How to shoot night scenes without a tripod

We’ve all been there. Wandering around a city at night, and we come across a great composition. Unfortunately, although you’ve still got your camera with you, the tripod is still sitting in your hotel room as you weren’t planning on any serious shooting. You turn on the camera and set…

Day Twenty-Eight – South coast, waterfalls and crashed planes

After waking up and having breakfast, I went back up to Gullfoss (it was only about 2km from the hotel) for another photo at sunrise, as there was a bit more colour in the sky. The weather today has been much better generally- still the odd rain shower but plenty…

Day Twenty-Seven – Golden Circle

After a good nights’ sleep in the surprisingly comfy bed at Hotel Framnes, and after a little breakfast, it was time to head out. My hopes of getting the iconic shot of Kirkjufell with the waterfalls in the foreground were dashed; the weather was still as terrible as the day…

Day Twenty-Six – Arriving in Iceland

Time for the third trip of my break, Iceland. I woke up early to drive to Luton airport. I’ve not flown from Luton for a while, and it’s not much better than last time I used it. It seems to be trying to serve twice as many flights as it…

Day Twenty Four – map

Back home before heading to Iceland early on Friday. Today I’ve been checking over my “Photographers’s map” of Iceland which I found. As well as being a map, it shows locations particularly of interest for photos. It’s my first trip to Iceland, so I’m planning a route that will take…

Day Twenty-one, Sentosa

A short update for today as I kill time in the airport. Today, we hopped over to Sentosa Island. We took the monorail which costs a fraction of the cable-car and as easy and quick. We didn’t bother with any of the theme parks, but did admire the Merlion as…

Day Twenty – part ii – gardens and light shows

Part 2 of day twenty begins after lunch – we headed across to the Gardens by the Bay. This is similar to the Eden Project in Cornwall, but bigger, with two large greenhouse domes that are nice and cool. We spent a while in these simply because it was much…

Day Twenty – Part i – Temples

I’ll split today’s update into two parts, as there’s lots of pictures, and I want to go to bed! Today we woke up quite late, needed a catch up after a couple of nights of no sleep, obviously! So late, we missed the hotel breakfast so we went downstairs to…

Day Nineteen – Singapore

At least I think it’s day 19. Timezones… I was meant to fly out to Singapore and meet up with Georgie (who went the day before) on Wednesday evening, landing Thursday afternoon. Sadly, someone decided that my train to Heathrow was the one they would use to kill themselves and…

Day Twelve – back to Stockholm

An early start in Kiruna (6am flight) brought me back to Stockholm. It had just started snowing up north, but down in the capital it’s been a sunny day, and about 16 degrees. Most pleasant. 3.82mm, f/2, 1/507 sec, ISO125 I spent the morning over on the island of Skeppsholmen-…

Day Eleven – back to Kiruna

Not much of an update today- for the most part I’ve been in the car, doing the 300-odd mile journey from Reine back to Kiruna in Sweden. I left Reine early, and the weather was still pretty blustery The rain continued pretty much most of the way until I was…