Postcard from Leuven, Belgium – Lessons in HDR

I’m taking the opportunity to use an image from pretty Leuven in Flanders, Belgium to provide a few handy photography tips; HDR processing in particular. For those unfamiliar with the techinique which in full is known as high dynamic range imaging, it is a process where a number of images with high contrast levels are combined to provide a balanced …

Travel Photography Tips – Being ‘Lucky’

It is often surprising how lucky I have been as a photographer, on so many occasions a special view, scene or incident has unexpectedly jumped out in front of my lens. These strokes of good fortune have provided me with a few decent images over the years. The aim of this article is to provide a few tips which will …

Travel Locations

One of the many attractions of travelling is meeting people. Mixing with fellow travellers is a great part of the experience, many of which become lifelong friends. Some of the most compelling images of our travels however are often of the local population going about their daily tasks and making a living. There are generally two forms of street portraiture …

Understanding Your Camera – Take Great Images not just Snaps

A traveller’s best friend is often their camera; it provides the means to bring memories back from the trip, enabling sharing with family and friends. Those that write about their travels rely on them even more to add some vibrancy and imagery to the descriptive prose of their articles. Understanding your camera is essential to improve your photography and get …