As a travel photographer who also runs an online photography course, I’m often asked about the value of Lightroom presets. Most users want to know if Lightroom presets are worth it, if they should use them, and my opinion on them. In this guide I’m going to share with you everything you need to know about Lightroom presets, both...
If you’re planning on driving Scotland’s most famous driving route, the North Coast 500, you might also be wondering if there are any whisky distilleries on the North Coast 500. We’re delighted to be able to tell you that yes, there are a number of whisky distilleries along the route. Many of these are open for tours and tastings,...
SmugMug is a website for photographers which offers a huge range of features and capabilities. In this SmugMug review, I’m going to share my thoughts as to whether or not I think SmugMug is a good option for building a photography portfolio and selling your photos. As a professional photographer, having a presence on the internet where I can...
In this post I’m going to share with you a whole range of things to do in Stratford-upon-Avon. Famous as the birthplace of Shakespeare, Stratford-upon-Avon is a medieval market town found in the Midlands of England just south of the city of Birmingham. It’s only two hours from London by train, making it a good option for a day...
We love travel themed gifts, and we’ve already written a comprehensive guide to gifts for travellers. Today, we wanted to highlights some great gifts for travellers that are made in Britain / the UK. Buying a product made in Britain can help to support local business and jobs, as well as reduce the carbon footprint of your purchase. You’ll...
In today’s guide I’m going to teach you how to watermark photos. Whatever type of camera or smartphone you have, there’s a way to add a watermark to your photos. I use watermarks on most of the photos I share on our blogs and on social media, and I have a process I use to add those watermarks easily...
Scotland is well known as a producer of some of the best whiskies in the world, and there are over a hundred whisky distilleries in Scotland. Many of these distilleries are open for whisky tasting and tours. I had the pleasure of living in Scotland for a number of years, which allowed to me to regularly partake in two...
In this post I’m going to review Cloudways as a WordPress host. This website, as well as our Independent Travel Cats site and Travel Photography Course are powered by WordPress and hosted by Cloudways. As a bit of background, before I became a travel blogger I worked as a software developer building websites, and I handle all the coding and...
I’ve been a Vanguard ambassador since 2014, and have used and reviewed a number of the tripods and camera bags over the years. Recently, they asked me if I’d like to try out the Vanguard VEO 3+ 263AB tripod, which marks a new direction for Vanguard’s VEO line. So, despite it not being a travel tripod, I was keen...
If you’re planning a trip to Turkey, then we think the region of Cappadocia should be high on your list of places to visit. It’s famous for its surreal landscapes, cave dwellings, and hot air balloon experiences. We’ve been lucky enough to visit Cappadocia a number of times, and have found lots of things to do in Cappadocia. In this...