10 Most Popular Recipes of 2018 from Fish Amok to Crab Omelette

2018-12-21T00:01:56+00:00By |

The 10 most popular recipes of 2018 on Grantourismo include everything from Southeast Asian specialities – Cambodian fish amok, Singapore laksa, Vietnamese spring rolls, and Thai crab omelette – to a French classic and stews from Spain, South Africa and Morocco. Another year and another fascinating mix of recipes make up the 10 most popular …

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

2018-05-11T12:15:48+00:00By |

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 speak. I thought I'd skip my usual post for Monday …

Monday Memories: Shooting by Candlelight

2018-11-27T18:25:14+00:00By |

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. So what do you do if you’re going to an …

Monday Memories: A Face in the Crowd

2018-11-27T18:42:37+00:00By |

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 that in a frame. I went for a face in …

Monday Memories: The Dubai Camel Handler

2015-08-01T16:58:01+00:00By |

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 that kept me coming back to this photograph. Although I …

Monday Memories: Greeting the Locals at Beng Mealea

2015-11-24T14:11:08+00:00By |

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 after I took last week’s Monday Memories photo of children …

Monday Memories: Local Children at Beng Mealea

2018-11-27T18:25:14+00:00By |

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 visited temples in Cambodia such as Beng Mealea. First built as a …

Monday Memories: Reality Bytes

2015-08-02T14:27:59+00:00By |

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 the image processing software become better at turning the RAW …

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