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 »

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 »