How i shoot the streets – Street Photography in London
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

100 thoughts on “How i shoot the streets – Street Photography in London”

  1. Andy Poole says:

    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. Spencer Jefferson Dallas Robinson says:

    Great shots mate.

  3. Victor Gomez says:

    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

  4. murrrmur says:

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

  5. Nathan Giancola says:

    Inspirational stuff! Happy YouTube showed me your channel.

  6. Lorenzo Scutti says:

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

  7. diegoesqui - says:

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

  8. Legoman1352 says:

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

  9. Dan Evander Sr says:

    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.

  10. janet sers says:

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

  11. BCtechB says:

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

  12. tizjak07 says:

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

  13. Stuart Green says:

    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.

  14. blaaberkat says:

    Love your style! Subbed

  15. Carsten Osterwald says:

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

  16. Seamus Power says:

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

  17. MGHN says:

    Very Fan Ho! Love it!!!

  18. Hugues Mahaux says:

    You've got some very good photographs! fantastic

  19. PhatCrayonz says:


  20. Vlad P says:

    Lines, shadows, backlight, reflection. Beautiful.

  21. Clive Eariss says:

    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.

  22. Jo Bolton says:

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

  23. Tony Hudson says:

    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.

  24. HeyitsJester says:

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

  25. Basically Strange says:

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

  26. Hov Cruz says:

    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.

  27. Yanglin Wu says:

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

  28. Bill Johnston, Jr. says:

    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.

  29. Redwood Squirrel says:

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

  30. DarylMPhotography says:

    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 👍👍👍👍

  31. Sundip Tailor says:

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

  32. Vernon Nash says:

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

  33. lily monir says:

    How did you edit these photos?

  34. Doug Lydiate says:

    The Tate images were amazing.

  35. Alejandroof says:

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

  36. Jixer56 says:

    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.

  37. C. Vex says:

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

  38. Tim Johnston says:

    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.

  39. juan abier says:

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

  40. Blackboard says:

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

  41. ReadTube - جيل يقرأ says:

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

  42. Tom Watson says:

    excellent images!

  43. Hower Yuen says:

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

  44. JDC SAINTS says:

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

  45. Reynaldo Reyes says:

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

  46. PrivateSnips says:

    What gorgeous photos – thank you!

  47. Michael Scott says:

    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.

  48. perfectdiver1 says:

    Amazing pictures you shot! Thanks for the video

  49. Ali Nashath says:

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

  50. April says:

    Great photos. Really enjoyed your video.

  51. Vijay Saha says:

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

  52. James Bowe says:

    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.

  53. tizjak07 says:

    Always carry a bottle of water .. helps big time

  54. krish arts & photography says:

    Nice photographs 🙂

  55. مذكرات العاشق says:

    Very nice really

  56. Nick says:

    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!

  57. مذكرات العاشق says:


  58. mik dal says:

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

  59. Street Photography with Nick Turpin says:

    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 :-/

  60. Dave Terry says:

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

  61. dawgyv72 says:

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

  62. Fints Poon says:

    great work

  63. yeswap57 says:

    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 !

  64. Morgan Titterington says:

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

  65. Henry Stradford says:

    5:48 Best photo.

  66. Robbie McGill says:

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

  67. Dan Larsson says:

    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.

  68. Keep It in the Streets says:

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

  69. Zulf Photography says:

    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.

  70. Shaun Pilkington says:

    Mate, wow!.. amazing..

  71. Meng Shi Lim says:

    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!

  72. sandeep kumar says:

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

  73. Bert T. says:

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

  74. archmind says:

    Your framing is absolutely immaculate!

  75. Ek Chuah Studios says:

    Good job, thanks.

  76. Neil E says:

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

  77. Pedro Costa says:

    How many photos did you took that day ?

  78. Tammy Cooper says:

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

  79. whyamihere says:

    your doing epic job but why only black n white?

  80. Dave Bethel says:

    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?

  81. Divi Photos says:

    Great video nice

  82. Iain MacDonald says:

    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.)

  83. Gonzalo Lapuz says:

    i love watching your videos your a great photographer!

  84. noblesse says:

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

  85. bennozoid says:

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

  86. 丅丫し仨尺1 says:

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

  87. palaHD says:

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

  88. Graham Western says:

    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 😀😀

  89. J Z says:

    absolutely amazing (videos and shots) !

  90. Federico Tak says:

    Very good photographs

  91. ynoT Games says:

    getting a thumbs up

  92. Martin Agius says:

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

  93. Don Dons says:

    Nice photos man. 👍

  94. Dipa Suma says:

    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.

  95. Muhd Hafidz says:

    What lens are you using?

  96. Mahmood R Thomas says:

    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

  97. ubarhd1 says:

    Another great video thanks

  98. TheMichael408 says:

    5:48 almost surreal

  99. Wayan Barre says:

    Thanks for this exercise! That brings so many ideas! Cheers

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