Parallel Worlds

[two pro travel journalists turn amateur bloggers]

An afternoon in the life of a travel writer

[words and pic by Narina Exelby]  The only constant in life is change. I know this old adage is a little, well… *yawns*… but it’s a very apt description of … Continue reading

September 30, 2013 · 5 Comments

10 tips for small hotels

[words by Mark Eveleigh & Narina Exelby] As travel journalists, over the course of the past year we have stayed in more than 60 mid- to low-range “boutique” hotels and … Continue reading

August 22, 2013 · 3 Comments

Life lessons from a camera bag

[words and photograph © Narina Exelby] 1/ You don’t need expensive equipment to create beautiful images. 2/ Choose your perspective carefully. It will influence the way you see the world. … Continue reading

November 19, 2012 · 7 Comments

A flying start to hassle-free travel writing

[words and photograph © Mark Eveleigh] We’re somewhere in north-western Mozambique. They tell us it’s about 450km to the coast and about 250km to the nearest tarmac. We’re in the middle of a … Continue reading

November 7, 2012 · 3 Comments

Your guide to style guides

[intro by Narina Exelby / photograph Sanjay Arora, The WideAngle] Style guides. If you’re serious about writing and haven’t heard of ’em, or think we’re talking what to wear this … Continue reading

May 4, 2012 · 3 Comments

How to capture movement

[photograph © Jacques Marais, The WideAngle] Some of the most memorable moments from your travels probably involved one of the hardest things to capture on camera: movement. That man in … Continue reading

May 2, 2012 · 1 Comment

Writing: before you begin

[words Narina Exelby, photograph © Steve Davey, The WideAngle] Forgive me for stating the obvious, but sometimes it needs to be done: when you’re setting out to write a feature … Continue reading

April 10, 2012 · 3 Comments

Simple ways to improve your travel photographs

[photograph © Steve Davey, The WideAngle] What’s the secret to great travel photography? Is there one? Or is it luck – does being in the right place at the right … Continue reading

March 20, 2012 · 5 Comments

Eight golden rules for freelancers

[words by Narina Exelby / photograph © Mark Edward Harris, The WideAngle] Magazine Land has to be one of the most curious places on earth. Mystical to those who’ve never visited, … Continue reading

February 22, 2012 · 3 Comments

7 tips for photographing wildlife

[tips and photograph © Dale Morris / The WideAngle] How many times have you flipped through your images after an unforgettable dusk in the bush and felt pangs of disappointment: the … Continue reading

January 11, 2012 · 13 Comments

Tips for shooting portraits

[words and photograph by Mark Eveleigh] So often it’s the people you meet on your travels who define a country, place or experience – but shooting people can be really … Continue reading

December 7, 2011 · 11 Comments

10 tips for getting published

[photograph by Sanjay Arora / The Wide Angle // words by Narina Exelby] Last week a friend had a six-page feature published in a magazine. It was a big moment … Continue reading

November 28, 2011 · 6 Comments