Saturday, October 7th, 2023 | 11:00am - 1:15pm
Where We Will Meet
Meet at the front of the Pierhead Building, overlooking bay
Where The Walk Will End
The Mount Stuart - JD Wetherspoon
About This Walk
This walk gives the opportunity to explore and photograph the people, architecture and landscape of the iconic Cardiff Bay Area. Starting at the historic Pierhead Building in the heart of the bay. The mostly flat walk of just over a mile takes in the Wales Millennium Centre, Roald Dahl Plass, Merchant Seaman’s Memorial, and the Norwegian Church, to name a few. You will have the opportunity to explore several photography genres including (but not limited to) Landscape, Architecture, Environmental Portraits, Wildlife, Action and Street.
As an experienced photographer (weddings and portraiture) and a college tutor (Cardiff & Vale College) I am familiar with the Cardiff Bay Area and have led several photo walks there with college students.
Make sure you have fully charged and spare batteries, sufficient memory storage/SD cards and maybe one or two lens options. Any camera, including Smartphone will be suitable. A tripod or monopod, although not essential, would provide further options.
I would also recommend that you have suitable wet weather clothing, just in case! As we say in Wales, ‘if you don’t like the weather, wait twenty minutes, it’s bound to change!’ Also comfortable walking shoes would be preferable.
I have planned the walk to allow for a leisurely pace, and to provide many photographic opportunities at a variety of locations along the route.
Excited and ready to Go!October 6th, 2023
Hi all, really looking forward to meeting you all tomorrow.
The weather forecast is good, with warm temperatures and sunshine forecast. However, it’s been known to change! So I would recommend coming prepared.
We will be taking in a variety of landmarks and places of interest, including The Pierhead Building (our meeting point) Roald Dahl Pass, Wales Millennium Centre, Ivor Novello statue, the Merchant Seaman’s Memorial, the Norwegian Church Arts Centre, The Scott Antarctic Memorial, Cardiff Bay viewpoint and the Codebreakers, before meeting back up at The Mount Stuart – JD Wetherspoons public house.
I’ll have more detailed information, in the form of a handout, to give you tomorrow.
Cardiff Bay is a vibrant and diverse location with many photographic opportunities, covering several genres. I can’t wait to see what you get.
For those of you driving, there are several parking options such as Q-Park – Pierhead St, Cardiff CF10 4PH : Mermaid Quay Car Park- Stuart St, Cardiff CF10 5BS : Havannah Street Pay and Display -Cardiff CF10 5SF and the Red Dragon Centre Car Park – Cardiff CF10 4JY
If you need to contact me please e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Don’t forget your spare batteries and SD cards.
Safe journey, and I’ll see you all tomorrow at 11.00am
Change of start timeSeptember 11th, 2023
Hi there, to allow people time to travel from other parts of the country to Cardiff Bay, we will now meet at 11.00am, for an 11.15am start, and aim to finish by 1.15pm.