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We Are The Zenith, Busan
4 days, 1 hour ago 6
Posted in: Cityscape, Korea

We Are The Zenith Saturday evening was my 3rd attempt at getting on the helipad of one of Korea’s tallest buildings, We Are The Zenith, in Busan. The first two times I didn’t even make it to the elevator. This time, with a few new friends, we made our way through a side exit, found […]

32Bit HDR & Luminosity Mask Tutorial Free Giveaway
1 week ago 8
Posted in: HDR Tutorial

I’m thrilled to announce that next week I will be giving away a free digital blending workflow tutorial for one of my most popular images, which made it to number one on and flickr’s Explore. This is one of the tutorials in my Art of Digital Blending course and it will teach you how […]

What's In My Camera Bag
3 weeks, 3 days ago 12
Posted in: Uncategorized

I’m not sure why it’s taken me so long to write a post about my camera gear…but, here it is. In the next few weeks I will be selling my backup Canon gear and replacing it with a smaller, lighter mirrorless setup. I received 100s of suggestions for mirrorless cameras on a facebook post recently. […]

Hong Kong - The Peak
1 month, 1 week ago 4
Posted in: China, Hong Kong

Hong Kong – The Peak At 5pm we were standing on top of the observatory on Victoria Peak, looking out over the vastness that is Hong Kong. We were 2.5 hours early, claiming our spots before the hoards turned up. We weren’t allowed to sit, making our wait a little bit less comfortable. 2 hours […]

Crooked Apartments In Hong Kong
1 month, 1 week ago 6
Posted in: China, Hong Kong

Crooked Apartments In Hong Kong These ancient looking apartments were simply too good not to shoot. As we set up, locals of all ages came by and asked us what we were doing. Groups of residents gathered around looking up at the top of the towers, trying to figure out what it was we were […]

Sunrise At Victoria Peak - Hong Kong
1 month, 2 weeks ago 3
Posted in: China, Hong Kong

Golden Rays of an Eastern Sunrise There comes a point when a photographer begins to doubt the intentions of the weather gods. After four 4:00am wake ups, and four failed sunrise shoots, my faith was beginning to wane. As we slowly meandered to our usual spot, way up high on Victoria peak, it was too […]

Streaming Light Trails
1 month, 2 weeks ago 8
Posted in: China, Hong Kong

Streaming Light Trails The drizzle and cloud greeted us once more on Victoria Peak at 4.30am this morning. This time we didn’t even take our cameras out. We sat for a couple of hours and watched the city wake up. Beboy was attacked by a 5-inch stick insect. I’m not sure ‘attacked’ is the right […]

Hong Kong Skyline
1 month, 2 weeks ago 1
Posted in: China, Hong Kong

The Heights of Hong Kong The sound of a 4:00am alarm call shuddered me to life. After 14 hours of travel, my body demanded more. But I knew I’d have to sit up instantly to fight off the temptations of a deep, much-needed sleep. I became instantly aware of the heat. We’d made the decision […]

Waves Below An Ancient Castle
1 month, 3 weeks ago 7
Posted in: England

Getting a Haircut in Korea In my younger years, my hair was regularly ruined by a barber named Cyril. Each time my dad would take me to Cyril’s barber shop, I’d explain in detail the stylish haircut I wished to sport. And each time, he’d turn the buzzer on and shave my head, freeing me […]

The Longest Shadows
2 months ago 2
Posted in: France

The Longest Shadows 21,000+ words written so far in 10 days. The script for the new Art of Digital Blending is coming along well. It should be finished tomorrow. And I can start recording on Saturday. All of the workflow previews and before and after/comparisons can be found here – Art of Digital Blending Update […]