Category: Photography

What's it like to fly the DJI Phantom 4 drone?

What’s it like to fly the DJI Phantom 4 drone?

Despite having been founded only 10 years ago, Chinese technology company DJI has grown to be comfortably ahead of the game when it comes to the drone market. You may have already read my initial review of the DJI Phantom 3 Advanced drone, but now DJI have taken us by surprise with the introduction of […]

Win a smartwatch, tablet, portable WiFi hotspot and more!

Win a smartwatch, tablet, portable WiFi hotspot and more!

To celebrate the launch of their new smart watch, the ‘Nigma’, WorldSIM are giving away a collection of their best travel gadgets. One lucky winner will win a smartwatch that can be used as a phone as you can put a SIM card inside, a 7” Android tablet, a portable WiFi hotspot so you can […]

10 top tips for taking the best safari photos

10 top tips for taking the best safari photos

Luxury safaris offer incredible photo opportunities to capture great wildlife shots with surprisingly close access to iconic and awe inspiring safari animals. Many safari goers hope to return home with great photos to commemorate their trip, wow their friends, and perhaps hang as art in their homes. But how do you go from vacation snap shot […]

4K photography - so easy that even a child can do it!

4K photography – so easy that even a child can do it!

If you’re a regular reader you’ll have seen me posting about 4K photography a few times over the last few months. If you’re new here, here’s a very quick summary – 4K photography is when you shoot in HD video, and the quality is such that you can pick out a single frame and yet […]

4K photography with the National Trust

4K photography with the National Trust

At the weekend I visited our local National Trust property, Sizergh Castle, to seek out some 4K photography opportunities with my trusty Panasonic LUMIX GX8 camera. (If you want to win one of these cameras for yourself, incidentally - worth over £1,000 - make sure you head over to this post.) Sizergh Castle lies out the outskirts […]

What's it like to fly the DJI Phantom 3 Advanced drone?

What’s it like to fly the DJI Phantom 3 Advanced drone?

A drone has to be one of the ultimate gadgets nowadays so you can imagine my delight when I got to trial the DJI Phantom 3 Advanced drone recently. DJI, if you haven’t heard of them already, are comfortably the market leaders when it comes to drones, controlling around 70% of the global market, and […]

Win the amazing Panasonic Lumix GX8 camera worth over GBP1,000!

Win the amazing Panasonic Lumix GX8 camera worth over GBP1,000!

Regular readers will know that I’ve been trialling a rather special camera this last few months – the Panasonic Lumix GX8 from Lumix UK. Retailing in the UK at £1099 with the 14-42mm lens, not only does it offer superb image quality but it’s also amazingly compact and has consequently taken the DSLR market by […]

Never  miss a moment with 4K photography... even if it's already happened!

Never miss a moment with 4K photography… even if it’s already happened!

Did you know that it’s possible to take a photograph of something that’s already happened? I know that sounds really strange and it’s a little difficult to get your head around at first, but it’s exactly what the Panasonic LUMIX GX8, which I’ve been trialling for a few months now on behalf of Lumix UK, […]

Take your travel photography to the next level

Take your travel photography to the next level

Have you ever wondered what it is that makes professional travel photography different from your own holiday snaps? One of the biggest differences is that the professional will try to avoid the obvious, clichéd shots and seek out something unusual, something creative. If you arrive at a site and start to shoot away then you […]

4K photography - now you can capture the perfect moment every time!

4K photography – now you can capture the perfect moment every time!

Have you heard about 4K photography? If you haven’t, please read my introduction to 4K photography here. If you have, but you’re still learning, you’ll hopefully find my 10 top tips to improving your 4K photography - which were compiled with the help of Panasonic – helpful. If you haven’t much time and simply want to get a quick overview of […]

10 top tips for improving your 4K photography

10 top tips for improving your 4K photography

As many of you may recall from my introduction to 4K photography last month, I have been trialling the Panasonic LUMIX GX8 camera and its 4K capabilities. The camera allows me to shoot HD video at the rate of 30 frames per second, with each frame providing me with a high resolution photograph that can […]

Win a new Sigma lens for your DSLR camera!

Win a new Sigma lens for your DSLR camera!

If you have an interest in photography, you’ll be familiar with the name Sigma.  Although the company lends it name to a range of camera models, it is best known as a manufacturer of quality lenses. Some of you may recall that earlier this year I road-tested the Sigma 18-300mm F3.5-6.3 DC Macro | Contemporary lens on […]

6 reasons photography tourism is for you

6 reasons photography tourism is for you

Throw away the guidebooks and bask in the beauty of the world, spend time understanding the locals and capture fleeting moments of sheer spontaneity with photography tourism. Artisans of their craft or those who want to perfectly hone their skills, to open up a book of new images and to step away from the beaten […]

11 professional tips for better travel photography

11 professional tips for better travel photography

Photography travel opens up a whole new page in life when it comes to crafting and curating images that capture the essence of life. Whether you are crouched in the mud in rural Kenya or exploring the million dollar coast of Monaco, better travel photography doesn’t come from the camera, but from the way you […]

6 tried and tested travel accessories from my latest trip

6 tried and tested travel accessories from my latest trip

As many of you will have already seen, I had an amazing time on my last trip to Tokyo and Singapore. I was able to pack so much into the week, which was great, but also able to trial a few more travel-related items which I share with you here in my latest ‘tried and […]

Transforming your luxury travel memories into a stylish photo book

Transforming your luxury travel memories into a stylish photo book

There are many photo book printing services out there. Competition is quite fierce and buyers are often led by price. But don’t forget the old adage of ‘you get what you pay for’ and you’ll quickly avoid the cheapest, with the realisation that, to cut costs, there must be some compromise on quality. Step aside […]

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