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

Thursday, October 29th, 2015

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… Read more »

Fill Your Hotel Photography with Life

Thursday, October 22nd, 2015

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… Read more »

It’s OK, Go Ahead and Pose!

Monday, September 14th, 2015

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… Read more »

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

Sunday, April 26th, 2015

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… Read more »

The best lenses to use for darker rooms

Monday, March 30th, 2015

Your hotel is more than just its exterior. Of course, you want the outside to look absolutely fantastic, but a lot goes on inside and if you can capture key moments here, you can give your potential customers an insight into what to expect. For example, many hotels have excellent restaurant and dining facilities so… Read more »

Do You Make the Most of Facebook Promotion?

Thursday, February 26th, 2015

There’s no doubt that social media has exploded in recent years with more people than ever going on-line. However many businesses take a cautious approach to using sites like Twitter or Facebook to promote themselves, when really they should jump in with both feet. If you run a hotel then there are a vast number… Read more »

Don’t Limit Your Photos to Just Your Hotel Grounds – Go Wider

Thursday, February 5th, 2015

Why do people visit your hotel? Is it because you have great rooms, superb food and a well-stocked bar? Maybe it’s because of the staff. Are they courteous and polite? Well, probably yes, but is that the only reason to visit? Could it be that maybe people are visiting your hotel because they’re interested in… Read more »

What sort of camera do you need?

Friday, January 30th, 2015

About a decade ago I was in the Scottish Highlands with a good friend of mine who happened to be a professional photographer. I had a really cheap SLR camera as I’d only just started out. He had a camera that cost many thousands of pounds. Obviously not digital, but still, very, very complex. We… Read more »

Why You Should Shoot in RAW Format

Friday, January 9th, 2015

If you have a digital SLR from any of the top vendors then there’s a very good chance it will allow you to save all your images in a format called “RAW”. You may have looked at this and wondered what it was and why you’d bother to use it. In fact, many cameras are… Read more »