travel photography

The faces and places of Hanoi in summer 2014

Aug
10
Early morning market in Hanoi

Hanoi, in the northern part of Vietnam, is an amazing, colourful and vibrant city where there is always something happening on every corner and ever street.  It is perhaps one of the most enjoyable cities for capturing the everyday life of people and the city itself.  While some visitors to the city can be overwhelmed at first -  it is important to just stop and watch what is going on around you.  The following images depict some of the everyday life in Hanoi and tries to capture the beauty of this great city.  The images were all shot with the Olympus OM-D E-M1 and Panasoinc GH4 using seve

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Underwater with the Olympus 60mm Macro lens and a Nauticam Super Macro Convertor

Aug
08
Nudi Branch at Pulau Redang

Macro Photography can be both challenging and rewarding, however shooting underwater can often be even more challenging then shooting on land.  I was on Pulau Redang for a couple of days recently and decided to test a super macro convertor manufactured by Nauticam.  This convertor is quite recent and at the website page (http://www.nauticam.com/product.asp?id=287) its claims are quite impressive when you read them.  I must admit after shooting this with the Olympus 60mm lens I was quite impressed.  This trip was about testing this con

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Faces and places of Nha Trang, Vietnam

Aug
03
Climbing out the window

Its been a while since I last managed to update this blog, so I have a long list of articles that I need to write.  I have been extremely busy recently playing with some awesome gear and having some interesting adventures.  Recently I was in Nha Trang, Vietnam with the Olympus OM-D EM-1, Panasonic GH4 and a few prime lenses including the amazing Panasonic Leica Nocticron 42.5mm lens.  While it was a very quick 2 day stop over, I still managed to grab a few photos on the street and catch up with a fellow photographer by the name of Mai Loc - check out some of his amazing work at

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A quick stop over in Hong Kong

Nov
10
framed in the window

Hong Kong is always an interesting stop over and a great place to hit the streets with a camera in hand to try and capture some of the essence of every day life.  In Hong Kong it is great to walk many of the smaller side streets and back alleys where you will always find something interesting.  he following photos are from a quick 23hr stop over and are all taken with the Olympus OM-D E-M5 and a combination of lenses Voigtlander 17.5mm, Olympus 17mm and 12mm and the Panasonic Leica 25mm.

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Places and faces of Prague

Nov
01
Pargue

**Please be warned that this post is longer then usual and will take a little time to load up the images** Trying to capture the history and people of an amazing european city like Prague can be a difficult challenge - especially when you have limited time and autumn weather that just wants to ensure cloudy skies and rain are a part of your total experience.  When visiting Prague for the first time, you can read a million reviews online and listen to peoples experiences, but being there and seeing it for yourself is a totally different experience.

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Street photography vs travel photography vs moral beliefs

May
21
Travelling in Thailand

As a street photographer I am often asked about my style of photography where I get up close to strangers and take their photo.  My students (and others) often ask if I have ever been chased or hit in the face for taking photos of complete strangers.  While this has not happened to me in the last 10yrs of being a street photographer, you do learn which subjects not to take photos of, however that is another post in itself.  The aim of this post is to talk about a recent discussion I had about street photography vs travel photography and possible moral conflicts.  

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