Updated: Mar 8, 2021
So you’re thinking of heading into London with your digital camera; batteries fully charged, SD cards formatted, lenses cleaned and tripod at the ready… but where to head first? There’s an overwhelming choice in London so we thought we’d provide you with a few ideas to get you started. We have come up with a dozen places worthy of checking out.
Before setting off you need to consider the time of day and weather conditions. If you’re after nice soft light then head out early morning or later afternoon, if you want harsh contrasting light then it’s midday for you. Of course, for night shots…well it goes without saying!
If you’re really not sure about light and how to use it then consider one of the many beginner London photography courses. It’s good to learn the basics by attending a photography workshop as it gives you a good base to grow from. On our site we have listed 28 photographers offering beginner photography courses in London, so you’re bound find something suited to your needs, check them out here.
So, let’s get started and in no particular order:
1. The Houses of Parliament, Big Ben and Westminster Bridge from the South Bank.
2. Tower Bridge
Abbey Road (from the Beatles album cover)
The London Underground
The London Eye
The British Museum
Camden Locks & Market
We hope that you’ve found this blog useful and if you’d like to share any of your photos with us then we’d love to hear from you! Happy photographing :)