Photography Techniques

Did you ever come back from a beautiful place and your photos don’t really show what you remembered? Is your composition off or are your highlights completely blown out? With a little bit of help you will make much better photos. Just keep a few guidelines in mind, practice a lot and when you come back from your next holiday, you will be amazed about how your photos look now.

Photography is a form of expression and in order to express yourself in the best way, you need to understand and use some technique. Once the technique is mastered you can express your true potential.

HDR photography – how does it work?

tuscany landscape with clouds and green rolling hills

Have you ever taken a photo of a sunset and the foreground was all black? Or if the foreground was’t too dark, maybe the sky was completely blown out? Or maybe you took a photo of an interior and the surroundings that could be seen from the windows are all white? These are just a […]

Focus stacking in landscape photography

pink tulips at sunset using focus stacking

Have you ever taken a photo of a landscape with a beautiful foreground, but it was impossible to have both the foreground and the back ground in focus? This is where focus stacking comes in. What is focus stacking and why do you need it? Focus stacking is a technique that is often used in […]

Get creative with flower photography

Pink rose on white background

During these days in which we cannot travel or even go out to take photos, I was thinking of how we could take photos when we are at home. Now that spring is arriving here in Italy I would have loved to go out and take photos of the flowers that are blooming. Unfortunately, that […]

6 Tips to make sharper photos

Purple flowers on green background

How many times has this happened to you? You come back from a trip or an excursion where you have taken photos and when you look at your photos full screen, they’re not sharp. Or not sharp where you wanted them to be. This blog post will help you out. With a few simple tricks, […]

7 Wildlife photography tips and tricks for beginners

elephant bull

There are some occasions in which we can really feel our connection to Nature, and a game drive or safari is such an occasion. If you have never been to a reserve or national park to see the animals up close, you should consider going there. It’s one of the best experiences you could do […]

Autumn photography

vineyard in autumn with forest in the background

Autumn is a beautiful season to take photographs. The leaves of the trees turn to so many amazing colours. Weather will probably not as warm as we might want it to be (or at least as I want it to be), but for photography the moody skies can provide a beautiful background. In this post […]

Landscape photography in the Klein Karoo

On our way to Oudtshoorn from Cape Town, we stayed one night in Wildehondekloof Private Game Reserve. We had never been to the Klein Karoo (only the Greater Karoo), and the drive is already an adventure. Roads are in good conditions and as we meandered past Worcester, crossed the Langeberg at Montegu, the traffic got […]

Taking photos at the beach

Most of us love going to the beach. To take a walk, to enjoy the sun, to swim or just to watch the scenery. To me beaches have a strong attraction. I can’t really explain why. It must be the air and the sense of space. Or the sound of the waves that’s often louder […]

3 More photography composition rules to improve your photos

Some weeks ago, I have shared 3 tips that are very useful to help to compose your photographs and make them more compelling. These guidelines were: Rule of thirds Rule of odds Leading lines You can read that post here in case you missed it. Since composition is probably one of the more difficult parts […]

Things to do in Cape Town – Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens

Bird on pincushion protea

Nature lovers who come to Cape Town must pay a visit to Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens. Kirstenbosch is beautifully located at the foot of the eastern slopes of Table Mountain creating an amazing backdrop. You can come here for the flora that grows here, for a picnic as many locals do, or in summer for the […]