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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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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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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