Monday, July 12

Photography Class Outing: Lloyd Park, Walthamstow

Today was the first outing for the photography class, a visit to Lloyd Park in Walthamstow. Lloyd Park once owned by the Lloyd family and bestowed to Walthamstow Council by them in 1898, it was opened to the public in 1900. It's lush and green and is home to the William Morris Gallery which a handsome looking building if not that inspiring.

Having organised a few photowalks before I was eager to just walk and photo, however I hadn't factored in the classroom element of the outing and had to cool my heels to be reminded of the lessons learnt in Monday's class. The class on Monday was an hour long on the subject of composition and I picked up many tips;
  • Walk around your subject to find the best angle, the best photo
  • Don't be afraid to move your subject
  • Look for the hand of man in your photos (telephone wires, lamposts)
  • Look around the edge of the frame, watch out for highlights
Here's a selection of photos from from the day:

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