Urban Waterways Photography

June 15, 2013

3 Hours

Come with us to capture life along some of our industrial heritage canals and waterways.

Key elements of interest include industrial heritage; magnificent architecture; wildlife: kingfishers, mink, swans, geese, people; life on the canal/waterways, boaters – waterscape, reflections, shadows, canal/waterways infrastructure e.g. bridges, locks and railways. You will be able to capture this ever changing backdrop and be part of documenting our cities rich history!

Working within a group, this 3-hour course will enable you to explore the canal/river/stream walkways in our City Centres, with our internationally renowned photographers and you will acquire the knowledge in how to:

  • understanding exposure and shutter speeds,
  • understanding distance and focal length,
  • identifying and utilising the natural surroundings and everyday objects to enhance the overall shot,
  • identifying how the mix of gritty and urban life can be interesting and dramatic.

This course is suitable for:

  • Those that have perhaps already attended our Beginners Photography Course and want to progress in skill
  • Those with some experience of photography and an understanding of how a camera works.
  • Those that want to capture our cities Industrial Heritage and urban wildlife.

Targeting: Everyone that has an interest in Photography.


  • Any camera and skill level welcome
  • Aspects of this course take place outside; please ensure you wear suitable clothes for outdoor photography and the forecast weather conditions.
  • SENSIBLE FLAT SHOES – the canal paths require the wearing of supportive shoes with good traction.

Please arrive 10 minutes before your course starts, so we can conduct registration and administration, there will be a briefing session before we will hit the waterways of our city centre. Please check your individual bookings for course meeting and ending places as both will vary on city centre locations.