One of the things that is included in your ticket is a photowalk around London. Where street graffiti or pretty pastel houses are the focus point. I went on the one with graffiti. The photo below is one of over 100 photos taken on last year's walk!
So how do you do a photowalk in your local town? Here's my top tips.
- Think about what your town is famous for. If London is full of street graffiti and pretty houses, what's your town's most prominent feature? For example, in my town, there are anazing sunsets to be captured on the beaches.
- If you can't think of anything, then just pick an area to walk around and really concentrate on your surroundings. If it's rural, there will be plenty of opportunities in capturing the beauties of nature. If a town, why not look more closely at your residential streets. The colours of the houses, any unusual architecture.
- Grab a friend or two, some props and have fun! Do some jump shots and make a Boomerang/gif. Bring a rainbow umbrella and pose. Bring chalk and make a pretty pattern on the ground for a 'from where I stand' shot.
- Make a day of it. If you were going to a photowalk in London, would you plan on sightseeing too? Museums, galleries? Why not factor this in for the day and visit your town's local sights. In Southend we have a small museum, a small gallery in our local library, the pier, Adventure Island theme park to name a few. Pretend you're a tourist for the day!
- Another way to get creative is to give yourself some simple prompts. Treat it as a live Instagram challenge! Tailor them according to where you live to keep it simple. For example if you live in a tiny village, don't have a prompt such as 'skyscraper'! You can make them as simple or as obscure as you like. Such as 'reflection' is a nice open one that can be taken literally or figuratively.