A Road less travelled

David’s personal blog

Photography Tips, Travel Recommendations, Photos, Interviews, and the occasional words of wisdom you stumble across on a road less travelled

 

“All journey’s have secret

destinations of which the

traveller setting out

is unaware."

BROWSE

Category Archives: Travel Tips

FIRST SHOOT OF THE YEAR – BOUTIQUE HOTEL IN PAPUA NEW GUINEA

THE BRIEF: Update the photo library of  The Airways Hotel in PNG, with images that reflect the property’s features, the friendliness of the staff, and its status as Papua New Guinea’s premier boutique hotel (…oh, and you can’t use your drone because its too close to the airport). Following is a short preview of some...

Aerial Portfolio

Following is a small selection of the aerial photographs captured by David for tourism authorities, resort properties and cruise companies using either a drone, a 35mm camera or a medium format camera for optimum quality. All three pieces of equipment have their place and make exceptional photographs but in terms of capturing a “hero shot”...

THE BEST OF 2019 – A Short Preview

With 11 assignments commissioned and two coffee table books published, 2019 has been a productive year. Thousands of new photographs have been uploaded to our commercial photo library at www.davidkirklandphotography.com. Here’s a few of my favorites from the year, featuring Vietnam, Cambodia, Singapore, Samoa,  The Cook Islands, Fiji, Papua New Guinea and The Solomon Islands:...

Sheraton Shoot in Fiji

I’ve just wrapped up a particularly productive 10 day shoot for the Sheraton in Fiji. Two properties – The Sheraton Tokoriki Island Resort and The Fiji Sheraton. The Brief: Concentrate on activities and lifestyle shots as the main resort’s about to undergo a multi-million dollar renovation. We’re shooting mainly for the family market so include...

PNG’s LOLOATA PRIVATE ISLAND – PREVIEW

I’m just winding up a shoot for Loloata Private Island Resort – about an hour out of Papua New Guinea’s capital, Port Moresby. The main feature was the pool area, the surrounding dive sites and, I’m afraid, those damn desserts which saw the death of my 19-day-old Keto diet. It was a productive shoot. Here’s...

CRUISING PNG WITH CORAL EXPEDITIONS

I’m just back from a 12 day cruise to PNG with Coral Expeditions – and what a pleasure it was. From Cairns, up through the country’s eastern islands and along its north-coast as far as the Sepik River, finishing up in Madang. Here’s a short preview of some of the images captured.

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