With its ancient Walls and arches, gothic church spires and bridges, and the meandering River Foyle cutting through it all, Derry~Londonderry is picturesque all year round, but it looks its best at Christmas.
With that in mind, Engage Live photography training academy is inviting photographers of all ages and abilities to join their professional instructors on an informal photo walk of the city on December 8 in aid of Foyle Hospice.
The Foyle Hospice Christmas Photo Walk will take in some of the city’s most iconic landmarks – like the Guildhall, Peace Bridge and Walled City itself – and provide attendees with a wealth of wonderful cityscape images to add to their portfolios.
All funds raised from the photo walk will be donated to Foyle Hospice, which provides palliative and end-of-life care for patients suffering from cancer.
‘The hard work and endurance of Foyle Hospice staff is continually inspiring,’ said Donal Doherty, Engage Live founder. ‘Many people in the city hold the facility close to their hearts, including myself.
‘In 2007, I ran the New York Marathon in aid of the hospice, and it was an experience I will never forget. Facilities like Foyle Hospice need all the financial support they can get, so I hope that as many people as possible will join us in raising money for the Hospice on December 8.’
Beginning at Engage Live’s photography training academy in 8081 Workspace, Ebrington at 7pm, attendees will begin the evening with a warm glass of mulled wine before venturing out into Ebrington Square, onto the Peace Bridge and the Walls to capture stunning images of Derry~Londonderry at the most festive time of year.
Photo walkers are asked to donate what they can in aid of Foyle Hospice on the night, and are sure to learn a wealth of techniques for shooting at night, amass an all new portfolios of cityscape images, and network with lots of like-minded photography enthusiasts in the run-up to Christmas.
Photo walkers should bring their own cameras and tripods to get the best shots possible (though a cameraphone will do – the more the merrier!) and wrap up warm for an evening stroll that will last around an hour.
Join us on December 8 for a winter wonderland photo walk through Northern Ireland’s most beautiful city. RSVP now.