Destinations

Techniques, Advice and a different way of looking at your photographic expression. Inspiration and information to help you make the most of your travel and photography.

Inspiration and information to help you make the most of your travel and photography

Destinations

Go Slow

Go Slow

As travellers we have a decision to make, whether we want to take the time to immerse ourselves in new experiences or just tick destinations off a list. Photography is no different.
March 2012
Ducking About Dordogne

Ducking About Dordogne

My favourite thing about France is travelling through a nice rural region. A few good medieval castles perched on hilltops, some classic views of a chateau and the fabulous cuisine that lures both your taste buds and your camera.
August 2010
Beijing Camera Market

Beijing Camera Market

Brand new camera gear in Beijing is not very cheap, but when you really need to go camera shopping in Beijing there is one place where the range and selection is pleasingly overwhelming. For fans of second hand cameras and quirky Chinese knock-offs there is even better news.
August 2010
Gardens of Villandry

Gardens of Villandry

In the Loire Valley of France I found a garden that threw inspiration at me like a shower of rose petals. The formal gardens at Chateau de Villandry are magnificent examples of how the ruling class of France combined their artistic flare and desire for fresh produce in the kitchen. It's also a world of its own for visiting photographers.
July 2010
Anatomy of a Sunrise at Point Lonsdale

Anatomy of a Sunrise at Point Lonsdale

Point Lonsdale Lighthouse is eminently photogenic but as is often the case the best results require some effort. Getting up early is definitely an effort for some of us, but you just never know what treats are waiting for you where a coastal sunrise is concerned.
December 2009
Yunnan Beyond the Yaks

Yunnan Beyond the Yaks

China's increasing middle-class growth is putting pressure on the traditional flavour of tourism across the country. In Yunnan there are still plenty of gems to be discovered, but expect to dig a little deeper to find them.
October 2009
Canal Town of Xitang

Canal Town of Xitang

Xitang is a taste of old China, old Shanghai and old charms. Hidden away from the madness of Shanghai and its every expanding skyline, the remnants of Xitang's old town is something of a rarity. The town is both popular but photogenic, a genuine attraction for tourists and photographers that is close to Shanghai, yet worlds away.
October 2009
Shooting Sunrise at Meili Xue Shan

Shooting Sunrise at Meili Xue Shan

Iconic mountains capped with snow and untamed by man. Of all the legends that circulate around the newly named Shangri-La county, the "Snow Mountains" known simply as Mei Li are easily the most convincing. Majestic peaks alter the weather and thrill the crowds. There are no certainties about getting clear skies for sunrise, but true landscape photographers are a patient lot anyway.
October 2009
Litang in Western Sichuan

Litang in Western Sichuan

Some photographic journeys are like taking candy from a baby, while others are like taking candy from a grizzly bear. Litang demands of the photographer to look a little deeper but rewards accordingly. The key is what you bring to the experience, not just worrying about what you hope to get out of it.
September 2009
River Deep Mountain High

River Deep Mountain High

It's all about the rice. Rural life in Northern Vietnam is heavily focused on the production of rice grain, but there's more going on around the paddies than just planting and the harvest. Ethnic diversity and the history of a nation are a part of the landscape too.
July 2009
Great Ocean Road Photography

Great Ocean Road Photography

Images of this rugged coastline attracts international attention from travellers and photographers, but you don't have to be Ken Duncan to get a great shot. Taking your time to make the most of the inspiration at hand is one way to improve your pictures, the other is to take a professional with you.
March 2009
India's Jewell in the Junk Heap

India's Jewell in the Junk Heap

The Taj Mahal is singularly stunning and you'd have to be made of marble to remain unmoved by it's beauty. The same cannot be said of Agra's rickshaw drivers and their eagerness to lighten your wallet.
March 2008

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