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Liverpool River of Light Guided Photography Walks


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A highlight of my annual calendar, the River of Light Trail lights up the Liverpool waterfront every October and you can join me explore the lights and take great photographs. On this photo walk I’ll take you round the trail showing you the best angles and camera settings to capture the displays in all their glory, all in under 2 1/2 hours!

This walks are mixed ability, there is no need to have the latest camera equipment or years of experience a camera phone will do just fine!

All I ask is for each person who attends to give what they feel the walk was worth to them at the end of the evening. These walks are very popular so please choose a night below and book to secure your place.

2023 River Of Light Trail Guided Walks

The 2023 River of Light trail has been reduced to 10 nights so I’ll be running walks every night with the exception of the 2nd Saturday. The first 3 days are likely to be very busy so if you would prefer a little less crowds choose a date later in the week.

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What is the River of Light trail?

Every year the City of Liverpool invites artists from around the world to display their illuminated artworks along the world-famous waterfront, the 2023 theme has not yet been announced.

When is the 2023 River of Light in Liverpool?

This year the River of Light Trail will run from Friday the 27th of October 2023 until Sunday 5th of November 2023.

How do your walks work?

I offer these guided walks for no upfront fee, all you need to do is choose a date above to book a place, then turn up on the day with your camera gear and I’ll guide you round the artworks. Then at the end of the evening simply give whatever you feel the walk was worth to you in the form of a tip with no expectations.

In most cases, attendees choose to give between £10-£20, but this is completely up to each person who attends. It’s my job, as your guide, to entertain you, give you photography hints and tips and show you around the artworks.

I’ll never pressure you to tip; I believe that, when money is given, it should be voluntary and in direct proportion to the quality of the walk and the budget of those attending.

It’s a kind of satisfaction guarantee, if you don’t enjoy the walk, just walk away, no questions asked.

Why do I need to book?

To ensure I can help everyone on the walk and get round all of the artworks I like to keep groups to a maximum of 12 people so booking is essential – Please can I ask you to only book if you do intend on joining me, this is a very popular route and I don’t want people to miss out.

Can I book a group walk?

Due to the shortened timescale of the event this year I won’t be able to run any private group tours, if you have more than 3 people in your group please contact me as i will have to charge £15pp for group bookings.

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Terms and Conditions

By booking and attending a Neon Light Photography Walk you signal that you agree to the following terms and conditions:

My walks are adult only, all participants must be over the age of 18 to take part.

Although I will be leading the route we walk, you are responsible for your own safety and equipment for the duration of the route. I cannot be held responsible for any loss or damage of equipment or injury to self.

To ensure safety, if adverse weather conditions are forecast the walk may need to be cancelled/postponed. This will be detailed by email so please check before heading down to the start location.

Along with checking weather conditions before the day, I will also review conditions throughout the walk and may decide to change the route if the weather/tide requires it. There are some routes that are not safe in some conditions and so I cannot guarantee visiting any requested location.

Though offered for Free, cancellations at short notice are very difficult to fill, therefore if cancelling within 5 days of the walk / workshop please can I ask you to consider a £5pp donation to cover my costs, this is voluntary but encouraged.

Covid-19 Restrictions – If a local or national travel ban is in place during the date of a walk please do not travel outside of your permitted area. Due to current isolation guidelines, please do not attend a walk if you have tested positive for COVID19 within 5 days of the walk.

*Free Neon Light Photowalks are offered for no upfront fee, all I ask is that participants consider paying whatever they feel the walk was worth to them at the end of the walk with no expectation. This gratuity-based system allows guests to ensure that the walk fits within their expectations, and within their budget. To cover the cost of late cancellations, if you are unable to attend a walk you have booked please can I ask you to consider a £5 donation. Details on how to give this donation are included in your booking confirmation and booking cancellation emails.