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Travel and landscape photography tips, latest news, and trips reports from photography workshop holidays, commissions and personal projects around the world...
I have just returned from running a 2 weeks travel and wildlife photography workshop holiday to Madagascar, taking in the length of route 7 from Antananarivo on the East Coast to Ifaty in the South West of the island. On ...
Start Small, Start Now: Hong Kong’s Plastic Story is officially on open release. John Alexander and I (together, Photo Escapes) were recently invited to Hong Kong by 'Eco Drive Hong Kong' to document the issues surrounding single-use plastic. Eco Drive ...
I won! Well, I have had one of my photos awarded anyway! The photo below of glow worms was taken in a cave near Waitomo in New Zealand and has been given a highly commended award in the Wildlife and ...
I am excited to announce that I now have a website dedicated solely to Photo Escapes Films, the film production company that I set up recently with John Alexander. We focus primarily on cinematic travel shorts, and are currently in ...
I have just returned from a fantastic weeklong commission to Scotland for Secret Advenures. The challenge was to photograph and film a canoe trip, taking in the full length of the Caledonian Canal from Fort William on the West Coast ...
At my recent exhibition titled ‘Photographic Tales from Latin America’ I offered daily talks about ‘How to Improve Your Travel Photography’. During a guided view of the exhibition, I told stories behind the photos, shared my approach and thought process ...
It was an honour to be given a full 2 hour session (my longest photography talk to date) at Leamington Photography Society. It was also a relief to see the room was full with 60 interested faces, who asked plenty ...
There is nothing better than seeing photos used in print. And when that print is a full article on Sri Lanka in National Geographic Traveller Magazine, it is even more exciting! After sending over a lightbox of possible images, it is ...
I have licensed 7 photos to Nikon for use as headline images in their advertising and website. What a compliment! If I wanted to try and sell images to Nikon, I wouldn’t even know how to go about it, so ...
Romania is a fascinating and stunning country, perfectly suited to travel photography. Each weathered face tells a story and each crease in the Carpathian Mountains offer the possibility of dramatic light as it interacts with the morning sun. The moment ...
SOLO PHOTOGRAPHY EXHIBITION BY LONDON BASED TRAVEL PHOTOGRAPHER MATTHEW WILLIAMS-ELLIS Unfortunately 'Photographic Tales from Latin America' has come to an end. It was a great success... mostly down to lots of you coming along, spreading the word and leaving lots of ...
It’s always fun to have photography articles published! While I was on a luxury accommodation photography commission for two swanky villas in the Cook Islands (Rumours Luxury Resort and Royale Takitumu), I also touched base with the editor of the ...
I could honestly not be happier! I have been announced as a finalist in Travel Photographer of the Year. While I do not shoot specifically for awards, it is always rewarding to have a panel of judges, comprising of some ...
Having reached the relatively easy summit of Pichincha Volcano the day before, it was now time to take on one of the big boys in the Avenue of Volcanoes. The snowy 5,126m summit of Illiniza Norte would be my challenge. ...
Towering above Quito is active Pichincha Volcano, which last covered the capital city of Ecuador with a layer of ash as recently as 1999. While the slopes of an active volcano might seem like an odd location to build a ...
As well as being a wonderfully immersive and unique place to stay, Hacienda Zuleta is also a traditional, colonial, Ecuadorian working farm. One of its many lines of production is fresh and aged cheeses. From the milking of the warm, ...
Hacienda San Agustin de Callo was the perfect accommodation except for one thing… I only got to enjoy it for one night. I would absolutely loved to have stayed longer to enjoy the beautiful bedroom, authentically decorated premises and historically ...
In a secluded valley in the Andes Mountain Range, just two hours from Quito sits Hacienda Zuleta, an old, colonial working hacienda. Dating back to the 16th century, a lot of the activities taking place on the farm and in ...
Firstly, please accept my hum-ble apologies for the shocking and hum-iliating title of this post. It is completely hum-acceptable and in-hum-ane that I should put you through such a hum-ourless title. Right. Now that I have got that out of my ...
In the heart of the Ecuador's capital city, Quito, lies its UNESCO World Heritage Listed historic centre. In the heart of the historic centre lies the Church and Monastery of St Francis and neighbouring Quito's most famous landmark is colonial ...
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