Take a Photo of Someone Else’s Hotel…

Friday, December 12th, 2014

A question came up at a networking event recently that got me thinking about how hoteliers could get started taking their own hotel photographs. A guy came up to me and asked how to start. He’d been taking photos of his own hotel and they just didn’t match the quality of his rivals. It was… Read more »

Taking Great Christmas Light Pictures

Friday, November 28th, 2014

I think I’ve said in the past that I’m not the professional photographer on the team, I’m just the enthusiastic amateur and blogger. All of our photographers are out in exotic locations taking awesome shots of hotels. In the warm. While I’m in a cold office in damp England. At least I have chocolate. So… Read more »

Converting to Black and White – How?

Monday, October 27th, 2014

There’s no doubt that black and white photography can look stunning when used in the right place. In a low-key brochure where mood and setting is needed or on a minimal website that’s used to portray elegance and style, they really can help. However, there are many ways of achieving the result when you’re starting… Read more »

5 Essential Ways Hoteliers should be promoting their business

Friday, October 3rd, 2014

Survey after survey investigating the penetration of types of social posts has shown that images beat other post formats hands down. A good photo will travel the web far quicker than any other type of post and it’s even better if it’s relevant to the page or person that’s posting it. It’s true that a… Read more »

Is Instagram Cheapening Real Photography?

Thursday, September 18th, 2014

Back in the “olden days” of photography, a good photographer would spend a long time setting up a shot, picking the right filters, adjusting for light and then finally taking a set of photos which he or she wouldn’t actually get to see until a few hours later in the dark room. A professional set-up… Read more »

Doing your own hotel photography? Here are a few worthwhile tips

Tuesday, September 16th, 2014

I was recently helping one of our photographers on a hotel photography shoot in some rather nice weather in India and like the friend he is, he let me take some photographs with my own camera to see if I could match his masterpieces. Full disclosure, I just write the blog here and pass tips on to… Read more »

Five essential night time photography tips

Wednesday, July 16th, 2014

Some of the best photos we’ve done of hotels have been at night simply because the artificial lighting of the rooms can really help to show up and highlight the features of a building. But night photography can really fox some people, they find it really difficult to get a good shot but really, it’s… Read more »

Three Pieces of Essential equipment for the hotel photographer

Wednesday, June 25th, 2014

If you intend to create your own portfolio of images with which to market your hotel, there are a few pieces  of equipment that many professional hotel photographers see as absolutely essential. They will obviously have more equipment with them than the three I’m about to suggest, but these are seen as the ones they… Read more »

Four tips to ensure great internal hotel room photos

Wednesday, June 18th, 2014

You want (or maybe need) to be showing off your hotel rooms in their best light. It’s where your customers are going to be spending a lot of time and if they’ve been traveling, they want to stay somewhere relaxing, tidy and clean. Or maybe not? Maybe your hotel is grunge themed, either way, you… Read more »

Hotel photography – moving beyond your “Auto” setting

Wednesday, May 21st, 2014

Many hotel managers when deciding to do their own hotel photography will go out and buy a superb camera that’s chock-full of fancy features and apparently does everything for you. I met one owner who’d spent over $3000 on a camera and it had hundreds of settings, but sadly he had it set almost always… Read more »