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 …

Postcard flirting with artistic photography

Photographic images can be spectacular, stunning thought provoking, offensive, inspiring, abstract, powerful or spiritual. They can cause us to gasp, to laugh, produce tears of joy or sorrow, to be angry, they can shock, tell a story or they can be calming. These are just a few of the myriad of responses that a well taken photograph can illicit from …

Postcards from Faces in a Crowd – Portrait Photography tips

Taking portraits of the characters that I meet on my travels is my favourite kind of photography, landscapes, buildings and food can be fun but every face tells a story. Capturing that story can be difficult, it usually requires getting up close, trying to build some rapport and trust with the person so that they can be accurately portrayed. False …

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 …