Why Is Shoreditch Famous?

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Shoreditch is famous for its wealth of culture, art, fashion and food.  For photography lovers the most outstanding attribute is its colourful and unique landscape.  Nowhere in London is like Shoreditch as the locations are covered in street art by world famous street artists such as, Roa, Eine, Stik, Dale Grimshaw and Shepard Fairey.  It is this fantastic cultural mix … Read More

Covid-19 Safe Street Photography Workshop

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Covid-19 Safe, London Street Photography Workshop We had a great time with Stephen on a recent Private Street Photography Workshop.  It’s mandatory to wear a mask or face covering during our courses to ensure we keep everyone safe.  Lou gave a few tips on how to wear a face covering to ensure it doesn’t hamper street capture!  With that set, … Read More

The End – New Sculpture on the 4th Plinth

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The End – New Sculpture on the 4th Plinth, Trafalgar Square Finally we say goodbye to the Invisible Enemy Should Not Exist and hello to The End.  The exciting and new artwork by artist Heather Phillipson, was unveiled on Thursday 30 July, 2020. The End looks like a cherry on top of cream, topped by a drone.  The drone has … Read More

Creating Mood and Atmosphere in Street Photography

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Everyone loves an atmospheric image as it is the stuff of emotional responses and resonance.  Atmosphere draws us in to have a closer look at an image therefore understanding how to capture mood and atmosphere is essential to being able to create it. shoot into the light shoot in low light use different textures select colour temperature use a wide … Read More

Creative Exposures

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Today in Trafalgar Square we embrace the elements!  This time we explore water and the impact different shutter speeds can make creatively to an image.  The fountains are a great subject for using creative exposure techniques.  To enhance the image Lou transformed the colour file to black and white which creates a timeless quality to the historical context of the … Read More

Importance of Light in Photography

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Today in Trafalgar Square the light is dramatic with high contrasts.  This poses questions for our tour attendees who want to know how to deal with the tricky subject of contrasty lighting conditions. When light is bright we need to control the amount of light we let into our cameras.  This is done through understanding the relationship of shutter speed, … Read More

Low Light Photography

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Twilight is a great time to photograph London landmarks. As we approach dusk the ambient light creates a colourful atmosphere within which to capture low light photography.  A recent night photography course combined a twilight shoot in addition to a night shoot.  Lou Smith Fine Art Photographer and expert tutor delivers our night courses. Twilight is a magical time as … Read More

Chinatown Photo Walk

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Ahh…the feel of China Town is just great.  Colour pops everywhere we look.  We make the most of our surroundings as we walk through the new gated entrance on our Chinatown Photo Walk .  This photo tour is led by Lou Smith Fine Artist and expert tutor.  The day is beautifully illuminated and light fills the scene – this is … Read More