Street Photography in an English Winter

  Lighting is key in photography; it can bring a subject to life, shift the viewers focus and/or help tell a story. Being a street photographer in England in the winter provides many challenges including being so cold you can’t feel your fingers to press the shutter speed. But my main issue is the light,…

Photography A-Z

For my latest project I am undertaking different assignments found in the book ‘The Photographers Playbook‘. For this one set by Susan Meiselas you have to go out and capture the alphabet using trees, shadows and anything else you can find. I had great fun with this and overall it took me 1.5 hours, which…

Shooting £1 film!

One of my favourite places to stock up on 35mm film for taking personal/candid shots is Poundland. For years they have sold Agfa 200 film for £1 ($1.36).  But a few months ago I heard a very sad rumour through the photography grapevine that they were going to stop selling them. True enough when I…

New Years Day

New years eve can be a weird one, either the best night of your life or a complete anti-climax. So me and my cousin hatched a plan to go out and photograph Brighton after the clock struck 12. I love photographing at night, even if my hands get so cold I can’t feel them. I…

A Year of Photography & Adventure

I love using the odd days in-between christmas and new year to reflect on the previous 12 months adventures and pick out a few highlights. 2017 has been a year of extremes, well temperature extremes. I spent a week in the freezing yet stunning landscape of Iceland in February and lived in the humid heat…

Photographing Winter Solstice

Being back in the UK there was only one way I wanted to celebrate the shortest day of the year: at the Burning of the Clocks in Brighton. An annual parade complete with paper clocks and samba bands resulting in a bonfire on the beach and fireworks. Thankfully it wasn’t too chilly and my hands…

Back in the UK & Photographing Brighton Pier

When I was first told about reverse culture shock I naively thought I would be immune because I ‘ve traveled so much before.   But here I am back in the UK missing using a squat toilet and eating rice 3 times a day. Maybe it’s because for the first time I was based in…

Preparing for Travelling in a Developing Country

Since moving back to the UK from Bangladesh lots of people have asked me what its like to live and travel in a developing country. So I thought I’d put together a handy little guide of tips and tricks I learnt during my time. 1.Have realistic expectations Doing some research is a great way to…

A Bangladesh Travelogue

I have spent the last 3 days putting together a video of my time in Bangladesh, and then holding back the tears every time my laptop decided to restart itself (at least 10 times!) but here it is, I hope you enjoy it and it gives a small glimpse into the amazing landscapes and people…

Bangladesh Travel Summary

After almost 4 months my time travelling and working as a community worker in Bangladesh has come to an end. I have met friends for life and am already planning my return to the complicated yet beautiful country. Coming back to the UK has provided some shocks; my first warm shower in over 3 months,…

Bangladesh Travel Diary: Being Detained by Immigration Police

The day I’ve been dreading finally arrived- flying back home to the UK. I have fallen in love with the culture of Bangladesh and have made some great friends who I am very sad to be leaving behind. But I do believe once one adventure ends the next one begins and I will definitely return…

Bangladesh Travel Diary: Riding Motorcycles to India

I’m currently here living in Bangladesh as part of a team of community workers. Follow me over on Instagram (@madisonbeachphotos) and here on this blog to keep updated with my adventures exploring this beautiful country.. As with a lot of things in life it’s not what you know it’s who you know. Since living in…