Training in the rain…

So yesterday was an excellent day working with Tearfund staff, training a group of them to take better pictures.  I love doing training courses, and this was the full-on version – all day in central London, teach-shoot-edit-reflect, in the middle of one of the wettest days I can remember… The hosts were the Salvation Army, at their amazing HQ, which is just by the Tate footbridge, very close to St Paul’s Cathedral, which makes it one of the best locations in London (from my point of view).

I’ve had some great feedback from participants, which is ace, and much appreciated.  And I didn’t show what I’d shot on day (we had a lot of pictures to get through), so here’s a collection of pictures of very rained on Londoners (well, probably mainly tourists), and St Paul’s and the Millennium footbridge. All pictures, as ever, copyright: Richard Hanson 2012. If you want to use them for anything, do get in touch…

Always nice to see your name in lights...

Prime real estate :: Salvation Army (right) - Anglican's (centre)

I liked this shot...

And this one...

And this might be my fave...

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All shot on Nikon D700 with my ancient 35mm f2 lens (going strong for me for nearly twenty years now, and it wasn’t sparkly new when I got it – best lens I’ve ever had…?)

Thanks to everyone who was there and put so much energy and creativity into the day. And especially to the Salvation Army for hosting us so brilliantly.

richard hanson :: photographer :: sheffield

hansonphoto.co.uk