It is not every day you find yourself photographing Zombies invading Piccadilly Circus.
One of the great things about Street Photography is the fact that you never know what you are going to find when you set out with your camera. Each time I get to shoot this genre of photography I am excited about what might happen within sight of my lens. What moments I might be able to capture, what stories they might tell and what emotion they might evoke in the person viewing them.
It was with this excitement in mind that I recently booked a Street Snappers workshop with Brian Duckett.
Sophie was visiting London to visit a sewing and crafting event with friends, something I would prefer not to endure. I decided to use this as an opportunity to book a workshop and learn some new techniques as well as being shown some interesting location around the capital by an experienced photographer.
The course was fantastic. Even as an experienced photographer and a regular Street Photography shooter I took away a huge amount of useful advice and tips as well as learning (and practicing) some new techniques and ideas.
We visited some great locations during the day, from China Town and Soho to Oxford Street and Piccadilly. These locations were home to some great characters and a huge amount of hustle and bustle which provides lot of fast paced and fleeting opportunities to capture great images.
Which brings me back to the Zombies, while shooting some interesting “slow shutter” techniques in Piccadilly Circus we were suddenly aware of a large crowd of people in Zombie fancy dress. It turns out the day of the workshop was International Zombie Day and this was an official Zombie Pub Crawl!
The interaction of these Zombies with the tourists and others around them was perfect juxtaposition for Street Photography. You just know that you are going to get images where the viewers first reaction is to question why a Zombie is chatting to a Police Officer for example!
With that in mind I thought I would share some of the images from the workshop here for those who might be interested.
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