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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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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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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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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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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2018 Autumn Photography Workshops

2018 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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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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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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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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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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