How to roof top like a photo ninja!

Those landscape photographers who reside in big urban centres gravitate towards big cityscape photos, and sooner or later this will have them climbing the floors of tall apartment buildings looking for the best vantage points in town. It’s a trend that has become increasingly popular in recent years, though with this saturation of the roofs…

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My camera bag for creative photography

The gear that goes into my bag for creative photography could probably fill a suitcase if I included all of it, and in this blog I want to talk about what you might put into your day bag to allow you to take interesting offbeat photos while you’re on a walkabout. In my last blog…

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What camera gear goes into my camera bag

Ok if you like photography the chances are you have plenty of friends who share your passion, and one of the most common questions that comes up in such company is “what camera equipment do you pack when you go shooting?”. The answer to that question very much depends on the type of photographer you…

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Photographing car light trails

Light painting can be a lot of fun, and one my favourite types of this genre are car light trails. Here I’m going to look at this long exposure technique, and how it can add real energy to your scene. This of course is often used as part of a cityscape scene, and careful consideration…

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The assignment I shot for National Geographic.

As a photographer getting a photo into a magazine like National Geographic is a dream, and getting on the cover is the moment you start pinching yourself pretty hard just to make sure it’s real. It means you’re up there with some great photographers, everyone remembers Steve McCurry’s iconic shot of the Afghan girl for…

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Taking water drop photos

Water drop photography is a fun type of photography, and especially good for those rainy days when you’re not keen to chase after the kid running through a puddle in the monsoon. You mean you are, well ok it makes a cool shot… just be careful with your gear, that camera bag might not be…

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3 big tips to take powerful refraction photos in a crystal ball.

I was recently asked to give my 3 biggest tips for taking photographs with a crystal ball by one of my follower, thanks Graham Edwards for your interest in my work. As most people know I’ve been taking photos with the crystal ball now for many years, and have a lot of experience with what…

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Creative photography techniques, and getting published.

One of the main ambitions for a lot of photographers is to get published, and so when I talk to other photographers they’ll sometimes ask me about my experience in the publishing world. In today’s blog I’m going to shed a little light on my own experiences, and how creative techniques have sometimes given me…

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New beginnings

Welcome everyone to my new blog, a blog dedicated to good photography with a twist. As a photographer I’m somewhat hard to pin down to a particular style, I’ve always liked eclecticism and this also shows in my photography. I do have 2 things I particularly enjoy though, and they are travel photography, and creative…

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