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Bangkok bites: the best streetfood in Thailand!

29 Mar 2017 Gordon Laing

Of all the countries in Southeast Asia, Thailand has a special place in my heart. It was the first country I'd visited in the region, introducing me to travel which felt truly exotic. Twenty years later I returned, determined to find the best streetfood in Bangkok. Here's my guide to finding it, photographing it and of course eating it!

Morocco Tips for Photographers

07 Feb 2017 Gordon Laing

Looking for a great holiday destination with wonderful photo opportunities? Check out my guide to driving across Morocco!

Bear Photography at Brooks Falls

01 Dec 2016 Gordon Laing

If you want to photograph bears fishing for salmon, it's hard to beat Brooks Falls, Alaska. Here's the story behind a memorable trip.

How to use a polarizer filter

25 Oct 2016 Gordon Laing

Landscape shots with distant subjects like canyon rims or mountain ranges can often look hazy even under the sunniest conditions. One of the most effective ways of cutting through this haze and capturing a vibrant photo with saturated colours and a deep blue sky is to use a polarizing filter. In this workshop I’ll show you everything you need to…

Shooting pro-cycling with mirrorless

22 Aug 2016 Gordon Laing

TL:DR? Of all the cameras I've tested, the Sony A6300 becomes the best for sports photography at its price point, whether DSLR or mirrorless; indeed you'd need to spend comfortably more on a DSLR to match its confidence. But the earlier Sony A6000 comes close in many regards, making it a bargain for budget action shooters. See my Sony A6300…

Rialto Bridge, the money shot

07 May 2016 Gordon Laing

Sometimes you just have to go for the money shot. Here's the story behind my dual-attempt to photograph Venice's Rialto Bridge.

Eight minutes at The West Pier

21 Dec 2015 Gordon Laing

Long exposures are a great technique for seascapes. My favourite time is the blue hour following sunset. Here's Brighton's West Pier.

How to photograph the Tour de France

28 Jul 2015 Gordon Laing

Over the past three years I've photographed the Mountain stages of the Tour de France with mirrorless cameras. In my article I'll share my experience of visiting and shooting the Tour, including researching the routes, planning locations, choosing the best angles and what kind of gear and settings work well at these kind of events. Most importantly you'll see how…

Manarola after sunset

01 May 2015 Gordon Laing

Everyone loves sunsets, but often the blue hour afterwards can yield better results. Here's a before and after sunset comparison from Manarola.

The curse of the tall tower

21 Apr 2015 Gordon Laing

Avoid acres of empty sky when shooting tall towers by retreating into an over-looking alley. The walls act as a frame. Here's two shots from Sienna.

The Victorian Bandstand

14 Apr 2015 Gordon Laing

The Victorian Bandstand in Hove, near Brighton, delivers a perfect window of the UK's South Coast, framing the old pier.

Paris from Montparnasse

07 Apr 2015 Gordon Laing

If you want a big view of Paris, it's hard to beat Montparnasse Tower. But if you're shooting at night, make sure you have a tall tripod!

Mirrorless Sports Photography

01 Apr 2015 Gordon Laing

Can mirrorless cameras really be used for pro sports photography? I found out by shooting several stages at the Tour de France!

Space Shuttle Atlantis STS-135 launch

08 Jul 2011 Gordon Laing

On July 8 2011, NASA plans to launch the last of its Space Shuttle missions: STS-135. This will be the 135th Shuttle mission, the final launch of Atlantis, and the last of the entire Space Shuttle program, which started three decades ago. Once Atlantis returns to Earth 12 days later, it will join the remaining Shuttles, Endeavour and Discovery, to be…

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