EYE FOR THE LIGHT - Autumn 2019

  • Two-day photography course in central London
  • Learn about light, how to control it then use it creatively
  • Photograph in natural, artificial & low light
  • Discover design & composition to create the WOW factor
  • Develop your compositional and technical skills
  • Small group, so lots of individual attention
  • Participant photographer level - intermediate

Take a real leap forward in your photography

Are your images as good as they could be? Or is that vital 'WOW factor' missing? There's nothing more exciting in photography than making a great image. But to do this requires an understanding of light and harnessing the important technical skills and the key elements of composition which make an image strong.

This Photo Iconic two-day Eye for the Light photography course is designed to help you develop your own creativity, your understanding of light and improve your compositional skills, but will also help you to get to grips with the technical aspects of photography which often hold you back. We believe that photography should be fun so there'll be plenty of laughs along the way.

Understanding light

Photography is all about light. Understanding its characteristics - direction, intensity, colour temperature - allows you to use it to make better images whether it's constant or changing, natural or artificial. Combine an understanding of light with a better understanding of composition and your photography will fly!

Specially-selected locations

The locations we use are specially chosen to provide good photographic opportunities in changing light, both natural and artificial, and help you to build your photographic skills and confidence.

London is rich is a variety of subjects from big landscapes and cityscapes to fascinating detail. But photography in a big city is often challenging, with changing light and large buildings, finding the best viewpoint can be problematic. These challenges make it a perfect place to learn how to work with light - shadows and highlights - to create good images. There's plenty to photograph and numerous opportunities to improve your photography skills.

Plenty of individual attention to your photography

As this photography course is highly interactive and requires time to review each photographer's approach to making images, the number of participants is strictly limited to a maximum of 8 photographers. During the workshop we'll help you individually as well as giving group tuition.

Try A New Camera! You can bring your own camera, but if you don't have one, you're thinking of buying a new camera or are just curious to try something different, Fujifilm will provide you with one of their latest cameras for this photowalk and will also be on hand to help you use it. We'll also have some superb Swarovski binoculars with us to help you get a new perspective on this highly photogenic location.


  • Course dates: Autumn 2019
  • Course duration: Two days
  • Course start: 12.00 hrs
  • Start location: Hays Galleria, London Bridge, London SE1 2HD
  • Day One will finish at about 18-18.30 hrs
  • Day Two starts with a dawn shoot and will end at between 13-14.00 hrs.


  • Understanding light & how to control it.
  • Composition & how to add impact to your images.
  • Identifying the key elements of composition & using them.
  • Using perspective as a compositional tool.
  • Understanding the important technical functions of your camera.
  • Changing composition through aperture & shutter speed.
  • Using aperture, shutter speed & hyperfocal distance creatively.
  • Exposure & how to meter light accurately.
  • Exposure as a compositional tool.
  • Using filtration to control light, modify and improve an image.
  • Bringing technical & creative elements together to compose better images.
  • Developing a photographic style.

This workshop is organised by Photo Iconic.

The workshop price is £245. Each course participant also receives £25 worth of books, cards or mini prints from Travel Photographer of the Year.

Booking Terms & Conditions

Cancellation policy - all monies will be refunded if course is cancelled by participant up to one month before the course date. If participant cancels between one month and eight days before the course date, 50% of the full course fee is payable. If participant cancels seven or fewer days before the course date, the full course price will be payable.


Slideshow image credits: All images © Chris Coe (UK)


  • Small group - max 8 people
  • Weekend course
  • Group & individual tuition
  • Understanding light control
  • Shoot in natural & artificial light
  • Understand composition
  • Great locations for landscapes, people, details, abstracts, travel images & architecture
  • Dawn shoot on the second day
  • Learn how to get the 'WOW factor' into your images
  • Tutors dedicated to helping you with your photography
  • Unhurried itinerary with time to develop your photography

Price from: £245

'Clear, honest and impartial tuition with passion and motivation - liberating, stimulating, informative, digestible and confidence-building.' Andrew Boddington

Not sure what camera's right for you? Try any Fujifilm X camera and lenses on this photo course

20% discount on all Paramo outdoor clothing for all photowalk, workshop and photo tour participants