Caravanning is cool again. Seriously. Believed to contribute more than £6 billion to the UK economy, caravanning has been enjoying something of a renaissance of late. This piece I wrote for LV deals with all the practicalities so you can enjoy it as much as Bonnie Tyler, Sophie Ellis Bextor, Jamie Oliver, Paul Merton and Wayne Rooney, who are all devoted fans.
As someone who loves photography, you’re always wanting to improve and grow in your skills. But it’s not just about perfecting technique – it’s about knowing what to look for, how to see things differently and when to finally press the shutter button. You’ll be surprised at what a difference these nuggets of knowledge make, these quick photography tips, especially if you put them all into practice…Read my article here.
Brandon Elijah Scott has a job that’s guaranteed to make you envious: travelling the world and then blogging his experiences through both words and photos on his brilliant blog, Eye & Pen. In this interview I did for Autographer, he talks to me about humble beginnings, travel as a catalyst for change, integrity and passion. Read it here.
As someone who loves photography, you’re always wanting to improve and grow in your skills. But it’s not just about perfecting technique – it’s about knowing what to look for, how to see things differently and when to finally press the shutter button. For camera brand Autographer, I’ve put together my top 12 nuggets of photographic knowledge,covering everything from perspective to light and direction. Put them into practice and you’ll be surprised what a difference they can make. Click here to read the published piece – I hope you enjoy!
In my latest feature for Autographer, I get together with nine other photography experts and get them to share their top tips for doing well in competitions.
Lee Thompson, freelance editorial photographer shared this tip: “Don’t over edit. If you need to edit a picture too much, it’s not a very good picture to start with! There is nothing worse than a heavily photoshopped picture. Competition judges are really clamping down on over edited images after last year’s World Press winning picture came under some controversy by several picture forensic experts, who said the picture had been heavily altered.”
To read the other inspiring tips on the Autographer blog, click here.
In my latest blog post for Autographer, ten professional photographers, including myself, explain how to create amazingly atmospheric imagery.
Here’s my tip:
Capture the whole picture
Try shooting wide to show the atmosphere of a place and the whole picture instead of isolating details.
Shooting from a distance, and also from a high vantage point, gives the viewer a real taste of the city of Havana.
Read the other nine top tips over at Autographer.
In this month’s issue of Digital Photographer (out now) I give amateur photographs the essential advice they need to take the plunge and go pro – from getting premises to setting prices.
I love doing interviews and was recently lucky enough to chat to professional architecture photographer, Kristopher Grunert, for Photography Monthly magazine. I talk to Kristopher about how he uses lines, light, atmosphere, movement and mystery to create stunning architectural images and get him to reveal his top tips for shooting the man-made. Published in the March issue, on sale now.