Stunning images of Namibia’s Himba tribe

It was with a bit of trepidation that we first met the traditional Himba people of Namibia – an indigenous people of about 50,000 living in Northern Namibia and Angola.  We were on our way back from Etosha and our guide had warned us the Himba were aggressive business people, wouldn’t like being photographed too often and would most likely cover our arms in bracelets and try to get us to buy everything! While the latter was true (and I did end up buying a few bracelets after they covered my arms in them), I found the Himba despite their serious business demeanour to be warm, friendly and[…]


Creative photography with a mobile phone

Creative photography doesn’t just have to be done on a DSLR. There are also plenty of ways to take great photos on your mobile phone and you’ll be pleasantly surprised by the quality and the amazing apps on offer. In fact with a bit of imagination and creativity you can turn what might look like a mediocre image into a work of art. There are also plenty of competitions for mobile photography including the MBA awards which offer a generous $3k in prize money plus other goodies. I tend to use the Phototoaster app to sharpen, crop and add certain colour elements to my shots.[…]


Whitstable image shortlisted in Daily Telegraph competition

My black and white image of pier jumpers at the Oyster Festival in picturesque Whitstable was named as a finalist alongside eight other photographs in the Daily Telegraph’s weekly travel competition The Big Picture in August 2016. This was one of those lucky shots where everything played out perfectly. I remember seeing people jumping off the pier during the first day of the festival. It was an unusually hot Summer’s day in England and the crowds were taking  full advantage of the weather drinking beer, paddling in the shallows and diving into the sea. The next day I returned with my camera gear,  clambered through the[…]