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  • On a sustainable safari at South Luangwa National Park, Zambia

    On a sustainable safari at South Luangwa National Park, Zambia

    August 7th, 2019Diana Jarvis
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    “Did you hear the lions this morning?” asks Ade. “What, no!” I replied. “Yeah, they walked right by your tent. They were SO LOUD. I can’t believe you didn’t hear them”. I’d heard the hippos grunting as I blearily opened my eyes around 5 am. Or maybe, half-awake, I thought it was the elephants yawning,…

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  • How to master the art of safari photography

    How to master the art of safari photography

    July 9th, 2019Diana Jarvis
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    Think of safari photography and chances are the images that spring to mind were shot in the beautiful golden hours at the beginning and end of the day. Given that most safari destinations are in close proximity to the equator, your sunrise and sunset window is actually pretty short. The rest of the day, the sun will be fairly intensely…

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  • Night-time photography: 10 tips for photographing after dark

    Night-time photography: 10 tips for photographing after dark

    April 11th, 2018Diana Jarvis
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    Once the sun has gone down and as the evening slips into night, it can be a magical time wherever you are in the world. But it can also be a notoriously difficult time to photograph well. What follows is a set of tips to help you make the most of the night-time light before…

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  • The best European city breaks with rural escapes

    The best European city breaks with rural escapes

    February 8th, 2017Diana Jarvis
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    City breaks can be hard to plan. You want it all – art, culture, quirky hotels, top restaurants – but also the chance to relax. Fortunately, there some cities where you can find both. These eight European city break destinations don’t skimp on urban culture, and have nature on their doorstep for when you need a breath of fresh air.…

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  • Sunset photography: 11 tips for making the most of the golden hour

    Sunset photography: 11 tips for making the most of the golden hour

    June 6th, 2016Diana Jarvis
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    Photography rule number one: don’t point your camera directly into the sun, right? Well, not all the time. It’s actually not so bad at sunset. The ‘magic hour’, ‘golden hour’ or whatever else you want to call it, is a beautiful, transcendental time of day when the light just gets better and better, until it gracefully glides down…

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  • 9 sunrise photography tips to inspire you to get out of bed earlier

    9 sunrise photography tips to inspire you to get out of bed earlier

    April 26th, 2016Diana Jarvis
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    Every photographer will agree that sunrise photography is one of the best times of day to indulge in some snapping, but managing to make it out of bed in time is another thing entirely. Here are nine tips to inspire you to drag yourself from your slumber before sunrise and make the most of that magical…

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  • In pictures: an introduction to Guinea Bissau

    In pictures: an introduction to Guinea Bissau

    February 19th, 2016Diana Jarvis
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    Sitting on the far west coast of Africa, just south of Senegal, Guinea Bissau is a small yet vibrant African nation just beginning to take its place on the tourist map. Years of colonial rule followed by decades of political instability kept this once-Portuguese outpost a secret, known only by dedicated deep-sea fishermen and a handful of…

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  • The great disco in the sky: photographing the Northern Lights in Iceland

    The great disco in the sky: photographing the Northern Lights in Iceland

    September 24th, 2015Diana Jarvis
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    We sent Rough Guides photographer Diana Jarvis in search of the elusive Northern Lights in Iceland. Here's what she found.

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  • Nagaland: 15 pictures of India’s most fascinating tribes

    Nagaland: 15 pictures of India’s most fascinating tribes

    January 22nd, 2015Diana Jarvis
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    Last year our roaming photographer Diana Jarvis took some time away from her usual stomping grounds in Europe and headed to the far northeastern Indian state of Nagaland to witness the annual Hornbill Festival. Here, she shares 15 pictures of the region’s fascinating tribes. “I’d visited India on several other occasions but my trip to…

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