Tuesday, 23 December 2014

Topaz Labs "Glow"

Now we have been fans of Topaz plug-ins for some time. Most images that we process will use either Adjust, Detail, Clarity and ReStyle or a combination. Many of their other plug-ins are used but less frequently.

The newest addition to their stable of plug-ins is "Glow". In a nutshell Topaz Glow creates vibrant and beautiful images with energetic sparks of neon light. This plug-in will probably not gain a lot of fans with the more traditional photographers who are interested in the more purist forms of photography such as Landscape, Travel etc however this particular plug-in will probably most suit those photographers seeking a more artistic, painterly or almost electric look to their images.

Thursday, 14 August 2014

Italy, Venice - Then & Now - Part 3

Well finally we have found some more time to continue with our Then & Now project which has been in the works for a couple of years. 

This is Part 3 in our Venice "Then & Now"series of photos. To see Part 1, which explains more about this project visit -

Thursday, 10 April 2014

So you want to be a Travel Photographer! - Part 2

We hope our last post whetted your appetite with some points on how to become a Travel Photographer. We continue below with the remaining points that we consider important on your photographic journey. We hope this inspires you.

Wednesday, 2 April 2014

So you want to be a Travel Photographer! - Part 1

" Wow! You guys have the best job in the world!!!" We've heard this line so many times over the years and are constantly asked "what does it take to become a Travel Photographer. Anybody that maintains a living from Travel Photography will tell you that it probably is one of the best jobs in the world but like any other business where you are self employed there's the business side of the fun and Travel Photography is certainly no exception. We'll go a little more into depth about that later.

So what is professional travel photography?

"Travel photography is a subcategory of photography involving the documentation of an area's landscape, people, cultures, customs and history. The Photographic Society of America defines a travel photo as an image that expresses the feeling of a time and place, portrays a land, its people, or a culture in its natural state, and has no geographical limitations."

Tuesday, 7 January 2014

Fiji Islands - The Heart of the South Pacific

Wow, 2013 really got away from us. With the launch of the new Fiji islands souvenir book we just ran out of time, however now that it has been released we hopefully will have heaps more posts for you. We plan to put together a comprehensive collection of posts on every facet of Travel Photography. Everything from equipment, pre-planning your trip, gadgets to include in your bag, techniques and much much more. Stay tuned!

Now back to our latest book...... We have been shooting in the Fiji Islands since about 2005 and have released many products on the market there including a range of postcards. Many resorts have been kind enough over the years to commission us  with the aim of producing promotional images and products for them. With the success of our previous 4 books that sell aboard cruise ships in the Mediterranean we thought it was about time we put together a Fiji Islands souvenir book with the thousands of images we have in our library. Not only did we include great images in this one but also some really yummy recipes and tropical cocktails. Naturally we were forced to try many cocktails to determine which ones would be included!! It's a hard life but someone has to do it lol. The Mango Lassi (non-alcoholic) is especially refreshing. Click on the cover of the book below which will take you to our website where you can download a FREE sample copy of the book.

Anybody that would like to get a copy of the book just contact us at sales@widescenes.com 

If you have any questions or comments we would love to hear from you.

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