Cheung Chau is a small yet fascinating island, offering a chance for a wonderfully varied day trip. There's a village beside a harbour that's home to one of Hong Kong's largest fishing fleets, and with the three-storey houses arrayed along narrow streets it has an almost Mediterranean atmosphere. The only car is a police car.

The explosive growth of digital photography has surprised not only laymen, but also some people involved in its development.

The Olympus E-P3 is highly impressive; here are tips on using it.

The Olympus 45mm is an excellent lens, inc for potraits, even wildlife.

The Olympus 9-18mm zoom is excellent for landscape photography.

e-pl1The Olympus PEN E-PL1 is excellent for entering micro four thirds system.

p100"Super-zoom" digital cameras like the P-100 have lenses that can zoom from wide-angle to telephoto.

An overview of the micro-four thirds mirrorless camera system.

You will be amazed at the quality of the pictures you get with compact cameras - and smartphones.

How to make good or even outstanding images.

I'm a writer, photographer and videographer; also nature tour leader and ecological consultant.