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If there is a more photogenic city than York, we’ve yet to snap it.

But if you want to take great photos of the old place where do you start? And how do you ensure your pix show a different side to the city?

Capture York tours

Every Thursday at 6.30pm; extra dates on request

£12 adults, £10 students

Book on the Capture York website

Or on 07747 460001

Two local photographers can help. Steven Eric Parker and James Drury have set up Capture York to answer those questions.

Whether you have a camera phone or the latest DSLR, they will take you on a guided walking tour of the city and offer hints, tips and well-researched vantage points, as well as some interesting historical nuggets along the way.

It’s a chance to look at the famous icons through fresh eyes – and find some hidden gems of the city.

“When you live here, it’s easy to take York for granted, but it really is a truly stunning city and so photogenic,” said James.

“We were surprised to realise no one was offering photographic group tours, open to all, with any kind of camera.”

Three top tips

Where will it lead you?
Where will it lead you?

Both James and Steven have lived in York for over two decades and find the city as much an inspiration now as when they first arrived.

All these pictures were taken by James and Steven for Capture York. Here are three ways they recommend to photograph York at it’s best…

1. It’s all about the light; the golden hour just before sunset or as the sun is rising gives much softer light and avoids harsh shadows.

2. York is a busy city all day and all year round, but it does get much quieter between 6.30pm and 8pm, even at the regular tourist hotspots, leaving you more time and freedom to work on that magic shot.

3. Don’t be afraid to change your angle of view; get down low for a different viewpoint.

Capture York gallery

Tower bridge
Tower bridge
Guildhall glamour
Guildhall glamour
Minster in monochrome
Minster in monochrome
A gap reveals the hole
A gap reveals the hole
Blossoming city
Blossoming city
Stones and sky
Stones and sky
Special skies
Special skies
A glimpse of the past
A glimpse of the past
Pointing the way
Pointing the way
Snail mail
Snail mail
Under a dark sky
Under a dark sky
New perspectives on the Minster
New perspectives on the Minster
A Roman hand
A Roman hand

Not too posh to push
Not too posh to push
Cobbled street
Cobbled street
One view of the Minster…
One view of the Minster…
…and another
…and another

Clifford's Tower
Clifford’s Tower

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