About Yorkshire Photo Walks
Yorkshire Photo Walks
About Every photograph is a new discovery.
ABOUT THE WALKS... Each and every Yorkshire Photo Walk is staged in an amazing Yorkshire location. The sessions are two hours long, (on average), and cover specific subjects and/or photography techniques. From landscape to architecture and from macro to abstract, if you are a budding photographer, you are guaranteed to find a Yorkshire Photo Walk to suit you. You don't have to be a mountain climber or even an experienced walker to join in. Most of the sessions are over short distances, in accessible places. Our in-depth Photo Walk Schedule page provides all the details about individual walks to help you plan your day. The sessions take place at least once a month, usually on a Saturday, (although, occasionally, we do weekday evening sessions and full weekend trips). Most Photo Walk days will be split into two sessions, each at a different location covering different subjects. You can book just one session or make a day of it and book both. Don't be scared that you don't have enough experience or the latest equipment to join a Photo Walk. Tom gives each participant an equal amount of his time and tailors his tuition to each individual. That way, even if everyone starts at a different level, by the end everyone has benefited. Tom is a great believer that it is the photographer that makes a photograph, not the camera that takes it. Therefore, even if you turn up with a smart-phone camera, you will be welcomed with open arms. The day tends to end in a local pub for an optional post walk drink and an informal photograph review. As you can probably tell, it is a really laid back and sociable way to learn about photography. We often have people returning time after time to learn new techniques in different locations and have a good chat about a hobby they are passionate about with others that share their enthusiasm. Here at Yorkshire Photo Walks we have three main objectives: 1. To help budding photographers push their skills to the next level, 2. To open people's eyes to the diverse range of subject matter Yorkshire has to offer, 3. To provide a unique form of tuition, which helps each and every customer brim with confidence. Yorkshire Photo Walks is owned and run by Leeds based photographer Tom Marsh. Established in October 2012, whilst Tom was studying for an MA in Photographic Studies at the University of Westminster, the vision was to plug a gap in the market for affordable, accessible photography tuition, which not only covered the basics but also pushed clients to new, creative heights.
ABOUT TOM, THE YORKSHIRE PHOTO WALKS TUTOR... Tom is not your average photography tutor. He would never say "point your camera at this, use this setting and you will have the perfect shot." For Tom photography is about making new discoveries, producing beautiful images of things others may pass by without a second glance. Therefore he teaches people to be individual, forming their own interpretation of Yorkshire. He believes that photography should not be about technical perfection, (although this helps), but creative licence, vision and observation. His love of photography is abundant on every session, making each Photo Walk extremely addictive and informative. Tom labels himself as 'The Flat Capped Photographer.' He has a jovial character and is extremely friendly and approachable. Born and bred in Yorkshire he has a wealth of local knowledge and uses this to help his Photo Walkers find the best shots. Tom's background is in contemporary photographic art. After struggling to cope with sitting behind a desk all day as a website designer, he bravely took the step to study a Masters Degree in Photographic Studies at the University of Westminster. Since then he has exhibited his work in London and his home town of Leeds. He has also staged mass group projects such as the Yorkshire Dales Photographic Grid Project, which is currently on show at the Yoredale National Park Centre in Bainbridge in August and September this year. The project has received great acclaim, recently being featured in the Yorkshire Post and on BBC Look North. To find out more about Tom and his personal photography work click here to visit his website.