Journey to the Land of the Bohemian Crown

Journey to the Land of the Bohemian Crown

After finishing the Japan Winter Workshop, I've been keeping my eyes open for the next adventure. Speaking with resident Aperture Tours photographer Martin Bisof, he has widened my eyes and whetted my lips to the centre of the Land of the Bohemian Crown and all the glories the Czech Republic has on offer.

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Singapore's Lost Chinatown Market

Singapore's Lost Chinatown Market

A visit to the market at the Chinatown Complex will show you the other side of Singapore - vibrant, busting with chaotic energy. The Complex doesn’t look like much on the outside, but step inside and transport yourself to a hive of activity filled from the hawker centre to the most extensive wet market in Singapore.

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Up your Instagram game in Paris

Up your Instagram game in Paris

Notre Dame and the Eiffel Tower are staples of any trip to Paris, but if you want to up your Instagram game, then you are going to need more than just a snap of the Iron Lady to make it stand out. I went through the back catalogue of the Aperture Tours' resident Paris photographers to find what was trending in their feeds.

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The River that Hugs Verona

The River that Hugs Verona

At some point, civilisation will come. A dyke, the smoke of a steel mill nearby, the first bridge, abandoned stables. Verona is just around the corner, you can feel it in the air. The abundance of bridges along the river will let you jump from one side to another and you will, especially when you end up at the breathtaking Ponte Pietra. The view keeps on changing here because the river hits a curve – like it is trying to hug the city.

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The Best Places to Explore in 2018

The Best Places to Explore in 2018

2018 is upon us at last, and with it, it brings new opportunities, new experiences and the chance to explore new cities around the globe. In the previous year we have been worked hard to dive into the underbelly of the most photogenic cities in the world; find the best places to shoot, hide, eat and drink, so you will have no excuses when you go travelling in 2018 as to what to do when you touch down

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The Thousand Words: Mirko Fin

The Thousand Words: Mirko Fin

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 Italian photographer Mirko Fin and his image "Every Me, Every You".

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Tips For Snow Photography

Tips For Snow Photography

Winter is descending upon us, and there is opportunity abound to capture snow-covered landscapes. Before freezing in the cold, I want to make sure I am well prepared, so I spoke with the Sony Alpha award-winning photographer Andy Yee, to get a couple of tips on how to take the best photos in a winter wonderland.

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The Thousand Words : Anyã Likhitha

The Thousand Words : Anyã Likhitha

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 Singapore photographer Anyâ and her panorama masterpeice "Put Your Mind To Sleep".

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Sea Swimming Without the Sand: the Best Sea Baths

Sea Swimming Without the Sand: the Best Sea Baths

I love the beach, and I love swimming, but on the other hand, I hate sand. I am not much of a fan of chlorine, so to keep alive saltwater swimming I seek refuge inside the many sea baths that dot the Australian coast. I relish the idea that I can climb on the rocks and swim laps in a saltwater pool, protected from the sharks, rip tides, and the sand.

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The Thousand Words : Alexander J.E. Bradley

The Thousand Words : Alexander J.E. Bradley

A picture tells a thousand words... and we are here to tell you a few more in our ongoing series A Thousand Words. In this instalment, we talk with Paris photographer Alexander J.E. Bradley about his interesting image Never Read Alone.

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Photography 101: Framing

Photography 101: Framing

If you put a box around something, people will want to look inside; It is one of the fundamental rules of photography, although, rules are meant to be broken. You do not need to consciously think about the law of gravity each time you go for a walk, although knowing it exists explains why your feet stay on the ground. 

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A Photographers meditation from his favorite place, lying on the ground

A Photographers meditation from his favorite place, lying on the ground

I was unhappy; it was as simple as that. I was living a life that I did not feel was mine. Mostly because I was living in a place that I was not able to call home: I did not belong. So I did the only thing that seemed right to me, I made a choice. A straightforward and rational choice: I lay on the ground.

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You don't need a new camera

You don't need a new camera

To be honest, asking a photographer which camera they shot an image with is about as offensive as asking an author which pencil they wrote with. I went shooting with my 20-year-old film camera the other day and brought home some fantastic images that hold up to the most modern digital cameras of today. So you need to ask yourself, do you really need a new camera?

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Five intriguing facts about Versailles

Five intriguing facts about Versailles

The Palace of Versailles is simply the most opulent building ever built anywhere in the world. It is the palace that other palaces were based on. With a complex and rich history, it is hard to scratch the surface, but I have a few hand-crafted stories to tell that may be a little off-beat from what you might already know about the Château de Versailles.

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20 Images That Will Inspire You to Travel to Japan

20 Images That Will Inspire You to Travel to Japan

The Japanese are proud of their rich cultural heritage, and it shows everywhere you go. It 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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