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Photographing Prasat Phanom Rung Temple, Thailand

Photographing Prasat Phanom Rung Temple, Thailand

The Prasat Phanom Rung Temple in Thailand’s Isaan region is stunning. Visiting the temple at dawn, when only the temple dogs are awake, is a sublime experience. When we visited a few months ago there had been overnight rain and the sky was quickly clearing. We...
Monday Memories: Bangkok’s Junior MasterChef

Monday Memories: Bangkok’s Junior MasterChef

There are many in Thailand who believe that traditional home-cooked Thai food is becoming a thing of the past. This image of Bangkok’s junior MasterChef gave me some hope that wasn’t the case. Pre-packaged curry pastes and even entire Thai dishes that were historically the...
Sipping Singha Beer in Bangkok

Sipping Singha Beer in Bangkok

We love eating street food on the footpaths of Bangkok. But if there is a downside, it’s the sweltering heat and often stifling humidity that nearly constantly hangs over the city. There is a cure though. And that cure is beer. Icy cold beer, like...
Can We Photograph Your Cows?

Can We Photograph Your Cows?

We left the Khmer temples of Prasat Phanom Rung and nearby Prasat Muang Tam that we’d woken at 4am to drive to, in order to capture them at their best at magic hour, and we began our drive back to Korat and on to another Khmer temple...
Ten Seconds with a Leopard at the Masai Mara

Ten Seconds with a Leopard at the Masai Mara

Our safari guide, Edward, is his usual cheery self when we meet at 6.15am for an early morning game drive. As Edward has already shown us the Big Five — the lion, leopard, elephant, buffalo, and rhino — on the previous two days’ drives, he is...
Taking Portraits — Tips for Travellers

Taking Portraits — Tips for Travellers

What constitutes a portrait photo? How do you go about capturing a good portrait of a person? And do you need permission? These are some of the questions readers have asked me via email in relation to our August Grantourismo contest. What is a portrait?...
Venice in close-up

Venice in close-up

The longer you spend in a city such as Venice, the less you have to worry about the big picture and ticking off sights, and the more time you have to take in the tiny details. This was our eighth trip to Venice (and we had...