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How to plan, shoot and edit a Composite Image in 15 mins

How to plan, shoot and edit a Composite Image in 15 mins In this tutorial, I am going to walk you through the steps I take to create a time composite image. In particular, this one here: I will break this down into three specific parts, and this whole article will only take you 15 minutes to read.   You should then grasp the fundamentals of creating a stunning time...

Lake Wanaka

Why every outdoor photographer should go to the islands of New Zealand

Pack your bags for the Islands of New Zealand If you are serious about your landscape photography then sometimes you have to go to where the best compositions can be found.  Some people think Iceland is the best.  Some think my homeland of Scotland is up there with the best.  Others believe that China and Southeast Asia are Mecca’s for landscape photographers...

Village Children in Rajasthan

Photographing People-Travel Photography Tips

Photographing People When you travel to far off lands or even just somewhere local, taking images that tell a story is key.  When you photograph landscapes they sometimes look like they could have been taken anywhere, within reason.  However, when you photograph local people doing local activities it tells a far more compelling story.  I have been fortunate enough to...

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The one that got away…Photographing Lions

The chase is on Lions, they rule the land in Africa.  Seeing them in the wild is something else, they know they rule, they walk with confidence and feed almost when they please.  Photographing them though, that’s a different matter.  Miles after miles of bumpy tracks scouring the plains for sight of these majestic beasts is hard work.  Listening to the sounds on the...

Namib desert morning

Deadvlei – It’s all about timing

The Dilemma Landscape photographers and travellers all over the world  have probably seen an image taken from Deadvlei.  Most without knowing where on earth it is.  Well, it’s in Namibia.  Stuck 60km from the closest campsite or lodge, down a road going into the desert .  It’s so much of an iconic site people come from all over the world just to visit it...

Lots of Gear!

Seriously, how much gear?

So, you are leaving for a year and you need to work out how much gear to take with you.  More importantly, what type of gear to take with you.  When I started planning for this I just thought, well surely I can only take one camera and maybe two lenses.  Then I thought that this would not allow me to get every shot I wanted to.  I opted for more the “I’ll...