Hey friends, One of my most successful shots of 2020 was also one of the easiest I made during that year. Living by the sea on the south coast of Spain is very peaceful and beautiful, but being on the edge of the sea also brings tempestuous weather. Like most […]
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“London goes beyond any boundary or convention. It contains every wish or word ever spoken, every action or gesture ever made, every harsh or noble statement ever expressed. It is illimitable. It is Infinite London.” Peter Ackroyd, London I spent almost twenty years shooting London, in particular at the dawn […]
Photographer Ernst Haas taught me that anything could be a subject, and that it is only our curiosity and awareness that limits us in photography.
6 ideas from the master photographer Henri Cartier-Bresson that will help improve your photos and inspire your creativity.
Hey friends, How are you? Have you photographed an awesome subject – then felt disappointed that your images don’t capture the brilliance of what you saw? Your subject gets lost in the background, the subject doesn’t pop, the image falls flat in someway. Frustrating right?! Well you might be getting […]
I wanted to share some of the best articles we have written over the years that we have been told have created the biggest impact on people’s photography. These are articles that will help you expand your perception of photography, help you awaken your inner artist and give you techniques […]
Hey folks, Today I want to bring you some very relevant and useful pieces of creative wisdom from the late, great writer Henry Miller. In these days of 24 hour news, in these days of stress about the planet and politics, of uprisings and obstructions, of frustrations and injustices. (And […]
I don’t like to have complicated goals in my life. But I do like to have a vision for my life that I follow each year.
A lot of people ask me – how do I know if my photos are any good? And will I ever get any better? Before I started teaching my workshops, I would have said no, probably not. I honestly wondered whether amateur photographers could get any better. I was carrying […]
I think there is this weird idea floating around that creativity is a young person’s game, particularly certain genres of creativity (photography and music for sure). That somehow you are at your peak creatively in your twenties and thirties, and then it’s downhill from then on. I think that’s insane. […]
Ciao Amici! Today I want to share some cool articles I’ve written, along with things I’ve read/seen/listened to that have inspired me this week. Hopefully there are some ideas in here that are inspiring for you. I shared one of the posts we wrote for Digital Photography School all about shooting […]
“Create, artist, do not talk” – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe Hola Amigos, How are you all? I hope life is good and things are all well and happy in your household. I am back in our little beach town in Spain after a 3 week trip to Italy – a wonderful […]
As I am always looking to improve my photography by learning, part of the process is seeking inspiration from others who create. I don’t, though, confine myself to just learning from other photographers. I cast my net for ideas wide, and look to artists, writers, musicians – whoever it is […]
I wrote recently about how to shoot on manual and received some very interesting responses. Thank you all for your commenting and support. I am still amazed at how difficult I found it trying to explain and encourage people to shoot with manual. I think I’ve distilled it most by […]
I like who I am when I’m being creative, that’s the basic fact. I love taking photos, just like I love having a long walk through the hills near me in Spain. I have to remember that these things bring me joy. And who doesn’t want a life of maximum […]
Hello everyone, It’s been a fine day here in the mountains of Morocco. The sun is so warm during the day, and then the sun sets and an intense chill pervades. Standing on our terrace and looking up over the mountains at the clear, clear sky to watch the stars […]
“Gratitude can transform common days into thanksgivings, turn routine jobs into joy, and change ordinary opportunities into blessings.” William Arthur Ward It’s a warm day here in Chefchaouen, an incredibly beautiful town in the mountains of Morocco. I am in photo heaven, this place is possibly the most interesting and […]
I am really fired up at the moment. I had an amazing trip to the Amalfi Coast earlier this month; that place is out of this world beautiful. On Tuesday I went out for a very fun photo walk with my Light Monkeys group – plus I am pitching for […]
If you do a bit of research on where to take cool photos in Hong Kong you are bound to find images of Montane Mansion estate. It’s an Instagram favourite.
Victoria’s Peak is the must shoot place for any photographer visiting Hong Kong, actually, anyone must visit!