Photography Tips

Cliffhanger: Photograph Reinhold Messner’s Paradise

Reinhold Messner is a larger-than-life icon – a mountaineer, adventurer, explorer and author from South Tyrol in the north of Italy.

He was the first climber to summit Mount Everest without supplemental oxygen and conquer all fourteen “eight-thousanders ” in the Himalayas.

Reinhold started his illustrious career in the small town of Villnöß, where he climbed the […]

There’s never too much Tuscan Sun!

You’ve seen the movie . . . Tuscany is really that beautiful and romantic.
“Under the Tuscan Sun” and countless books about Americans moving to Tuscany to restore a pile of rocks to rustic beauty, give you an idea of the addictive attractiveness of this part of Italy.

Dario Castagno, a Tuscan tour guide, however decided that he’d had enough of […]

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

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

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

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

The 5 S’s for Enhancing Sharpness in Photography

Without sharpness, your time and energy spent to capture the perfect shot will be in vain. Sharpness is crucial in a good image, and can be tricky to achieve sometimes. To avoid taking photos with parts that are mistakenly out of focus or blurry, follow these simple tricks to enhance sharpness in your photography…


Start with […]

November 24th, 2014|Blog, Photography Tips, Photography Travel Tours|0 Comments