It has to be the highlight of every travel photographer’s career: A National Geographic cover photo! Here’s how I did it…Continue reading On the cover of National Geographic magazine
Surviving lockdown as a photographer
This year has seen the world turned upside down by a global pandemic, making travel photography tough, perhaps even unethical. And so we decided that all photography trips were off the agenda this summer.Continue reading Surviving lockdown as a photographer
How to use flags, stars and labels together in Lightroom
Lightroom has many powerful tools to help organise and review photos. In fact the choice of options for setting up a workflow is almost overwhelming. In this article I’ll explain how you can use these tools together to quickly shortlist and edit photos.Continue reading How to use flags, stars and labels together in Lightroom
Food photography tips: 7 things I learnt from a watermelon
“Is this any good for a stock photo?” said Rachael, as she produced a large watermelon out of a shopping bag.
On this latest shoot, prompted by Rachael’s fruity purchase, I set about trying to make slices of watermelon look interesting. It proved to be quite a challenge and I learnt a few things about food photography along the way.Continue reading Food photography tips: 7 things I learnt from a watermelon
Paul Maguire stock photo site launched
After years submitting photos to agents, I’ve finally launched my own stock photo site. This is a project I’ve had on the back burner for a long time, but I finally did it! My photos are now available to buy directly. Use the search bar or visit my online store to browse by category.
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How I worked through a backlog of 70,000 photos
If you have a passion for photography, then there’s a good chance you shoot more photos than you’ll ever manage to work on. In this article I offer a practical way for you to work through a backlog of photos using Adobe’s Lightroom Classic. And with the Covid-19 pandemic disrupting travel and keeping us all at home, there’s no better time to take on the challenge.Continue reading How I worked through a backlog of 70,000 photos
How to customise the metadata panel in Lightroom
The metadata panel in Lightroom Classic is an essential tool for adding information to your photos such as a title and caption, location, and copyright information. But did you know you can customise it to suit your own workflow? Here I’ll show you how it’s done.Continue reading How to customise the metadata panel in Lightroom
Can the human eye see 8K, and do we really need 8K TV?
Just as we’re getting used to the idea of watching (and shooting) 4K video, now manufacturers are trying to convince us that 4K resolution just isn’t enough. It turns out that 4K is only Ultra High Definition (UHD), and pretty soon we are going to need Full Ultra High Definition, or 8K. So is 8K really the next big thing, or are we being sold a dud? Time to investigate.Continue reading Can the human eye see 8K, and do we really need 8K TV?
The best folder and file naming conventions for photographers, and more
Being organised and efficient is a key ingredient to success in any business. This is especially true of photography, where we deal with thousands of digital assets on a daily basis. Here’s a rundown of the best practises for storing, organising and naming photos. I also share my own unique folder and file naming convention.Continue reading The best folder and file naming conventions for photographers, and more
On the cover of Nature magazine
Nature’s art director, Kelly Krause, explains why they chose one of my photos to lead a story on the emerging threat of honeybee diseases to wild pollinators.Continue reading On the cover of Nature magazine