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Travel Photography in Rome, Italy

From the 29th May to 1st June 2017 I visited Rome for the fourth time. Excessive? Absolutely not! I like to get the best out of a city that I can and if that means multiple visits then so be it. Even now after this short stay I still feel that I am only scratching the surface of the Eternal City. The vlog show some of what I do during my time as a working travel stock photographer. Creating time […]

Loire Valley châteaux

On the 17th and 20th May 2017 I went to two of the most well known châteaux in the Loire Valley as well as the small village of Chédigny. Chenonceau is known for straddling the river Cher and such historical figures as Catherine de Medici and Diane de Poitiers. During the 1st World War it was used as a hospital and during the 2nd World War was the border between free and occupied France. Chédigny is known for its rose […]

Finistère, Brittany

During the week of 8th April to 15th April 2017 my family and I took a holiday to the department of Finistère in the region of Brittany in western France. Southern Finistère is known as “Little Cornwall” or Petit Cornouaille and if you’ve ever visited the south west coast of the United Kingdom then it will very similar both in terms of geology and also in terms of some of the architecture of houses in the villages. Each day we […]

Vienne and Loire Valley

  On Wednesday 5th April 2017 my photography took me to the department of Vienne as well as ending the day in the Loire Valley in central France. Vienne is a department with a number of hidden gems such as the river valley of the Gartempe. It is notable for the main city of Poitiers but outside of here there are countless things to shoot including small villages; landscapes and beautiful architecture protected as UNESCO World Heritage Sites. In addition […]

Indre, France

On Wednesday 29th March 2017 my photography took me to the department of Indre in central France. Indre is one of those places with some hidden gems such as the river valley of the Creuse. The Beaux Villages de France of Gargilesse Dampierre is notable for the famous 19th century writer George Sand who lived there. In addition to the southern tip of Indre I did try my best with the neighbouring department of Creuse but just didn’t feel happy […]

Mini location guide – Dorset

On 15th March 2017 I decided to film a mini location guide to a small area of Dorset which is close to where I used to live. Of course, things don’t always go as planned as you’ll see at the end. Dorset is home to the famous Jurassic coast World Heritage Site but there are also numerous other places you can go to in the county. Presented here are three of my favourites as well as an abandoned shoot at […]

Gloucester Cathedral

  Gloucester is home to a beautiful Gothic cathedral and luckily for me they let me both film and photograph inside the building. If you’re a fan of Harry Potter you should recognize the cloisters from the 1st, 2nd and 6th films. First thing in the morning I stopped off at Burford as I wanted to do a recce of the water meadows for a future date. Join me as I try to capture in the best way that I […]

A failed shoot in Langeais

Langeais is very close to my home in the Loire Valley being just a short 15 minute drive away. I had two targets in mind. The first was a dawn shoot overlooking the city to the château and the second was to capture the suspension bridge that crosses the Loire. Unfortunately, the predicted weather didn’t happen and I was left having to pack up my things and head back home. As a travel photographer, weather is something that I rely […]

Loire Valley châteaux around Anjou – Montsoreau addendum

  On Friday 24th February 2017 my photography took me to the Beaux Village de France of Montsoreau in the Pays de la Loire. This mini vlog is an addendum to Vlog 07 where I visited the banks of the Loire to shoot the village but the light was too harsh. Dawn was in the vineyards above the village but what looked to be promising light just afterwards was soon to be gone thanks to a bank of cloud. Although […]

Loire Valley châteaux around Anjou

On Sunday 19th February 2017 my photography took me to the Pays de la Loire and Indre-et-Loire in central France. I had two targets in mind. The first was a dawn shoot at Saumur to capture the château reflecting in the river Loire. The second target was to capture the château at Chinon at sunset. In the middle of the day I do a number of recce shoots for the future when the light will be at its optimum. Join […]