By J_I_M__D via the Londonist Flickrpool
First up, there's a new player on the photo scene. Camera Trails combines the urban walking tour with the photography lesson. Tours are led by a pro and follow tourist trails (Southbank and 'Monumental London') but promise to also visit "lesser-travelled routes, exploring aspects of urban decay and regeneration, culture and diversity" to stimulate your creativity and composition. They don't cater for film cameras as the pro can't give immediate feedback on the results and it's probably best if you have a DSLR. The trails last 4.5 hours for up to 6 people and cost £70 each so make sure you have a list of qs for your tutor. Seems to us this could be a fun and interesting way to tap a pro for tips if you're looking to move your knowledge and expertise on a level without taking a formal course. The tours start this Sunday.
Secondly, Shoot Experience are adding Shoot Canary Wharf to their portfolio of experiences and timing it to coincide with the Canary Wharf film festival. The usual treasure hunt format will have a filmic twist as you scout around film locations and wind up at the Cineworld to share images and find out which team has won the prize.
We'd love to hear from you if you go on either of these expeditions - do let us know how you get on and put your photos in our Flickrpool.
Camera Trails start this Sunday, 23 August at midday on the Southbank, see their website for more info and booking. Shoot Canary Wharf is on Saturday 5th September between 11.15am and 6.30pm. £15 per person and teams of 2-4 people. Putting photos in our Flickrpool is absolutely free.