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London Street Photography

London Street Photography – The Go-To Place

If you want to get rich in your street photography then there is nothing in the UK like London Street Photography. The streets are paved with gold when it comes to photographing people and places.

I have shown examples below of two popular places on this post and how they were shot. One, London’s South Bank, the other, London’s Brick Lane, east of the City of London.

London – South Bank

Urban Desperado

This was shot in the skate park area of the South Bank. Always a good spot to get the young and cool looking of the skateboarding clans. This guy was having some time out. He looked pretty mean and cool and worked so well with the graffiti backdrop. So mean in fact I shot with a long lens at 200mm (FF). It was later in the day so with a long lens and low light I needed ISO 6400 to get the image. Don’t be afraid of shooting high ISO. Better than a blurred or underexposed shot and the image will come out ‘cleaner’ for post production.

Fujifilm X Pro 2 – 1/125, f/5.6, ISO/6400 – Fujifilm XF 55-200 f/3.5-4.8

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London – Brick Lane

The In-Crowd

Shot down an alley in London’s Brick Lane. I found this group of young tourists taking pictures of the graffiti. They all looked fabulous and worked so well with the urban street scene. I approached them and asked if they would pose for me and that I would also shoot the shot for them on one of their phones. I also offered by email so I could send them my shot. As in most cases, politeness and the offer of a fab image resulted in a yes 🙂

Fujifilm X Pro 2 – 1/125, f/5.6, ISO/400 – Fujifilm XF 10-24 f/4

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