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Up Your Photography Game At This Northern Quarter Street Art Tour

By Laura O'Neill November 24, 2019

The colourful streets of Manchester await on the Huawei UK Photo Walk.

Manchester’s street art is already well-documented on Instagram but now’s your chance to get even snap-happier with the blistering colours and mesmerising shades that line the walls of the city. 

Over the years, the city has become a hotspot for these colourful creations, which means now’s the time to take some advice from some of the best in the business to capture some incredible photos. And when we say “the best in the business” there’s really only one voice that comes to mind. 

Huawei UK has been bounding ahead of the game with the arrival of their Huawei P30 Pro, which promises to up your photography game like never before. Even if you don’t own one, now’s the chance to get involved for one night only and capture some street art photography that’ll put all of your previous Instagram shots to shame. Taking place on December 14, it’s an unmissable event for any of Manchester’s photography or art lovers. 

You’ll start the experience by meeting at one of Manchester’s oldest music venues for a bite to eat. It’s always easier to get the creative juices flowing with a full stomach so you’ll begin your afternoon by feasting on some delicious handmade pizzas, charcuterie boards and other snacks. Sip on a local beer or soft drink before learning all about how to best prepare for your photo walk.

A local Manchester artist will then talk you through what it’s like to be a street artist, explaining the behind the scenes and difficulties in creating these large scale works, as well as taking any questions you have before you embark on the walking tour. It’s the best way to be able to subtly drop “Oh, I know him” into conversation next time your pals point out the stunning works of art on your stroll through the city. 

Once you’re suitably fed, watered and educated on everything there is to know about street art, you’ll spend two hours exploring the streets of Manchester’s Northern Quarter. Led by a Huawei UK product trainer, you’ll be shown some of the city’s best-hidden secrets along with locals’ favourites and other unmissable artworks.

By its very nature, street art comes in a huge variety of colours and styles: the perfect backdrop to put the Huawei P30 Pro to use. You’ll be able to use features like the zoom, with its new periscope telephoto lens that allows more optical zooming capabilities than ever before. Don’t fret if golden hour passes, because the colour sensing rule has been rewritten by HUAWEI from RGGB to RYYB for more light in all your images.

A self-developed algorithm, which contributes 40 per cent increased light, will provide a clear preservation of your memories throughout the tour. Use the Huawei P30 Pro to draw out the beautiful colours and tones of the street art, to capture every miniscule detail. Not only will you get the chance to play around with one during the masterclass, but you’ll also be entered into a competition with a chance to win a Huawei P30 Pro to take home! How’s that for an early Christmas present? 

So where will you cover on the walk? On the two hour adventure, prepare to capture images at the historic Ancoats Mill area and the creative Northern Quarter. You’ll end the experience at Band On The Wall, where you can enjoy a delicious post-walk drink to warm up. In true form, even the final bar will be suitably decorated. Band on the Wall is famed for its ever-changing guest artists that cover the walls inside the bar with an eclectic street art mural that changes regularly. Once you’ve snapped plenty of photos during the tour, make sure to grab a few selfies to commemorate your experience in front of the mural!

Want to come along? The Huawei UK Manchester Street Art tour will take place on December 14.

Tickets are priced at £14 and will include a two and a half hour walking tour, use of a P30 Pro, a talk from a local artists and beer and snacks at the bar. Click here to get yours. 

Find out more about the Huawei P30 Pro here. 18+ only. This article was sponsored by Huawei UK. 


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