Iceland Travel Diary: Day 04 & 05

Day 04&05 The last couple of days have been so brilliantly busy I have lost track of the time and what day it is. The sun rising at 10am is something I’m not used too and lulls you into a false sense of security, waking up when its dark makes me think I have hours left…

Iceland Travel Diary: Day 03

A 3rd packed day started in the dark (the sun rises at 10am!) boarding a coach to the first of our adventures. Our first stop was a tomato farm which uses only renewable sources to power the greenhouses using the geothermal heat of Iceland. A member of staff gave an in-depth talk about the behind-the0scenes happenings…

Iceland Travel Diary: Day 02

Our first full day started off with a walk along the bay. The black rock creates a striking contrast with the blue North Atlantic Sea and green open spaces. The few houses along the bay are quirkily coloured,  Scandinavian-like designs.  Tourists lined the route, taking in the view in through the frosty morning air. Our aim was…

Iceland Travel Diary: Day 01

With the alarm waking me up at 6am I headed for the first of two trains to get to Gatwick. The 1.5  hour train journey went without a hitch, a nice surprise given the current state of the British transport system. The two hour wait at the airport didn’t go quite so smoothly. Waiting to drop off…

Brighton City Guide

During the week I headed to my hometown of Brighton and filled my time taking photographs.Since moving away I see Brighton from a different perspective, feeling more like an in-the-know tourist. So I decided to create a City Guide. _____________________________ Brighton City Guide Just an hour away from the hustle and bustle of London lays Brighton,…

Photographing on the Streets (and beach) of Brighton

I really enjoyed testing the Sony a7RII by ‘shooting from the hip‘. So  I took the camera on a day trip to Brighton to photograph the eclectic mix of people who make up the seaside city. The camera once again performed incredibly well and it allows you to customise controls which comes in really handy…

Shooting from the Hip

Many well-known street photographers have embraced the technique of shooting from the hip. Where you quite literally photograph everything from hip height without looking through the view finder. I got my hands on a Sony A7RII so thought I’d use this as a challenge to test the cameras controls, functions and focus. I chose a 35mm…

Lines of a City

While exploring Canterbury for the first time  I began noticing the intricacies. I was drawn to photographing the lines making up this cathedral city. IG:@madisonbeachphotos

From Denmark to Switzerland in Photographs

One of my favourite adventures I’ve had (so far) was travelling by train from Denmark down to Switzerland. I took thousands of photographs of all the countries we visited; Denmark, Sweden,Germany, Holland and Luxembourg. Here are a selection of my favourite images: I loved my time travelling through Northern and Central Europe, in particular the…

Capturing Canterbury

One of my aims this year is to see as much of the UK as possible. I’m aiming to explore somewhere new every month. First up was Canterbury, Kent. I chose Canterbury as a lot of my friends who live in Kent spend a lot of time here so I decided to see what all…

Suburban Sunday Snaps

Last weekend I headed out with my trusty Pentax K1000 and some Portra film. I set out to capture what its like to spend a weekend filling your time when you live in the suburbs. I’m now getting used to my fully-manual Pentax and adapting to low light conditions.  The camera is currently holding black and white…

Black and White Bikes of Europe

As a big fan of cycling I often find myself subconsciously photographing cycling culture as I travel. I love taking time out of travelling to rent a bike and see the country from the road, it allows you to go off the beaten track and in some cities it can be a great money saver. Here are a selection of my favourite cycling…