We take stairs for granted, but use them as a way to ascend and descend from one area to another virtually every day. A staircase would probably be the last things you would think about photographing, but they can provide great photographic material especially in February the weather is often damp wet and cold.
As the photography conditions were looking dull and drab for the few days we had planned in the Yorkshire Dales, Fran and I decided to spend a few days in London looking for potential photogenic staircases together with a few other ideas.
Anyway, below are some examples of staircases we found in London. There are numerous staircases that have become well known to photographers, but some of the less well-known ones, require more effort to find.
In terms of lens focal lengths, we used 28mm and 21mm primes with a Sony A7ll. As you can’t use tripods in most public buildings, we used home made beanbags that worked well as ad hock tripods. Some of the images were just hand held making use of image stabilization.
The Nelson Staircase is located in the South Building of Somerset House
Strand, London WC2R 1LA
Heals Department Store
The Brewer Staircase
196 Tottenham Court Rd, London W1T 7PJ, United Kingdom
Premier Inn Blackfriars
1-2 Dorset Rise, London EC4Y 8EN,
Citizen M Hotel,
20 Lavington St, London, United Kingdom SE1 0NZ
There are some great staircases to photograph
Millbank, London SW1P 4RG, United Kingdom
St. Pancras Renaissance Hotel London
Euston Road, London