Happy New Year everyone!
First of all, sorry for the lack of updates to this blog. Since returning from Zambia in August, a couple of projects have been keeping me rather busy: BeetleCopter and Camtraptions.
BeetleCopter is the next instalment of the BeetleCam Project. I have built a remote-control multirotor copter for my camera (actually, I have built several to accommodate different sized cameras ranging from a GoPro up to Canon 5D Mark III). The camera is attached to a stabilised gimbal suspended under the body of copter.
Hi everyone! You probably will have noticed that I (Matt) have been pretty quiet for a while, so I thought it would be a good idea to give you an update about some of the things that I’ve been up to recently and also to announce the re-launching of London photo tours.
I have some exciting news… I am moving to Zambia!
I am going to be spending the next year travelling around Zambia and some of the neighbouring countries. I am looking forward to getting stuck in to some serious, in-depth photography projects!
Happy holidays everyone! It is hard to believe another year is almost over!
2011 flew by and was an eventful year for Burrard-Lucas Photography. For me there were some truly memorable and humbling experiences such as coming face to face with a wild giant panda in China and being confronted by the legendary Komodo dragon in Indonesia. In this post I have provided a summary of some year’s most significant developments and a brief teaser for things to come in 2012.
I am excited to announce that I will be leading two incredible photo tours in 2012… in July I will be taking a group to the Pantanal in Brazil and in October-November I will be taking a group around Madagascar (see below for an overview of each trip). To run the tours, I have partnered with Steppes Discovery, a fantastic UK travel company that prides itself on organising ethical wildlife holidays.
Both trips have been specifically designed with photographers in mind and all levels of photographic ability are welcome. If you are looking to improve your photographic skills, I will be on hand to provide expert tuition and give you helpful hints and tips. If you are already a proficient photographer, this is your chance to travel with a group of like-minded people, and of course to take some fantastic photographs. During the trips I will try to impart as much of my knowledge as possible… I will be happy to critique images and discuss anything from gear to photographic techniques and online marketing to Photoshop.
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[update: see Photo Tours for the new Madagascar photo tour dates]
Join me on the trip of a lifetime to Madagascar!
As many of you know, Madagascar is one of my favourite places on Earth; it is an enchanted island inhabited by strange and exotic creatures. I have partnered with Steppes Travel (an excellent UK-based travel agency) to bring you a fantastic two-week photo tour that takes in some of Madagascar’s highlights.
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