Liverpool City Tour & Gormley Statues
10AM – Sat, 14 April 2018
Liverpool has one of the richest architectural centres in the north – with the colossal Anglican cathedral, Albert docks area, a modern Catholic cathedral and the classical St George’s Hall.
This workshop is a mix of street, dockland reflections, interior HDRs in the cathedrals, stunning architecture – all finished off at nearby Formby, where we catch the sunset on the beach with 100 tall metal men.
What We’ll Shoot
The routes are all variable to accommodate people’s preferences and pace – but a typical day would be something like this:-
- We’ll meet at Albert Docks and start the workshop around there – lots of new and old buildings, with beautiful reflections on the Mersey.
- Then we head to the Anglican Cathedral – a route full of bohemian buildings and people, so lots of opportunities.
- After enjoying the colossal interior we head out towards the Lime Street area, where we find lots of classical architecture
- We can visit the modern Cathoic Cathedral
- The 3 graces – including the iconic Liver Building – make a great end to the city part of the tour.
- Drive over to Formby – spend the last hour or 2 on the beach shooting the sunset
What we’ll learn
City tours are all about:-
- big buildings – architecture techniques and HDR
- storytelling – looking out for funny or poignant scenes
- history – finding features which tell us about the evolution of a city
- interiors – if we can get inside cathedrals, they’re a great place to shoot
- people – learn some street techniques, how to capture people going about their daily business
The sunset phase will be traditional landscape with a twist – the metal men. These are around 6’6″ tall and make fantastic “features” to every photo. It can get a bit boggy/muddy, so best to have some boots!
What to bring
I’d suggest long lenses for people and story telling photography and wide lenses for architecture and interiors.
Tripods are great for HDR and architecture – especially interiors where it may be dark
Filters – a polariser will be useful for blue skies, glass reflections and canals. ND Grads are handy for the sunset at Formby Beach
Who is it for?
Everyone – this is a tour in a safe group, so advanced people can discover great new locations, beginners can learn about composition etc.