The Art of Blogging – Tips for Self Critiquing

Taking stock and reviewing our goals, what we wish to achieve and whether we are progressing is essential for everyone, regardless of their career or life path. Asking ourselves what we want out of life; fulfilment, enlightenment, blogging celebrity status, wealth, lifelong happiness or all of the above is useful to ensure we are heading in the right direction. It …

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 …

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 …