Posts By Tom Bourdon

Gurushots tips – Watermarks

I’m back again with another Gurushots tip this time lets look at watermarks. First of all, what is a watermark? They are text or graphics that are placed on top of a photograph in an attempt to protect the image from copyright violations. The text or graphic generally contains the name of the photographer. The… Read More

A little more from Romania

Before I share my final photos from last month in Romania let me update you on where we are right now. As you can see from the map below, we’ve just crossed the border and are currently in the South of France. A place most British people associate with really hot weather and long summer holidays. Let me… Read More

Gurushots Tips – How To Use Framing

How To Use Framing To Add Interest Let’s be honest we all want to create interesting photographs, the more interesting the better. In the photo below I have created that extra interest by using the window to frame the subjects. In this case, the window and wall appear to be old which links in nicely with… Read More

Bear Dance Traditions (part 2)

While I’ve been putting together a gallery of photos from the Bear Dancing in Romania to go in the portfolio section of my website I came across more images that I wanted to share with you. No doubt some will make it into the collection, others won’t. If you missed my post last week on… Read More

Bear Dance Traditions

I know, I know, I say this at almost every celebration I visit… but this has to be one of the best. Seriously. It was National Geographic veteran photographer Jim Richardson who said something like “If you want to be a better photographer, stand in front of more interesting stuff.” I’ve always liked that saying and it… Read More

Where did the time go?

So, Christmas is now out of the way and it daunted on me how long it’s been since I last updated you with my travels. Since the last post so much has happened including me launching my first ever ebook. Apart from that, I’ve driven across Spain back to Barcelona via some incredible scenery (more… Read More

Gurushots Tips – Panning

Let’s be honest we all want to create photographs that stand out. One way of doing this is by panning. It’s a technique that gives your photography that artistic edge that perhaps you are lacking. How To Use Panning To Stand Out Panning is simple and can really add interest to an image. It works… Read More

More fishermen

 The journey so far We are coming to the end of our costal tour of Spain. Soon we will start travelling inland towards Madrid and then back to Barcelona for Christmas and New Year. So far we’ve already clocked up nearly 6,000 kilometres in the last 3 months and have thousands of kilometres planned for… Read More

A simple but beautiful life

Recently I’ve spent most nights camped up on the edge of a beach somewhere along the South coast of Spain. The entire coast is dotted with great spots where, at least at this time of the year, you can simply park up and spend a few nights of bliss. That’s not to say I haven’t… Read More

Updates from the South of Spain

Recently I’ve been spending time in some interesting places, one of with is this old gold mine on the edge of a sleepy town named Rodalquilar in province of Almeria, Spain. The province is better known for it’s fresh fruit and vegetables, but once upon a time gold was a great source of income for… Read More