No big secret to this one. Shoreditch and, in particular, Brick Lane, are a big draw for street photographers and photo walks in London every weekend.
Despite all this I’ve never actually been there with my camera, having thought little of Shoreditch since a few misguided nights out years ago made me think it was a not very nice part of London (which was probably true back then). Continue reading
I’m back with part two of my comparison between Fuji Velvia film and the Leica M. This second set of shots were taken directly after the last post, and some the following day when I went back with my girlfriend who had missed out the first time due to work.
On Wednesday night I took part in Blurb Photo Books‘ first London photo walk, hosted by Dan Milnor who is their resident photographer/speaker/trainer dude.
This was a night walk, starting after 6pm in the middle of a London winter, so I knew my usual stash of film wasn’t going to cut it. Instead I picked up the fastest thing I could get my hands on – Ilford Delta 3200. Sure, I could have pushed my Tri-x 400 that high, but this was a good opportunity to try out the Ilford after hearing so many good things about it. Continue reading
In the last days of my blissful holiday I was keen to photo walk but felt uninspired by the city. So I jumped in the car and headed to Richmond Park, which I always love and don’t visit nearly enough. Continue reading
I’m not sure what drives me to freeze my nuts off in the London winter taking pictures of the city at its bleakest, but here I am again. You know I’m really starting to see the attraction of plastic cameras … all that metal seems reassuringly solid when you’re trying a camera in store, but when you can’t feel your fingers you get over it pretty quickly.
My original plan was to strike out east, but this being the holiday season the transport links were dodgy and I was running out of light, so I settled for familiar territory, getting off at Waterloo and making my way west along the Thames towards home. Continue reading
I haven’t done a photo walk post for a while, mostly because I haven’t been doing any photo walks! Continue reading
Been working since last Sunday and off to Mobile World Congress in Barcelona tomorrow, but I did manage to shoot a couple of rolls of Fuji Neopan 400 last Saturday and get them in the soup that evening. Continue reading
I had the best of intentions to photo walk yesterday. But first a nap got in the way. Then prolonged thunderstorms got in the way. Then dinner got in the way … you get the idea.
Today I had better luck. After a quick trip into town to see whether the Panasonic G5 was in stock (it isn’t), I took the X Pro 1 for a little outing to see if I could get my phojo back before Paris next weekend. (And yes, I know phojo is terrible, but I think it just might stick.) Continue reading
London’s Southbank is one of my favourite places for photo walking.
On any given day you have the bridges, sand castle man (or whatever his name is) by the Oxo tower (not to mention the little photography gallery in the Oxo building that usually has something interesting on). Continue reading
London is a bit of a gold mine for photographers. But the funny thing is, photogs tend not to share their locations, lest somebody rip off their not-so-original composition.
During a recent ‘staycation’, I turned to the internet for inspiration. I googled ‘London photo walks’, ‘London photo walking routes’, ‘where to take photos in London’ and many other exciting variations. Continue reading