Although all travellers enjoy recording their adventures with photographs, senior travellers tend to be less in a rush and have more time to spare to take memorable shots.

Photography - Night view of Funchal Bay - Canon G15

Night view of Funchal Bay, Madeira (John Esser)


Our Photo Editor, John Esser, was a passionate photographer for 35 years, before his untimely death on August 18th, 2017. He was widely published in books, magazines and on TV.

John posted a series of articles on this website – illustrated with his own superb photographs – targeted at helping senior travellers to get extra special, memorable photos.

1.  Photographs from the Big Trip: What Gear to Take?
2.  Photographs in Languedoc
3.  Photographs from Tuscany
4.  Photographing the Locals – Smiles from Around the World
5.  Road Trip USA – The Big Picture: Panoramic Photos
6.  Road Trip USA – Shooting the Sights
7.  Shooting the Grandchildren – Top Tips for Great Holiday Photos
8.  Mallorca – A Picture Perfect Holiday Destination
9.  Cameras and Photography for Senior Travellers

Photo Competitions

From time to time we will be running free-to-enter prize Photo Competitions, so have your best shots ready to submit. Our inaugural Heritage Photo Competition finished on October 1st 2014 and the results have been published. The next competition will be announced soon.

Heritage Photo Competition – Winner and Runners-up

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