Photographing London

Tamara Lackey —  July 18, 2014

Photographing London

Three weeks ago, my family and I set out on a bit of a trip – a bit of work, a bit of play, a lot of exploring and a whole lot of photography; London was our first stop.  There’s also Ethiopia, Italy, Switzerland and more – but we started out with the U.K.

We wandered London for a few days right after we got there.  We were staying in Southwark but took the tube everywhere.  To Camden Town, Kensington, Covent Garden, The London Eye, Buckingham Palace, so very many of London’s beautiful, sprawling gardens and on and on and on.

After a few days, I got to kick off my 3-day Portrait Photographer’s Workshop.  It went so beautifully well, I’ll have to dedicate another post to that – but, for the meantime, here are just a few of the very, very many photographs I took while in London, all shot with the Nikon D800 and either the 24-70 f2.8 or 14-24 f2.8 lenses.

First off, funky, vibrant Camden Town:


Tamara Lackey, Photographing London, Nikon, Camden Town


We were blessed with some rather beautiful weather most of the time we were there, which was about a week and a half altogether.


Tamara Lackey, Photographing London, Nikon, Southwark, Buckingham Palace


Clockwise from upper left: Caleb happened to match the pop of Neal’s Yard effortlessly, a shot from inside Covent Garden’s Apple Store, sweet Sophie against a background that matched her eyes, and the eerily beautiful Brompton Cemetery in London.


Tamara Lackey, Photographing London, Nikon, Camden Town


The famous Covent Gardens, shot from above.


Tamara Lackey, Photographing London, Nikon. Covent Garden


The London Eye, from St. James Park

Tamara Lackey, Photographing London, Nikon, The London Eye

So much riding of the tube!  Check out the creepy guy in the window behind Caleb, upper right shot – and Steve and the kids, while waiting at Kensington Station.

Tamara Lackey, photographing London, The Tube Underground


Love all the incredible, free museums.  Even the ones with attacking dinosaurs.


Tamara Lackey, photographing London, The Natural History Museum

Near St. Katherine’s Docks, in Southwark:

Tamara Lackey, Photographing London, Nikon

My three little explorers, shot in Kensington Gardens.

Tamara Lackey, Photographing London, Nikon, Kensington Gardens



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14 responses to Photographing London

  1. Thanks for a little peek into your trip! I especially love all of the color! Where could I find your schedule of workshops? Thanks!

  2. Lovely pics! Can’t wait for more!!’

  3. This is fantastic. It is making me so excited for the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow and my European adventure with Mum. Thank you so much for sharing your adventures with the world 🙂

  4. I’ve been following your trip on FB! Thanks for faithfully updating for your faithful fans! Your photographs are amazing, of course, but what’s more amazing is the sparkle in each of your children’s eyes. Way to go, mama, and how blessed to capture it “on film”. I think my fave was Sophie and Caleb feeding the birds, and the tangible connection between the two kiddos. Wow.

  5. Beautiful and fun photographs Tamara! Your little human has your infectious smile 🙂 Travel to Europe is moving to the top of my bucket list.

  6. It was fun to follow along on your London adventures a few days ahead of us while we were in the UK. It was fabulously glorious weather and I love how you captured the city is unique ways. And you guys really did huff it all over the city!! Beautiful photos as alway.

  7. The workshop was amazing, Tamara- thank you! Love the shot of the London Eye!

  8. I always love the things you do and fun to see your beautiful family explore.

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