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Seen near Brick Lane, London
24th July 2016 - 0 comments


Seen near Brick Lane, London today during a photo walk with my photography Meetup group We Shoot People. As you may already know I am a huge Prince fan. So walking down a random street and discovering a street art tribute piece dedicated to Prince was a stroke of fate :)
Full day street photography workshop
22nd July 2016 - 0 comments


This week I had another 1-2-1 street photography workshop booked with a student who contacted me a couple months ago. Laudo advised that he was pretty open to learning new things, such as making better creative photos, improve his compositions and thus making stronger photos, but his main concern was that he was a bit scared about getting too close to subjects in order to get a good shot. The result is that he would end up just getting shots of back's of heads or just play things too safe which left him a bit frustrated with his images.



So we scheduled a full day workshop in central London. We met in the very cool chilled out space inside the Holborn hotel where he was staying and with my personalised notes & example images on my iPad took him through some basic theory on content, composition, some camera techniques and a bit about psychology (like body language), that may help him get closer and shoot with less fear. We then hit the streets to continue the workshop.

Laudo was using a Sony RX100 III, which is a very small, portable but high quality camera, and ideal for street photography. When I first meet with a student, I like to observe his or her initial way of shooting, style and technique as everyone has a different approach. I can then highlight anything I can see to help improve their success right. I could see that he was quite hesitant when he saw a street photo opportunity, so I encouraged him on many occasions to take the shot without thinking too long, and/or I would take the shot myself without issue, so he could change his negative fear to positive productivity. Also, when he was using his flip screen, he was using the widest default range so everything looked too far away, which would end up with him having to crop to enlarge the image later and possibly diminish the overall quality and the original frame.



As the workshop went on, and guiding him through some of the techniques I was teaching him, I would encourage him to get a bit closer and think about his compositions more, instead of the 'shoot n' run' technique he was using before which wasn't doing him any good.

I took him through many different styles of street from street portraits, decisive moments, to geometrical, light-play creative style shots so he had a variety of shots to take away with him and learn from. By the mid to end of the workshop, I was joking with him without him realising that he had gone from 'I'm afraid to get too close' to actually almost being in people's faces with his camera which he didn't even realise he was doing! He was so busy focusing on trying to perfect his photos in camera as I taught him, that I could see that he almost forgot to be afraid more times than not!

Baring in mind, it was the second hottest day of the year, we had lunch and about 5-6 rehydration breaks! Still we managed to wander around most of Holborn, Covent Garden, Soho, Chinatown, Leicester Square, Mayfair and finally Carnaby Street. Just as well both our camera batteries had drained and we were also physically exhausted from walking several miles all day in the hot London sun!

As we said our goodbyes, Laudo thanked me and said he was extremely happy with the many photographs he had taken, that he had learnt a lot from spending the day walking around with me and that he felt a lot more confident than he did before the workshop. An extremely fun and productive day overall!
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18th July 2016 - 0 comments
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Raining Outside My Window Pt II - Room With A View
11th July 2016 - 0 comments


Another shot taken from my apartment window on a rainy day in London.

I am a great admirer of past masters W. Eugene Smith and Saul Leiter who both inspired this series of photos about life outside my window.

Between 1957 and 1965 W. Eugene Smith made approximately 40,000 exposures both inside the loft building at 821 Sixth Avenue, of the nocturnal jazz scene, and of the street below as seen through his fourth-floor window. This classic body of work, is from a series entitled "As From My Window I Sometimes Glance".

Saul Leiter was a prolific painter and photographer from Pittsburgh USA. A true master and some consider a pioneer of film based colour photography in the 1940s and 1950's, and remains a true inspiration for me. I highly recommend a feature documentary about Saul, called "In No Great Hurry" if you have yet to watch it.

Available as a fine art print.
Raining Outside My Window Pt I - Room With A View
11th July 2016 - 0 comments


Taken from my apartment window. When I don't fancy going out in the rain to get some street shots, having a room with a view definitely has its perks!

Available as a fine art print.
Seen in Westbourne Park, London
08th July 2016 - 0 comments


I think the newspaper hat was for protection from the rain... and not bird poop.
Pride in London 2016 - Street Photography London
25th June 2016 - 0 comments










Attended the Pride in London 2016 event this afternoon in central London with my We Shoot People photography Meetup. The sun was out and there was a massive turn out to celebrate diversity in London. The Pride Parade made its route from Oxford Street, down Regent Street, through Piccadilly and ended in Whitehall. Always a great event for photo opps.
Brick Lane street photography Walk - We Shoot People Group
19th June 2016 - 0 comments






Just back from a great photo walk event around Brick Lane, with my street photography group We Shoot People. It was cool to see lots of new faces and of course the regulars who attended today. See some of their cool photos here. I noticed it was slightly quieter than usual for a Sunday, maybe because folks were out about celebrating Fathers Day. Made it a bit easier to get some clean compositional street shots! Here are a few pics I took earlier today.

Next event up is our Camden photo walk on 25th June 2016!
Street Photography Walks coming up - June 2016
12th June 2016 - 0 comments


Having a crazy busy month already, but wanting to fit in some street photography walks for June with the Meetup group We Shoot People. Want to come along?

Upcoming weekend walks:
19th June - Brick Lane / Shoreditch
25th June - Pride In London/Parade

Will try and get 1 or 2 mid-week evening events too if I can squeeze them in!

If you are not already a member, its simple to sign up to the Meetup group. Once you are approved as a member, you may RSVP to reserve your spot on an event you wish to attend space permitting. Then get notified about future events via email as they get added if you wish.

The group is for beginner and intermediate street photographers alike. Meet fellow street shooters, swap tips & ideas, have fun, and have a social photo walk around town within a friendly group!
Seen in Leicester Square - London Street Photography
11th June 2016 - 0 comments


Seen in Leicester Square - London Street Photography.
Donating photographs to animal care shelter
08th June 2016 - 0 comments




Humane Society of Johnson County an animal care shelter in Indiana contacted me in regard to donating a pic for a fundraising event. Of course I said yes, and have donated these two pics; a signed 8x12" of the man & dog one taken in Portobello Road market, Notting Hill Gate, and a 8x8" square print of the cat in window one taken near Shoreditch. :-)

They are hosting a fundraising event in July and will offer these photos as part of their silent or live auction. The theme is Art Unleashed: Through Their Eyes and is being held at a local winery, Mallow Run Winery.

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Seen in Soho, London - Barbershop abstract
01st June 2016 - 0 comments

Some late night, barbershop abstract street photography action, taken in Soho, London.
Seen in Mayfair, London
28th May 2016 - 0 comments


I love old traditions like this mobile shoe-shine service in the middle of Burlington Arcade. When this well-suited man stopped to get his brogue shoes a quick polish, I popped a few candid shots.

The Burlington Arcade is a covered shopping arcade in Mayfair, London that runs behind Bond Street from Piccadilly through to Burlington Gardens. I enjoy passing through as I love the beautifully designed decor and the bijou shops full of luxury items! It is one of the precursors of the mid-19th-century European shopping gallery and the modern shopping centre.
Shoreditch cat is a natural in front of the camera
24th May 2016 - 0 comments


Shoreditch cat is a natural in front of the camera.

I am a cat lover and love candidly photographing them if I see one during my photo walks. As I was walking down an East London street, I noticed this cute cat in the window, just sitting there a bit bored, so I spent a couple minutes playing chase my finger, which she seemed to love! I didn't want to go, but thought I'd take a photo so I could remember this beautiful, photogenic cat. As I took the shot, it looked straight down my camera lens!
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23rd May 2016 - 0 comments



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Why you should never delete your photos
20th May 2016 - 0 comments


A rainy day photograph I found in the 'Vaults' today. This was taken in Soho, London September 2015. I was out on a photo walk, one of the evenings after some heavy downpour in the UK that flooded most of the country. I took a few shots from this Soho location, but at the time, I wasn't sure which shot from the series was my overall favourite. A few months on, it turns out its this one I like the best. The moral of this story is never delete the photos from your camera, no matter how rubbish you think it looks at the time. Even when you get home and look at them on your big screen monitor and you are still unsure about what to keep and what to delete, for whatever reason.

If you are not sure about a shot, store it away - keep it, back it up somewhere. There are so many freebie 'cloud storage' services available if you don't have a USB stick drive, a portable hard drive to copy your image files to. I'm quite religious with my backups now after almost losing ALL of my original files stored on a failing hard drive.

After every photo walk I do, I create & name a new folder on my Mac with the date and location of the shoot for my reference (i.e 20 May 2016 - Soho). As I review the photos from that shoot, I save the usable files (one high res & one low res) in that folder, this then gets auto backed up to my portable hard drive via Time Machine, and then this is copied to my Google Drive cloud storage area, so if both my Mac and portable drive go up in flames, I still have my cloud copies! Yes I'm a tad organised, but it is for very good reason. I'm not just overly OCD!

If like myself, you make and sell prints of your work, you need to be able to find that file for processing. I will get a print enquiry from someone about a photo that I shared on one of my social media pages. If you don't know, some of my shared street photography images date back to 2009. That's over 7 years worth of photos, that's tens of thousands of images I need to easily access and find that high res version of a specific file efficiently. Thinking back to before I had this filing system, it was virtually impossible to find image files I was looking for. I just randomly saved my images to some folder or just threw them on the Mac desktop. But now I have my 'vault', it is so much more simple to find and grab any file when I need it, especially when I have a deadline to send an image file to the printing lab. It just makes my life a whole lot easier.

Another reason I keep my files, is every so often I review a batch of older images that I've taken. They that didn't make the original cut for whatever reason and occasionally find an image I really like from that bunch, and think why didn't I notice this one before. It could be for one or a number of reasons: a) I didn't think it was visually strong enough or b) I wasn't sure it was the strongest in the series I took or even c) maybe it was not perfect in your mind, but your style may have changed or maybe now you just don't mind quirky imperfections! d) other. Every photographer should have a 'vault', a personal collection, containing your body of work that you can return to, dip into, review, rework, get inspiration from.

What have I learnt from this? Simply taking a step back from my own photos, if that's a week, a month, or a year; disconnecting myself emotionally from my images, and revisiting them from almost 'another persons' point of view, can make you see them completely differently. I have occasionally found a few gems such as this one, that I had completely forgotten that actually ended up growing on me!

This image is available as a photographic print here.
Seen in Notting Hill Gate, London
15th May 2016 - 0 comments


Seen in Notting Hill Gate, London.

So much colour in this part of town. Taken on my iPhone as on my way home with bags full of shopping, I didn't take my camera with me. Not sure why there was a chair there, but it added to the randomness of the photo!
Columbia Road Flower Market - Street Photography
09th May 2016 - 0 comments


It was such a lovely sunny hot day at Columbia Road Flower Market yesterday! I love it down there - always a great buzz and atmosphere when the flower sellers are in action. I hosted a Sunday afternoon, street photography Meetup with my group We Shoot People. It was great fun hanging out with some lovely group members. Shame the weathers gone to pot today with the rain - typical British Summer! :)
Street photography London Meetups - May 2016
06th May 2016 - 0 comments
Some new May street photography Meetup events coming up with We Shoot People....



  • Sunday, 8th May 2016
    Columbia Road Flower Market
    Columbia Road Flower Market is a famous Sunday market in East London, within walking distance of Brick Lane/Shoreditch. On Sunday the street is transformed into oasis of foliage and flowers and is full of characters and a great atmosphere c/o the charismatic flower sellers! A great place to get up close and personal for some street photography and street portraits!

    We will take a short detour walk through the colourful, graffiti filled Shoreditch area then spend some time on Columbia Road getting some street shots. To join in, simply sign up as a member of We Shoot People Meetup group and RSVP!

    Next weekends Meetup walk will be Portobello Road Market on the 14th.