20 Images That Will Inspire You to Travel to Japan

20 Images That Will Inspire You to Travel to Japan

Japan is proud of their rich cultural heritage, and it shows everywhere you visit. The aesthetic is displayed in all aspects of life: architecture, landscaping, fashion, down to the presentation of restaurant menus. Let us dive in and explore Japan through our lens.

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Get on the Pan Tram

Get on the Pan Tram

Panning is a simple and effective technique to bring motion inside a still image. Alexander breaks down how to get the perfect panning image by shooting a nostalgic memory of his childhood, the street tram.

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How to Shoot Fireworks

How to Shoot Fireworks

I have had a few people ask me to spill some of my secrets about shooting fireworks after seeing my Bastille Day images, so I thought I would divulge what I know to help you get the best from your fireworks wherever in the world you might be celebrating them. It is not an exact science, as every display is different, and even within the same show things will change, but I will set down the foundations from where you can start to play.

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The best spots along Lisbon's Tram №28

The best spots along Lisbon's Tram №28

There could not be a more iconic image of Lisbon than the little yellow trams rattling through the steep hills of the Portuguese capital, all but bowling down little old ladies as it roars through the tiny streets. Join me as I ride one of these historic trams and explore my favourite places along the route of Lisbon's Tram №28.

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A promenade through Quinze-Vingts

A promenade through Quinze-Vingts

It does not host the Notre Dame or the Eiffel Tower, and it is not as flashy as Saint-Germain-des-Pres. There are no grand Haussmannian boulevards or any major Parisian monument, and it is exactly this reason that makes the Quartier Quinze-Vingts quintessentially Parisian.

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Processing Images and RAW power

Processing Images and RAW power

Taking a good photo is only one part of the photography process. An excellent image is often worked on in a digital darkroom to get the most out of the original image. Darkroom is not a new procedure, although the technique is different with computers, the principals are the same as a chemical darkroom. We have a little introduction to the power of RAW images. 

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The best Coffee in Melbourne

The best Coffee in Melbourne

Melbourne is known for its culture, its sport, its beauty and its coffee. Mostly it is the coffee! Coffee can come in all different shapes, sizes, colours, strengths and temperatures. Oh and don’t forget alcoholic coffee as an option. Let us run you through some of our favourite coffee shops in the city and inner suburbs.

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Composition Is Your Friend

Composition Is Your Friend

For some of us, the artistic side can feel much more daunting, expressing yourself creatively may not come naturally, but much like the technical, knowing the rules and applying them is what takes our photography to the next level.

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The Photoautomats of Berlin

The Photoautomats of Berlin

Throughout my childhood, my scrapbooks were filled with the black and white strip photos from a chemical photo booth. In Berlin, the chemical photo booth has made a resurgence, with over two dozen booths across the city. Their charm reinstated into the social fabric of the energetic youth of Berlin; a fixture of a night out linked inexplicable with friends and fun times. 

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Best place to photograph Notre-Dame de Paris

Best place to photograph Notre-Dame de Paris

Long before the Eiffel Tower dominated the Paris skyline, there was another building synonymous with the City of Love, Notre-Dame de Paris. The Medieval Catholic Cathedral is the city's most celebrated and photographed church buildings. But where is the best place to photograph of Notre-Dame? We've scouted the area to give you the best views from every angle so you are sure to get the best image of Notre-Dame.

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How to make a time-lapse video

How to make a time-lapse video

What would happen if we took one photo every minute, and then played them back at 25 frames per second? The result would be a magnificent hyper-realistic compression of time. We call this a time-lapse, and I've created a video that will explain all the steps you need to know so you can make your very own. 

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Verona Challenge, Anna vs Mirko Face-Off

Verona Challenge, Anna vs Mirko Face-Off

Creative photographers love play time. We need it. When intense work periods tie up most of our days and nights, it's important that we get out in the sunshine and have fun. So fellow Aperture photographer Mirko Fin and Anna Volpi met in Verona for our latest installment of Photographer Face-Off.

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The most photogenic beach in Melbourne

The most photogenic beach in Melbourne

The seaside suburb of Brighton is one of Melbourne's most affluent and has a long history as a beachfront destination. Therefore, Dendy Street Beach has always been the place to be. It isn't necessarily the easiest beach to get to, but it is undoubtedly the most iconic and photographed beach in Melbourne. And with good reason too.

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Chinese New Year in Singapore

Chinese New Year in Singapore

The mood in Singapore is festive and there is a lot going on with extravagant processions, colourful lanterns, energetic lion dancing, loud firecrackers and massive fireworks displays. People are on the streets shopping for presents, chatting to one another over slices of mandarin oranges for good luck or feasting on special dishes. This is Chinese New Year in Singapore.

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Best place to photograph the Louvre

Best place to photograph the Louvre

From its beginnings as a medieval fortress protecting the Franks from the Vikings to being the residence of the King before becoming the largest museum in the world, the Louvre has had a fanciful history with many ups and down. With such an iconic building in front of you, it can be a daunting task to photograph. So, where does one start?

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The Best Cities to Explore in 2017

The Best Cities to Explore in 2017

The New Year is upon us at last and it brings new opportunities for exciting travels, but where to? We've curated a selection of the best photo essays we've made over the past year to inspire your travels. Make sure you get the most out of your upcoming trips and come away with better photographs. Where are you shooting in 2017?

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