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Become a “shooting star” overnight! Photographing the Blue Hour

You really feel like a rock star when you learn the “Blue Hour” technique of photography. It is not very difficult. These few considerations will get you on your way.

The optimum time to get the great balance of artificial and ambient light is between 30 and 45 minutes before sunrise and after sunset.
A tripod is essential.
Look […]

Photographing an amazing phenomenon: Thor’s Well

One hundred and sixty miles down the Oregon Coast from Astoria and just south of Cape Perpetua you’ll find a mysterious large hole in the sea-rocks called Thor’s Well. This hole is about 14 feet across and is exposed to the surging ocean swells through a passage deep down inside the well. So when the tide rises, water […]

Waterfall Magic at Plitvice, Croatia

Magrit and I recently spent two days at Plitvice Lakes National Park in Croatia researching for an upcoming photo tour in May of 2016. This was our second visit to this amazing land of waterfalls and lakes.

The park features 16 lakes cascading from 2,087 to 1,650 feet elevation over a distance of five miles.

What makes this national […]

Santorini, a Photographer’s Dream

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Last Chance to Reserve Your Spot on a Thrilling Photography Travel Tour

Breathtaking views, vibrant landscapes, stimulating culture, and photographic instruction… These are all features that make our European photography travel tours incredible experiences.

Each year, Magrit and I host several small groups of people in some of the most iconic destinations in and around the Mediterranean: Greece, Italy, and sometimes France. In 2016 we will add Croatia, […]

March 23rd, 2015|Blog, Cinque Terre, Dolomites, Italy, Tuscany|0 Comments

Go Beyond the Rule of Thirds: Top Composition Techniques

There’s so much more than following the Rule of Thirds when it comes to top-notch travel photography. Composing an image that will create a story, or capture a moment and make it come to life is definitely an art form. It’s also what makes photography so engaging as a practice.

Here are some of the top […]

February 25th, 2015|Blog, Photography Tips|0 Comments

Limited Space Remaining on our 2015 Photography Travel Tours!

The 2015 photography travel tour season is quickly approaching! Now is the time to book your tour to photograph enchanting landscapes and colorful vignettes and enjoy the vibrant cultures and delicious foods of these amazing destinations.

Here is a quick rundown of the locations to look forward to visiting in this season…

From April 26 through May […]

February 11th, 2015|Blog, Cinque Terre, Dolomites, Italy, Photography Travel Tours, Santorini, Tuscany|0 Comments

Tips & Rules for Landscape Photography

Landscape photography is a big part of all our photography travel tours. Learning to compose your image, access the lighting, and capture something fresh and beautiful are just a couple of the things on a photographer’s mind when shooting landscapes.

Whether you are a beginner or more seasoned at the skill, you can benefit from the […]

January 29th, 2015|Blog, Photography Tips|0 Comments

Venice, Italy: Photography Tour Location Spotlight

Set in the picturesque northeastern region of Italy, the city of Venice is not only a visitor’s fairy tale to explore, it is also a photographer’s wonderland.

Aquatic avenues and romantic settings are just a couple of the renowned features of the city of Venice. For photographers of all skill levels, this exquisite water-bound city offers […]

January 9th, 2015|Blog, Italy, Photography Travel Tours|0 Comments

Enhance Your Photography at the Magic Hour

With landscape photography, the prime time of day to capture photos is during the ‘Magic Hour’. Also referred to as the ‘Golden Hour’, this is the first hour of light after sunrise and the last hour before sunset. This golden hour offers magical lighting to make any ordinary photograph extraordinary, with the right timing, settings, […]

December 24th, 2014|Blog, Photography Tips|0 Comments