Author archives: Tim Mannakee

  • Dordogne Photo workshop

  • 3-8  June 2018 Highlights: Villages & landscapes of the Dordogne, Lot & Correze.Across the valley, the magical village of Curemonte floats in the morning mist. This is a view I will never tire of, a unique vista that wants to be photographed again and again. Picturesque villages unspoil[...]
  • Tuscany Spring Photo Tour

  • 9-15 May 2018 South of Siena lies the Orcia valley where we will be based in a beautiful hotel for 6 nights.  In May the valley is covered in fresh, green grass, fields of wheat and meadows of wild flowers The valleys often fill with mist in the morning creating magical, ethereal scenes. The rows o[...]
  • Atlantic Coast Photography Tour

  • 18-24 April - Atlantic Coast of France - 6 Nights We will photograph the most photogenic areas on the Atlantic Coast - The Gironde Estuary, the Médoc and the Bay of Arcachon.North of Bordeaux, on the East side of the Gironde estuary, lie over 230 traditional Stilt fishing huts. These picturesqu[...]
  • Brittany Photography Workshop

  • 21-27 March 2018   6 nights Highlights: Lighthouses, Pink Granite coast Brittany is a real gem for photographers and pure indulgence for lovers of the sea. We will concentrate on the Brittany coast and split our time between 2 main locations, one in the North and one in the far west. We will take [...]
  • Mont St Michel Photo Workshop

  • 17-20 March 2018  3 Nights Mont St Michel during the Spring high tide is spectacular. The estuary has the highest tides in Europe and the water can move as fast as a galloping horse! We will spend our time photographing the Mount from every conceivable angle and make the most of the high water.[...]
  • Zanzibar Photo Workshop

  • 29 January-4 February 2018  "The Spice Islands"Zanzibar is more than just a tropical paradise. It's where Arab and African culture meet. We'll spend the week photographing the turquoise water of the Indian Ocean lapping up onto pure white sandy beaches; traditional dhows; the small alleyways of [...]
  • Tanzania Safari Photo tour

  •  22-29 January 2018  Tarangire National Park; Mto WaMbu and Ngorongoro Crater; Serengeti National ParkTanzania offers the best of all worlds: great scenery, fascinating culture and some of the most spectacular and plentiful wildlife to be found on the planet! There are many yo[...]
  • Tuscany Autumn Photo Tour

  • 21-27 October 2017 South of Siena lies the Orcia valley where we will be based in a beautiful hotel for 6 nights. October is the perfect time to photograph the landscape as the leaves on the trees and the vines change colour. The valleys often fill with mist in the morning creating magical, etherea[...]
  • Vietnam Photography Tour

  • 18th-29th September 2017     North Vietnam     Golden rice fields at harvest time - minority tribes - Karst mountains of Halong Bay The fields of rice turn a golden colour in Late September and the farmers get ready for the harvest. There is plenty of activity among the minority tribes who will [...]
How to photograph sunflowers
  • How to photograph sunflowers

  •  First of all here’s some science: I will start by dispelling the myth that all sunflowers follow the sun. Young plants do indeed follow the sun and turn back during the night which is why the French for sunflower is “tournesol”.  Mature sunflowers on the other hand,   always face the risin[...]