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Category Archives: Street Photography

Colour Street Photography

The digital era enables photography to be instantly reviewed and gives photographers access to colour post processing.  Back in the day, black and white was more readily able to be processed in a home dark room.  Now photographers have instant choices; shoot in black and white or visualise in colour.  Colour adds an important dynamic to street photography as it becomes part of the narrative of colour street photography.

 

Colour Street Photography

Colour Street Photography in Shoreditch

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London Cool Style

Today is another day in which to photograph the street. Filtered light fills the scene and enables me to see straight into store windows.  Soft light minimises light bounce which create reflections.  I explore the sense of place which I interpret as London Cool Style.

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Tracie Bennett as Mrs Henderson

Portrait of Tracie Bennett

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Tracie Bennett plays Mrs Henderson

I love my role as photography tutor to the thousands of people I have taught photography to.  I meet all skill levels of photographer with very diverse photographic interests.  During a recent street photography course I came across actress Tracie Bennett.  Tracie Bennett is currently starring in the musical Mrs Henderson at the Noel Coward Theatre in London.  Continue reading »

Selfies and Street Photography

Always Time for a Selfie

Selfie in the Park

Selfies and Street Photography

As smart phones became smarter, individuals became preoccupied with taking selfies on their phones, then uploading the selfie to social media sites such as Facebook, Twitter etc.  Photographing people taking selfies has now become part of street photography.  Continue reading »

Falun Dafa

Peaceful Contemplation in Trafalgar Square

Falun Dafa in Trafalgar Square

Peaceful Contemplation in Trafalgar Square

On a wet day in August I head out to London to photograph the rain.  Rain always creates amazing reflections as pavements are illuminated with light.  Never be afraid of the rain as it is just another photo opportunity!  I make my way into Central London to take a look at Trafalgar Square.  Wow – it is wet and as the rain pours I discover gentle contemplation in the centre of Trafalgar Square.  Falun Dafa followers are sitting quietly, eyes closed as the rain falls on them.  Continue reading »

Street Photography Tips from Lou Smith

London Street Photography

Street Photography in London

Street Photography Tips

I head out to capture interesting street photography. I am often asked how this is done as novice photographers want to photograph street action as it unfolds, but are often concerned about how to go about it.  Here are a few of my best Street Photography Tips. Continue reading »

Still Life Photography

Still Life Photography

Colourfull Still Life Photography

Today I decided to shoot some great still life photography – outdoors of course. I choose not to set up a still life subject but to find it already arranged!

Shops are great places to find arrangements of still life objects. In this china shop I found a colourful arrangement. This is a great way to shoot still life Continue reading »

Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red

Looking back at some of the highlights of 2014 one which stands out is the amazing installation of the Poppies at the Tower of London. The last couple of weeks of this installation were a frenzy of visitors, both tourists and Brits. Everyone wanting to see it for either the last time or first time.

Poppies at the Tower of London

People stand in silence in front of the Poppies at the Tower of London

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Steet Photography during Chinese New Year

Street Photography during the Chinese New Year in London

Feeling the squeeze in a busy street scene during the Chinese New Year in London.  The Chinese New Year is a great event, attracting thousands of visitors and revellers to London’s Chinatown to celebrate the New Year.  Street photography is at its best during this festive event.  Feel the squeeze and really get into the scene. Continue reading »

Street Photography – What Makes a Photo Great

Street Photography – What Makes a Great Photo

Always on the lookout for a great street photography shot.  What makes a photo stand out from the rest?  In street photography this is about timing and framing.  You can be in the busiest location and suddenly you look and you see your subject.  They are there…not moving…just perfectly positioned for you to come in and get the shot.  This is all about anticipation and you are drawn towards the subject as you can already see the composition forming as Continue reading »

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