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Travel to Lisbon and Porto
15th March 2017 - 0 comments
In: Travel


It’s been a while since my last blog post. It has been a busy few weeks and particular I have just returned from a 10-day vacation to Portugal, which included visit to one of my favourite cities in the world, Lisbon and a short excursion to Porto then back to Lisbon for a few days. We had great weather for February/March, and I was lucky to have some wonderful local friends give me a tour of their favourite parts of their city that I would never have found on my own. Thank you guys!

Though, one of my favourite things I love to do when I travel especially to historical places like Portugal, is just walking around on my own with no real sense of direction or time, getting lost through the many hidden paths and streets off the usual beaten tourist track! The best feeling in the world is turning a corner and stumbling upon a photo moment!

So, right now I am doing the habitual (paranoid!) backing up my images from four memory cards, and then will have a look through the photos and over the next few days/weeks I'll post some of my favourites here.

Here's one to start things off. Taken from my top floor pad in Porto - Bowie and I watching a beautiful sunset :)
We Shoot People Meetup - New Organiser
03rd March 2017 - 0 comments
Five years after starting up We Shoot People, (the first ever street photography Meetup group in London), I have decided, after great consideration to close the group. This is simply due to my recent increased work schedule no longer allowing me the time to dedicate to running it anymore.

Though very sad to be giving up my lil group, it is with fond memories and the continued support & ongoing friendships through the group that I still value. Not to mention, the great opportunities given to me thanks to We Shoot People, including hosting a master of photography John Free while he did his London workshops & his continued friendship and mentoring, my participation in the London Photo Festival over several years, and most recent and exciting project of being one of the first, official Airbnb Experience Hosts in London, with my 'Always Look Twice' Trip Experience that I have been hosting since August 2016. As they say, as one door closes another one opens, so onwards and upwards. Thank you to all the members who joined me to close to 100 photo walks around London!

The Update: the group still lives on, a new organiser will continue to run the group, but as of March 2017 I will no longer organise events under the We Shoot People Meetup umbrella. However, in the not too decent future, I hope to organise some new and exciting photo tours & walks under a new venture. Watch this space!
Seen in Westbourne Park... fire and smoke
24th February 2017 - 0 comments


There was a big fire in Westbourne Park, West London today. Major fire damage to shops and some poor residents now have no flat to come back to. Somewhere behind all the smoke there was lovely blue sky...
The 20 Most Influential Street Photographers for 2017...
11th February 2017 - 0 comments
...according to the Streethunters.net readers.



The results are in. Thank you if you did vote for me and felt I was influential in anyway to you! A few of my influential legends are also in this top 20: Elliott Erwitt, Martin Parr & Joel Meyerowitz.

Anyway, back to work! A busy year for me, with my ongoing 1-2-1 & group workshops, mentoring beginners and more. Glad to have met some very talented, professional and up & coming street photographers from around the world!

To see the full 20 most influential street photographers 2017 (according to streethunter.net readers!), visit StreetHunters.Net run by Spyros Papaspyropoulos.
Vote for the 20 Most Influential Photographers for 2017
04th February 2017 - 0 comments


Vote for the 20 Most Influential Photographers for 2017

I’m on the nominations list for the 20 Most Influential Street Photographers for 2017!

If you like my work, have been on one of my group photo walks or attended one of my workshops and wish to vote for me, please click here.

The deadline to vote is 10th February 2017. Thanks!
Women's March on London 2017
21st January 2017 - 0 comments
I went to get some photos at the Women's March On London 2017, which was just passing through Pall Mall this afternoon. Over 100,000 attended to protest against hate, sexism, racism, gay rights and to express their opposition to Donald Trump’s recent presidency.











The female street photographers of Instagram - The Guardian
19th January 2017 - 0 comments


Honoured to get an Instagram mention in The Guardian newspaper's article entitled The female street photographers of Instagram. A big thank you to Casey Meshbesher of @womeninstreet for her time, dedication & hard work creating this platform for international women street photographers. Congratulations on the article!
Seen in Trafalgar Square, London
10th January 2017 - 0 comments


Seen in Trafalgar Square, London 2017. This elegant man dressed in black was far too dapper to not photograph.

I taught my first full day, 1-2-1 street photography workshop of 2017 today! One of a few coming up. A much needed photo walk 'work-out' after the holiday season excesses! It was just great to be out and teaching again, which i love! Anyway, the workshop went extremely well and some student photos and a blog post will be coming!
Wishing you a Happy New Year 2017
01st January 2017 - 0 comments


And so a brand New Year begins...

I had a great past year in terms of my work and photography projects, the people I have met, the mistakes made and the lessons I have learnt, and the new friendships formed among many positive things. Thank you to those who have helped me, supported and put up with me!

I hope to do more travelling, exhibitions, projects and of course take more photos this year. I will continue to keep helping others, giving my time and sharing my work to those who appreciate it.

With my best Instagram posts of 2016, I'd like to wish you all a HAPPY NEW YEAR! I hope 2017 is good to you and everything you want it to be!!! 😊
Amateur Photographer - Special Christmas issue
23rd December 2016 - 0 comments


I received another little inclusion in the latest Amateur Photographer magazine.





From a Street Photography 'top tips article in a previous issue, they picked one of my street tips and my black and white Docklands footbridge image to feature in their best of tips for 2017.

Its great bumper Christmas Special issue -Check it aaaaout!.
A romantic Christmas gift - Paris print order
21st December 2016 - 0 comments


The Seine, Paris - 12x18" print sold on Etsy today

Customer note: "I will do anything possible to get this by Xmas as this is the perfect gift for my wife! This is the exact spot and exact same position my wife and I were in when we first fell for each other 17 years ago. We are now married with two children and it all traces back to her head resting on my lap on that bench! Thanks"

How could I not help this guy out! I've arranged delivery by Next Day courier to ensure that it arrives in time for the Christmas holidays! 😉

For this Paris print and more fine art photography, wall art & home decor ideas, please visit my Etsy shop LondonStreetPhoto.
Seen at Warren Street Tube
16th December 2016 - 0 comments


Seen at Warren Street tube, London
Rush hour balloons - Taken with iPhone.
Christmas Last Order Deadlines
06th December 2016 - 0 comments
Just to let you know my Christmas Last Order Deadlines for purchase of items from my Etsy shop.

  • UK - 18th December 2016 (Free Delivery)
  • Europe - 15th December 2016
  • USA - 10th/15th December 2016 (UK printed/US printed)
  • Rest of World - 10th December 2016

    UK orders are sent out Royal Mail first class by my UK Pro Lab. US orders are printed & USP Priority shipped by my Atlanta Pro Lab. Rest of the world delivery is via Royal Mail Standard International from my UK Pro Lab.

Airbnb Trips Workshop - Day 3 Shoreditch, London
30th November 2016 - 0 comments
Day 3 of 3 Airbnb street photography workshops. Street portrait in shadows & light.


© Linda Wisdom 2016

Shoreditch, London

For more info on my 3-day London workshops, please visit my official Airbnb trips page: http://bit.ly/2ge87ak
Airbnb Trips Workshop - Day 2 Soho, London
29th November 2016 - 0 comments
Day 2 of 3 Airbnb street photography workshops. Black Friday sales day.


© Linda Wisdom 2016

Soho, London

For more info on my 3-day London workshops, please visit my official Airbnb trips page: http://bit.ly/2ge87ak
Airbnb Trips Workshop - Day 1 Portobello Road
28th November 2016 - 0 comments
Day 1 of 3 Airbnb street photography workshops. We got lucky with some afternoon sun and light play shots.


© Linda Wisdom 2016


Taken in Portobello Road Market - Notting Hill, London

For more info on my 3 day London workshops, please visit my official Airbnb trips page: http://bit.ly/2ge87ak
Blackout in London's Soho on Black Friday
26th November 2016 - 0 comments
Blackout in London's Soho on Black Friday


© Linda Wisdom

Piccadilly Circus advertising boards lights out during power cut tonight! Other affected areas included Soho, Chinatown, & most of West End London.
I am an official AirBnB Trip Host - London street photography
21st November 2016 - 0 comments
I am pleased to announce that I am now an official AirBnB Trip Experience Host! :-) This basically means I get to do what I already love to do - street photography! I have already started hosting these workshop experiences around my favourite locations of London for guests and they have gone very well!



With my AirBnB photography experience entitled 'Always Look Twice' you’ll explore some of the the best spots in London for street photography and urban landscapes. I'll show you how to get the best out of your camera, boost your confidence photographing strangers, help you improve your compositions and guide you to seek out creative images!

AirBnB asked me back in August to be one of the pioneer city hosts for their new feature called 'Experiences' which went live last Thursday after a keynote by the CEO from L.A.


Taken on a recent workshop experience in Notting Hill © Fenglin Liao

If you are interested in booking my London 3 day trip experience, you can do so via my AirBnB page. All available dates are listed December 2016 through to April 2017.

You can check it AirBnB's exciting new experience and places feature here or download & access it via the AirBnB app.
Seen on Portobello Road - Let sleeping dogs lay
16th November 2016 - 0 comments
Seen in Portobello Road / Notting Hill, London