Category: Photography

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. 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 surprise. One of […]

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 […]

Taking better travel photographs: 9 great composition tips

Taking better travel photographs: 9 great composition tips

Photography is an art that few of us will every truly master. In the words of photographer Martin Parr, “Photography is the simplest thing in the world, but it is incredibly complicated to make it really work.” That said, we can always aspire to better things and these 9 top tips to achieve better composition […]

9 must-have travel photography accessories

9 must-have travel photography accessories

Travel photography allows you to hold the world in the palm of your hands and to capture the rare beauty of the world in all her finery. Whether it’s shooting the lavender dusted fields of Provence or catching the last fingers of sunlight over the spires of Florence, you want to make sure that you […]

The Maldives photography holiday with a difference

The Maldives photography holiday with a difference

Is it a dive holiday? Is it a photography trip? The answer is – both. But at the same time it’s also unadulterated luxury. Your home for the week on this ‘Above and Below’ photography holiday, run by Light & Land, is ‘Mosaique’ – a unique 41m mega yacht cruiser, specifically designed to take best […]

6 tried and tested travel accessories from my latest trip

6 tried and tested travel accessories from my latest trip

On one of my latest excursions, I did back-to-back trips to London and Marrakech. In London, I was working on an assignment for American Express, putting a piece together about some iconic viewpoints from venues around the city, whilst in Marrakech I was attending a luxury travel conference but also enjoying a little free time […]

5 of Southern Africa's best photographic destinations

5 of Southern Africa’s best photographic destinations

When I started travelling and working in Africa about seven years ago, you didn’t see too many tourists walking around with fancy SLR cameras and bazooka-like lenses. How things have changed. With ever better and more user-friendly digital cameras and equipment available at ever more affordable prices, and with any number of social media channels […]

6 reasons to go on a private luxury photography holiday

6 reasons to go on a private luxury photography holiday

For keen photographers and visual storytellers, luxury photography holidays can bring together a harmonious blend of possibility, personalized attention and the chance to enjoy seamless travel that pulls out all the stops. A private luxury photography holiday goes beyond the basics of a workshop and takes you out into the world where you can hone […]

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