a great experience with Lou she is a fantastic teacher sitting down with me to see what level I was (beginner) and what did I know about my camera. I understand the principal of ISO, focus, shutter speed, and more as well as my camera workings far better with her. I have far greater pictures with her guidance than I would have on my own. I was going to wing it with what I learned on you tube (LOL). I am certainly glad I booked this trip. I will certainly practice what I have learned from her.
I would book another trip with Lou if I get a chance to come back to London.
Written March 9, 2020
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Thank you so much for your fantastic review. Delighted to hear you enjoyed your Private Night Photography Tour with Lou and learned so many new things about your camera and photography. It was our pleasure to help you understand the creative genre of night photography and get the best photos possible. Keep up the good work and go get those great shots! It will be lovely to meet and work with you again on your next visit to London.
Written March 10, 2020
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