Whenever we visit London we always try and visit one of the big markets. however, we hadn’t managed to get to Portobello Market before and took the opportunity on Saturday.
Both of us didn’t quite know what to expect, but have to say this is one of the best, both for photography and the variety of stalls on show. From antiques to clothes and ‘street’ food.
We were both torn between taking pictures and browsing the stalls. I had to resist one stall selling Motown and Soul records!
We used the Fuji’s – Janice using the X-Pro1 with 18-55mm, and I was using the X-T1 with 55-200mm. The tilt screen of the X-T1 proved useful in capturing the characters as I could frame and shoot from chest level without causing unnatural reactions.
The first set of images includes some of the items on sale and building details. Lots of colour around but also some subjects worked great in black and white too.
The next set are some of the traders and shoppers.
Finally one of the great features of the Fuji X cameras are the film simulation modes. After a recent firmware update, the X-T1 can now shoot ‘Classic Chrome’. This produces slightly higher contrast and muted colours – it is perfect for ‘street’ images when some colour is needed.