Saturday 29th March I took a trip to London to take in the East End. The trip was organised through The Bishopsgate Institute who run many courses for adults. It is also the venue where WinPic (Wingrave Photographic Interest Club) starts its trip that I am organising in May. The weather was amazing and having parked my car in a relatively empty car park at Tring Station I made my way to Liverpool Street Station. A quick coffee in the sunshine and then met my fellow students and course instructor Martine Mullaney. We ran through lots of information on compostion, shapes,and basic construction of a photograph. Touching on the basics of ISO, shutter speeds and F.numbers through a powerpoint presentation.
It was all very informative but we were all itching to get outside and enjoy the sunshine. We headed to Princelet Street to view an exhibition of Victorian photography of the area. I might add that Bishopsgate Library hold many thousands of images of London and you are always welcome to go and visit and look at any imagery you wish.
So once the viewing was complete we continued down Princelet St, into Hanbury St, then Brick Lane. This has an amazing variety of history, cultures, street food, street art and bustling crowds of people. The smells and sounds on London as it probably was many years ago. There is just so much to photograph and see. The six of us all had different ideas on what we wanted to photograph, but it was really good fun and full on. Once we stopped to eat we continued up to the far end of Brick Lane. Up to Bethnal Green Road and Redchurch Street. There are many colourful shops selling a whole range of retro clothing, food, haberdashery, jewellery, just about everything imaginable. We finally got back to Bishopsgate Institute to show each others images on the screen. There were some amazing records of the day. So all in all a very successful day, well run and well organised. I have made some new contacts, all lovely people and I hope that our paths cross again at some point.
Here is my records of the day