Travel Photographer Matt Considine

Welcome to my website, I hope you enjoy my photography and stories from around the world.

Using my photography I aim to capture timeless images that illuminate the diversity of cultures and people of our world. My aim is to obtain images that respect human dignity and celebrate existence.

In addition I want to raise the awareness of some of the most amazing places and wildlife that exist in the natural world. I hope that when you see my images you will be inspired to visit these places. I want to illustrate why it is worth conserving these places and the plant and animal life they support.

To achieve these aims my travel photography encompasses images of people and their cultures as well as images of wildlife and landscape photography.

Travel & Culture

Africa Never Sleeps

Africa Never Sleeps

You probably think you know what Africa will be like from television, but the real thing is a far richer experience than you might imagine. There are a lot of animals and creatures that are rarely seen on wildlife programs and they often interact in surprising ways. For example the gazelles follow the monkeys because [...]


Night Carnival – Agra to Delhi

Night Carnival - Agra to Delhi

Returning from Agra to Delhi by road is quite a long trip but there are some interesting things to see along the way. This nicely lit carnival was crowded with people having a good time. There were tuk-tuks everywhere cars and trucks parked at all angles. There is something about India which strikes a chord [...]


Adobe Lightroom 4 Review

Adobe Lightroom 4 Review

The new Lightroom 4 looks pretty good. Some very clever improvements to how things work and some changes in the algorithms behind the scenes. In this Adobe Lightroom 4 Review I will briefly highlight the main changes that I have seen so far: So taking it from the top: 1. Localized Adjustments (image right) are [...]


Canon 70-200 F/2.8 L IS II Lens Review

Canon 70-200 F/2.8 L IS II Lens Review

The mk I version of this lens is very good so it was surprising to me that Canon should choose this lens for an upgrade. As it turns out the new IS II series of lenses are truly remarkable, the improvement over the previous version of Image Stabilization is almost magical. Combined with the wide [...]


My Shadow in Jellyfish Lake Palau

My Shadow in Jellyfish Lake Palau

Swimming in Jellyfish lake Palau is a fantastic experience. There are many chances to obtain interesting photographs, but I was looking for something a bit different. As I was snorkeling along the surface, shafts of light flickered past me and down into the depths leaving the impression of my shadow in the lake. To capture [...]


Varanasi Fisherman at Dawn

Varanasi Fisherman at Dawn

For me this image captures something of the mystery of Varanasi. The fisherman is one world and he is reaching across the shimmering mirrored surface into another dark and mysterious world. This fisherman is a metaphor for the paradox of Varanasi, on the one hand the city provides the infrastructure to carry out the rituals [...]


Canon 5D mkII in Review

Canon 5D mkII in Review

The Canon 5D Mk II is a great travel camera. I really like the full frame low noise and good resolution 21.1 mega pixels. It is not too heavy and has more than enough options for most travel photography. Because it is a full frame camera you will need at least a few different lenses [...]


Canon Fisheye 15mm F/2.8 Lens

Canon Fisheye 15mm F/2.8 Lens

Fisheye lenses are small and light, so they are easy to travel with. Judicious and selective use of the fisheye can yield results that perhaps could not be obtained any other way. Generally they are excellent in situations where the distortion caused by lens either adds to the composition or where the distortion will not [...]


Yap – Stone Money & Island Culture, Micronesia

Yap – Stone Money & Island Culture, Micronesia

I remember learning about the stone money of Yap about the same time as I learnt about the pyramids of Egypt. These things can live in your imagination for so long that seeing them in real life can give you a sort of shock, as the details are filled in, and new unexpected features are [...]


Palau – Tropical Islands and Divers’ Paradise

Palau – Tropical Islands and Divers’ Paradise

Palau is a group of incredibly beautiful islands located in Micronesia.  Palau is also a divers’ paradise, certainly one of the best diving locations in the world. You can float through huge light filled caverns like Blue Holes or hook on to the reef at Blue Corner and watch as the sharks patrol the current [...]