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Re: Street Photography

Originally Posted by shirley View Post
In August I visited London and wanted to take some pics. Being aware of the issues surrounding photography in the Capital I was wary of taking photographs obviously, so I resorted to taking some pics from the hip.
I have no experience or knowledge of this type of photography and would appreciate any comments.
Hi Shirley

I don't have any real experience of street photography, though this is an area where I would dearly love to experiment and learn more in. I can say however that there are no issues in taking shots in London... just a perceived issue that's all. There are hundreds of thousands of tourists and visitors to London who are there every day taking photos, and none of these people are accosted by heavy handed security guards et al. You are quite within your rights to be taking photographs in London in public, and you need no permission to be so doing. Of course, if you're in a BR station, or other non-public area then you may need permission, but to take shots where you did, no permission is needed and you are fine.

As you have posted in the Looking for Perfection category, can I ask... what was it you were attempting to accomplish here...? Was it just some candid shots of random people, or was it a mood/atmosphere...?

I think these few shots are more 'candid' than 'atmospheric', maybe an objective of what you want to accomplish with this sort of shoot might help. Please don't take my comments the wrong way... I am simply wondering what it is you were trying to achieve here that's all.

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