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

Night Photography

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Our Night Photography Course is the latest addition to our schedule of photography courses and workshops.  Our small group of attendees turned up on time at 7.00 pm and were eager to get to grips with the challenges of photographing at night.  At the beginning of the course we help you to set up your camera for the best results.  … Read More

Explore Your Digital Camera

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Another great Beginners Photography Course today. Our Beginners are eager to explore their digital cameras and learn photography on location in Central London.  Today our students put theory into practice and here we see them get great shots of reflections, textures and surfaces while learning about depth of field.  We specialise in small friendly groups and today’s class loved working … Read More

Photographing Trafalgar Square at Christmas

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We are excited about Christmas and know that it has arrived when we are photographing in Trafalgar Square. Here the Norwegian Christmas tree dominates Trafalgar Square and even makes the Landseer Lions look tiny!  To photograph this subject we teach our students about backlighting.  If we take the shot on an average exposure the tree and the rest of the … Read More

Christmas Carols in Trafalgar Square

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We all know that Christmas is coming when we hear the first carol singers of the season. Here is a fantastic group of carol singers standing on the steps of St Martin’s in the Field Church in Trafalgar Square.  They are just getting ready to sing it loud for Christmas.  We came across the Carol singers during a Photography Masterclass … Read More