A few favourites from my recent trip to India.  It’s taking forever to sort though my collection from the Rajasthan 2013 Photo Trek with Matt Brandon ( and Piet van den Eynde ( I’m still too close to the experience to trust my judgement about the photos; the collection is bound to shift and shrink a bit before I am ready to finalise an India 2013 gallery.  Meanwhile, here are some current favourites from our two days in Delhi.

And, yes, it was a wonderful trip.  I photographed until I dropped, learned so much my brain is still spinning, and enjoyed delicious food and much laughter in good company along the way.  What could be better?

Catching Up

On the Way to Portofino

I love January. It is the quietest month as summer settles in after the silly season. Suddenly there is time to catch up with sleep, friends, family, the backlog of half-sorted photos, unfinished projects, the blog (ahem!), travel plans and everything else that gets pushed aside during the busy times.

I am still sifting through my photographs from Italy. This pair were taken from the bus on the way to Portofino, on the last afternoon of the Liguria Within The Frame workshop.  I love the challenge of photographing from a moving vehicle – it is a lot of fun as well as a wonderful exercise in timing and composition – and wrote about it in my November 2011 Different Strokes article, here (on page 23 of Capital Image).

My last article for the year was Holiday Tasks (here, on page 13), which takes a light-hearted look at ways to keep some photography happening during the festive season when we don’t really have time and energy to spare.

Have Cameras, Will Travel – the Art of Being There


Beach Huts Near Portofino

I had a wonderful time in Italy last April – not least on the Liguria Within the Frame workshop with David Duchemin, Jeffrey Chapman and a small group of committed photographers. I am still absorbing what I learned along the way – more on that and the workshop in future posts and/or articles – but my latest Different Strokes article talks about the core lesson: preparation is important, but being there is essential. You can find it here, in the July 2011 edition of Capital Image (page 25).