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Weekend in Mandalay

Weekend in Mandalay

Fancy a weekend in Mandalay? Rudyard Kipling may never have been to Mandalay but we were recently. We had a magic time in the northern Myanmar city that’s easier than ever to visit. And a weekend in Mandalay is just enough time to get a taste of...
Food Photography, Depth of Field, Aperture and F-Stops

Food Photography, Depth of Field, Aperture and F-Stops

In food photography, depth of field is one of the key tools that photographers use to make delicious looking images. Understanding depth of field, aperture, f-stops and their relationship is essential to mastering photography, particularly portrait and food photography — my bread and butter, so to...
Monday Memories: Shooting by Candlelight

Monday Memories: Shooting by Candlelight

During the recent full moon rituals held during the Siem Reap Water Festival or Bon Om Tuk, locals purchased elaborate floating candles from sellers on the waterfront, to offer to the river. While it was lovely to watch, it was a challenge to photograph. Here are some tips on shooting by candlelight....
Monday Memories: A Face in the Crowd

Monday Memories: A Face in the Crowd

The crowds at the Siem Reap Water Festival, or Bon Om Tuk, were massive. People from all over Cambodia had come to the city for the boat races and they all seemed to have gathered along the riverside to watch the event. The challenge was to capture...
Monday Memories: The Dubai Camel Handler

Monday Memories: The Dubai Camel Handler

On my recently updated photography portfolio website, there are only a few images that have endured from the beginning of my professional career as a photographer and one is of this Dubai camel handler. For me there was always something about the sadness in his eyes...
Monday Memories: Greeting the Locals at Beng Mealea

Monday Memories: Greeting the Locals at Beng Mealea

Like I always say, learning a little of the local language goes a long way when asking for a portrait. I like to think that’s how I managed to capture such a generous smile from this guy at Beng Mealea temple in Cambodia. Literally just a few minutes...
Monday Memories: Local Children at Beng Mealea

Monday Memories: Local Children at Beng Mealea

The sunrise scrum at Angkor Wat to get the best position for a photo of the iconic (in the true sense of the word) temple is worth battling. However, many of the rich rewards of visiting Siem Reap come with early morning explorations of lesser...
Monday Memories: Reality Bytes

Monday Memories: Reality Bytes

No, this isn’t a Photoshop job, this is part of a RAW image taken while on assignment in outback Australia. While developing the new Grantourismo website, I had to go back and work on every photo in its original digital RAW file. Not only has...
Our Culinary Guide to Siem Reap

Our Culinary Guide to Siem Reap

Our culinary guide to Siem Reap covers all things gastronomic in Temple Town from what to eat and when and where to eat it, to the best restaurants, cafes, markets, street food, cooking classes, and food tours. Temples are at the top of every Siem...
Chef David Thompson at Nahm Restaurant in Bangkok

Chef David Thompson at Nahm Restaurant in Bangkok

We recently spent a couple of enjoyable days with Chef David Thompson at Nahm restaurant in Bangkok. Much of it passed gossiping over coffee. Some of it was spent in the kitchen tasting dishes the chef was cooking. One evening we even dined in the kitchen...