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The Story of the Desert as Told by the Dubai Photography Exhibition: Inhabited Deserts.

Dramatic Landscapes. Some of the most dramatic landscapes across the world have been captured by UAE-based explorer Max Calderan and Italian photographer John R Pepper through their much renowned collaboration. It was never going to be the usual desert landscapes when John R Pepper decided to embark upon his Inhabited Deserts collection. With a determination […]

Facebook Bans a Photographer Who Innocently Posted About ‘Shooting a Few Christians.’

Double Entendre When it comes to the word “shooting,” photographers can be subject to endless jokes. So when you post about “shooting a bunch of Christians,” the double entendre is there; this is what happened to one London photographer who found himself faced with a Facebook ban because the phrase appeared to be violent when […]

How Photography Can Be Ruined By Bad Habits

Leaving The Camera At Home Even if it’s your smartphone the camera you have with you is always the best one. Not every photo you take will be of commercial value or be photography-competition material. Nevertheless, if you leave your camera at home what use is it having a DSLR with an optimum lens and […]

Unethical Upselling

By offering additional products and services and convincing a customer to purchase them many types of businesses can make a lot of money and this type of “upselling” is a tactic that camera equipment stores can maximise their gains. But how far can this upselling go before it becomes unethical? Many furious photographers cried “scam” […]

How to live better as a Freelancer: Part Two.

In Part One I introduced the idea of doing less but earning more. To most people it may seem like a paradox. Indeed, in the past my own experience has taught me that going the extra mile can make all the difference, but at what cost? That’s the most important question here, and one I’d […]

What Camera Should I Buy?

Whether Novice or Professional Novice photographers, and even professionals, are constantly searching for the cutting edge in a hi-tech world and are keen to learn the tips and tricks to help them hone their skills. We want to help facilitate that process by building a community around professional photography so last year we wrote about […]

Leading Publications Sever Ties With Bruce Weber and Mario Testino After Sexual Harassment Allegations.

Last year, the so-called “powerhouse photographers”, both Mario Testino and Bruce Weber were investigated as several allegations surfaced of sexual harassment leading many media companies, the likes of which including Condè Nast to sever ties with the pair. Times Up 2017 saw the rise in profile of sexual harassment cases and so it became a […]

Worst Portraits Ever.

This is not a joke, apparently. Professional photographers and those in the business of photography alike appear to be stunned at the unbelievable rate of what is being hailed as the worst portrait session of all time is being shared online and going viral. Bad Portraits Lee Morris, writing for Fstoppers, admits that he’s seen […]

Getting the shot: Nykredit CPH Marathon

January is usually a quiet time for me and probably most photographers in the Northern Hemisphere, but thankfully there’s been enough happening to keep me busy. Two weeks ago, for example, the Danish newspaper Jyllands Posten printed a massive full-page advert for the Nykredit Copenhagen Marathon, which you can check out below. The brief for […]

Chocolate (and other delicious) Pizzas

A Copenhagen bakery in a gritty part of town has added ten gourmet pizzas to its menu, including a chocolate and sea-salt pizza “Travelling was my biggest inspiration,” explains Laura’s Bakery founder Kristian Vangsgaard. “The Americans – especially the Californians – have taken great Italian pizza recipes and made them better. Now we’re giving those […]

Handbag Marketing Chief needed

A Danish job vacancy website has published a tongue-in-cheek position for an Animal Skin Handbag Marketing Chief. The bags allegedly contain skin from Marius the Giraffe, as well as recently killed lions and other endangered species. Whoever said that Danes don’t have a sense of humour? The opening line reads, “Are you fond of animals […]

Best. City. Ever.

The rain clouds are gathering outside my window (and thousands of other windows I imagine) as I write this. But rain is one thing this city has seen very little of this year and I doubt any of us can argue that the weather has sucked. As the summer starts to wind down and we […]

Opening Doors Part II: Endelave

Endelave. Population: God knows. Things to do there during early March: relatively little. Worth a visit? Absolutely. This is my short review of a beautifully peaceful island where ‘taking it easy’ was at the top of our agenda. My partner and I spent the weekend there recently with two friends and members of their family. […]

A touch of vintage

Finding something stimulating to do in Copenhagen over winter hasn’t been tough exactly, but of course it seems to get harder as the weeks draw on. At this time of year, finding events to take pictures of has been equally challenging, as most organisers and promoters use the dark nights and cold weather to plan […]

Opening Doors

My Danish language teacher just so happens to be one of the sweetest women I’ve had the pleasure of meeting in my relatively short time here. Like most Danes I encounter, she is very liberal, honest, believes in equality, and is extremely polite. The things that she adores in life (candles, fireworks, cake) don’t surprise me […]

Looking for highly-skilled foreigners

I’ve met far too many highly-skilled people here in Denmark who are not working in their chosen profession. Granted, these are challenging times and the financial crisis seems to be slowly infecting the country. But should an Indian doctor really be packing boxes in a warehouse when he could be saving lives? And should a […]

Does networking have to involve alcohol?

Networking in any profession is extremely important. Getting out there and meeting new people is the cheapest and most effective way to promote yourself and your services, and when you combine this with moving to a new country then the benefits increase. I was straight on it when I first moved over to Denmark and […]

'Watch out – here comes a foreigner asking for money'

There’s naturally been a language barrier for me ever since I arrived here in Denmark, though so far it’s never been a serious issue. However, today I am left wondering how many people will die due to my lack of Danish-speaking abilities. I started learning Danish back in 2007 when I discovered an ancient selection […]

If I hadn't have met…

When I was 17 I worked in a hotel on the edge of the beautiful Peak District in England. Was I a chef; a sous-chef, maybe; a waiter or a gardener? No I’m afraid none of those glorious positions could be called mine; instead my job was to wash pots, clean the chimney, and every […]

One last dip

Who remembers that gloriously warm Saturday two weeks ago? I tried über hard to yesterday as I cycled over Langebro, battling the wind and icy rain with my camera equipment hanging off my back. The type of weather I’ve been dreading since starting up my own photography workshops business has finally arrived and it’s time […]