Overview

On this 9 day excursion we will photograph one of the most famous cities on earth -- London.  It is the personal favorite city of our founder Michael Godek, and is rich in culture, architecture, and history.  London has been around since the Roman Empire and it shows.  Every major road, every side alley way, every building reflects the history of this amazing place.  And it's not just the ornate architecture that will captivate you, but you'll also come face to face with a relatable, yet very different culture as well.  

Going beyond London, what trip to the UK would be complete without seeing Stonehenge? Even if ancient rocks aren't your thing, the town of Salisbury where Stonehenge is located is the quintessential English town with it's old buildings and quaint charm. Not to mention, the Salisbury Cathedral which boasts the tallest spire in Britain!

This is your chance to challenge yourself as a photographer.  Many of the sights in London have been photographed countless times, and it will be up to you to try to show the world this great city from a different perspective. From a modern-day city soaked with history, to a quaint country village, you'll be sure to capture photos of a lifetime on our London Excursion!

For more info, FAQs, and refund policies please click here.

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ItinerarY

Itinerary will remain flexible for photographic opportunities that arise.

Day 1:

  • Meet at 7:00pm for arrival dinner at hotel
  • Discussion on photographic opportunities, tips on composition, and equipment.

Day 2:

  • Meet for breakfast at 8am
  • Architecture & Street photography: Walking through Covent Garden, Trafalger Square, & Lester Square, Big Ben & Westminster (3 mile walk)
  • Evening Discussion & Critique
  • Dinner at Hotel

Day 3:

  • Meet for breakfast 8am
  • Landscape & Monuments: Salisbury & Stonehenge
  • Evening Discussion & Critique

Day 4:

  • Meet for breakfast at 8am
  • Famous Landmarks & People: Westminster, Southbank street performers, City Hall, Tower Bridge (3.5 mile walk)
  • Evening Discussion & Critique
  • Dinner at Hotel 

Day 5:

  • Meet for breakfast at 8am
  • Landscape & People: St. James Park, Buckingham Palace, Hyde Park, Albert Memorial, Royal Albert Hall (3-5 miles)
  • Evening Discussion & Critique

Day 6:

  • Meet for breakfast at 8am
  • Architecture & Street Photography: Oxford St, Regent St, Picidilly Circus
  • Evening Discussion & Critique

Day 7:

  • Meet for breakfast at 8am
  • Free roam day
  • Dinner at Hotel
  • Nighttime Long Exposures: Westminster, Trafalgar Square

Day 8: 

  • Meet for breakfast 8am
  • St. Paul's Cathedral, Millennium Bridge
  • Tower of London & Tower Bridge
  • Final Discussion & Critique

Day 9:

  • Departure Day

Trip Details

Trip Date -- May 30- June 8, 2018
Deposit Deadline -- March 1, 2018
Balance Due -- April 15, 2018
Final Trip Confirmation Date -- April 1, 2018

Physical Requirements
All participants should be in good physical condition and be able to handle daily walks of up to 5 miles carrying your camera gear. 

Group Size
There is a minimum of 2 participants needed to run the excursion, and the trip is limited to 8 participants total.  

Photo Experience Level
Open to all experience levels.  We also offer lessons to improve your skills before the trip.  Thinking of bringing a non-photographer with you?  That's fine!  Check our FAQ page for more details.

Accommodation
We will be staying the Leman Locke hotel.  Leman Locke has modern architecture and beautiful interior design.  Each room is packed full of amenities like WiFi, Apple TV, and even a kitchen.

Meals
A breakfast every day and 4 dinners are included in the package.  Make sure to budget accordingly for daily lunches and any other food or beverages you would like to purchase at cost.

Weather
Temperatures mainly in the low 60's.  Of course London is known for it's rain throughout the year, so make sure to pack an umbrella or appropriate camera protection if we get rain!

Electrical
London runs on a 220 Volt system.  Make sure to check all electrical items to verify they can run on 220 Volts.  Additionally you will need a plug adapter like the one found here.

Travel Insurance
We suggest purchasing travel insurance for the trip, in the event you need to cancel or if you choose to purchase your flight before our trip confirmation.  We recommend comparing insurance through Insure My Trip.

Price Includes
Accommodations during trip dates, breakfast each day and 4 dinners at the hotel, transportation and admission to Stonehenge, admission to the Tower of London, 7 days of professional photography instruction on location.

Price Does Not Include
International airfare and any baggage fees to/from London Heathrow (LHR), subway/public transportation fees, accommodations before or after the trip dates, any additional food or drinks ordered at the hotel.

Suggested Equipment
DSLR or Mirrorless camera, camera bag, tripod, lenses that will cover all focal lengths (wide angle, standard, telephoto), extra battery, multiple memory cards, laptop and hard drive.

Pricing

Cost:
$3950 - Standard
$4275 - One Bedroom Suite
*Prices are based on double occupancy
Single Occupancy: +$600 due with balance

Deposit: $1000

*See Cancellation & Refund policy here

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Instructor: Michael Godek

Michael is the founder of Lightbox Photo Academy.  He is a photographer and educator with a passion for traveling and entrepreneurship. With a focus on architecture and people, Michael strives to allow the images of his travel photography tell the complicated story of culture.  His love of creative imagery has also lead him to enjoy shooting film and experimenting with traditional and alternative photographic processes.  See more of his work on his website here.

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