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How to improve your travel photography

Something that I feel is a must when aspiring to create great photography is shooting as often as you can. After all, photography is 99% failure and 1% success. It was Gary Winogrand whom first...

My Summer in South Africa Part 2

Somewhere I visited serveral times was Hout Bay, a town located on the atlantic seaboard of the Cape Peninsula. Hout Bay is full of local characters....

10 things I've learned about photography from Jimmy Nelson

Jimmy Nelson is a British photographer who is best known for his photojournalism of indigenous tribes all across the globe. A well renowned book of his, 'Before They Pass Away' follows the story of these tribes and displays Nelsons breath taking imagery for all to see....

My Summer in South Africa Part 1

In July of 2017 I travelled to Cape Town, South Africa to stay with my uncle & aunty for a few months. While in SA I tried new things, had many fantastic experiences and of course took a lot of photographs....

Photography and the City Essay

Ever since photography came into general practice, the city has been recognised as a constantly changing subject matter, thus a great deal of importance to the art form. Firstly let’s lightly delve into modernity....

10 things Joey .L has taught me about photography

Joey defines his style as ‘Cinematic Portrait Photography’ which is as visually complex and well lit as you’d imagine. He started with a photographic style that referenced the Dutch renaissance painters, like Rembrandt & Da Vinci.....

Top 10 Things to do in Sorrento

Sorrento itself is very close to such historical places as Pompeii, Herculaneum and Capri. All of which are beautiful and interesting in their own right. Pompeii is well known as being the city that was destroyed and preserved by Mt Vesuvius.....


10 Lessons I’ve Learned From Steve McCurry About Photography  
 

Steve McCurry is one of the most prolific documentary / travel photographers in the world and has been a symbol for thousands in contemporary photography for more than thirty years! McCurry is hands down my all-time favourite...

Vietnam Adventure Part 2

Day 9: Once again we were woken up by the sound of crowing cockerels, which no one was particularly happy about. We then had another delicious breakfast prepared by our hosts, as i recall it was a pancake dish. After applying some mosquito replant....

Vietnam Adventure Part 1

Day 1: After meeting the team at the airport, we flew out to Hanoi from London Heathrow and arrived at 5:40 in the morning! Once in Hanoi we took a bus ride to our first hotel. I recall a funny moment when...

10 Lessons I’v learned from Alex Webb about shooting in Colour

Alex Webb is an american documentary photographer, who has world renowned bodies of work, featuring countries he has visited again and again such as Haiti and Istanbul. While studying at college Webb met famous Magnum photographers Charles Harbutt and Bruce Davidson...

Discursive Photography Essay

When researching into printed media that exists on the fringes of society, you will most certainly find photography, journalism and graphic design that all seem to fall between the cracks of conventional categorised material....

Vietnam Prep

In March 2016 I will be departing with students and staff from the Valley Park school to Vietnam, along with members of the True Adventure team. I honestly can't wait! It's the chance for me to experience new things, eat new food and make new friends....

10 Lessons I have learned from Garry Winogrand about photography

Garry Winogrand is an American street photographer and one of my favourite photographers to date. He’s well known for his portrayal of American City life and its social issues throughout the 1960’s and 70’s. Winogrand shot a large body of his work in New York City....

Exploring Venice Part 2

The next day we planned to take part in a group tour of Venice and to have our own gondola ride, although we had to find the tour group first! So we set out once again on to the lively streets of Venice. ...

Exploring Venice Part 1

A little over a year ago myself and three fellow students (Shane, Caroline and Simon), won a travel bursary with Midhusrt Rother College. The bursary was set up a long time ago by the founder of the school (Gilbert Hanamh) and was open for anyone to apply for....

Reappropriation Photo Essay

Contemporary work in the photographic process is constantly changing and evolving. An example of this is through the use of reapropreation. This is when a photographer or artist takes the work of another and contextualises into an entirely new discourse.....

Nepal Expedition Part 2

In the morning we set off for the Shree Ganesh Primary School in the Kathmandu valley. As we bounced around the rocky terrain in the mini bus we were all taken in by the fantastic landscapes that Nepal had to offer, from the vast mountains to its stunning farm land.....  
 

Nepal Expedition Part 1

On the 23rd of October 2013 me and an eager team of students and staff travelled to Nepal with the charity ‘True Adventure’. Our goal of the expedition was to paint a primary school and give each child from the school a gift.......

My Photo Story Part 2

When we returned from Nepal I had a slight tan a beautiful girlfriend who I had got to know on the expedition, and just over 3,000 photographs to sort through and edit. Although that may sound boring to some people, for me it was....

My Photo Story Part 1

My passion for photography was first kindled six years ago (in 2010) when I met my step father. When he came around one afternoon he brought with him a digital compact camera (a Nikon Coolpix p80) and said I could use it. My first thoughts were ‘wow......