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Based at the Nikon Centre of Excellence in central London, the Nikon School offers training to photographers of all levels looking to develop or refine their skills. Courses combine theory and hands-on practical assignments allowing you to put what you’ve learned into practice and range from understanding your digital SLR and lenses to more specific technique-based courses. Whilst the majority of courses run at the School, a selection of skills-based courses that focus on areas such as sports and landscape photography take place on location.

π To find out more, go to www.nikon.co.uk/training/, email training@nikon.co.uk, or phone 0330 123 0934.

not only saves weight and bulk but also saves lens changing. Or you may prefer several fast aperture, fixed focal length lenses – a combination of a 28mm f/1.8, 50mm f/1.8 and a 85mm f/1.8 sounds perfect for this sort of about town shoot. For maximum flexibility you may opt for two zooms, a standard or wide-angle zoom and a telezoom should do the trick. Lens choice is obviously dictated not only by what you own but also by what you want to shoot on the day. Speaking of which it’s not a bad idea to have a few projects that you want to pursue in mind. You could just shoot iconic landmarks, or buy a Travelcard and spend hours on the Tube touring photogenic stations, or follow the Monopoly board and shoot a picture of every featured property or street. Speaking of streets, consider too the RPS London region’s ambitious Bleeding London photo project. Based on the novel of the same name the idea is to photograph every street in the London A-Z. Pictures must be taken between 7 March and October this year and the aim is to produce an exhibition and book next year. This could be an interesting way to

use your time on Photo 24. See http://bit.ly/1oiuBqb for more details. Or if you want to try something different with your building pictures pick a building or landmark – the BT Tower, St Paul’s Cathedral, 30 St Mary Axe (known as the Gherkin), Big Ben and the Shard are excellent ones – and wander around the locality and take pictures with your chosen structure in the frame somewhere. It will get you walking around, looking for angles and will certainly get you thinking. Now that you’re bursting with ideas check your calendar and register now. We’d love to see you – for just a few hours or the full 24! Toregister Everyone is welcome on Photo 24, so come along with members of your club or on your own and buddy up on the day, but numbers are limited so if you want to join the shoot on 20 and 21 June, please register by going to www.photo24london.eventzilla.net

IMAGES THIS PAGE Set yourself a project, architecture perhaps or even black &white street photography, or maybe take a photo every 15 minutes, regardless of what’s in front of your lens – just a handful of the ways to entertain yourself at Photo 24.

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