Advice on street photography in London?

Boid

All-Pro
Dec 15, 2011
Bangalore, India
Rajiv
Hi

I'm off to London and Scotland for a couple of weeks in mid September and would love some insider tips on places to go and 'dos and don'ts' for shooting on the streets.

Any general advice would be much appreciated, and any input on specific places offering great views or experiences would be awesome.

I'll also be driving through Scotland for 4 days (renting a car from Manchester) up to Inverness and back to Glasgow. Since this is my first visit there, are there any 'must' shooting opportunities on the way that I should not give a miss?

Thanks for your inputs in advance!
 

Jenna

Regular
Aug 18, 2012
Melbourne, Australia
Karen
Not so much a must shoot, as a must visit. You cannot go to Inverness and not visit Culloden. I would suggest giving the visitor centre a miss and go straight out to the battle field and spend several hours simply wandering the moor and take in what occurred on 16/04/1746. This was a battle that changed the entire way of the political and social culture of the clan system. It is truly an amazing place to spend time.
 

Jenna

Regular
Aug 18, 2012
Melbourne, Australia
Karen
The other places that are lovely to photograph if you get the opportunity are Glencoe and Rannoch Moore. But given you only have a few days, it might be difficult to fit in. I have been to Scotland twice, bth times for a four week period and dont feel I have even begun to experience what the country has to offer.
 

Boid

All-Pro
Dec 15, 2011
Bangalore, India
Rajiv
Thanks Jenna! Much appreciated. It's a whirlwind trip where I will be running around like a headless chicken, no doubts about that. But I'm hoping it will be a good introduction to a place I would keep going back to.
 

KianO

Top Veteran
Jun 27, 2012
Geneva
Hi

I'm off to London and Scotland for a couple of weeks in mid September and would love some insider tips on places to go and 'dos and don'ts' for shooting on the streets.

Any general advice would be much appreciated, and any input on specific places offering great views or experiences would be awesome.

I'll also be driving through Scotland for 4 days (renting a car from Manchester) up to Inverness and back to Glasgow. Since this is my first visit there, are there any 'must' shooting opportunities on the way that I should not give a miss?

Thanks for your inputs in advance!
I've only had one problem while in London... I was in Camden market and there are Punks close the the subway exit, I took a shot, a pretty nice one I thought, he came over me and claimed 10 pounds for the picture, I refused and showed him that I deleted the picture, he was abashed and I later regretted to not have given him the money, the shot was really good...

Otherwise no problems :)
 

dave6376

Regular
Aug 23, 2012
Perth, Scotland
I've lived in Scotland all my life and I'd say you really should spend some time in Glasgow itself. It's my home city so I'm biased but once you get to know it it has wonderful architecture, beautiful parks, world-class art collections, fantastic shopping and friendly, warm people. There are Flickr groups called "Anything Goes Glasgow" and "Glasgow Photographers" which might inspire you.
 

Petach

Hall of Famer
Oct 22, 2011
UK, Essex
Peter Tachauer
Hi

I'm off to London and Scotland for a couple of weeks in mid September and would love some insider tips on places to go and 'dos and don'ts' for shooting on the streets.

Any general advice would be much appreciated, and any input on specific places offering great views or experiences would be awesome.

I'll also be driving through Scotland for 4 days (renting a car from Manchester) up to Inverness and back to Glasgow. Since this is my first visit there, are there any 'must' shooting opportunities on the way that I should not give a miss?

Thanks for your inputs in advance!

Hi Rajiv
I have pm'd you my cell phone number. Give me a call when coming to London. If I am available i can show you around for some street stuff, especially the East End Bangla Town (vibrant bengali community) and the funky parts of west London. If you are up for it, maybe a night scape shoot. Any idea where you will be Staying?

Peter
 

Boid

All-Pro
Dec 15, 2011
Bangalore, India
Rajiv
Hi Rajiv
I have pm'd you my cell phone number. Give me a call when coming to London. If I am available i can show you around for some street stuff, especially the East End Bangla Town (vibrant bengali community) and the funky parts of west London. If you are up for it, maybe a night scape shoot. Any idea where you will be Staying?

Peter
Hey Peter, thanks a bunch for your generous offer! I have pm'd back with details of where I'm staying. It would be great to "walk the streets" (for want of a better expression) with a fellow enthusiast. - Rajiv
 

macjim

Regular
Jun 20, 2011
I've only had one problem while in London... I was in Camden market and there are Punks close the the subway exit, I took a shot, a pretty nice one I thought, he came over me and claimed 10 pounds for the picture, I refused and showed him that I deleted the picture, he was abashed and I later regretted to not have given him the money, the shot was really good...

Otherwise no problems :)
Try recovering the photo with a recovery software.


Cheers, Macjim.
 

pdh

Legend
Jan 2, 2011
Hehehe punks at Camden Market are about as dangerous as squirrels, and will have had their photograph taken thousands of times (and without payment) ... but you were probably not to know that of course
 

KianO

Top Veteran
Jun 27, 2012
Geneva
Hehehe punks at Camden Market are about as dangerous as squirrels, and will have had their photograph taken thousands of times (and without payment) ... but you were probably not to know that of course
I wasn't afraid from him but I wouldn't have the nerve to keep a picture from someone who didn't want to be taken.
 
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pdh

Legend
Jan 2, 2011
But he'd have been perfectly happy to take the money ... I think he simply saw a commercial opportunity, Kian, and hoped to take advantage of a stranger
 

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