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Buggy Beautiful – An Insight into Macro Photography with Geraint Radford

Macro Photography – An Interview with Geraint Radford Have you ever gone for a walk outside, stood still and wondered how many hidden creatures are all around you? Not in a creepy way but in a hide and seek type scenario; tucked under logs, nestl…

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Macro Photography – An Interview with Geraint Radford Have you ever gone for a walk outside, stood still and wondered how many hidden creatures are all around you? Not in a creepy way but in a hide and seek type scenario; tucked under logs, nestled beneath a leafy canopy or slithering along the forest floor… Now I know The Wandering Lens is a site focused on travel and landscape photography but if, like me, you’ve ever questioned what else is out there…macro photography might have the answers! The world of macro photography reveals so many natural elements that aren’t visible to the naked eye and go unnoticed in our epic, wide-angle landscape shots. Via the wonderful realm of Instagram, I’ve found just the person to share some tips! When it comes to tiny little details and invisible wonders, Geraint Radford is quite the expert. An Olympus mentor and professional nature photographer from the UK, he not only captures the bug world’s best features, but shares entertaining Insta stories (@geraintradfordphotos) and you’ll find him on Youtube too. For now though, take a peek below at an interview with Geraint and a collection of some of his most bugalicious shots… It appears...

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7 Travel Photography Jobs to take you around the World

Travel Photography Jobs + Tips for Becoming a Travel Photographer Travel photography offers a broad range of potential career paths that can see you and your camera heading off for endless adventures around the world. From working as a photojournalist …

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Travel Photography Jobs + Tips for Becoming a Travel Photographer Travel photography offers a broad range of potential career paths that can see you and your camera heading off for endless adventures around the world. From working as a photojournalist to capturing photos at a resort, there are plenty of ways to combine your love of travelling with photography if you’ve got both determination and talent. I’ve been utterly obsessed with travelling since I was in school and first attempted to become a pilot so I can fly myself (and a plane load of passengers) to exotic destinations. That plan fell through when I got violently air sick during every flying lesson so my back-up was to become a travel journalist. You can read about that journey here but long story short, that path led to discovering the art of photography and over the past 15 years I’ve worked a number of jobs under the ‘travel photography’ umbrella and it’s been one crazy, incredible adventure. For those with a creative mind and the motivation to turn their dream into a reality and working business, it may sound cliché but the sky really is the limit. Sure it takes a tonne...

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The Power of Instagram – How It’s Changing The Way We Create + Travel

A few thoughts and observations on the impact of social media for photographers… Designed as a tool to share visual art, Instagram is used by over 500 million people each day. From those users, up to 95 million photos are uploaded each day, 4.2 b…

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A few thoughts and observations on the impact of social media for photographers… Designed as a tool to share visual art, Instagram is used by over 500 million people each day. From those users, up to 95 million photos are uploaded each day, 4.2 billion likes are generated and behind the screens, I’m sure millions of people are staring, wishing they were inside the photos they’re looking at rather than their current location. It’s this last part that I want to write about, the FOMO element, the way Instagram is tapping into our creative thoughts and twisting them a little. Morphing them into what we believe we should be photographing, where we NEED to travel and blending our talents into styles that we think are going to make us popular. Now, I don’t want this to be a rant. There’s always one very simple solution to the problem, don’t open the Instagram app. I actually get pretty fed up with Instagram ranters hating on the app or complaining that people are scamming the system because at the end of the day, you have the power to turn it off and move on with your life. There are plenty of traditional...

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Inspire – An Interview with Neil Bloem, Lofoten Islands

Interview x Inspire Inspiration comes in many forms; it could be spectacular light, your subject once they step into the frame, a dream, memory or something you saw briefly on social media. What about the work of other photographers? Have you ever take…

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Interview x Inspire Inspiration comes in many forms; it could be spectacular light, your subject once they step into the frame, a dream, memory or something you saw briefly on social media. What about the work of other photographers? Have you ever taken the time to browse through the creative work of others? Not to pinch ideas or double tap for a quick like on Instagram but to really spend some time reading about why they photograph, their own inspiration and what drives their passion for picking up a camera and taking photos? I’ve long been inspired by books. The coffee table type, those filled with pages of photos and stories of travellers who venture to places lured by adventure. It’s been a little while since I’ve flicked through the pages of a good photo book and because of this I’d like to reintroduce the concept of browsing for inspiration here on The Wandering Lens. While I can’t yet provide you with pages to physically flick through, in 2019 I’ll be sharing more stories and interviews of photographers who adore the art of photography and photograph not for social media stardom but because they love it.   From those working...

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