one photo at a time
Our photowalks offer a great way to explore the sights of York, taking in some amazing locations and history along the way.
Our walks combine an opportunity to capture York’s history, people and architecture alongside in depth photography tuition, The aim is to inspire you to stretch your creative legs when you are out and about with your camera.
Whether you want to just learn the basics, or improve your photography skills the walk will have top tips for all abilities. Bring any camera whether it is a DSLR, Point and shoot, mobile or tablet camera. We will explore how to improve your composition in photography, what is the rule of thirds? Learn how to see creatively, and encouraging you to see the world with an artistic eye.
Booking will be done securely using Eventbrite.
Our route around the city:
Minster and Bar walls, Museum Gardens and Lendal Bridge
We start at the Minster with a 360 walk around, then a walk down to the bar walls at Bootham and up on to the walls giving wonderful views of the city. We come back down to Monkbar and walk along down to the Shambles taking in a little local history and photographing along the way. We head down to Fossgate and through to The Merchant Adventurers Hall and the beautiful Gardens .
Continuing back to Parliament street and stop and stroll through The Shambles Market along onto Swinegate, then to Stonegate. We then walk to The Museum Gardens this will take in St.Mary’s Abbey, the remains of the Roman walls and The Hospitium, and then we will walk back across Lendal Bridge.
On these walks you will:
- Learn to get more creative with your images,
- Learn about composition and framing your subjects
- How to get the most out of the available light
- Learn how to get the best angles of view
- Receive advice on lens choice
- Help with camera settings, shutter speed, Aperture and ISO speed
- Lots of encouragement and expert advice
- Feel more confident when out and about with your camera
I am an experienced professional photographer and tutor and am used to working with all ages and groups of various sizes. I hold an enhanced DBS certificate.
The walk takes approximately 3 hours
Every Wednesday at 1.00pm and Friday at 10:00 am, we meet at York Art Gallery
Our cost per adult is £ 60.00
Our cost Under 16’s £15.00
On my walks the numbers are restricted to small groups so that I can accommodate everyone’s needs and questions along the way. Family groups welcome. Under 16’s USE promo code under16 at checkout
Book early to secure your place.
Private photography walks available on request, get in contact for more information
As it’s a walk I would suggest comfy shoes and possibly a raincoat just in case, this is England ! We ask that everyone adhere’s to social distancing Covid measures to maintain safety for all concerned.
York photo walks take place on Wednesday’s and Friday’s
To book your place on our scheduled walks please click on the link , this will take you to a booking page using Eventbrite. You will receive a confirmation email with the details.
In case of adverse weather conditions and the walk has to be cancelled you can either reschedule for another day or request a refund, Refunds subject to Eventbrite fee.
Booking and Payment Terms and conditions
You can reschedule the date, request a cancellation or full refund up to 48 hours in advance of your booking. Less than 48 hours you will get the opportunity to reschedule once, unfortunately we will not be able to refund your fee at such short notice.
All photographic equipment is the responsibility of the owner.
Please make sure you have suitable clothing and comfy footwear.
Under 16’s must be accompanied by an adult.
Are you interested in in-depth training in photography and want to progress beyond the basics, please see: pauladuck.com
Some kind words
Thank you Paula. Thoroughly enjoyed the lesson and learnt so much. Have my picture of Alfie (the dog) as my screen saver; love it.
I enjoyed learning from Paula, she is not only a knowledgeable teacher and a fantastic photographer but also a lovely person to spend time with. One of my lessons, we went out to take some shots in town. I could see almost instant improvement when I re-took the subject following her advice, such as composition. It was a valuable experience for me and I recommend to anyone
Thanks so much for your tuition. I really enjoyed working with you and am looking forward to getting to grips with the process!
I’m so happy with my collection of photos and would recommend this lady to anyone.
It was a really good course, I enjoyed it – I felt I learnt a lot in such a short time.