Essential Travel Photography Tips, with Andrew Caley – Part 2

Andrew Caley

Andrew Caley, pro photographer from Gloucestershire in the UK, joins us again for Essential Travel Photography Tips Part II. If you missed Part I, be sure to have a quick catch up here. And don’t forget to take a peak at Andrews work on Instagram, TroverFacebook or his website

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A New Year and a New Country – The United Kingdom

United Kingdom

Our Global Adventure began with just one destination in mind over two years ago, The United Kingdom. We knew that we wanted a change of lifestyle and a change of scenery, to be able to spend more time together as a family. After particularly bad days at work we’d come home and joke “Let’s just sell it all and move to Scotland”.

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Au revoir France

When we set out on Our Global Adventure, it was with a plan. We would spend 6-9 months in Ireland (to take care of the requirements for a visa into the UK) and then head on to England. When Gina said to me this time last year… “Do you want to go to France”, I was quite flabbergasted that she would even suggest such a spanner in the works of our carefully planned schedule. After all, she wasn’t even looking for housesitting opportunities at that stage.

But as I read the advertisement on trusted housesitters, I must admit that I felt something special was being placed in front of us.

Château de la Barbelinière

Château de la Barbelinière

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What have We Been Eating in France?

We are not going to deny it. Four months in France, and yes it’s been all about the food.

France Food

This has been our first extended stay in France, the first time that we had access to a kitchen to make good use of all the outstanding ingredients we gathered from markets and the supermarket. Oh my goodness, we have enjoyed it! The French have a reputation for producing some of the best culinary delights in the world, (deservedly so!). So, what have we been eating in France?

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Pretty Towns and Villages in Western France.

Western France

Our favourite village, Angles-sur-l’Anglin.

For the past four months Our Global Adventure has taken us housesitting and exploring in the Poitou-Charente region of central Western France. A short drive in any direction off of the motorway will take visitors through lots and lots of pretty towns and villages (in fact we advise you to stay off the motorway, it’s so boring!). So, here is our pick of the best for postcard photos, picnics and meandering. Continue reading

Chenonceau – The Ladies Château

Château Chenonceau radiates feminine beauty. It’s not a foreboding stronghold built to keep out invaders. Nor is high over a town, like a warning, to keep everyone below in their place. Chenonceau is graceful, even soft on the eye, it’s built over a river at the end of tree lined path. It is all these things because throughout its 503 year history it has been a series of women who have influenced the design and fate of this Château the most.

Château Chenonceau

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Essential Travel Photography Tips, with Andrew Caley – Part 1

Andrew Caley

One of the most awesome things about Our Global Adventure is the people that we connect to who share our passion. They find us and we find them through the interests, idea’s and plans we share through others we meet and of course, on-line.

Andrew Caley is a pro photographer from Gloucestershire in the UK. On his website, he says he is an “emerging photographer”, but you only need to take a quick look at his work on Instagram, Trover or Facebook to see exactly how professional Andrew really is. Presently, Andy is working hard on building his travel and landscape portfolio in preparation for a round the world trip!

Andrew connected to us through our shared interest on Trover, and we’re excited to be working with him to share his knowledge on great travel photography – I’ve already taken some great tips from Andy’s post and also from his excellent tutorials on his youtube channel, but, without further ado, here is the first part of Essential Travel Photography Tips, with Andrew Caley…

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