I’ve been doing a beginners photography course recently at Matt & Pete’s Photo School, which has been loads of fun and I feel like I’m learning lots and improving rapidly. Tomorrow night that comes to an end for me – though I suspect I’ll be back for more.

They also run regular photo walks, which are exactly what they sound like. You walk around and you take photos, while talking about the area, and about photography.

I’ve just returned from this afternoon’s one. It was led by Pete (above), and it was a really great way to spend a Sunday afternoon in Birmingham.

Photo walk

There was a small group of us, and we spent a couple of hours wandering around Digbeth at a very leisurely pace, going places you might normally never walk, and stopping to pay attention to details that you otherwise might miss.


I took a whole bunch of photos, did lots of experimentation, played around with the camera settings, made loads of mistakes – and ended up with about 40 photos (out of 140 taken) that I thought were worth looking at.

Below are a few favourites. You can see the rest in my Flickr set.


Wall of crushed cars

Photographers in a park

Man painting

Billboard frames

Canalside flowers

View the full set.