On November the 26th/27th November 2012 I was lucky enough to spend a night in London taking part in a photography workshop, spending a whole night from 8pm to 8am touring in a taxi cab taking night images.
Something I certainly wouldn’t have done on my own, it was a organised workshop with the photographer Doug Chinnery and London taxi driver Terry Gibbins who is also an excellent photographer.
Besides Doug and Terry there were 4 other photographers on this trip including myself. Of course Terry drove his taxi he knew the best places for our night photography and how to get to them. It was just as well we had a London cab because we just about all fitted in with the equipment we would require for the evening; along with our cameras of course tripods were essential. We got used to popping in and out of the taxi with all our gear, setting it up and then packing it away for the next shoot.
It was raining when I got there and rained on and off in the night but instead of hindering the photography there were some nice reflections to be had from the pavements. All in all a fantastic experience for me.