The tunnel shoot
Last weekend I was appointed as ‘the photographer’ for a shoot at the Graffiti Tunnel, near Waterloo station.
The tunnel’s artwork varied between random tags, to skilled – almost illustration quality pieces. The artwork is refreshed every month by local artists who have the opportunity to put their mark into the centre of London. I have heard that Banksy even contributes occasionally.
A tripod was essential for the shoot – and allowed me to use exposure times from .5 to 28 seconds. I was also able to lower the ISO speed between 100 and 200 to minimise noise. During the whole shoot I was using noise reduction and long exposure noise reduction on strong. This slowed the camera’s processing down but really helped the image quality.
To capture the burnout shots I used a flashgun and manually lowered the shutter speed in Tv drive mode as well as pushing the ISO speed up – these were not tripod mounted.