Surfs Up in Croyde

Croyde?  Where is that? The UK isn’t as famous as Hawaii or Australia for surfing; but in the South, in Devon and Cornwall, lie some little gems where the winds and the tides offer plenty of waves to stoke excitement. Croyde beach in Devon, is an awesome spot with a great swell that happens to…

London Post for the Intercontinental Hotel Group

I am honoured to provide a London post for the Intercontinental Hotel Group blog. The requirement was to supply fifteen images and locations that are different to the normal vacation / holiday photos for IHG guests on their visit to London. The biggest problem I had, or rather opportunity, was that it was only fifteen images and locations…

2017 London Calendar

Writing in the little boxes, work meetings, social events and doctors appointments. Calendars are an important part of everyday life. What if there was a picture involved that allowed for a little bit of escapism. The paulkporterphotography LONDON 2017 Calendar is now available. Featuring: Twelve different images, captured in and around the beautiful city of…

Tips to take your first long exposure photo

I originally wrote this post for The Matador Network. I also supplied the images. Click here to see the original or read on for a slightly updated version It is that time of year when the days are getting shorter and the nights are longer. Personally I love it, as I have more time to play…

Namastyay

Namastyay 🙂 As post production of images from my latest adventure starts, I already miss the gentle swaying that accompanied living on a 50 ft sailing vessel. As I reflect on the  BASEDtravelerBodies and HotYogaMalta  Yoga and Sailing retreat. I look back fondly, on seven days of sailing, yoga and exploring Malta, Comino and Gozo; and also my mind,…

Exhilarating Sailing and Calming Exploration of Mind, Body and Soul

Exhilarating Sailing and Calming Exploration of Mind, Body and Soul – A Yoga and Sailing Retreat with BASEDtravelerBodies and HotYogaMalta   A week fulfilling my curiosities and photographing them motivates me. Yoga and sailing are activities that I am unfamiliar with and so I am keen to develop a further understanding. With the Mediterranean climate, light…

I have never – A Yoga Sailing Retreat

I have never – Experienced A Yoga Sailing Retreat I’m relatively well-travelled and I have experienced a lot. Some of these experiences have made me think twice about my decisions and has made my poor mum’s hair more white than grey. A yoga sailing retreat in Malta should be a bit easier on both of…

Malta Sailing Yoga Retreat 2016

Malta Sailing Yoga Retreat 2016 Malta, sailing, yoga retreat in August …. Hold on …. a sailing, yoga retreat, around Malta in August… Just imagine, instead of where you find yourself right now, how would you like to be floating around Malta, learning more about yourself?  To have the sun beating down on you, the…

London Zoo Sunset Safari

London Zoo, its full of kids right ? Super busy with small, sticky, hands on the glass enclosures, line ups to the food and drink spots and noisy, yet loveable, kids running riot everywhere. This makes it a challenge when wanting to practise your animal photography. If this seems a little much for you, and it…

The Queens Birthday Fly By

A 90th birthday is a pretty special one and the phrase “Been there, done that” seems quite appropriate for our reigning Monarch. Why not then, have an awesome fly by and Trooping the Colour ceremony on a nice summers (British summer by the way) day to celebrate. Roads were closed, filled with thousands of party…

Fifteen Minute Challenge

Sitting at the laptop, working on images with the sun beating through the windows, it doesn’t hurt to take a break. Fresh air and sunshine is always welcome, so I grabbed my camera and set myself a fifteen-minute challenge. I would walk from my house for fifteen minutes, find some inspiration, hopefully make some images…

Rock Climbing in Spain

Commit and you will be fine Rock climbing is a popular sport, loved by many around the world. Being located in England, it tends to rain a little bit, so an opportunity to go climbing in the warm climate of Spain was a welcome break. Documenting this trip, I felt that shooting in black and…

Medellin’s Revived Comuna 13

Just a couple of years ago Comuna Trece (13), in the San Javier district, was known as the most dangerous place in Medellin, Colombia. Shrouded by guerrilla and paramilitary activity, drug cartels and local gangs, Comuna 13 was built on the side of a very steep hill so that it could protect itself from the police and…

Leigh on Sea, Essex

Leigh on Sea is a tiny little seaside town on the Thames Estuary. It falls under the Essex Parish of Southend on Sea and is about an hour’s train journey from Central London. It is a quaint little spot that is very popular in the summer as it has an award-winning beach and highly commended,…

#InstaEssex

Early 2016 Essex Country Council held the first #instaessex photography competition looking for images that represented Essex, a county in England just outside of London. I took great pleasure in putting together my five entries for this competition. I wanted to showcase the beauty that Essex could offer and also push myself to be creative…