Matthew Starling - Portfolio & Travel Blog

Life’s a journey so always make the most of it.

Life’s a journey so always make the most of it.

I am a digital media professional with a background in corporate design. Here’s some info about me and why writing about yourself is always the hardest part!

Have you been bitten by the travel bug?

Have you been bitten by the travel bug?

I’m currently running out of space in my passport. No surprise as i keep going to African countries that insist of stamping an entire page.

Pros and cons of the Micro Four Thirds system

Pros and cons of the Micro Four Thirds system

It’s fair to say i’m a big advocate for the Micro Four Thirds Mirrorless camera system, developed by Olympus and Panasonic since 2008.

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The Magical Islands of The Seychelles

The Magical Islands of The Seychelles

Seychelles is home to the most pristine beaches, coral reefs and natural habitat in the world.

Sir Bani Yas Island in Abu Dhabi

Sir Bani Yas Island in Abu Dhabi

22 Aug , 2021   Canon R5,Travel

Only a short drive from Abu Dhabi lies one of the UAE’s most successful developments.

Tabuk road trip through NEOM in Saudi Arabia

Tabuk road trip through NEOM in Saudi Arabia

22 Aug , 2021   Lumix GH5,Lumix S1,Travel

Road tipping across Saudi Arabia. Things didn’t exactly go according to plan!

Travelling to Greece This Summer?

Travelling to Greece This Summer?

Short time-lapse video featuring the amazing locations visited during my time in Greece.

Geological Wonders of Saudi Arabia

Geological Wonders of Saudi Arabia

The vast barren landscapes of this desert region is full of geological marvels.

Winter at Tantora Festival in Al Ula Saudi Arabia

Winter at Tantora Festival in Al Ula Saudi Arabia

29 Apr , 2020   Lumix S1,Travel,Video

Flying above the ancient Nabatean site of Mada’in Saleh at the Tantora Balloon Festival.

Lesotho: The Kingdom in the Sky

Landlocked and completely encircled by South Africa is The Kingdom of Lesotho, a mountainous country known as the ‘Kingdom in the Sky’ because of its high altitude. Lesotho is the only country in the world where its entire territory is above 1000m, in fact its lowest point is actually 1400m! The views are spectacular as […]

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The Indigenous Himba Tribes of Northern Namibia

The Himba are a ancient tribe native to the north-west of Namibia in one of the most remote areas of an already mostly arid country. Very few tourists get to visit the actual tribes in the Kunene Region and on the other side of the Kunene River in Angola. Instead, most tourists are treated to […]

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The Okavango Delta: Africa’s Garden of Eden.

The Okavango Delta in Botswana, is the largest inland delta in the world.

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Panasonic GH5 & G9 6K Photo Test

One of my favourite features on the latest flagship Panasonic G range is the 6K photo mode. The GH5 and G9 are both capable of 6K photo at 30fps and 4K at 60fps with the ability to scroll through and extract a still image at the recorded resolution. The recording also gives you a 6K/4K […]

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JoBurg, Kruger, Durban, St Lucia, Port Elizabeth.

If you’re not familiar with overland tours you may want to read on, especially if you like visiting far flung locations, usually within a custom built vehicle that caters for your daily requirements. My first overland trip through South Africa was not without it’s dramas, but also with the most amazing sights, scenery and company. […]

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Leica DG Vario-Elmar 100-400mm for Nature /Outdoor Photography

Experience a lens designed for the Micro Four Thirds mount that is around two-thirds smaller than its DSLR equivalent.

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Desert Tripping Saudi Style!

The Empty Quarter (Rub’ al Khali) is one of the most remote areas on the planet and is the largest continuous stretch of sand desert in the world. It covers an area of around 650,000 km² including parts of Saudi Arabia, Oman, the United Arab Emirates, and Yemen, and part of the larger Arabian Desert […]

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The ‘Asir Region, Saudi Arabia’s Highest Point

The ‘Asir Region is an area of Saudi Arabia located in the southwest of the country, named after the ʿAsīr tribe. The mostly mountainous landscape is in relatively close proximity to the Red Sea, has the highest peaks and receives more rainfall than any other provinces within the country. The views across the Al Souda […]

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