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The Best of Dordogne

The Best of 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.


Uluru for Photographers

Uluru for Photographers

This magnificent monolith in the heart of Australia's Red Center is one of the world's most inspiring locations for a photographer to visit. Be warned however, it is also a subject that demands care and respect.


Light and Lovely Macro

Light and Lovely Macro

Few people take full advantage of extension tubes, but they are affordable, light and easy to use. Turn your telephoto zoom into a macro lens within seconds and explore the world of all things small.


Jambo Tweet Jambo

Jambo Tweet Jambo

Some of the best game drives in Kenya are not actually about Lions and Leopards, but the very small creatures that bounce about between trees and shrubs. It was the bird life in Kenya that really took my breath away on my two week safari in Kenya.


Art of Birds

Art of Birds

There are two distinct goals in my bird photography. The first is just to get a damned shot of the bird. The second is create a little art in the process. The two objectives are typically at odds with each other, yet one does follow the other.


Heading North of Hanoi

Heading North of Hanoi

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.


Monkly Business in Myanmar

Monkly Business in Myanmar

While visiting the most beautiful pagoda in Yangon I met a monk who changed my mind about travel to the nation formerly known as Burma. The question is not whether to travel or not, but how to travel and why.


Samburu Survival

Samburu Survival

Samburu National Reserve is not as well known as the big African game parks. There are no annual migrations, no balloon rides above the savannas and no eighteen wheeler trucks filled with Spanish overland tourists.


Bangkok for Photographers

Bangkok for Photographers

Bangkok is a big city that evokes an immediate reaction from visitors, usually a polarised preference somewhere between heaven and horror. For photographers Bangkok is a challenge of chaos and confusion. My advice is to simply slow down.


The Mistletoebird

The Mistletoebird

Meet the Mistletoebird, a very small but quite amazing little song bird.


Sunbirds in the Carpark

Sunbirds in the Carpark

If your goal is to catch great photos of birds, your best opportunities might be easier to access than you imagined.


Lumix G9 in Kenya

Lumix G9 in Kenya

Review of the new Lumix after field testing for two weeks on safari, chasing big game and small.