Spent the evening wondering around London’s Canary Wharf today. For those of you from outside the UK, it’s a large business district towards the East of London. It’s almost it’s own town of skyscrapers, set in the middle of East London.
As I passed the first large building in the district two security guards came straight up to me and started telling me that no photography was allowed and that I’d have to get permission from Canary Wharf management. I told them that I didn’t want to take pictures of them or their building and that they would have to physically stop me… so they left it alone. But there were taxis, stations, people, shops, bars, restaurants etc all over the place. I’m fairly sure that constitutes a public place and that anyone is free to photograph in a public place. I don’t really know the in’s and outs of this kind of thing and would love some comments on it to clarify, but I was fairly sure that even the police can’t stop you photographing in the street, let alone building security?
Let me know your thoughts as I’m quite interested.
Most photographers I know never take pictures of their kids and family events etc because they spend all day looking through the viewfinder and lugging camera gear around, so on their days off they don’t much fancy it… but then they end up with no pictures of their kids. So, even if it’s a point and shoot, take a camera with you and you may even end up getting something great.
I’ve attached a shot taken yesterday at the beach of my son… I really like it and I’m glad that I took my camera.
Nikon D700, 24-70 2.8
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Tagged Assignments, beach, blog, d700, nikon, personal work, photography, portfolio, sigma, Taylor, www.taylorassignments
A few weeks back I posted a video from wired.com (via strobist) about Clay Enos working on the street with nothing but a D3 and a bit of white Seamless. It’s something I’d been planning anyway, so we hit the streets of Brighton, UK and grabbed as many locals as we could. Most were more than willing and some were really friendly. A few just weren’t interested, but that’s the way it goes…
Here are a few previews from the shoot. All were shot with the Nikon D3x and a 50mm f/1.8. Black and white conversions were done in aperture. To see the whole project go to http://www.taylorassignments.com and click on “projects”. Let me know what you think.
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Tagged black and white, commercial, d3x, nikon, people, photography, portrait, random, seamless, street, taylo, www.taylorassignments.com