PhotoSecrets Coventry

A Photographer’s Guide

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A Photographer’s Guide
Andrew Hudson



107 views to photograph
St Michael’s Victory over the DevilSnowmanradio/Wikipedia
Baptistry WindowSteve Cadman/Wikipedia
Godiva and Peeping Tom ClockAmanda Slater/Wikipedia
New Coventry Cathedral exteriorSteve Cadman/Wikipedia
ReconciliationBen Sutherland/Flickr
Swanswell GateG-Man/Wikipedia
Bryan Bailey MemorialElliott Brown/Wikipedia
Chapel of UnitySteve Cadman/Wikipedia
Christ in Glory in the TetramorphSteve Cadman/Wikipedia
Council House [Coventry]Mintchocicecream/Wikipedia
Coventry Martyrs MemorialSnowmanradio/Wikipedia
Coventry University Lanchester LibrarySnowmanradio/Wikipedia
Engineering and Computing BuildingPaul/Wikipedia
Ford’s HospitalJim Linwood/Wikipedia
The Future MonumentRobjn/Wikipedia
Golden Cross [Coventry]Peter Black/Wikipedia
Lady Herbert’s GardenJez Sutton/Wikipedia
Our Lady of CoventryAndy Mabbett/Wikipedia
Spire of St Michael’sJonathan Woodfield/Wikipedia
Three spires skylineSnowmanradio/Wikipedia
Coat of Arms BridgePhil Radbourne/Wikipedia
The Coventry BoyAndy Mabbett/Wikipedia
Coventry Canal BasinSnowmanradio/Wikipedia
Gregory-Hood ObeliskSnowmanradio/Wikipedia
Leofric Godiva and JusticeE Gammie/Wikipedia
Mediaeval Stone Building [Coventry]Robjn/Wikipedia
Thread Through TimeElliott Brown/Wikipedia
War Memorial Monument [War Memorial Park, Coventry]Snowmanradio/Wikipedia
38–39 Bayley LaneRock Drum/Wikipedia
All Saints Church [Allesley]Jez Sutton/Wikipedia
Belgrade TheatreHerry Lawford/Wikipedia
Caesar’s Tower of Coventry CastleRock Drum/Wikipedia
Chapel of Christ in GethsemaneJim Linwood/Wikipedia
Chapel of Christ the ServantSteve Cadman/Wikipedia
Chapel of Christ the ServantSteve Cadman/Wikipedia
City College CoventryE Gammie/Wikipedia
County Hall [Coventry]Nicholas Jackson/Wikipedia
Coventry History CentreHerry Lawford/Wikipedia
Coventry skylineE Gammie/Wikipedia
Coventry Transport MuseumJim Linwood/Wikipedia
Drapers’ Hall [Coventry]Nicholas Jackson/Wikipedia
Effigy and Tomb of Huyshe Yeatman-BiggsOosoom/Wikipedia
Electric Railway Museum [Warwickshire]Fairfaithfull/Wikipedia
Elisabeth FrinkRock Drum/Wikipedia
The EnfoldingWidefox/Wikipedia
Graham Sutherland buildingSnowmanradio/Wikipedia
Graham Sutherland Building sculptureSnowmanradio/Wikipedia
Grave of the Unknown CiviliansJim Linwood/Wikipedia
Herbert Art Gallery and MuseumE Gammie/Wikipedia
Holy Trinity Church [Coventry]Derivative Work:/Wikipedia
James Starley MemorialElliott Brown/Wikipedia
King Henry VIII School [Coventry]Jez Sutton/Wikipedia
Kirby House [Coventry]Paul Coles/Wikipedia
Man’s StruggleRock Drum/Wikipedia
Mother and ChildRock Drum/Wikipedia
Nave of Old Coventry CathedralSteve Cadman/Wikipedia
Priory MazeRobjn/Wikipedia
The Public BenchAndy Mabbett/Wikipedia
Radford [Coventry]Snowmanradio/Wikipedia
Sir Frank WhittleJim Linwood/Wikipedia
Sir Guy and the Dun CowElliott Brown/Wikipedia
St Bartholomew’s Church [Binley]Pc/Wikipedia
St James’s ChurchSnowmanradio/Wikipedia
St John the Baptist Church [Coventry]Robjn/Wikipedia
St Mary Magdalene’s Church [Wyken]Ian Rob/Wikipedia
St Mary’s GuildhallSnowmanradio/Wikipedia
St. Mary’s Priory and CathedralShastrix/Wikipedia
Styvechale ManorSnowmanradio/Wikipedia
Thomas White MemorialElliott Brown/Wikipedia
Walsgrave War MemorialSnowmanradio/Wikipedia
Coventry CathedralAndrew Walker/Wikipedia


Map of Coventry

Map of Coventry city centre


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  • Back matter
  • About PhotoSecrets



    A great travel photo­graph requires you to be in the right place at the right time to capture that special moment. Professional photo­graphers have a short-hand phrase for this: “F8 and be there.”

    There are countless books that can help you with photo­graphic technique, the “F8” portion of that equation. But until now, there’s been little help for the other, more critical portion of that equation, the “be there” part. To find the right spot, you had to expend lots of time and shoe leather to essentially re-invent the wheel.

    In my career as a professional travel photo­grapher, well over half my time on location is spent seeking out the good angles. Andrew Hudson’s PhotoSecrets does all that legwork for you, so you can spend your time photo­graphing instead of wandering about. I wish I had one of these books for every city I photo­graph on assignment.

    PhotoSecrets can help you capture the most beautiful sights with a minimum of hassle and a maximum of enjoyment. So grab your camera, find your favorite PhotoSecrets spots, and “be there!”

    About Bob Krist

    Bob Krist has photo­graphed assignments for National Geographic, National Geographic Traveler, Travel/­Holiday, Smithsonian, and Islands. He won “Travel photo­grapher of the Year” from the Society of American Travel Writers in 1994, 2007, and 2008.

    For National Geographic, Bob has led round-the-world tours and a traveling lecture series. His book In Tuscany with Frances Mayes spent a month on The New York Times’ bestseller list and his how-to book Spirit of Place was hailed by American Photo­grapher magazine as “the best book about travel photo­graphy we’ve ever read.”

    The parents of three sons, Bob and his wife live in New Hope, Pennsylvania.


    Thank you for reading PhotoSecrets. As a fellow fan of travel and photo­graphy, I hope this guide will help you quickly find the most visually stunning places, and come home with equally stunning photo­graphs.

    PhotoSecrets is designed to show you all the best sights. Flick through, see the classic views, and use them as a departure point for your own creations. Flick through, enjoy the photos, and see which places inspire you. Get comp­osition ideas, lighting tips, and a brief history. It’ll be like traveling with a location scout and a pro-photo­grapher by your side.

    The idea for PhotoSecrets came during a trip to Thailand, when I tried to find the exotic beach used in the James Bond movie The Man with the Golden Gun. None of the guidebooks I had showed a picture, so I thought a guidebook of postcard photos would be useful for us photographers. If you have any ides for improvements, please send me an email at

    Now, start exploring — and take lots of photos!

    About Andrew Hudson

    Originally an engineer, Andrew Hudson started PhotoSecrets in 1995. His first book won the Benjamin Franklin Award for Best First Book and his second won the Grand Prize in the National Self-Published Book Awards.

    Andrew has published 15 nationally-distributed photo­graphy books. He has photo­graphed assignments for Macy’s, Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia, Men’s Health and Seventeen, and been a location scout for Nikon. His photos and articles have appeared in Alaska Airlines, National Geographic Traveler, Shutterbug Outdoor and Nature photo­graphy, Where, and Woman’s World.

    Andrew has a degree in Computer Engineering from Manchester University and a certificate in copyright law from Harvard Law School. Born in Redditch, England, he lives with his wife, two kids, and two chocolate Labs, in San Diego, California.


    At a Glance

    Sovereign state:United Kingdom
    Constituent country:England
    Region:West Midlands
    Ceremonial county:West Midlands
    Historic county:Warwickshire
    Founded by:Earl Leofric of Mercia
    Population:337,428 (city, 2011);651,000 (metro)
    Time zone:Greenwich Mean Time (UTC+0)
    GPS:52.408056, -1.510556
    Far:138 km (86 miles) from London

    Coventry is a city and metropolitan borough in the West Midlands, England.

    Historically part of Warwickshire, Coventry is the 9th largest city in England and the 12th largest in the United Kingdom. It is the second largest city in the West Midlands region, after Birmingham, with a population of 345,385 in 2015.

    Coventry is 95 miles (153 km) northwest of central London, 19 miles (31 km) east-south-east of Birmingham, 24 miles (39 km) southwest of Leicester and 11 miles (18 km) north of Warwick.

    Coventry Cathedral was built after the destruction of the 14th century cathedral church of Saint Michael by the German Luftwaffe in the Coventry Blitz of 14 November 1940. Coventry motor companies have contributed significantly to the British motor industry. The city has two universities, Coventry University in the city centre and the University of Warwick on the southern outskirts.