Colourful Doors of the Barber Shop

When you visit a town for the first time I always have a good look around to see what’s colourful in the scene.  Walking down a small side street I came across a set of colourful doors.  Doors are fantastic to photograph as the structure is made up of geometric form.  Geometric blocks are an element which adds structure to the composition.

Colourful doors


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Abstraction in the City

Abstract Photography
Reflections Create Abstract Forms

Today in the City of London it is a day within which it is easy to chase light.  Light flows freely along the streets and reflects off the sleek surfaces of modern buildings creating alleyways of illumination.

Photography is about light and our digital sensors love light if you handle it with sensitivity.  The light today gives an opportunity to create an abstract image using London architecture as a starting point.  (more…)

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Changing Face of London

Victorian Terrace
Contrast of the Old and the New

London is a fast moving city. The landscape and make up of this city is ever changing. Central London has had a huge development of luxury apartments and modern office space. The design of modern architecture is effortlessly sleek and I like the clean lines. Homes have also started to look like offices as clean lines are echoed throughout living spaces. (more…)

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The Shard in Autumn

Autumn in the City

The Shard
The Shard in Autumn

The Shard looks great today, bathed in the fresh and airy light of Autumn. Cool, crisp colours are in the air!

Making my way to London to capture Autumn light in the City I find that I cannot resist yet another shot of the Shard. (more…)

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Architectural Photography Tips

A Guide to Architectural Photography

Architectural Photography Tips
London Architctural Photography by Lou Smith Fine Art

Living in a great city like London one is surrounded by amazing architecture.  The London landscape just bursts with modern buildings and historic architecture.  The London skyline is filled with architectural shapes, colours and textures.  I’m often asked how to photograph London architecture.  Here is a Guide to Photographing Architecture and how to get great shots using a few of my best tips.  Enjoy… (more…)

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London Architecture – The Beauty of Design

This week’s Creative Seeing Photography Course, included a practical module which explored the simplicity of form through rich and varied architectural design.  London architecture creates striking geometric shapes around the city.   Strong architectural lines dominate London’s skylines.  The beauty of design is all around us and on Saturday, a small group of photographers, led by Lou Smith explored The Beauty of Architectural Design.  To find out more about Lou Smith Fine Art Photography Courses in London just click on the highlighted link. (more…)

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Photography: Architecture

Shadows and Light The drama of light is a never ending pursuit in photography. Exploring a scene and looking for that, at times, elusive light source. Modern buildings are fantastic…

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