Multimedia Seminars


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Would you like to fund your passion for travel or simply brush up your skills? Either way, make your work as powerful as it can be with these informative and in-depth Adventure Multimedia Seminars.

During these 12 seminars, the Wanderlust editors and leading industry experts will offer an introduction to the key areas of travel writing, travel photography and film-making. The seminars offer a mixture of informative lectures and open group discussion. They are designed to work alongside each other, so you can attend a single session, or come to more for a complete overview.

Each seminar lasts 2 hours with a limited number of participants to ensure you get the best learning environment possible – plus this gives you a brilliant chance to question the experts themselves. Please see below for the seminars and timings.


Click here to book your seminar ticket – places are limited so early booking is strongly recommended.

Seminar experts and specific content to be announced soon!



09.30-11.30 Face to Face: Photographing People & Places

Learn how to photograph compelling stories about humanity and their environment. Paul Harris will take you through how to engage one to one with your subject, and share its experience of work, craft, ceremony and friendship. You will discover how to transform your portraits using colour, light, pattern, empathy, language and location.

Expert: Paul Harris

12.30-14.30 Getting Started in Travel Photography

Ben Brain of Digital Camera magazine takes you through the practicalities of photography; this will help you improve your composition, lighting, exposure, kit wishlist, and the basics of post-production.

Expert: Ben Brain

15.30-17.30 Photojournalism – Telling Stories Through Your Photographs

Experienced editor and photographer Keith Wilson takes you through both the practicalities of getting started in Photojournalism, and how to tell a story through your photographs.

Expert: Keith Wilson


09.30-11.30 Introduction to Travel Writing – SOLD OUT

Some say this is the golden age of travel writing with more options than ever to document your travels. We look at the different styles, whether you want to write a journal, a blog, an article or a book, and whether you want to write for your own satisfaction or turn it into a career. Includes a practical session.

Experts: Phoebe Smith, Lyn Hughes, Leon McCarron

12.30-14.30 Pitching Your Article or Book

Commissioning editors receive hundreds of approaches a week. How do you ensure that you catch their eye? We look at compelling story ideas and angles; what editors want; and how to structure your pitch. Includes a practical session.

Experts: Phoebe Smith, Lyn Hughes, Debbie Chapman

15.30-17.30 Filming Your Adventures

Video is one of the best ways to capture your adventure – but how do you turn your initial idea into a film that you can be proud of and people will want to watch? In this session you can learn all the basics of filmmaking including equipment, sound, storyboarding, editing and more.

Experts: Phoebe Smith, Leon McCarron



10.00-12.00 How to Master Adventure Travel Photography & Filming

Whether you have a DSLR with video camera function, a video camera that takes stills or simply a smartphone, you can make and take great adventure travel films and photos. Learn what makes a great adventure film or image and how to tell a story visually in this session. Includes composition, narrative, basic equipment, post-production and getting your photos or film seen.

Experts: Liv Williams and Phoebe Smith

12.30-14.30 How to Make Your Photos Stand Out

Whether you want your photos to look good on social media, in blogs, to win competitions or get published in print, regardless of whether taken on your phone or on top of the range camera gear, this is the session for you. Keith Wilson and Paul Harris lead a practical and interactive session that looks at subject, composition and the other factors that make photographs stand out.

Expert: Keith Wilson

15.00-17.00 Filmmaking on Your iPhone

Yes, you really can make professional videos on your phone! Wanderlust editors take you through the basics of filming, including storyboarding, editing, and adding titles and voice-overs. Note: All participants should have an iPhone or iPad or iTouch, with the iMovie 2.2 app installed.

Experts: Phoebe Smith and Pip Stewart


10.00-12.00 Blogging

Thousands of people start a blog but don’t carry it on. How do you ensure your blog keeps you enthused? How do you decide on a style or a niche? How do you attract an audience to it? What are the dos and don’ts? Is it possible to monetise it?

Experts: Emma Higgins, Lyn Hughes, Phoebe Smith

12.30-14.30 How to Write for Magazines, Newspapers, Blogs & Books SOLD OUT

It’s the dream of many to get published, but only some achieve it. We look at the different outlets – books, blogs, magazines, newspapers, and whether to approach editors/publishers or self-publish. Includes practical ideas on finding an angle or niche, pitching, finding the right route for you.

Experts: Emma Higgins, Lyn Hughes, Phoebe Smith

15.00-17.00 Making Money From Your Travels

Whether you want to keep the day job but earn a few pennies on the side, or whether you want to change your career, we look at the various options to monetise your passion for travel and writing. Includes case studies and practical examples.

Experts: Lyn Hughes, Emma Higgins, Graeme Green

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The Experts

Photography Experts

Ben Brain

Ben is an award-winning journalist and practising photographer, he is currently the editor of Digital Camera magazine, Britain’s best-selling consumer photography title.
As a journalist and magazine editor Benedict has been writing photography how-to articles, curating best-in-class content, writing features and presenting videos for a range of magazines including; Amateur Photographer, PhotoPlus, NPhoto, Practical Photoshop and Professional Photography.


Paul Harris

Paul has been at the forefront of travel, expedition & documentary photography for 25 years. Mongolia, Iran, Chile, Tanzania, Greenland and Vietnam are just a few of the destinations where he has pursued both self assigned and commissioned projects. He has been a ‘photographer in residence’ at the Royal Geographical Society and a preferred assignment photographer for Earthwatch, Coral Cay Conservation, Yorkshire Dales National Park & the National Trust. Paul writes a regular column for Outdoor Photography magazine and leads bespoke adventure, landscape and travel photography trips for Wild Photography Holidays


Keith Wilson

London-based photojournalist Keith Wilson is the founder of Wild Planet Photo Magazine and an editor of fine art photography books. He is the author of two books on travel photography, a judge of the Wanderlust Photo of the Year competition, a former award-winning editor of Amateur Photographer and the founder of Outdoor Photography, which he edited from 2000 to 2007. Keith is a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society,contributing a monthly photography column to the society’s magazine, Geographical.


Filming Experts

Leon McCarron

Leon is an adventurer and filmmaker who has walked 3000 miles across China, filming for a National Geographic TV show along the way. The journey took him six months; walking a marathon a day for six days a week and carrying a 30kg pack.


Pip Stewart

Pip is Adventure Editor at Red Bull. She spent 5 years living and working in Asia. She has produced political and travel multimedia stories for The Telegraph, the BBC, CNN, South China Morning Post. In 2013 Pip came back to London – by bike, a 10,000 mile journey from Kuala Lumpur. Despite narrowly avoiding being blown up by un-exploded mortars on the Afghanistan-Tajikistan border she is still a fan of travelling on two wheels!


Liv Williams

Liv is a filmmaker, former BBC producer and founder of the action sports site – an site packed full of extreme sports-related stories, all a bit tongue in cheek.
She is also author of ‘Chasing the Elements’ and is currently writing her second book.


Writing Experts

Debbie Chapman

Debbie Chapman has been part of the editorial team at Summersdale Publishers for over 5 years, and commissioning on their travel list for just over two years. An avid traveller and adrenalin junkie, her adventures have taken her from shark diving in South Africa to hiking the Laugevegur Trail in Iceland, and lots of places in-between. She is passionate about good travel writing and dreams of discovering the next Bill Bryson.



Emma Higgins

Emma Higgins is a travel blogger who founded her blog in 2010. She’s been on the road since 2011, travelling to 30+ countries  over the years. She enjoys spending long periods in one place at a time, and has lived in Spain, Canada and Thailand. Most days, you’ll find Emma with a cup of coffee in one hand and pen in the other, writing about her adventures and plotting her next big trip. Emma has insatiable loves for maps, Mexican food, and is often partial to a G&T. If she’s not writing, she’s out in the hills, hiking and wild camping.



Wanderlust Experts

Lyn Hughes

In 1992 Lyn and her late husband, Paul Morrison, were bored on a flight to South America and so schemed out their ideal travel magazine on the back of a sickbag. The idea stuck and, on their return to the UK, they launched Wanderlust magazine from their spare bedroom. The magazine gradually grew through word of mouth, and went on to be one of the UK’s leading travel magazines, with numerous awards under its belt.

Today, Lyn is editor-in-chief and MD of the company, Wanderlust Travel Media. She judges writing and photography competitions, and has won dozens of awards herself, including Outstanding Contribution Award in the British Travel Press Awards. In 2014, Lyn was awarded one of the ‘Top 60 Most Influential Women in Travel in the Last 60 Years’.



Phoebe Smith

Phoebe is an award-winning travel editor, writer, author and filmmaker who has written extensively for a range of magazines and newspapers in the UK, USA, Canada and Australia. She is editor of Wanderlust travel magazine, and is author of several books including Extreme Sleeps: Adventures of a Wild Camper, Wilderness Weekends: Wild Adventures in Britain’s Rugged Corners and the first and only guidebook to British bothies – Book of the Bothy. In addition to writing Phoebe has appeared on radio and TV talking wild camping, travel and women in the outdoors and garnered praise from Bill Bryson, Robert Macfarlane and Sir Ranulph Fiennes.


Graeme Green

Graeme joined as Online Editor in 2016, after years working for Wanderlust magazine as a freelance writer, as well as more than a decade working as a journalist, photographer and editor for UK and international publications, including The Sunday Times, The Guardian, The Sunday Telegraph, National Geographic and the BBC. Having covered destinations from Botswana to Colombia to Japan for Wanderlust, Graeme’s now sharing his love for adventure travel with Wanderlust’s online readers, working with international writers, photographers and filmmakers to deliver exciting stories, travel ideas and inspiration from all four corners of the globe, photography, video, articles on wildlife and the state of the planet, exclusive interviews, events and competitions. He also oversees Wanderlust’s social media channels.

Please kindly note that these details are from the 2017 event. Click here to sign up to the newsletter to receive updates for the 2018 Adventure Travel Show.

Please note, seminar places are limited so we recommend you book in advance.

Adventure Multimedia Seminar tickets are £40 when booked in advance and include entry into the Adventure Travel Show. Want to attend more than one Multimedia Seminar? Additional seminars can be booked at only £30* each!

Adventure Multimedia Seminar tickets are £45 when purchased on the door and do not include entry to the Adventure Travel Show.
*£30 seminar offer is only valid when booked in advance and in one transaction. This offer only applies to the Multimedia Seminars.