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 – Shooting the Sights
6.  Shooting the Grandchildren – Top Tips for Great Holiday Photos
7.  Mallorca – A Picture Perfect Holiday Destination
8.  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. See the results from our inaugural Heritage Photo Competition: Heritage Photo Competition – Winner and Runners-up

For a useful guide on how to take your photographic skills to a higher level, see: Finding Your Inner Photographer: Making the Most of Your Camera