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A few candids

We took a trip to London to see Charlie and the chocolate factory at the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane yesterday. The show was outstanding and I’d definitely recommend catching it before it moves to New York next year.

Of course a trip to London would not be complete without me trying a bit of street candid photography. The weather was not as good as we had hoped for, so light levels were low and forced me to use much higher iso levels than I’d usually prefer.

These pics are fast paced grab shots whilst walking from one location to another, so have a bit more of a fluid feel. I’m not adverse to to a bit of motion blur however.

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A few candids

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Candid photography is far from being a speciality of mine (if I indeed have a speciality) but walking the streets observing and capturing people going about their day is something I find myself having a go at more and more lately.

It’s certainly a confidence builder.

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I do like it when you see someone completely immersed in their thoughts or activity. Much easier for the photographer too.

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I find it good to try out on folks reading at cafe’s or sitting on benches. You’re usually less likely to get noticed, though the resulting pictures can sometimes be less interesting.

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Plenty more practice needed I think.

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A nose around Hastings pier

After a long period of fundraising and hard work, Hastings pier re-opened to the public earlier this week, just in time for the holiday weekend and Hastings annual Jack in the green celebrations.

We popped on there earlier today to have a nose around and of course,to do a bit of photography. Got a few candid shots I’m pleased with too.

For more info go to http://hastingspier.org.uk/ or just get yourself down there to take a look. It’s bank holiday weekend, so no excuses!

Btw, if like me you’re into good coffee, then it’s definitely worth grabbing a cup at Billycan coffee. Situated on the left and serving coffee by Union Hand roasted. Nice!

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Mono Monday-Chillin

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Ok ok so it’s Wednesday but better late that never. Lots of things going on at the Wares houshold over the past few weeks which has put me slightly behind on a few things, one being this blog, however things should be settling down again so on with the show.

Today’s shot was taken at Covent Garden London on a photo day I took with my cousin Steve. Covent Garden is a great place for photographers who want to hone their people photography skills as it’s such a vibrant and bustling location with lots of things going on at pretty much all hours of the day. Amongst all the hustle and bustle I did manages to spot this fella taking some time out while listening to some sounds and having a wee smoke. I quite like how the harsh light has produced great contrast in the background.

When I’m out doing people photography I like to have the camera switched on and ready to shoot at all times. You never know when a photo opportunity will present itself.

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