Our favourite Photography Places

 

Finding new places to explore and photograph leads to some very special images. These are some of our favourite areas we love and you will too.

  • Notre Dame Tribute after fire The 15th April 2019 was a very sad day. Not just for Catholics, nor for Parisians, historians, theologists or tourists but for all of us. Europe has lost one of its most beautiful buildings. Ally and I love Notre Dame...

  • Night Photography in London London at night is an awesome city. Lights, music, noise and a feeling of culture mixed with bohemian lifestyle. There are millions of images of London at night from the main tourist areas to dimly lit backstreets of East London where...

  • Africa is a wonderful land to photograph so we have put together a few tips for photographers travelling to South Africa that you will need to know. Let’s get the elephant in the room out of the way first. Is South Africa safe for photographers?...

  • Creating Unique Photographs from The Eiffel Tower – Paris, France One of the most iconic towers in the world has to be the Eiffel tower in Paris. Rising up from next to the Seine, (Paris’ main river), it can be viewed from most parts of...

  • Photograph Paris graveyards “So Tim and Ally, you went to Paris for a week. Awesome! What was one of your favourite times? Maybe the romantic river, how about the photographic interior of Notre Dame?…..” “Er no. It was when we went to photograph Paris graveyards.”...

  • Ever wanted to photograph a secret place in London? Waterloo in London, is the busiest railway station in the United Kingdom with a quarter of a million people traveling through it every day. How do we find a secret place in London to photograph, in...

  • Robben Island and Nelson Mandela’s cell So often when we photograph places of interest, we look solely at the aesthetics of the scene. How does the light make it feel? What interesting shapes appear in the final image to draw the eye in? Which details...

  • Crocodiles, snakes and Zulu shields Who doesn’t hanker after photographing crocodiles, snakes and a traditional Zulu shields maker, not to mention Zulu dancing?  If you do then you need to visit PheZulu.  Forty minutes drive inland from the City of Durban, South Africa in the...

  • Embocraft and Low Light Photography Embocraft are the the local South African heroes who are empowering local entrepreneurs with skills training. Making portraits of these amazing people was a bit difficult due to the low and very extreme lighting conditions involved and required low light...

  • Woza Moya Upcycling Woza Moya Upcycling is a key part of Woza Moya and the Hillcrest AIDS Centre trust and not only brings in well needed funds for the centre but is also playing a huge role in the recycling of unwanted waste that would...

  • Woza Moya – A beacon in South Africa’s HIV / AIDS Pandemic Woza Moya. It just rolls sweetly off the tongue and means “Come spirt of change” in isiZulu. (IsiZulu is the language of the Zulu South Africans usually living on the East side of...

  • Vatican Museum staircase photography – multiple image edit The problem with the Vatican Museum Staircase photography is people. From opening time until closure during the summer, there is a constant stream of tourists descending this beautiful architectural masterpiece. A plethora of photographers a

  • Is there a really cool part of Cape Town? No, because absolutely everything is very cool! Let’s start with at the place God designed purely for wave lovers … Muizenberg! Muizenberg sits in False Bay, so called because the early sailors used to often mistake...

  • Tombs of the kings before and after The Tombs of the kings before and after image is of a UNESCO World Heritage Site about 2 km from Paphos Harbour. Many of the tombs date back to the 4th century BC. It has nothing to do with...

  • Durban beach front – the Golden Mile Sand, sand, sea, surfer, sand, surfer, sun, sea, sand, surfers, surfers …. and sharks? Known as the Golden Mile, Durban beach front stretches for what seems like miles of golden sands with experienced lifeguards, in front of a...

  • Table Mountain Everybody ‘does’ Table Mountain. However, for one of the best experiences available in Cape Town, the sunset trip is second to none. As the sun went down, the clouds descended below and next to us onto the top of the mountain, cascading down...

  • Woodstock Market – Cape Town, South Africa. On the surface, this doesn’t sound terribly interesting but Woodstock Market in Cape Town, South Africa really is one of the coolest markets. It is also one of the most exciting places for the two f’s – foodies and...

  • Looking for the elusive image (and a trip to Shongweni Farmers and Craft Market with a shiny new ND Filter) Do you ever wake up and think “This is going to be a great day for photography?” We woke up just like that. Well…… the...

  • The dark and contrasty Avakas Gorge The Avakas Gorge was super contrasty with direct sun streaming in and lighting some walls with a golden sandy glow. I exposed to get detail in the highlights knowing that I could rescue the shadow detail in the Raw...

  • Spectacular Cyprus photography at the Avakas Gorge floating rock. As with most of our Cyprus photography, the approach did not fill us with confidence about creating spectacular images however once there it was a different story. Beautiful rocks, a quiet stream and wonderful Cyprus blue...

  • Are your holiday images a bit on the tame side? A Cyprus shipwreck and an ancient ruined tomb are just what you need to give you that Indiana Jones feeling. Cyprus has a bit of a reputation as either a party island or a place...

  • Photographing in Steam, Smoke and Noise If like us you can’t photograph enough of mechanical vehicles, then this is the place for you. A very English pass-time is to wander around a farmer’s field whilst grease and soot covered people display their beautiful, and often...

  • Tourist Free Photography – How to photograph Venetian Gondolas without the crowds? Tourist free photography! Impossible you cry! Not impossible we say! During our short Italian trip, we had a few days in Venice and were desperate not to “just photograph” the gondolas but to...

  • If you visit Dubrovnik, in Croatia, one of the must-see areas from a photographic point of view is Lokrum island. This is an uninhabited island, but was formerly home to, (and was founded by), Benedictine monks in 1023 who had to leave in 1798. The...

  • One of the joys of Dubrovnik, apart from the scenery, are the amazing textures in the walls. (“Wow”, we hear you say. “Walls! You need more excitement in your life!” Just you wait. We haven’t even started to extol the virtues of the roofs of...

  • Dubrovnik Old City Ow ow ow ow ow ow ow! Turns out that having walked up and down several hundred steps in the Dubrovnik Old City, produces this unique sound the following day, and the following …   Why Dubrovnik Old City? There are so...

  • What is it? Queen Caroline’s Temple is a classical style summer house overlooking the Long Water, east of Lancaster Walk in Hyde Park, London. When I saw it at sunset I envisaged a beautiful temple with all the detail of the brick work against a...

  • Is Truth Coffee the best coffee shop in the world? In the centre of Cape Town in South Africa, the Mother City, is an unassuming coffee shop with a tiny, easily missed, sign outside saying Truth. So what is the truth? Is this the worlds best...