Camera Filters - A practical application

Camera Filters - A practical application

For most trips when I travel, I will carry at least three filters with me that I consider essential in photography and produce effects that are near impossible to re-create in post-editing or post-processing. They are a six-stop neutral density (ND), ten-stop ND and a polarising filter.

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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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Vendors of the Paris-Saint-Ouen Flea Market

Vendors of the Paris-Saint-Ouen Flea Market

Considered the largest flea market in the world, the Marché Aux Puces de Saint-Ouen-Paris is an institution of the French capital. Just outside the border of Paris proper, the market, which dates back to the mid-1800s, is older than many of the antiques sold within it. I discovered the market with my camera, and got up close and personal with the people who make it tick.

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8 Reasons to go to Central Japan Right Now

8 Reasons to go to Central Japan Right Now

Kansai is not just Central Japan, it is the heart of Japanese culture, tradition and history. Nowhere else in the country can you find such a magnificent and diverse array of sights that will tantalise your senses. From the cultural and former capital of Kyoto to the bustling metropolis of Japan's second largest city, Osaka, and the countryside and seascapes that surround them, Kansai is genuinely the Japan of your imagination.

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A walk along Regent's Canal

A walk along Regent's Canal

The Regent Canal towpath has all sorts of walking, running, cycling and sitting to be had along it. Families out for a walk, tourists who have wandered off from the Camden Markets, friends having a picnic, houseboat owners coming home with shopping from the market. The Regents Canal is a wonderful green space in the heart of London.

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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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How to use a Polarising Filter

How to use a Polarising Filter

Reflections are often unwanted, and glare will wash out an image. Polarising filters counter the reflective measures and will deepen blues and add contrast to skies, reduce or remove reflections from water and windows and increase contrast and saturation. Let us go through the steps to get the best out of shooting with a Polarising Filter.

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The Thousand Words: Andy Yee

The Thousand Words: Andy Yee

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 Japan Workshop photographer Andy Yee and his image "The Arashiyama Bamboo Forest".

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Singapore’s Vibrant Colours

Singapore’s Vibrant Colours

The Tamil community in Singapore is particularly active in Singapore, and it is mostly their culture and influences you will get to see around Little India - in everything from food to clothes. Little India is commonly known as Tekka in the Singaporean Indian community. Along Serangoon Road, you can find Tekka Centre which is a multi-use building complex comprising a wet market, food centre and shops. 

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The Thousand Words: Clara Abi Nader

The Thousand Words: Clara Abi Nader

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 Paris photographer Clara Abi Nader and her image "In the Oven".

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We’ve updated our photography e-booklet

We’ve updated our photography e-booklet

We've updated our e-booklet again. Our comprehensive 124 page guide to everything photography related covers technical aspects, composition, portraiture and night photography. We've added new photos for better comprehension and added sections dedicated to aperture. Download it free from Aperture Tours.

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The Thousand Words: Giovanni Piliarvu

The Thousand Words: Giovanni Piliarvu

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 issue, Giovanni Piliarvu.

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Autumn Photography Workshops

Autumn Photography Workshops

Spring is upon us, but I have my eyes set on another season, the vibrant yellows, burnt crimsons and deep scarlets of autumn. We've been working hard, and we are happy to present three different photography workshops where you can make the most of this magical time of year. From the sacred temples of Japan to the rolling hills of the Czech Republic and the pristine beaches in Sardinia; Aperture Tours has your autumn destinations covered.

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How to photograph Sakura - the Japanese Cherry Blossom

How to photograph Sakura - the Japanese Cherry Blossom

Even though the Sakura, Japanese Cherry Blossom, is in flower for a little over a week each year, it is a highly anticipated event. Walking along a river path, or catching the view from the metro window, they explode with colour, vibrant shades of pink drip from every tree, and you appreciate their brief but symbolic power. 

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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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