Street Portraits – Tips for Fast Shooting

Street Portraits Tips for Fast Shooting

Summer is fading and Autumn is in the air.  What better time to perfect the art of street portraiture?  Walk right up and ask a total stranger if you can take their photograph to add to your street portraits’ collection. Let’s try this… Continue reading “Street Portraits – Tips for Fast Shooting” »

London Open Studios Exhibition

Lou Smith Fine Art Open Studio

APT Open Studios Weekend

Lou Smith Fine Art Open Studio

Lou Smith Fine Art Photography Opens Doors to the public during an open studio weekend

When Lou Smith Fine Art is Open

Friday 26 September | 6pm to 9pm

Saturday 27 September | 2pm to 6pm

Sunday 28 September | 2pm to 6pm

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5 Perfect Gifts for Photographers

Photography Gift Ideas

Here a few of my personal favourites for perfect photography gifts for photographers… Continue reading “5 Perfect Gifts for Photographers” »

Street Photography Composition

Composition and the Urban Life

You see the shot, you fill the frame and then…..

 

Street Photography

Urban Photography by Lou Smith Fine Art Photographer

The location was packed, lots of people milling around – some talking, some eating taking time out from work.  In the midst of this there were 2 people, not connected, sitting separately from each other.  The crowds melt away and quietly there is an essence of isolation and foreboding in the scene. Continue reading “Street Photography Composition” »

Rain Photography in Urban London

Rain Photography in London

See a line of umbrellas when it rains in London

Head for the streets when it rains and see light bounce off the pavements creating illumination.  At any time of the year rain is always a welcome apect for photographers as it helps us to capture very different types of shots.  Continue reading “Rain Photography in Urban London” »

Street Photography, At The Heart of London’s Dynamic Diversity

 London Street Photography

Urban Photography

Street Photography in London. Pausing in Piccadilly.

Take a walk with your camera and discover street photography in London.  Street photography is at the heart of understanding the every day flow in a major capital like London.  Continue reading “Street Photography, At The Heart of London’s Dynamic Diversity” »

Lou Smith Fine Artist

Lou Smith Fine Artist Open Studio

APT Open Studios Weekend

Friday 27 September  |  Studios open from 6pm to 8pm

Refreshments and curry from Tandori Express available in the Yard  |  6pm to 8pm

Saturday 28 September.  Studios open from 1pm to 5pm
Sunday 29 September.  Studios open from 1pm to 5pm

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The Mystery of the Street Entertainer

Street Entertainers

The Mystery of the Street Entertainer from Lou Smith Fine Art Photography

London is full of Street Entertainers – all dressed up ready to entertain the London public as they walk by.  If you like an entertainer you can pay by throwing a coin into a hat or Continue reading “The Mystery of the Street Entertainer” »

Flower Photography – The Beauty of the Rose

Walking In A Scented Garden with Lou Smith

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The heady scent of Summer is here and the air is filled with rose scents and perfumes.  The Rose Garden looks just great and is an ideal setting for my Canon Macro Lens.  When I work with macro lenses I always use a tripod as it is difficult to hand hold very shallow depth of fields.  Even taking a breath on a shallow aperture Continue reading “Flower Photography – The Beauty of the Rose” »

London Marathon 2013

London Marathon 2013 Gets Off  To A Great Start at Blackheath

 

London Marathon 2013

London Marathon Gets Off To A Great Start From Blackheath

It’s Sunday 21st April and the runners are picking up an amazing pace right at the start of the London Marathon.  Crowds pack the pavements, and even some of the runners leave the road to overtake using the pavement.  Watch out!  Photographer in the way!  Bash, bump right into Continue reading “London Marathon 2013” »