How i shoot the streets – Street Photography in London


hey guys though back in London again
more street photography absolutely love the place so the plan was yesterday I
came to and spent some time with family and I’ve got another date and in London
now so I’m gonna do a bit street photography around the city and I’m
gonna revisit where I started well picked up where I left actually last
time I was in London I am I had a quick quick glance in Tate Modern the art
gallery absolutely fantastic in it for the
photography but hanging out half an hour and it got to go me to you only for
modeling shoot which was really really awesome but I couldn’t wait to get back
in here have another look round so yeah I have a quick look in Tate Modern which
is where we are now and then hopefully it’s really really strong like today so
hopefully we’ll get some nice bold contrasting colours and nice strong
black-and-white images as well yeah looking forward to it big good big good
fun day I’ve packed a lot lighter today last time because I had the modelling
shoe as well I have to bring different lenses different cameras and I today
today I’ve just got my Fujifilm X Pro 2 with me a 23 mm and the 50 mm prime so yeah
just then I’ve got the GoPro on top of the year the GoPro Hero 7 on top of the
Fuji as well hopefully we’ll get some nice smooth footage of the shot so get
as well yeah so be good fun yeah I’m gonna come on inside now I’ve seen a
minute that was absolutely fantastic
should be love it in that amazing I did get told off a film in apparently it
didn’t realize you weren’t allowed to film it so yeah mainly because I put
this camera down on the tripod and yeah I was trying to film one or two other
shots we got with this camera that told off for that it’s quite funny but all
good fun anyway so yeah it’s a thing I’ve got some really really good shots
in there in there I mean it’s there’s some really really Oh interesting lights
I was just looking for nice contrast people standing out against no spawn
leaving shadows yeah bit reflection and stuff like that so yeah looking for
contrast basically people with interesting people standing an interest
in light and yeah there’s some really really awesome textures this amazing
staircase in there which I’ve seen pictures of before I didn’t actually
know it was in there yeah managed to wait around there that
was actually where I got to haul off the film it because I was waiting for people
to come down the staircase give me some nice interesting because I said
staircase kind of is a sort of spiral staircase so some awesome tones and
shadows on it as well so yeah that’s gonna be also note for them pictures
come out really nice I’ve just had a quick look and they were really good so
I was just pretty much aperture priority letting the camera go down to about
sixty of a second because I didn’t want to you know obviously push the ISO too
much so I think about sixtieth of a second night I say there’s about 6400 it
to between F 2 and F 2.8 it’s quite dark in some places so yeah just keep an eye
on the histogram making short wasn’t clipping and yeah I did obviously we’ve
got people moving and stuff you don’t really want to be shooting at 60 of a
second but it was good do the best you can’t anyway now so I’ve
gotta go drink now I’m absolutely parched
I know wonderfully find some more interesting lighting show it’s got a bit
hazy now so the lights got in a little bit hopefully we’ll still find some more
shadows and reflections I’ll send a second so this is Blackfriars Bridge it’s
amazing ironwork bridge after fantastic lines and just the other side this is
the north side of the bridge on the other side parish busy is up a million
people over there but over this size a lot more calm and when I was over there
really had really nice harsh bright light I was making some really really
nice shadows and stuff so we’re here we’ve got some nice shots moon to the
bridge on the other side and South Side using the lines underneath the bridge
just kind of a backdrop and then that’s people walking past then you’ve got them
as herb almost a shadow so typically always sort of pre pokes it it’s at the
camera on manual focus back button focusing sort of the summer between two
point eight and at five point six if it wasn’t much light and then they upped
of f8 if there was a lot of largest give me as much depth of field as possible and
then yeah just waiting for people to come into the set then into the shot so
absolutely I’m actually worn out now he’ll get a drink but yeah it’s been
really good tip difficult part of it was and for so many people on that side that
you there was loads of competitions I really liked because of so many people
around it was just impossible just to get so I’ve always select the shot I
wanted to get so what’s really good hopefully we’ve got some images but yeah
I’m gonna head back to South Wales in a minute but long day most of the time I
was at the kids keeping an eye on the conversation so the the camera is pretty
much on aperture priority and I was just watching the histogram I wanted to
emphasize all of the dark shadows and the highlights and whatnot so just
keeping an eye on that on the histogram just making sure I wasn’t blowing the
highlights but I ones it’s a really nice sort of strong contrast the images so
yeah just keeping an eye on that most of time the conversation was about one stop
and just make sure I got that contrast then solid solid blacks and then if I
need to I can lift them a little bit but I think I’ll get better tones rather
than the slightly underexposed image I am absolutely sure there’s a lot of
walking I did a lot of walking yesterday around the neutral cousins as well so
absolutely wife today a four-hour drive back to little bit back to South Wales
who knows what else gonna be film that is yeah I’m gonna head down towards
Tower Bridge and all that now hopefully find somewhere and go doing Wow I went
to pick it up and sit down sharp for a minute I know yeah think about the next
the next day we’re going to photograph that is me
absolutely buggered I am wiped of wart felt round London since about 10 o’clock
this morning on app so it worked out spot for Clark now so I’m gonna head
back to South Wales I feel like offer I’ve got some good
images I’m happy with I think I enjoyed it a lot more when there was a nice
harsh contrast II like now that but now that this Suns got me on a cloud it’s
got a light diffused it’s all soft bit more to get contrast images now really
like the contrast images I was getting this morning so sure was a little bit
since then go on absolutely knackered NASA luckily
it’s a concentrate as well looking forward to the four-hour drive back to
South Wales but yeah they all got some good images some really quirky people
Rhinelander see you never fail to get a good photograph in them another think
yeah hopefully the ones in the tank turn now because they they they look really
good on the back of the camera was chopper them so anyway yeah that is me
doing so hopefully you enjoyed the photographs that you enjoyed the video
hopefully you got something out of it yeah drop a comment let me know what you
think I’m gonna go nuts yeah well thanks so much for watching I hope you like
photographs a you enjoyed the video give it a thumbs up please hit the subscribe
button and drop me a comment look forward to him from you thanks so much
take

100 Comments

  1. Andy Poole October 18, 2018 at 6:53 am

    Gareth, you really have got an eye for street photography. The images in Tate Modern are something else, you get architectural images that become of the street style once a person is included in the frame, really very good. The bonus image was hilarious, I’m surprised you found to paint that and get out and shoot so much in one day, you’re EPIC! It just doesn’t get any better than this 😬

  2. Gavin F November 26, 2018 at 5:49 am

    Impressive. What an amazing eye you have. Going to try some of what I learned when I go out tomorrow. Cheers

  3. George LSLa November 26, 2018 at 4:43 pm

    6:46 how did she got up there?

  4. Oscar Lappay November 26, 2018 at 4:49 pm

    Absolutely love the shot of the cathedral and the moody sky. Great job! This video is very good and an easy decision for me to subscribe 🙂

  5. Spencer Jefferson Dallas Robinson November 26, 2018 at 8:20 pm

    Great shots mate.

  6. Victor Gomez November 27, 2018 at 3:23 pm

    found this by accident and what a delight. I like the contrast between how normal the space seems in the video, and how amazing a snippet of that same space can look in a photo. great eye for composition! congrats! just subscribed. looking forward to more

  7. murrrmur November 27, 2018 at 11:17 pm

    I really like your style. Reminds me of Fan Ho photography.

  8. Nathan Giancola November 28, 2018 at 11:51 am

    Inspirational stuff! Happy YouTube showed me your channel.

  9. Lorenzo Scutti November 29, 2018 at 7:32 pm

    I've seen the first 5 pictures and fallen in love with them, beautiful, support from Italy.

  10. diegoesqui - December 1, 2018 at 3:00 pm

    I love your work but… Damn men, you speak so fast! xD I found really hard to understand when you talk. Anyway, nice shots 😉

  11. Legoman1352 December 5, 2018 at 6:52 am

    Do you use EVF or OVF when shooting street with X-PRO2?

  12. Dan Evander Sr December 6, 2018 at 4:10 pm

    Garth, Enjoyed your walk about. Nice photos. Someday we hope to be in GB. One of the great things about similar vlogs is the ability to see much of the world and people that otherwise would be unknown to us.

  13. janet sers December 6, 2018 at 10:21 pm

    in America we aren't allowed to photograph inside museums or art galleries

  14. BCtechB December 7, 2018 at 8:07 pm

    More video like this! Love your perspective shooting street scenery.

  15. tizjak07 December 9, 2018 at 9:59 am

    Just a great shot the last one of Simon… Like your work Gareth .. Keep up the great work

  16. Stuart Green December 12, 2018 at 12:27 am

    I love taking photos in Tate modern. Really good interactions between people and the art too. Some great windows on one side too, were people can sit and if you ge the angle right you can get sots of just legs and feet poking out.

  17. blaaberkat December 16, 2018 at 12:34 pm

    Love your style! Subbed

  18. Carsten Osterwald December 16, 2018 at 6:18 pm

    …more videos like this…..it´s fantastic…..and some really good pics inside…congrats!!!

  19. Seamus Power December 19, 2018 at 7:38 pm

    I'm not really in to street photography but I really enjoyed this. Thanks! Great stuff!!!

  20. MGHN December 20, 2018 at 12:35 am

    Very Fan Ho! Love it!!!

  21. Hugues Mahaux December 22, 2018 at 6:56 pm

    You've got some very good photographs! fantastic

  22. PhatCrayonz December 23, 2018 at 5:21 pm

    Bravo!

  23. Vlad P December 24, 2018 at 5:09 pm

    Lines, shadows, backlight, reflection. Beautiful.

  24. Clive Eariss December 26, 2018 at 10:06 pm

    I am a huge fan of london, and street photography, really enjoyed your vlog, and photos mate, must put up some photos, and sort out a video somehow, don't know anything
    about video, but will havre to have a go, but as for photography, I love the street of London, if your down this way again give me a heads up, would be cool to have some time
    with you, nice one mate.

  25. Jo Bolton December 27, 2018 at 10:43 pm

    Going to be in London in April. Thanks for the ideas. Definitely heading to the Tate.

  26. Tony Hudson December 30, 2018 at 12:55 pm

    Great video Gareth and good to see you have a laugh and enjoy it. I live just south of London and know few little hotspots so give me shout when you are in London next.

  27. HeyitsJester January 2, 2019 at 1:38 am

    Wow… amazing work Gareth, Love this! you got my sub! keep up the great work.

  28. Basically Strange January 5, 2019 at 9:43 pm

    Wow. You have a great eye for shapes, tones and composition. Amazing and inspiring work.

  29. Hov Cruz January 8, 2019 at 6:34 pm

    I've been watching a few of your content, maybe you should rename your video titles. Street photography isn't about cropping or having people pose for you. Specially if you're using photoshop to cut people out of the frame for better composition.

  30. Yanglin Wu January 9, 2019 at 8:37 am

    love your style! subed. As a Sony user, I'm considering buying a fuji camera now…

  31. Bill Johnston, Jr. January 9, 2019 at 11:11 pm

    Thank you for providing your settings for each of your shots. That's instructive. Plus, your photos are excellent. I too like the high contrast black and white.

  32. Redwood Squirrel January 15, 2019 at 1:13 am

    Nice pics mate, lovely work esp the high contrast shots, love b&w. Very funny last image!😁👍

  33. Bill Brimmer January 15, 2019 at 7:57 pm

    K

  34. DarylMPhotography January 16, 2019 at 2:14 pm

    Love the pictures especially the ones in the Tate modern I have just found your channel have subscribed and will be watching more videos keep up the great work 👍👍👍👍

  35. Sundip Tailor January 19, 2019 at 10:25 pm

    Have a look at the markets in Camden Town. Great shots there, next time you are around.

  36. Vernon Nash January 20, 2019 at 8:05 am

    Thanks Gareth. My favourite image was the guy touching the underside of the spiral staircase in the Tate.

  37. lily monir January 20, 2019 at 11:34 am

    How did you edit these photos?

  38. Doug Lydiate January 21, 2019 at 12:11 am

    The Tate images were amazing.

  39. Alejandroof January 23, 2019 at 3:43 am

    the first bit of pictures mixed with architectural were awesome, earned a sub

  40. Jixer56 January 23, 2019 at 8:53 am

    Great images Gareth. Rather inspiring actually. Sub from me. Random question for you. I am getting back into photography and am at the stage, got the gear, no idea (ish) and was wondering why you chose f5.6 in your image of st Pauls at 9:02. Would F8 or f11 for this image have created the same DOF. (i know f11 has a greater dof however the people in the foreground are sharp at f5.6) I guess i have answered my own question. Trial and error. Keep up the great work and look forward to more videos.

  41. C. Vex January 23, 2019 at 9:19 am

    2:40 Amazing picture!!!! Pure gold ❤️

  42. Tim Johnston January 26, 2019 at 8:28 am

    Hey Gareth. I just discovered your channel. This video is incredible. Images are amazing. I particularly love the images centred around the staircases (don't we all!), and the image fo the woman casting a shadow beneath Blackfriars bridge. Stellar stuff. I like the way you come across, too. Very affable and natural. If you have a moment, feel free to check-out my channel, too. I'm in the enviable position of living in London, and I'm trying to release a London street photography video every couple of weeks. Sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn't, but it's all part of the journey, right? Thanks again and I look forward to seeing more 🙂 Cheers! Tim.

  43. juan abier January 27, 2019 at 5:34 pm

    I get the impression, that this day, made you tired?

  44. Blackboard January 29, 2019 at 3:16 pm

    Gareth, you made the subject so simple. Keep it up.

  45. ReadTube - جيل يقرأ January 30, 2019 at 4:52 am

    Awesome. Do you have any idea if tripods are allowed in London streets ?

  46. Tom Watson February 1, 2019 at 10:36 pm

    excellent images!

  47. Hower Yuen February 2, 2019 at 6:41 pm

    Great observation, you're born to be a photographer, good on you, keep it up.

  48. JDC SAINTS February 7, 2019 at 9:30 pm

    Hi great photos! Do you take the photos in black and white or do you edit them into black and white

  49. Reynaldo Reyes February 11, 2019 at 2:23 am

    Great post. Got me some good ideas to get started in street photography. Thank you!

  50. PrivateSnips February 12, 2019 at 12:19 pm

    What gorgeous photos – thank you!

  51. Michael Scott February 14, 2019 at 8:20 am

    Hi Gareth, I'm loving your venture into street photography, you've definitely got an eye for it. Is there any chance you could have a gallery of your street shots on your website? cheers mate.

  52. perfectdiver1 February 15, 2019 at 1:42 pm

    Amazing pictures you shot! Thanks for the video

  53. Ali Nashath February 17, 2019 at 2:17 am

    Great images, in terms of composition they are amazing. Keep Going

  54. April February 26, 2019 at 2:01 am

    Great photos. Really enjoyed your video.

  55. Vijay Saha February 26, 2019 at 10:08 pm

    Great stuff Gareth! I'm visiting London this weekend and was planning a day of street photography – your photos are awesome!

  56. James Bowe February 27, 2019 at 4:05 am

    I'm curious. Do you ever approach the person you used for your photograph?Do you feel they have a right to know? . Awesome photos.

  57. tizjak07 March 3, 2019 at 1:53 am

    Always carry a bottle of water .. helps big time

  58. krish arts & photography March 16, 2019 at 12:28 pm

    Nice photographs 🙂

  59. مذكرات العاشق March 20, 2019 at 6:58 pm

    Very nice really

  60. Nick March 20, 2019 at 10:16 pm

    Love it! BTW can you suggest any good videos on histogram monitoring? You mention the histogram quite a bit and I'd like to learn more. Thanks!

  61. مذكرات العاشق March 21, 2019 at 8:31 am

    Nice

  62. mik dal March 22, 2019 at 3:14 pm

    great photograph which you made not just took. can you share the meaning behind some for you

  63. Street Photography with Nick Turpin March 23, 2019 at 7:00 pm

    At 9.41 you walk past a fabulous street photograph, two girls in matching red and white Polka Dot dresses by red and white barriers with a crazy mural backdrop :-/

  64. Dave Terry March 24, 2019 at 11:19 pm

    Great shots Gareth. You have a great eye for street photography. Love your black and white.

  65. dawgyv72 March 27, 2019 at 7:49 pm

    2:40 I feel like he saw the shot in his mind as well and did that for you 😛

  66. Fints Poon March 27, 2019 at 10:15 pm

    great work

  67. yeswap57 April 2, 2019 at 10:57 am

    Hi Gareth , love the London shots, as a Londoner my self…next time your in town checkout the concrete
    Jungle that is the Barbican , great shadows an light, but don’t get lost in there !

  68. Morgan Titterington April 2, 2019 at 8:55 pm

    Started watching your videos yesterday your so good! I’m a student photographer and learning so much

  69. Henry Stradford April 6, 2019 at 11:30 am

    5:48 Best photo.

  70. Robbie McGill April 8, 2019 at 12:44 pm

    Far too much you, get on with it !!!

  71. Dan Larsson April 10, 2019 at 6:59 am

    Thats some awesome pictures! Really inspiring to get out there with the camera. Would be nice to se a very fast, short clip with the pictures that don´t get into the video or maybe just a counter with how many shoots it takes to get one of the fantastic pictures that are in your video.

  72. Keep It in the Streets April 11, 2019 at 5:39 am

    Love this! We made a street photography based art documentary check it out on our channel and give us some feedback!

  73. Zulf Photography April 14, 2019 at 10:12 am

    It can be a long day when your looking for the right shot. Get yourself a cycle it helps a lot. When I did my birmingham photo video I used the bike and got all the locations within like 2 hours.

  74. Shaun Pilkington April 15, 2019 at 3:18 pm

    Mate, wow!.. amazing..

  75. Meng Shi Lim April 20, 2019 at 3:57 am

    Great shots! It would be nice if you could point out how to meter certain scenes, especially the contrasty ones. Can do in a future video? Thx!

  76. sandeep kumar May 1, 2019 at 4:38 pm

    Nice photographs mate and good thoughts on how to capture street photography. Thanks for the vlog. Many likes and follows for u👍

  77. Bert T. May 3, 2019 at 9:40 am

    I truly enjoy your video and your style of photography. Thanks. 😎👍

  78. archmind May 4, 2019 at 10:45 pm

    Your framing is absolutely immaculate!

  79. Ek Chuah Studios May 23, 2019 at 12:15 am

    Good job, thanks.

  80. Neil E May 23, 2019 at 8:45 pm

    Your posts always look like your having so much fun, great 👍

  81. Pedro Costa May 25, 2019 at 9:55 pm

    How many photos did you took that day ?

  82. Tammy Cooper May 29, 2019 at 10:02 am

    I love your perspectives and shooting style. Simplistic beauty. I always learn so much watching your videos. Thanks and keep them coming!

  83. whyamihere June 7, 2019 at 3:29 am

    your doing epic job but why only black n white?

  84. Dave Bethel June 14, 2019 at 8:47 pm

    Good stuff, Gareth, but can't you lose the GoPro-at-arm's-length technique? How would it look if you aimed the GP in the direction you're walking?

  85. Divi Photos June 15, 2019 at 8:12 pm

    Great video nice

  86. Iain MacDonald June 24, 2019 at 6:47 pm

    Love the Theresa dancing comment 🙂 Great vid – thanks for all the learning. What metering do you use – is it the whole scene one, or centre weighted or spot? I'm guessing the first one but wondered. (Apologies if I missed you saying it.)

  87. Gonzalo Lapuz June 29, 2019 at 1:42 pm

    i love watching your videos your a great photographer!

  88. noblesse July 11, 2019 at 2:54 am

    You're style is exceptionally captivating. I need to learn patience in my street photos

  89. bennozoid July 12, 2019 at 7:35 am

    Awesome video and very inspiring – getting ready to do a similar series of photowalks around london.

  90. 丅丫し仨尺1 July 24, 2019 at 8:11 pm

    Your pictures look so crisp, do you have a video where you go through how you edit them after ? Thanks Gareth

  91. palaHD August 5, 2019 at 2:04 pm

    Great photos mate,was it only filming they didn't like in the tate or photos too ? Nice one mate

  92. Graham Western August 13, 2019 at 6:56 am

    So I'm going to be giving street photography ago myself for the first time and to be honest I'm 💩ing myself. Love tye pictures you got in the video. Very inspiring. Thanks for sharing 😀😀

  93. J Z September 2, 2019 at 5:35 pm

    absolutely amazing (videos and shots) !

  94. Federico Tak September 10, 2019 at 7:12 pm

    Very good photographs

  95. ynoT Games September 20, 2019 at 5:53 am

    7:37
    getting a thumbs up

  96. Martin Agius September 21, 2019 at 1:11 pm

    Never been to Tate Modern but after this vlog (Thank You) its on my list for Oct 19

  97. Don Dons September 24, 2019 at 11:53 pm

    Nice photos man. 👍

  98. Dipa Suma October 16, 2019 at 3:35 pm

    I just got the Nikkor 24-70 mm f2.8 lens on a z6 body. Is that good for Street photography or should I get prime lens for street photography ? please advise.

  99. Muhd Hafidz October 17, 2019 at 2:11 am

    What lens are you using?

  100. Mahmood R Thomas October 23, 2019 at 12:19 pm

    I am a Canadian documentary photography in Santiago Dominican Republic .. great video . I shoot with a 55 to 200mm and a 50mm prime (2 cameras) both Nikon

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