Always have your camera ready. When I’m on my way home, sitting on the train, I still have my camera to hand. It’s doesn’t get put to bed in my camera bag until I’m home. You never know if a moment is going to play itself out right in front of you, while you are desperately fiddling with the zip on your bag trying to free your camera so you can use it.
Street photographers are always doing rain dances. Rain has a transformative effect, injecting energy into the street with people running from cover to cover, to the endless sea of umbrellas and beading water droplets.
When I get asked for lens recommendations, I will almost always recommend a prime lens. My current ‘go to’ prime is a Fujifilm 35mm f1.4. It’s a beauty and ideal for street photography.
One of my favourite things to do on the way home from the office is to jump off the tube at Leicester square and do a couple of laps of Chinatown.
Street photography is a daunting activity. I believe, to be a good street photographer you need to be extremely confident and work outside of your comfort zone.
Cameras are exciting gadgets to own and obsession with photographic gear can be a trap which can be all too easy to fall into. However, when it comes down to it, a camera is just a tool.