Love photography? Want to be inspired by some of the greats? Come to the Royal Geographical Society (with IBG) in London next month for Travel Photography Live! and you can meet and learn from world-renowned photographers such as Nick Danziger, Steve Bloom, Eamonn McCabe, Jason Hawkes, Tom Mackie, Chris Weston and American fine art photographer Mark Edward Harris (see image, right) in a really relaxed and friendly atmosphere. Talk travel photography all weekend and share their passion!
We have a fantastic line-up of speakers, plus a photography and equipment advice centre and a pop-up shop selling photography books and prints (just the place to start on that Christmas shopping), making this an event you won’t want to miss. You can even book an individual photo critique session, and get feedback on your own shots from an expert in the field. And, as an extra treat, you can also visit Geographical Blueprint – a glorious display of handmade globes by Bellerby & Co. in the Society’s exhibition Pavilion
Can’t do every day? No problem – you can buy tickets just for the Friday evening keynote lectures or for the Saturday or Sunday (or any combination of these days!). And tickets start at just £20…
Friday, October 5th – Keynote lecture evening
18.00-18.45 drinks and welcome
18.45: Beneath the Surface: From 1970’s South Africa to the World Today. Speaker: Steve Bloom – award-winning travel and wildlife photographer and famed documenter of the apartheid years in South Africa (see image, right)
20.15: Around the World in 80 Images. Speaker: Nick Danziger – travel photographer, film maker & one of the world’s most renowned photojournalists (see image below)
Saturday, October 6th 10am – 4pm
- Think Before Shooting! Speaker: Nick Danziger
- Making Money from Photography. Speaker: Colin Finlay, stock photography expert
- The Travel Photo Essay. Speaker: Mark Edward Harris – leading stock & fine art travel photographer from the USA (see image at top of page)
- The Fine Art of Travel Photography. Speaker: Mark Edward Harris
- From Pole to Timbuktu. Speaker: Martin Hartley – expedition photographer (see image, right)
- Looking Down. Speaker: Jason Hawkes – award-winning aerial photographer (Britain from the Air, etc.) (see image below)
- Shooting HD Video on a DSLR . Speakers: Jeremy Hoare – travel photographer & former TV cameraman and Guy Caplin – formerly a senior producer and director at ITV
- Creating Impact. Speaker: Tom Mackie – one of the world’s leading landscape photographers
- Wild World. Speaker: Chris Weston – renowned wildlife photographer, now also shooting HD video
Sunday, October 7th 10am – 4pm
- The Art of Editing. Speaker: Eamonn McCabe – four times winner of Sports Photographer of the Year, winner of News Photographer of the year & Guardian Picture Editor
- Travel Photography is Dead! Speaker: Timothy Allen – photographer for BBC Human Planet (see image right)
- Travelling at Home. Speaker: Craig Easton – travel photographer who shot many of the promotional images for the London Olympics (see image below)
- Winning Images. Speakers: Colin Finlay & Nick Meers – travel, landscape & panoramic photographer
- Lighting the way to Hollywood. Speaker: Jeremy Hoare
- A Life On The Road. Speaker: Philip Lee Harvey – travel & advertising photographer
- Photography, Blogging & Social. Speakers: Timothy Allen & Abi King – travel writer & blogger
- The Changing World of Travel Photography. Speaker: Nick Meers
- Have You Seen the Light? Speaker: Chris Coe – travel photographer and founder, Travel Photographer of the Year
Plus – on both Saturday and Sunday: Individual photo critique sessions (to be booked in advance) with stock photography expert Colin Finlay, Caroline Metcalfe (Director of Photography, Conde Nast Traveller), photographer and lighting expert Jeremy Hoare and Mary Robert (Head of Photography, Richmond, the American International University in London). And don’t miss the Photography Advice Centre (with Fujifilm and Nigel Atherton, the editor of What Digital Camera magazine), plus the imaging workshops.
Ticket prices, and how to book.
Tickets cost £25 for the keynote lecture evening, with Saturday or Sunday tickets costing £65 each and a Festival Pass (covering all three days) £130. These prices are reduced to £20, £50 and £105 respectively for members of the Royal Geographical Society (with IBG), registered students, Travel Photographer of the Year entrants and anyone who’s taken part in a Photo Iconic photography course. Image critique sessions cost £15 each.