Sony A7RII w/ Sony 16-35mm f/2.8 GM @ ISO100, 23mm, f/7.1
Sony A7RII w/ Sony 16-35mm f/2.8 GM @ ISO100, 23mm, f/7.1

Banksy – Barbican Exhibition Centre – #PhotographingLondon

Introduction

I’m not going to pretend I know the history of Banksy, I’m sure you can Wikipedia this information, however I will stay true to my knowledge for this blogpost and research Banksy information later!

I know one thing about Banksy and that is he is very popular!

Randomly on my social media I began seeing snap shots from friends of Banksy’s latest work, likewise seeing all the news articles and blog posts.

I thought I would get into the London spirit and go appreciate his latest work. Of course whilst I went down to view his latest piece, I had to photograph it!

Location

The location for his work can be found in random places around London and part of the fun is finding it!

It’s stated as being in the Barbican Exhibition Centre and its not terribly difficult to find, but for a pin point location, check out the Google Map screenshot below…

banksy-location-barbican

It’s through the tunnel on the Golden Lane junction.

The Shoot

I originally wanted to shoot from across the road to get a more compressed look, however with the crowds I was forced to shoot wide angle at 23mm full frame.

I shot it on a Tripod as it was relatively low-light being under a bridge.

It could have easily been photographed on a phone or point and shoot. However, I wanted to maximise detail so I kept the ISO down at ISO100, stopped down to f/7.1 and kept the camera on a tripod to minimise any blur from shaky hands.

Sony A7RII w/ Sony 16-35mm f/2.8 GM @ ISO100, 23mm, f/7.1

Sony A7RII w/ Sony 16-35mm f/2.8 GM @ ISO100, 23mm, f/7.1

Conclusion

It’s not the most technically difficult photo to capture, however the small obstacles of find it and the crowd were the more interesting part of the shoot.

I will be sure to keep a look out for more Banksy pieces around London. If you hear of any, feel free to leave a comment below.

 

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