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Landscapes

Landscapes

Landscape photography is a specialisation on its own. A demanding travel schedule puts limits on what you can practically achieve with landscapes, but just one really good image can bring a unique context to your destination set.


Take it Slow at the Night Market

Take it Slow at the Night Market

Last week I shared a series of stills from the Queen Victoria Market, from the reopening of the Night Market. This time I've gone back with my very modest video rig to capture a slow-motion series using the high-speed ability of the Lumix G9 and a single lens.


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.


Get Closer

Get Closer

The most recurring theme for a travel photographer is to seek to understand something about your subject before you photograph it. The first step is towards understanding is physically getting closer to your subject.


Review: Lumix GM1

Review: Lumix GM1

I loved the GX7 released by Lumix last year, and recently I got a closer look at the teeny little brother GM1. It's so small it's crazy, but in a good way.


Lumix GX7 Review

Lumix GX7 Review

Hands on with the Lumix GX7 sets a new high mark for image quality and performance for shooting on a small sensor. Smaller, faster and smarter.


How to Bounce a Canon 1D MkIV

How to Bounce a Canon 1D MkIV

Normally when you get your hands on a lovely new piece of DSLR equipment it's a good idea to treat it carefully, avoid scratches and knocks, and try not to drop the unit from a height of 1.5 metres onto a concrete footpath.


Take More Photos

Take More Photos

Simple enough advice. There are three reasons we stop ourselves from shooting more frames as we travel than we might otherwise. When you look more closely there is usually just one reason, and it can make a big difference to how quickly you develop your craft.


The Perfect Lens and Why They Dont Exist

The Perfect Lens and Why They Dont Exist

When it comes to lenses there is no such thing as one-size-fits-all. You have to try a lens before you know if it really suits you, and sometimes you grow out of the old one and move onto something new. just like us photographers, no lens is perfect.


More Than The Photo

More Than The Photo

So much of what I see in competition photography is directed inwards to the photo itself. The analysis, the scoring and judging. It’s about the photo. What’s missing in the bigger picture, when all we consider is the picture itself?


4K for Minimalists

4K for Minimalists

How much gear do you really need to get started with quality 4K video production? We tend to think that better video is about adding more gear, but smaller rigs and zero accessories is fast becoming the ultimate setup for engaging cinematography.


Moonlight and Auroras

Moonlight and Auroras

Mixing in the light of the moon can bring a new world of possibilities to your aurora photography.