The Most Beautiful Spots in Val d'Orcia

Tuscany is always at the top of the travel bucket list, especially in spring. It’s easy to see why so many people have fallen in love with this unique area in Italy: sweeping panoramic views out over the rolling hills and ancient towns with jagged skylines.  The breathtaking landscapes have so much to offer. If you’re looking for a picture-perfect destination for your next Italian getaway, then this should be the first one to consider.

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Discover Venice's Other Islands - South Lagoon

Discover Venice's Other Islands - South Lagoon

If you want to skip the crowds of San Marco and experience beaches and farms, Universities and Luxury Hotels, and islands overflowing with the brightest most colourful houses you have ever seen, then island hopping in the Venice Lagoon is a journey you will adore. Discover the South Venice lagoon in the second parts about Venice’s Other Islands.

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Eat, Drink, See: Amsterdam Noord

Eat, Drink, See: Amsterdam Noord

As you exit Central station in Amsterdam, the chaos of the city grips you immediately. Amsterdam is a busy, bustling city; relaxing is not the word often attributed to it. But if instead of walking toward the city when you exit that train station, you grab a bike of your own and head towards the river, hop on a ferry and cross the Amstel, where you can see a different side of Amsterdam. Join me as I dream, eat and see my way across Amsterdam Noord.

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From Dawn till Dusk - Val d'Orcia

From Dawn till Dusk - Val d'Orcia

As photographers, every journey we take has a common feature, a highlight marked with capital letters in our agenda: SUNRISE and SUNSET. Tuscany and especially the Val d'Orcia land are the perfect places to satisfy our need for sunlight. Here, in between these gentle hills, lie some of the best spots for sunrise and sunsets in the world. We are presenting to you some of our favourite spots, and also, reveal secrets on how to take the shot of a lifetime. Ready to follow the sun?

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In the Street with Clara Abi Nader

In the Street with Clara Abi Nader

We spoke to Clara Abi Nader about her series 'Clara In the Street' - "You might think I like gossip, you might say I like to watch people, and deep down it may be true, but it's not just about that. Going out into the streets with my camera helps me calm down step after step, and while looking around me, these dark clouds evaporate. Once you've got your story, the rest is all about light, movement and framing."

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The Thousand Words: Gauvin Lapetoule

The Thousand Words: Gauvin Lapetoule

A picture tells a thousand words... and we are here to tell you a few more in our ongoing series A Thousand Words where we dig through the vault of talented photographers at Aperture Tours and get them to open up a little about some of their favourite images. This week we look at our Barcelona photographer Gauvin Lapetoule.

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100th blog: A Look Back at the Best

100th blog: A Look Back at the Best

Over the past 99 blogs posts, we've covered in-depth technical discussions, featured exciting hidden locations, and gotten to look at the work of our photographers in depth. So for our 100th blog, I wanted to take a look back at some of the most popular articles we've written and shared them with you to celebrate this milestone.

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Eat, Drink, See: Marais, Paris

Eat, Drink, See: Marais, Paris

The fashionable and hip Marais district is a melting pot in Paris. Once the city's principal Jewish Quarter, the temples and kosher restaurants are now side by side with hipster fashion boutiques and LGBT bars. It is a great place to stroll and get lost amongst the rich heritage so I went looking for a bar, a restaurant and a sight for my series, Eat, Drink, See.

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The Thousand Words: Anna Volpi

The Thousand Words: Anna Volpi

A picture tells a thousand words... and we are here to tell you a few more in our ongoing series A Thousand Words where we dig through the vault of talented photographers at Aperture Tours and get them to open up a little about some of their favourite images. This week we look at our Northern Italian photographer Anna Volpi.

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2019 Autumn Photography Workshops

2019 Autumn Photography Workshops

During Winter we can't wait fast enough for Spring to arrive, but while we are in Summer, we complain that it is too hot, while Autumn leaves us wanting to stretch out the last of the warm weather. Well, I have a few plans on how to make that summer last a little longer, and it lies in the Arabian Peninsula where we have a couple of photography workshops lined up. Read about all of our Autumn Workshops.

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Eat, Drink, See: Kennedy Town, Hong Kong

Eat, Drink, See: Kennedy Town, Hong Kong

The western districts of Hong Kong have been up and coming since the MRT was extended to the far reaches of the island in 2014, the workshops are moving out, and the kids are moving in. I wanted to check out what has popped up, so I jumped onto one of the historic trams and headed westward to find a bar, a restaurant and a sight for my series, Eat, Drink, See.

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The Thousand Words: Lee Chapman

The Thousand Words: Lee Chapman

A picture tells a thousand words... and we are here to tell you a few more in our ongoing series A Thousand Words where we dig through the vault of talented photographers at Aperture Tours and get them to open up a little about some of their favourite images. This week we look at our Tokyo photographer Lee Chapman and his image "Past in the Present".

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Discover Venice's Other Islands - North Lagoon

Discover Venice's Other Islands - North Lagoon

If you want to skip the crowds of San Marco and experience beaches and farms, Universities and Luxury Hotels, and islands overflowing with the brightest most colourful houses you have ever seen, then island hopping in the Venice Lagoon is a journey you will adore. Discover the North Venice lagoon in the first of two parts about Venice’s Other Islands.

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Eat, Drink, See: Kreuzberg, Berlin

Eat, Drink, See: Kreuzberg, Berlin

Welcome to Eat, Drink, See. A new blog series I have devised to pretend that eating good food, drinking choice beverages and seeing extraordinary places across the globe is somehow more ultraistic than self-indulgent and get you excited about a few of my favourite places starting with Kreuzberg in Berlin, the experimental alternative lifestyles capital of Europe that encourages art and artists from every walk of life.

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The Thousand Words: Martin Smith

The Thousand Words: Martin Smith

A picture tells a thousand words... and we are here to tell you a few more in our ongoing series 'The Thousand Words' where we dig through the vault of talented photographers at Aperture Tours and get them to open up a little about some of their favourite images. This time we’re looking at “Everyday High Street” by Martin Smith from Edinburgh, Scotland.

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The Beirut Sun Tanners - C'est Beyrouth

The Beirut Sun Tanners - C'est Beyrouth

In Paris? Head to L'Institut des Cultures d'Islam to absorb the culture in a fantastic photography exhibition entitled "C'est Beyrouth", it will help you understand the complexity of what makes Beirut today, overlooking a decade that knows neither war nor peace. I got the chance to explore the exhibition and a peculiar series called “The Beirut Sun Tanners” shot by our very own Vianney Le Caer.

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The Thousand Words: Ronnie Yeoh

The Thousand Words: Ronnie Yeoh

A picture tells a thousand words... and we are here to tell you a few more in our ongoing series 'The Thousand Words' where we dig through the vault of talented photographers at Aperture Tours and get them to open up a little about some of their favourite images. This time we’re looking at “Ophelia - Drown Scene” by Ronnie Yeoh from Hong Kong.

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An Ode to Notre-Dame de Paris

An Ode to Notre-Dame de Paris

It was with great sadness that we all watched Notre Dame. The near destruction of 100’s of years of world culture and a blow to the heart of Paris, a tragedy which struck at the literal and figurative heart of the city. It is hard to explain the importance of Notre Dame to the city. It is a beacon of the best of Paris. In a window of just a couple hours, that history nearly went up in smoke.

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Camera Stores in Paris

Camera Stores in Paris

We've all been there before. You pack your camera and your tripod, and it isn't until you get to your destination that you realise you forgot your battery or your tripod plate and you find yourself scrambling for a camera store in a foreign country battling a language in which you can barely order a coffee. We have you covered with our comprehensive guide to Paris Camera Stores.

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Top 5 Most Beautiful Bridges of Amsterdam

Top 5 Most Beautiful Bridges of Amsterdam

As you exit the central station in Amsterdam and step into this magical city, it will take you less than 100 meters to cross your first bridge. Known for its labyrinthine system of canals, equally important are the bridges that cross them. Trying to pick the most beautiful bridges in Amsterdam is a fools' errand, but it does not mean we should not try. What follows is my list of the top 5 most photographic bridges in Amsterdam.

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