Category: Photography

Win an amazing road trip for two!

Win an amazing road trip for two!

As part of Enterprise Rent-A-Car UK’s #openroadessentials campaign, I’ve decided to share a few road trip essentials that I take on my own travels. This is a really fun project to get involved with so do take a look at the link at the end if you fancy taking part (there’s a great prize to be […]

3 tried and tested travel accessories from my latest trip

3 tried and tested travel accessories from my latest trip

On a recent trip to Athens to attend the Travel Trade Athens 2014 event (see related blog posts “Short stay: InterContinental Athenaeum Hotel, Athens” and “8 things I saw on my trip to Athens“), I took the opportunity to try out a few new travel accessories. This was my first trip to mainland Greece (I’ve […]

Top 10 luxury travel gifts this Easter

Top 10 luxury travel gifts this Easter

What better way to enjoy the holidays than by treating someone dear to you with a special Easter gift? Whether you’re looking for something stylish or simply craving some chocolate extravagance, here are our top 10 luxury gift ideas to whet your appetite (quite literally, in some cases!) this festive season. C900 Worldtimer from Christopher […]

A Luxury Travel Blog in Condé Nast Traveller Middle East

A Luxury Travel Blog in Condé Nast Traveller Middle East

A Luxury Travel Blog appears in the current issue of the Condé Nast Traveller Middle East magazine, on a page titled “The expert: travel wisdom from those in the know – what are the best new travel apps?” There’s three of us featured and, since the picture is too small for you to read my […]

8 tips for taking better holiday snaps

8 tips for taking better holiday snaps

Taking holiday photos does not always have to involve extreme close-ups of your sunburnt face, nor does it require professional equipment for them to turn out a success. Here are eight travel photography tips to help you towards taking better pictures on your next holiday. 1. Research the location If you want stereotypical photos (pushing […]

4 tried and tested travel accessories from my latest trip

4 tried and tested travel accessories from my latest trip

My most recent trip was to Sheen Falls Lodge on the outskirts of Kenmare, County Kerry, south-west Ireland – perhaps surprising given my proximity, this was in fact my first time in Ireland, but it definitely won’t be my last.  We had some great experiences and it was an opportunity to try out a few […]

10 of the best places in the world for travel photography

10 of the best places in the world for travel photography

National Geographic’s Jim Richardson – a photojournalist whose work first appeared in the National Geographic almost 30 years ago – was recently asked to compile a bucket list of his 10 most iconic places in the world for photographers. Apparently, it didn’t take long. Here are the 10 places he chose: Antarctica Venice, Italy Machu Picchu, […]

Top 5 must-have luxury travel gadgets

Top 5 must-have luxury travel gadgets

No matter how beautiful your location, or how sunny the weather is, many of us will admit to finding ourselves itching to switch on our laptop or check up on emails whilst we’re away on holiday. We even have the statistics to prove it. A recent poll from sunshine.co.uk found that ‘half of those in […]

Photograph of the week: Young deer in the wilds of Tuscany

Photograph of the week: Young deer in the wilds of Tuscany

Experiencing a real adventure has become increasingly difficult in today’s world. In years gone by, one of the most common dangers of a trip to the wilderness was to encounter wild animals; nowadays it’s nearly impossible to meet creatures of any kind. Recently, however, wildlife watching has found a valuable ally in modern technology through […]

Africa's first permanent photo safari operator

Africa’s first permanent photo safari operator

Traditionally there has always been conflict on the back of a game viewing vehicle between people of differing interests…. predominantly birders and non-birders and, more recently, between photographers and non-photographers. A new company operating in Botswana’s Chobe National Park aims to solve that conflict by catering purely to people with an interest in wildlife photography. Pangolin […]

Could our passport photos one day be in 3D?

Could our passport photos one day be in 3D?

Remember those days when you used to have to go and find a photo booth to get your passport photo done?  I suspect that most people probably do them on their home PC nowadays, but those photo booths still exist.   But in Japan they’re busy taking them to the next level. Technology is moving […]

The world's most expensive camera

The world’s most expensive camera

You could be forgiven for thinking that something like the Peartree Leaf AFi 10 medium format camera ($43,675) or the special edition Diamond IXUS ($43,083, marking the 10th anniversary of their IXUS range) would be among the most expensive cameras in the world, but actually they’re not.  In fact, they don’t even come close.  The most […]

The digital camera of the future?

The digital camera of the future?

A German designer named Andrew Kupresanin has come up with a digital camera called ‘Nadia’ that assesses the aesthetic beauty of the photograph you’re taking. Rather than show a LCD viewfinder image of what you’re shooting, it displays a percentage. The higher the figure is to 100%, then supposedly the “better” the picture, presumably taking […]

Nikon D5000

Have you seen the new Nikon D5000?   It comes with a unique 2.7″ LCD vari-angle monitor which makes it easy to take pictures from any angle, 12.3 megapixels and EXPEED image processing system for high definition images.   It also offers Live View with four AF modes and enhanced creativity with HD movie function […]

Win a dream getaway courtesy of Small Luxury Hotels of the World

How does a 5-night stay at any of the Small Luxury Hotels of the World grab you?   They have 440 hotels across 70 countries and are running a photographic competition with the winners being selected by celebrity photographer Andy Earl. Each winner will also be presented with a Nikon D80 Digital SLR camera. The […]

A carry-on case for photographers

A carry-on case for photographers

Travelling by air isn’t always easy for photographers these days – not with the new airline baggage restrictions. A company called CaseCruzer has tried to address their plight and come up with the Photo StudioCruzer 1510 – a really tough, airline-legal carry-on case. The case’s modular interior gives photographers flexibility for storing and transporting equipment […]

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