Top tips on photographing London

London is a great place to pick up a camera and get shooting because:

  • There's a variety of everything (from interesting people to amazing food)
  • You can find old and new close together
  • Each neighbourhood is distinct, dynamic and feels different wherever you go
  • London’s not just an urban environment  -  there are superb parks and gardens too

Photographic hot spots     

  • A walk by the river from Westminster Bridge to Tower Bridge
  • Columbia Road and Borough Market
  • Shoreditch (Spitalfield’s and Brick Lane)
  • The City (from the Gherkin to the Walkie-Talkie)
  • Highgate Cemetery

Top tips for keen amateurs

  • Take your camera off auto mode and experiment with depth of field and shutter speeds
  • Ask people if you can take their portrait with a smile!  You will be surprised at the positive reaction.
  • Try a different point of view – shoot much lower or from a height.
  • Shoot on RAW and use Lightroom or Photoshop to improve your image