Why your photography doesn’t have to focus on your hotel

There’s probably a very obvious reason why people come to your hotel. It could be the scenery, the incredible beaches or its access to airports and ferry ports. Whatever it is, it’s worthwhile finding out what those reasons are and creating a story to highlight them on your website. Even though we talk a lot […]

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Using Natural Light to Liven Your Hotel Photography For Free

You’ve made the decision to have a go at creating your brochure, website or publicity photographs, and you want to make the best of it, and so you get a kit list together. Now, if you’ve watched professional photographers do their thing, you’ll have noticed that they tend to turn up with a van full […]

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Making the Most of the Summer “Golden Hour”

Late summer is truly the season of the “golden hour,” when buildings and exteriors are bathed in a warm pre-dusk glow. With outdoor photography, it’s generally harder to use artificial lighting to illuminate your subject matter, making you more or less reliant on natural light. With evenings lasting well past 8pm, now is the perfect […]

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Three Simple Tips for Perfect Hotel Bedroom Photography Today

Very often we get asked to look at photos that friends and family in the hotel trade have taken in an effort to get images for their website and brochures. There’s nothing wrong with going it alone if you’re a small hotel, the cost of professional photography can be expensive, so it’s no wonder that […]

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Enhance Your Photos with Nik Collection – Now for Free!

I’m sure you’ve heard the term “that’s been PhotoShopped” in reference to a photograph that perhaps doesn’t look entirely real. It’s used mostly in a derogatory sense, usually by purists who think that the only way to present photography is in its original “no filtered” look. However, nearly all imagery is enhanced, edited or adjusted […]

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This Hotel Photographer’s Most Important Piece of Equipment? A Ladder.

When we see photographers at work, they’re usually on one knee, pointing up at the sky, getting great angles and messing with various bits of expensive equipment to get things just right. It looks like an exciting job that is made perfect by the use of expensive lenses, lots of equipment and a keen eye. […]

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Getting great Luxury Hotel and Resort Photography isn’t down to luck

You can tell when a great photographer has taken a photo. There’s something about the setup, the light, the look, the angle and the colors. It just looks ‘different’. That’s not a fluke. If you’re tempted to take your own photos to publicise your hotel and you’ve never taken a photo before, then you’ll find […]

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Fill Your Hotel Photography with Life

You’ve probably got a fantastic hotel that you want to show off. You’ve got all the lighting set up; the frontages are looking fantastic, and the gardens are superb. So, you get ready to start taking your photos. And they turn out great. But there’s something missing… Very often, the artistic flair of a photographer […]

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It’s OK, Go Ahead and Pose!

I was recently talking to a friend of mine who is just getting into the world of photography, and he was discussing some of the tactics he employs. Many of these were pretty standard, I’d heard them all before, but one stood out. He was working a lot in the world of building photography, and […]

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The Basics – The Best Lens for Outdoor Use in Bright Sunlight

Shooting outdoors in bright sunlight can be a challenge for many photographers. Some of the things that could go wrong include having images that have high contrast, blown out highlights, shadows, lens flare and colours that might even look overly saturated. If you’re shooting portraits they can also lead to the ‘squint factor’ when the […]

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