Photography masterclass
10:00 AM10:00

Photography masterclass

On 12 July 2019, I held the first of two photography workshops at Canary Wharf, and the second is due to take place on 23 August from 10am – 1pm.

Getting Here

There are various ways to get to Canary Wharf, whether you are walking, driving or taking public transportation.

For directions on how to get to here, please visit our website.

Where to Meet

We will be congregating in the seating area at the West Side of One Canada Square lobby (seating area to the left of the reception desk, near the restaurant called ‘One Canada Square’).

Please arrive early to ensure that we are able to start the Masterclass promptly at 10am.

Yasmin and I will greet you in the lobby.


10am – Meet and Greet

10:10am – Theory session: After signing you in we will accompany you to our board room where you will learn a little about Nick Dale and learn the basics of photography.

11:15am - A short break will provide you with some refreshments

12:00pm – Practical session: We will move out onto the estate to put those newly learned skills into practice. I’ll join you to give tips throughout this process and you will be able to get feedback about your photos and some tips and tricks that could help you to improve

1pm – Finish

Please feel free to continue to explore the many gardens and attractions of Canary Wharf after our Masterclass has ended.

We also have a multitude of shopping outlets and restaurants. For more information please visit

What to Bring

Please make sure that you bring your chosen photography device with you- this could be your phone, your camera or both. Reminder: Please remember to charge your chosen photography device beforehand

Also we advise that you bring a small bottle of water due to the current weather, please bare in mind that some of the Masterclass will take place outside.

Please ensure that you are wearing appropriate footwear for the practical session, as walking will be involved.

You may also want to bring a notebook and pen to take notes.

PS: if you have any mobility issues please let us know so that we can plan an alternative route to our destinations. Also, as refreshments will be provided, please make sure to advise if you have any allergies or dietary requirements.

We may email you asking for some feedback regarding the Workshop that you will be attending. If you do not wish to receive this email please advise us that you would like to opt out.

We hope that you enjoy the Masterclass and look forward to seeing you there.

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