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Hi all Diana and I will be hosting Live talks on Facebook from Wednesday to Sunday until July 21st. Join us for some insightful photography talk. If you can’t make the live sessions (or just hate FB) then you can watch them on my Youtube channel. Anthony Epes photography on Facebook Watch on Youtube!
Hello Photo family Diana and I will be live on Facebook today talking about Positioning and how it is a critical practice in photography. The session will only be about 20 minutes so don’t be late!
Good day to you all, This is Diana, hello! I hope life is good and you are having a delightful and stimulating day. This morning I was roused from my sleep around 3.30 by Anthony slipping out of bed to go off to photograph the full moon. He was heading back to the spot in […]
In this short video I explore the possibility that photographers don’t get the results they want. This is due to fixating on their subject. It’s wonderful to be in awe of your surrounding, but photography is a process of creation not just something beautiful.
When you are starting out in photography it can be overwhelming thinking about where to start. I wanted to share my most useful tips and ideas for photographers at the beginning of their journey. But this list is also for more experienced people who want to fill any gaps in their knowledge. Or, if you’re […]
I lived in London for almost two decades. It’s a city I love, even though it lacks the beautiful weather of where I grew up in California. And when you grow up in the sun, it’s hard to live with out it. So really it’s testament to what an incredible city London is that I […]
I spend a lot of time processing my images. To me taking the photo is merely the start of the creation process. Processing is a time to play and work and have fun with your images – to see what we can bring out to make them the very best photos they can be. I […]
Greetings from Palermo, on the beautiful island of Sicily. I have just finished running a workshop and now I am shooting and filming. It’s been a great week for me! Di and I were talking recently about why travel feels so exhilarating to us. I think: We travel to see the beauty of nature and the […]
Recently I started reading about Freya Stark (31 January 1893 – 9 May 1993) who was an English- Italian explorer and travel writer. She wrote extensively about travelling in the Middle East and Afghanistan, and blazed the trail for solo female travellers. By 1931 she had completed three dangerous treks into the wilderness of Iran. […]
A few years ago BBC World made a beautiful 4 minute video about Anthony shooting cities at dawn. I think no-one has made a better film of Anthony talking about the beauty of photographing (and witnessing) the incredible beauty of sunrise. BBC – Casting new light on old cities Sometimes I just like […]
Di and I have lived in Andalusia for over a year now and it has completely and totally captured our imaginations. Little did we know that when we set off on our travels almost two years ago we would end up finding a base in southern Spain, and falling in love with the wild and […]
We write a lot of in-depth articles about composition techniques like – Natural Framing, Negative Space – and Leading Lines. But today we want to give you just the essential meaning of how you can use Leading Lines in your photos. This is a potted guide! Leading Lines can: Take your eye on a journey – […]
Incredible food…. Italy is known for its delicious food. I know this to be true because I have travelled all over the country and eaten food that is embedded in my ‘best food memory bank’. (All of my family has this memory bank, including my kids; we love food.) Fifteen years ago I had some […]
“Ask yourself what is really important. Have the wisdom and the courage to build your life around your answer.” Lee Jampolsky Today I want to share some of my thoughts as well as some cool quotes I’ve collected that capture why Havana and the country of Cuba is one of my favourite places to photograph. […]
7 years ago this month Di and I went to Paris with our baby daughter and our 6 year old son. We left our house, we took our son out of his school to try homeschooling and we looked forward to our baby’s first foods being in the land of gastronomy. It was the beginning […]
Today I leave Istanbul. Saying goodbye to this beautiful city after 2 weeks of photographing, exploring and running a wonderful workshop. One of the most exciting things for me to see in Istanbul in the spring is the tulip festival, where an incredible 30 million tulips are planted all over the city in different displays. […]
I love the work of Jonas Bediksen. He is an extraordinary photographer. In part I love the ideas he has for his projects, but he has a pretty unique angle to him. Plenty of photographers have brilliant, clever ideas for photo projects – but the execution of their ventures is not necessarily very interesting. Or […]
“Without the cat, Istanbul would lose a part of its soul.” from Kedi One thing you notice when you arrive in Istanbul is the abundance of stray cats and dogs. This might sound a little off putting, but in fact these are some of the friendliest animals you will meet. Locals feed and look after […]
The team behind Anthony Epes Photography and Cities at Dawn Publishing is husband and wife Diana Bird and Anthony Epes. Get to know us a little better in our occasional series of Q&A’s. Let’s start at the beginning. Where did you meet Anthony? Anthony and I met in the eponymous year of 1999. We were […]
I love to photograph reflections. They are a very cool way to create abstraction, fun, mystery, intrigue, patterns, complexity and symmetry in your images. Diana and I just wrote this piece for Digital Photography School, with lots of simple tips you can use to bring reflections into your images: 10 Ways to Use the Beauty […]