Ten Reasons To Go To A Blogging Event

Ten Reasons To Go To A Blogging Event

If you’re a new or small blogger, the idea of attending a blogging event or blogging conference can feel pretty terrifying. You’re probably thinking you won’t know anyone; that you’ll be the only newbie in a room full of super successful bloggers with zillions of followers, …
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Sweat And Leather At Chouara Tannery, Morocco

Sweat And Leather At Chouara Tannery, Morocco

Leaning over the balcony rail with my camera, I watched the tannery workers in the courtyard below. Some of them were thigh-deep in vats of brightly-coloured liquid. One heaved skins one by one, wet and heavy, into a deep pool. Another looked up at me as he took a breather&…
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19 Wildlife Photography Tips for Beginners

19 Wildlife Photography Tips for Beginners

It’s fair to say that my absolute favourite type of photography is wildlife photography.  There’s nothing quite like the feeling of getting up close and personal with a beautiful creature, and when all the stars align and the animal is in the right place, at the right time, …
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A Boat Trip on the Kazinga Channel, Uganda

A Boat Trip on the Kazinga Channel, Uganda

One of the absolute highlights of any trip to Queen Elizabeth National Park is a boat ride on the Kazinga Channel.  On a sunny afternoon there’s literally no better way to relax, enjoy the scenery and feast your eyes on more wildlife than you can shake a stick at, …
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13 Top Tips for Taking Photos of Markets

13 Top Tips for Taking Photos of Markets

I’ve photographed markets from Cuba to Myanmar, and from Tanzania to Hungary, and I don’t think I’ll ever get bored of them.  Taking photos of markets is definitely one of my favourite types of photography.  Markets are so buzzing and vibrant, there’s so much going on, …
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Being A Travel Blogger: Some Musings

Being A Travel Blogger: Some Musings

There are plenty of bloggers who blog about blogging.  To me that all feels a bit circular, a bit ‘meta’, but I can see how articles about blogging can be useful to other bloggers – I’ve even read a few myself. It’s not something I write about, however.  Partly …
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What It’s Like to be a Travel Show Producer

What It’s Like to be a Travel Show Producer

Before I moved to Uganda, I wanted to connect with people who were already out there.  People who might be able to offer me advice, or who might even be willing to hang out with me and – gasp! – be my friend once I’d arrived.  So I went online…
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A Video Producer in Kampala: The Story of Safi and Amir

A Video Producer in Kampala: The Story of Safi and Amir

I recently spent three months in Kampala, Uganda, working as a video producer and photographer for Child’s i Foundation, a charity that works to support vulnerable families so that children don’t end up in damaging orphanages. My main role was to shoot and edit short films, to be …
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Winner: Best Photography at the UK Blog Awards

Winner: Best Photography at the UK Blog Awards

Some of you may remember I wrote a post before Christmas asking for people to vote for me in the UK Blog Awards. It was the first time I’ve ever entered any kind of awards.  I’ve only been writing this blog for about a year and a half, …
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Behind the Scenes on Safari in Tanzania

Behind the Scenes on Safari in Tanzania

Africa. The Serengeti. The Ngorongoro Crater. The names alone conjure up thrilling images of vast open plains, with hundreds of wildebeest peacefully grazing while a dignified herd of elephants cuts a ponderous path across the landscape.  Or of nature, red in tooth and claw: a cheetah stalking noiselessly through swaying&…
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The Beautiful Pagodas of Bagan in Myanmar

The Beautiful Pagodas of Bagan in Myanmar

Have you noticed how, when you arrive at a ‘must-see’ place, it often doesn’t look like the photos you’d seen in the brochure or online?  You turn up expecting a massive ‘Wow!’ moment, and you get more of an ‘Oh… ok… cool.  What’s for lunch?’ That seems …
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India: a nation of selfie-lovers

India: a nation of selfie-lovers

The India found in the guidebooks is a magical and mysterious place.  Where exquisite palaces gleam and sparkle on the shores of majestic rivers.  Where dark-eyed beauties walk demurely between crumbling temples, their vibrant saris wafting the fragrance of perfume and spices.  Where monkeys play amongst statues of ancient gods …
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Taking Portraits in Myanmar (Burma)

Taking Portraits in Myanmar (Burma)

One of the things they say about Myanmar is that the people are really friendly.  Actually they say that about a lot of places – and sometimes it’s true.  But it tends to be only true in parts.  In most places people will be people: some are friendly, some are&…
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How To Take Great Photos Of The Northern Lights

How To Take Great Photos Of The Northern Lights

Viewing the Northern Lights is on many people’s bucket lists.  To be honest, it wasn’t really on mine. I certainly wouldn’t have made a special trip to Iceland just to see them, that’s for sure.  But since I was there for work anyway, and had the …
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