London & Steet Photography

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  1. MVPA, Nov 5, 2015
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    MVPA macrumors newbie

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    Hi,

    I'm going on a trip to London for about 2 weeks, I was wondering if there are any special rules or laws about street photography in London that I should know? :)

    I have heard weird things like you cannot have a tripod at the metro and other public places.

    Is it all nonsense or there ARE things I should be aware of?
     
  2. anotherscotsman macrumors 65816

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    Mostly common sense applies. Use of tripods in congested (private property) areas such as tube station platforms is unlikely to be allowed. There are also likely to be restrictions on commercial-use photography in many popular attractions. Here's a link to a quick guide - a few years old but probably still pretty relevant.

    http://www.digitalcameraworld.com/2012/04/14/photographers-rights-the-ultimate-guide/

    Hope you have a good time!
     
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    I wouldn't worry to much. You can take photos most places as long as it's public.
    But it's the tube not the metro!
     
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    And dont be daft. If the police ask you what you are doing, just tell them. Dont be one of the dafties who scream civil liberties...

    While you have the right to photograph what ever you want, they will just make it diffucult for you so better to just be smart and cooperate.
     
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    That's for sure man, I just wanted to be prepared a bit to avoid awkward situations.
     
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    This page provides some good general guidance on the subject
     
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    You would be surprised how many clowns try to smart mouth them. It is just pathetic. Some things they get twitchy about like Paddington Basin for example. So just be smart and you will be cool. In fact the hardest part will be finding a spot with a good view that isnt already 20 Canikons deep... :)
     
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    Thanks Phil! I believe it's exactly what anotherscotsman gave me!

    Haha thanks for the advice! :D hope I will get some good shots, I might even get back here and post them! it's my first time ever going to England, I have been waiting a long time for this trip.
    :)
     
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    I sincerely hope you have a good time and get some great shots.
     
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    Have a great time... don't forget to visit the pub and have some proper beer... One of my faves is a London brew... Fullers ESB!
     
  12. kenoh macrumors demi-god

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    Sound advice indeed. If you get the chance, maybe travel outside London, see a bit of the place. Obviously, the further North you travel, the nicer it is, but London is a good start...



    Lol.... Wait for it....

    Here it comes...


    ...
     
  13. Apple fanboy macrumors P6

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    Fixed that for you. :D
     
  14. kenoh macrumors demi-god

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    Told you.... Bloody Southerners! :)
     
  15. Apple fanboy macrumors P6

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    I lived in Newcastle once, I've lived in London.
    I couldn't make up my mind so I live in the Midlands!
     
  16. kenoh macrumors demi-god

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    Where were you in Newcastle? grew up there.
     
  17. Apple fanboy macrumors P6

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    Gateshead. Just by the athletics stadium.
     
  18. bgd macrumors regular

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    Should you end up at Canary Wharf be aware it is a private estate and you need a license to take photos. At least that was the case about 8 years back, when I was last there. License can purchased from the onsite estate office.
     
  19. kenoh macrumors demi-god

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    No way! My dad was born in Lobley Hill Gateshead. I grew up in Newcastle and we moved out to Washington as I grew up.

    Nice. Like you even more now... :)
     
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    I only lived there a couple of years, but I liked Newcastle as a place. People were warm and Friendly. A few good night out in the Big Market I barely remember!
     
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    Good Lad! Quayside, Big Market, hazy memories of them all.
     

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