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Visual Storytelling; Social Commentary in Pictures

Travel photography is visual storytelling, through a mix of genres including street photography, landscapes, architecture, wildlife, cultural imagery it tells the story of a destination or culture. While travel photographers seek to inspire, this doesn’t necessarily mean producing a series of unfeasibly beautiful images, but also providing a social and historical dialogue. Historical and Cultural Storytelling We perceive images of …

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Photographing Wildlife; When the Hunts Fails

While I have a passion for street photography and capturing people and trying to tell the stories of the culture of a destination, photographing wildlife is an especially exciting form of photography. Few things raise the heart rate more than trekking for an hour through dense forest and getting a first glimpse of a mountain gorilla, or waiting patiently for …

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Photography Tips; The World in Panorama

Photography tips; Shooting panoramas, a photography skills series Everybody loves a wide, sweeping panorama, which takes the breath away, it’s the reason visitors often hold a smartphone or point and click camera shuffling on an axis, hoping to catch an amazing vista in the simplest manner possible. Camera technology has jumped forward in huge leaps and bounds, even a basic …

Photography Tips; Visual Storytelling

“Visual storytelling; Great composition captures imaginations” Storytelling is of paramount importance to travel website publishers, it’s relevance cannot be over emphasised, the means by which the writer inspires the reader. Weaving a compelling narrative, which draws the reader in, writing descriptively to transport them to the destination, is the aim of every storyteller. Great composition captures imaginations. However, visual storytelling is equally …

Google Nexus 5, Smartphone Photography

Guest post by Alison Bailey There is no doubt about it, mobile phones just keep getting smarter, and smarter, and the included cameras better. So is it time to leave the big guns behind, and travel light? The opportunity recently arose to put a Google Nexus 5 smartphone to the test against my professional Nikon kit (D4 and 24-70mm f2.8 lens). …

Photography Tips; A different view in Conques

Exploring a beautiful village like Conques in the Aveyron region of France, with it’s impressive cathedral, picturesque streets, lined with attractive stone houses taking a picture focussing on a fallen leaf probably seems slightly strange. There are plenty of suitable photogenic subjects in the medieval village sited on the famous Camino Le Puy Way pilgrimage route, but the beauty of …

Digital Photography Tips; Converting the World to Black and White

It’s a colourful world, filled with a wonderful array of hues, which change throughout the day, treating us to a kaleidoscope from dawn to dusk. It’s not any secret how fond I am of this vibrancy, portraying the world in its myriad of shades through digital photography. A black and white image is often equally vibrant however, the contrasts of …

Photography Tips; Experiments in Editing

I wonder how many website publishers take only Jpegs and do minimal post capture editing? It is probably quite a high figure which is surprising as photography and appealing images are of paramount importance. They are the bait to get those scanning the site to actually read it, good images can enhance any blog but great images can grab the …

Photography Tips; Finding Perspective

Travel inspiration surrounds us, there is a multitude of ways in which we can travel vicariously. Photography in epic films which span the globe, travel and natural history documentaries, magazines, books and personal websites offer ample opportunity to view the world from the comfort of an armchair. Since the introduction of digital photography and the popularity of social media exploded, …