About Us

WideScenes Photography is proudly owned by Paul & Helen Woodford. We are professional photographers & publishers that specialise in travel & tourism photography, tourism products, image licensing & photography training. But mostly just for the love of it!

Paul Woodford has been in the photographic industry for most of his life and was General Manager of Australia’s largest photographic company within the hospitality industry for almost 9 years. His passion and commitment to capturing the perfect scene to reflect nature’s beauty is visible right through to the production of the final product. Having travelled to most parts of the world, Paul has gained invaluable knowledge which assists in obtaining the required images in a diverse range of cultures and countries.

Helen Woodford has been involved in photography for over 20 years. Having worked for several years at the same photographic company as Paul. She has also been involved in the Travel & Tourism industry where she has gained an invaluable knowledge of the industry and its requirements. A skilled photographer, designer, and webmaster, she provides WideScenes Photography with fresh ideas for images and products.

 

Our Story

We are professional photographers, travellers & publishers with close to 50 years experience combined. These days we specialise in Travel & Tourism photography, tourism products, training, image licensing & fine art prints, but mostly just for the love of it. We have also published 5 photography books which you can check out here.

What’s in our Bag

These days there is a lot of emphasis on the contents of the camera bag as there are varying “carry-on” restrictions on airlines. In general, we try to stick to the 7kgs which usually is the lowest that airlines allow. Naturally, if we were to do a trip where we were travelling only on airlines that allowed up to 10kgs then we would consider taking additional equipment, but generally, we would still try to only take what we are prepared to carry. If you do a lot of walking on trips, as we do, then the lighter the better. In the last couple of years, we have changed camera systems from Nikon to Sony and this has saved us some weight especially in relation to our 70-200mm focal range although these days the Sony lenses are starting to get a bit heavy. Below is a list of equipment that we carry on all trips regardless of where we are going.  We still have the option to pack some items that we do not use on a regular basis in our “check-in” luggage and transfer to our camera bags at our destination if we feel that will be using it on a particular day. Also please note, as we always travel together we share equipment. You can click on any of the links below to buy similar products.

Other Equipment

Other items that we travel with but don’t necessarily carry around with us on a daily basis are –