Autumn Light in Trafalgar Square

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This year Autumn has been very mild with beautiful soft autumnal light filling Trafalgar Square.  It’s a great day for our London Photo Tour and we make the most of the light.  Our small group heads off around the Square after being given expert advice and tips on how to get the best from the lighting conditions on the day.

Trafalgar Square Mermaid

First stop are the mermaids which sit in the fountains.  They are part of the charm of the Square and  when the wind blows they become iridescent.  This makes them a great subject to photograph.  Light allows the colouration of the sculpture to become rich and saturated.  The trees behind the merman show a gentle yellow colouring of Fall.  We like the contrasts here;  turquoise contrasted against soft oranges and yellows.  The group learns about dynamic angles and composition.  We all get a great shot!

Photography Students in Trafalgar Square

Our small group leaves the Square with Fine Art Photographer, Lou Smith to capture a few urban shots.  This is a perfect location for capturing the perfect mix of London – old and new.  With expert advice from Lou the group explores their camera handling to ensure their settings are perfect for the next series of shots.  Lou teaches the group about framing to ensure that only what is needed in the frame is captured.

Join us next time and chase light in Trafalgar Square!  Check out our range of photography tours here.

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Lou Smith is a Fine Art Photographer who has a passion for sharing her photography skills. With over 25 years teaching experience Lou delivers photography courses in London with expert and experienced tuition. Lou is well prepared to help you improve your photography and take photographs you love.

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