Adrian Wyatt Photography

Xross Purposes

Exploring Photography as a way to Well Being

Beyond Bridges and Balloons: Quirky Bristol

Cost: £30.00

Date: 6th August 2022

Time: 10.00 – 12.00

Location: Old Bristol from Christmas Steps to St Nicolas Market.

When we think of Bristol, we tend to think of Brunel’s Suspension Bridge, the SS Great Britain and flying balloons. But Bristol offers so many more opportunities for photography.

In the days of lockdowns Adrian took the opportunity to explore and discover beyond the obvious and found the centre of Bristol is rich in the not so well-known places, history, mystery and stories. On this photography tour we have the opportunity to photograph some of the area’s historical sites, starting at the bottom of Christmas Steps, across the centre for those who wish to try some street photography as we move into Corn Street (we may be lucky and find some market stalls) to the Nails, St Nicolas Market and the surrounding streets.

In just this small area there are oddities, street art, and the macabre.

As we walk Adrian, who does not profess to be a tour guide, he is a professional photographer, will take point out some lesser-known sites and history that might otherwise pass us by while always focussing on the opportunity to enjoy and improve our photography skills.

During our time Adrian will give the opportunity to photograph:

  • Buildings to people, light and shadows, reflections and the quirky.
  • Point out some of the lesser-known points of this part of Bristol giving the chance to photograph beyond the obvious
  • Help with camera settings including white balance, ISO, semi-automatic settings
  • Experiment with composition and perspectives.


This is a photography walk for all, whether using a smart phone, tablet or DSLR. Each offers an opportunity to photograph this incredible part of the city but moving beyond bridges and balloons and offers the chance to get creative if you wish and recover that photographic mojo!


Please Note: Book any 2 of Adrian’s courses at the same time and get a third £30 – £35 course for free. Just email for details.

2 hours