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 …

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 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 …