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 […]
Hello everyone, Today I’m sharing some interesting ideas that I think will help you leap into a good photo practice if you are stuck in a rut or struggling to get inspired. 1. Photography should always bring you joy A few days ago, we were having lunch with some friends […]
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 look at many people’s photographs and I’ve noticed that how people take photos is in direct correlation to how they live their day to day lives. This may not sound like a startlingly profound fact but, put simply: your personality can create the biggest barrier to achieving interesting 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. […]
Shot at 1/13th @f/4.5 ISO 640 40mm(17-40mm) Canon 5D mkIII Hey folks, Today I want to do something very cool and fun. I am going to dissect how I took an image from both a technical and narrative standpoint. So you see the image above, it’s one my and Di’s […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
My portraits are more about me than they are about the people I photograph. Richard Avedon Hello everyone, I hope life is good. We are settling into the lovely town of Chefchaouen in the Rif mountains of Morocco. We’ll be here for a few weeks as we love it so […]
Hello everyone, I hope you are having a great day. We are in the mesmerising city of Fes in Morocco. Today we wandered around the ‘new city’ (established in the fourteenth century, as opposed to the ‘old city’ where we are staying which dates back to 808.) During the […]
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!
This is a photo from my workshop last week. The busyness of a city like Hong Kong gives you so many opportunities to play with long exposures. Good day to you, I hope life is really super good, and that you are happy, nourished, enjoying life in all the many […]
Hello, Today I wanted to have a little fun and make this suggestion – your camera is nothing without you. It’s an inert machine that requires your vision, your inspiration, your excitement and energy to create interesting photos. So to illustrate this today I want to send you some photos […]
Today I want to give you a super-simple idea that, if you can grasp it, and then put it into practise, I guarantee will really help your photography. What we are basically doing as photographers is looking at the world, identifying interesting subjects and organising them accordingly. The way I […]
Good day to you all, I hope life is good for you and you are doing some cool things with your photography. I’m doing well, enjoying this good summer in London and getting ready for a working trip to the south of France next week. Lots of fun. A very […]
Photography has chosen you! Do it! On my workshops, taking photographs of strangers seems to conjure up a wild mix of terror and excitement. Most people are naturally drawn to photographing people, and I understand. I love it too. I think it’s a tremendous honor to photograph people, as they […]