Hairy Goat Photography Tours

Hairy Goat Photography Tours

Hairy Goat Photography Tours
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Hairy Goat is a London photography walking tour company providing tours such as the non-instructional London Photography Mystery Tour, the instructional London Photography Tour, photography workshops and personal photography tuition. Each tour contains an element of the Mystery Tour as we go to unplanned locations. We discover the often un-noticed and unexpected treasures of London and the tours are aimed at people who like to take photographs and those who like to explore a city, while learning something about it. Group sizes are small, the tours are very interactive and lots of fun. For more details of Hairy Goat photography tours, plus photography workshops and personal tuition, please go to the website.
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ceedee53
Henley on Thames8 contributions
Jun 2011
If you want to see some interesting, off the beaten track sites of the City this is a great way to do it. Couple that with some helpful photo tips and interesting historical facts and you get a wonderful few hours that are full value for money.
Written June 14, 2011
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MoleDeMesa
Phoenix, AZ108 contributions
Sep 2010
I had a great time on this tour. This was a really good "walk around" London experience. I highly recommend you do this earlier in your trip rather than later, as you may accidentally encounter some stuff/areas you have already been to.

As far as the secret "places" go, the tour guide will provide a brief history of your walk, which is interesting. So if you not into the "this building was where XYZ happened" do NOT do this tour. If you want a bit of history this is a good tour.

For the price, its a good value.
Written June 19, 2011
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cosmopolite12
Germany6 contributions
Jun 2011
I had the great unforgettable chance to go on a tour with Corinna 4 days ago - just the two of us. She is so enthuastiastic about what she does, and she does it wonderfully ! We had so much fun, I felt immediately comfortable - and at the same time I learned so many things about the City, its history - and my camera !!! I got so much information, so many fantastic ideas, unusual pictures from different perspectives... (and I improved my English in the domain of "photographer's vocabulary"...:-). I hope I will never do boring pictures and typical "tourist photos" again (- like me in a red telephone box waving...)
This tour was a definitely a highlight of my London trip... I hope to come back again...
Corinna, Germany
Written June 11, 2011
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traveller408
London, UK1 contribution
Jun 2011
We toured the City in London with "Hairy Goat" and had a terrific time. Knowledgable, personable tourguide was very inclusive of everyone in the group. Learned a good bit about the old City and its history as evidenced by the current architecture. Added benefit of some expert assistance on using some advanced features of our camera and techniques that we had not tried before and we can use on our own.

You will have to take the tour to understand the "mystery" part but don't worry - the guide does not resemble the company name.
Written June 19, 2011
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Richard L
London, UK15 contributions
May 2011
brilliant tour, both for people who want to get to grips with London's historic financial district and learn more about how to take great pictures.Corinna's a bit of a star. Highly recommended.
Written May 27, 2011
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KBoston22
Boston, MA52 contributions
Jun 2011
I went on the night tour near Parliament and captured some great photos of night lit London. Corinna was fantastic, there to aid you in capturing the perfect photo and also giving some great tidbits of history. The angles and sites are fantastic, not to miss. Would highly recommend this tour for the photo lovers visiting London.
Written June 22, 2011
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Acmac2011
London, UK2 contributions
Jun 2011
There were history and photography lessons! This was fantastic way to learn to use our new camera and see the City at the same time. It was a small group of people, some
Resident, some tourists. Our guide made us all welcome and provided good advice on how to use our particular camera. This was a great Father's Day gift!
Written June 20, 2011
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tedboy85
London, UK1 contribution
Jun 2011
I went on a tour around the 'square mile' area of London city. Living in London myself it was great to find out some things I didn't know about the city and discover some great little locations that I didn't know existed. This, combined with some really useful advice on how to get some good pictures of the sights made for a thoroughly enjoyable walk. I would recommend Hairy Goat highly.
Written June 3, 2011
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Peggysuz
Ontario, Canada10 contributions
May 2011
After reading about it on Trip Advisor, I booked a Hairy Goat Photography Mystery Tour and was totally pleased with the places Charlie showed us, the new ideas for creative photography and for using our equipment and how she responded to our individual needs. I will do this again the next time I visit London! I agree that Sunday is an ideal day to do the tour because of the lack of crowds. (When I had questions about the booking, Corinna responded to my e-mail in a timely and helpful manner.)
Written May 26, 2011
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Robert M
Jacksonville, FL1 contribution
Jun 2015 • Solo
I'll provide a quick "Executive Summary" of my experience, as well as more detail for those who are interested.

Executive Summary - Corinna at Hairy Goat Photography Tours was professional, articulate, communicative and helpful from my first contact with her weeks before my trip right through to the end of my experience with her. As a professional photographer myself, I was looking for someone with local expertise who could introduce me to the world of long exposure night photography and customize the session to my specific needs. Corinna corresponded with me by email to confirm exactly the kind of outing that would meet my expectations, communicated clearly about where, when, and how we would meet up, showed up on time, took me to the locations I was interested in, coached me on the best settings to capture the "look" we were going for with each location, identified potentially interesting "night life of London" subjects on the fly, and generally went above and beyond to make sure I had the best experience possible. I would gladly recommend Corinna to either beginners or professionals looking for a guided photography experience in London!

Details: I am a professional photographer based in Florida, and I contacted Hairy Goat Photography when my family and I decided to take a 9 day vacation focusing on London. Initially, I needed some help deciding between what looked like a beginner's night photography group tour and a different group tour that looked like it might not provide any instruction. I also had conflicts with several group tour dates. But, after some correspondence, Corinna scheduled a personal night photography tour for me, on a date that was convenient for me, and customized the level of instruction for what I needed.

I already knew my equipment well, and I knew how to use it for portrait and landscape photography, but I had never attempted long exposure night photography before, nor did I know the best locations in London from which to shoot. My family's vacation schedule did not allow much free time for me to "experiment" with night photography, so Corinna's ability to quickly provide the missing pieces would be key to whether I was a happy camper or not. I also had to decide between bringing my own tripod on the trip or renting one from her (can't do long exposure photography without a tripod). Ultimately, I decided I didn't want to haul a tripod around with me for the whole trip, and I rented one from Hairy Goat. It was more than up to the task, and I was glad to have it just "show up" with Corinna when we met.

All of Corinna's emails were clear and well thought out. She was happy to answer all my questions, and she worked with me to make sure we had a plan in place that I was happy with.

On the night of the shoot, we met at a public place, and Corinna was there waiting for me when I arrived (which was actually a couple of minutes early). We started off at a brisk pace and walked across a significant amount of the riverbank in downtown London that night. At each location, she allowed me to choose what I wanted to shoot, select composition that I was happy with, etc., but if I requested her assistance or input/recommendations, she was always happy to provide whatever level of assistance I needed. She wasn't pushy at all, just very responsive and friendly. She was also very knowledgeable about London and its history, providing insight and commentary about the various locations as we made our way around the city.

In addition to shooting physical locations, we sometimes came upon people who represented some of the "nightscape" of London. A restaurant worker taking a smoke break in an alley and a street performer singing opera in a pedestrian tunnel for change both made compelling subjects for some on-the-fly street photography. In both cases, Corinna approached the individuals to get permission to photograph them, and both were very happy to cooperate. This added an unexpected and interesting aspect to the experience.

We covered all the sights I had hoped to shoot, as well as some additional "targets of opportunity." At each step of the tour, Corinna went above and beyond my expectations for the evening, which is saying something. At the end of the night, she made sure I had my transportation back to my hotel before she left for home herself. I got some phenomenal shots and was extremely pleased with the experience as a whole.

Corinna and Hairy Goat Photography will not disappoint.
Written June 25, 2015
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