Author Archive for Darren Lewey

Approaches to making portraits of strangers

Approaches to making portraits of strangers

One of the ambitions I see for photo enthusiasts heading out to me in Morocco is the desire to make interesting photos of people in the country. This is not always the case, many photographers have no wish to photograph strangers on a point of principle or are too shy to try. Each country or […]

Getting the best from landscape photography

Getting the best from landscape photography

Landscape photography is wonderful for immersion and self development. Whether you enjoy familiarising yourself with the global hotspots or delving into anonymous places, there’s much to be gained from exploring the genre. With a vast array of online teaching material to help you improve and develop, it’s really only yourself that is holding you back […]

5 things to think about when photographing markets

5 things to think about when photographing markets

One element of your photography you can capture when travelling abroad, is a flavour of the place and its people. Markets are a unique draw for this, bringing together all kinds of characters as well as goods on sale, which are unique to the location. Most likely they will be busy places and your senses […]

Taking steps to improve your travel photography

Taking steps to improve your travel photography

When thinking about travel photography, often what raises the level of your images are small adjustments in approach or composition, based around your intent. What are you hoping to achieve when you want to make a photograph? Having this thought is the first step to realising your vision. A yardstick commonly used is, have I […]

5 top composition tips for taking great holiday photos

5 top composition tips for taking great holiday photos

Have you ever thought about why your holiday photos don’t do justice to a place or capture its essence, that they seem to be just snapshots? As humans, we visually process scenes using a multitude of perspectives whilst the camera is limited to a single view and that distinction means pointing and shooting is often […]