A Day of Street Photography in London

Street Photography in London
It’s been a while since I’ve made any kind of an effort to go out and take some street photographs. As some of you may know I’ve taken a bit of a hiatus from photography in general recently. I just needed a bit of time while I decided what I actually wanted to do with my life. Well - It’s photography. It always was I think.

Wedding Photographer in London
The trouble with deciding to get back into weddings after vanishing of off the face of the earth for a year is that you have the itch to get back out there again… but no weddings to shoot. Thankfully my approach to wedding photography and street photography are pretty much exactly the same. It’s all about being present without disturbing what’s happening around you. You don’t need to be sneaky about it and it’s fine if people see you. To be honest It’s hard for them not to - I swear that people can sense a camera coming, or your eyes upon them from a mile away. None of that matters though if you act in a friendly, non threatening way and shoot with purpose. You might get the odd strange look and there will always be someone that isn’t keen on their picture being taken but you have to just smile and move on. It’s much easier at a wedding because people expect to have their picture taken in that environment.

Street Photography is Great Practice for Wedding Photography
Apparently when the Romans trained their legionnaires they used heavy wooden swords filled with a lead core. They did this so that when they used their actual swords they felt light and easy to use. It’s kind of like that with street photography and wedding photography. If you have the bottle to go out and take some pictures on the street then it’s much easier to have the confidence to shoot a wedding.

Anyway - here’s some of the photographs. Hope you like them.