5 Steps to the perfect weekend in Swanage, Dorset

5 Steps to the perfect weekend in Swanage, Dorset

As we drove into Swanage the sun was shining. Pretty stone cottages lined the streets. Beyond the houses, rolling green hills gave way to the cliffs of the Jurassic Coast, formed hundreds of millions of years ago – a UNESCO World Heritage Site, popular with...
Visiting the Causeway Coast in winter

Visiting the Causeway Coast in winter

Any Game of Thrones fan would get excited at the prospect of exploring Northern Ireland – it’s scattered with dramatic filming locations, and is the undisputed birthplace of the most successful TV series ever. Even if you have never seen a single episode...
Iconic locations & top tips for photographing Venice

Iconic locations & top tips for photographing Venice

On a misty November morning, I wander through the alleyways and over the canals of Venice, camera in hand. In any other city, I’d be mortified with the weather, longing for blue skies and sunshine, but Venice is still stunningly beautiful on a grey, foggy day....
An indulgent 48 hours in Venice

An indulgent 48 hours in Venice

As dusk falls and the sky darkens through ever deepening shades of blue, we wind our way through the labyrinth of canals. Turning a corner, the beautiful Rialto Bridge comes into view – it’s my first sight of the Grand Canal. What could be more romantic...
Spring comes to Kew Gardens in London

Spring comes to Kew Gardens in London

Daffodils, blossoms and magnolia trees greet me as I pass through the gates into Kew Gardens. It’s a little early for bluebells but soon the woodlands here will be carpeted with them too, a favourite subject of many a photographer. At last the sun is...
Beheadings, ravens and whopping great diamonds!

Beheadings, ravens and whopping great diamonds!

As I walk through the one foot deep, steel doors, that would have looked more at home protecting a high-tech bank vault in the latest blockbuster, I catch my breath and gaze at the bejewelled sword and scabbard suspended in the air before...
Step back in time in La Laguna, Tenerife

Step back in time in La Laguna, Tenerife

Standing in a beautiful courtyard on the still wet cobbles as they glisten in the sunshine, I may be soaked to the skin but I’m smiling. I feel as if I’ve been transported to another time and another place. I’m in a bubble trapped in history, way...
Athens, a multifaceted diamond in the rough

Athens, a multifaceted diamond in the rough

What do you see when you visit a city like Athens? The grime and dirt, the scrawling graffiti, the homeless man with his bedding spread out in a shop doorway? Or do you see the pretty lilac-coloured flowers of the jacaranda trees that line the avenues, the lively...

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