Is there a compelling reason to use photos taken on mobile phones?

Monday, June 5th, 2017

There are now more people than ever taking photos with smartphones, but the quality of those photos is dividing the photographic world with many saying they’re just not up to standard and shouldn’t be used for professional work. Others, however, see the framing and ability to have a camera right there when needed as a… Read more »

Making Your Hotel Images Work for your Website

Monday, May 8th, 2017

Whether you take your photos yourself or have them shot by a professional, you’ll end up with some images that you’ll want to showcase on your website. Your website is potentially the first thing customers will see, so it’s important the photos of your hotel show off your premises and services and entice people to… Read more »

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

Saturday, February 18th, 2017

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… Read more »

Using Natural Light to Liven Your Hotel Photography For Free

Wednesday, July 27th, 2016

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… Read more »

Making the Most of the Summer “Golden Hour”

Tuesday, July 19th, 2016

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… Read more »

Three Simple Tips for Perfect Hotel Bedroom Photography Today

Thursday, June 30th, 2016

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… Read more »

Enhance Your Photos with Nik Collection – Now for Free!

Tuesday, May 10th, 2016

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… Read more »

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 »