photos from River Tyne Urban Decay Walk workshop

Industrial decay on the Tyne


Sunday 27th January 2019 : 12.30pm - 4.30pm

Saturday 9th March 2019 : 2pm - 6pm

For those of us who like shooting the derelict side of life, this walk along the Gateshead side of the Tyne includes decaying signs of an industrial past, derelict overgrown buildings, graffitti, the river itself, boats, widlife and more.

We'll look at some ways of shooting ; composition, viewpoint plus some tricks and tips and help you with settings on your camera if you need

The walk starts and ends in Bill Quay.

Bring your camera and some sensible shoes.

You can even bring your dog if you like

Sorry, for insurance purposes, this course is not available to under 18s

 photos from River Tyne Urban Decay Walk workshop
 photos from River Tyne Urban Decay Walk workshop

Additional Info


A walk with technical and creative tips


Meet outside The Cricketers Arms, Joel Terrace, Bill Quay, Gateshead, NE10 OTX

Free off street parking

Skill level

All skill levels welcome

We'll start with a brief session about cameras and how to operate them, this workshop is aimed at those who know a bit or more, for an in depth beginners course, take a look at this workshop

What to expect

Group size : 10 max

We'll walk, talk, shoot and explore. Starting at Bill Quay, we'll walk west and east, taking in the river, woodland, flora, fauna and industrial decay, finishing back at The Cricketers, where everyone is welcome to join us afterwards for a well earned drink and chat.

The round trip walk is about 2 miles, and covers some rough terrain, so isn't suitable for people with mobility issues

What will you learn

You'll get inspiration and advice on how to compose and how to operate your camera

Plus some tips about exposure, what to look for on location, how to keep safe, plus some tips about how to get the wow shot

What to bring

  • Camera with full battery and empty memory card. Spare battery if possible
  • Sensible shoes and appropriate outdoor clothing
  • The course will go ahead whatever the weather. If on the day, you don't like the look of the conditions, you can cancel for a full refund -5%. Or if you like, transfer onto another date or a different course
  • A note about the weather : sunshine is lovely, it brings out colour, it adds shadow for dimension and detail, it adds contrast and just looks nice. But, it has it's negatives ; sometimes the contrast can be too strong, you can find yourself restricted with viewpoint and you may have to wait for it to move to light the area you want. Grey weather and rain and wind have their place too. Grey cloudy weather makes controlling contrast easier, you can see into the shadows and the highlights aren't too bright, you can shoot in any direction. Wind and rain can add atmosphere, providing you have a plastic bag or a brolly that is ! In wind you can get blurry special effects, in rain subjects dripping with water can be tantilising.