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 buildings ever built anywhere in the world: the palace 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

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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