Please note, the details below are from the 2015 show. Details for the 2016 show will be updated soon but will follow a similar structure. Tickets are on sale now!


Learn about travel photography from some of the leading exponents of the craft. Hosted by the team at Wanderlust magazine, organisers of the UK’s largest amateur travel photography competition, these seminars will give you the inspiration and skills to take your travel photos to the next level.

The three NEW 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 all three for a more complete overview. This year we have created more intimate workshops with a limited number of participants to ensure you get the best learning environment possible, plus this gives a brilliant chance to question the experts themselves.

We have created a selection of sessions, each lasting 2 hours, so whether you are a complete beginner, intermediate or an advanced photographer there will be something for you - see below for the options and timings. 


Do you feel awkward taking photographs of people? Renowned photographer Paul Harris will advise on how to meet, greet and get photographs you can be proud of.

  • Transform your portraits using colour, light, pattern, empathy, language and location
  • Engage one to one with your subject, share their experience of work, craft, ceremony and friendship
  • Being curious about the world around you is a pre-requisite to great people photography
  • Learn how to photograph compelling stories about humanity, their trials, their passions, their environment

Level: Beginner/Intermediate

Seminar expert:

Paul Harris - Paul first discovered the art of storytelling through photography during a four month sojourn in the Steppes of Mongolia. He has continued to travel widely on both personal and commissioned projects for commercial, editorial and charitable clients including The Sunday Times, San Francisco Examiner (US), Geographical Magazine, British Airways and Dorling Kindersley.

(Examples of Paul Harris' work)

Successful travel photography is about telling stories, but how do you make your photographs appeal to a wider audience than just your family and friends? This workshop provides ideas and inspiration to help you create a narrative in a single photo, a sequence of images, or within a complete photo story. 

N.B. You can submit ONE image in advance for critique as part of the session. Please email photoseminar@wanderlust.co.uk with your image by midnight on Wednesday 14th January 2015.

Level: Intermediate/Advanced

Seminar Expert:

Keith Wilson - Keith is one of the UK's leading editors of photography magazines and books. He is the founder and editor of Wild Planet Photo Magazine, the author of two books on travel photography, and the award-winning former editor of Amateur Photographer and Outdoor Photography magazines.


This specialist session covers practicalities of photography:

  • Light
  • Exposure
  • Composition
  • Kit wishlist
  • The basics of post production.

The guru from numerous photography magazines will give an insight into the practicalities of good photography, from the basic rules (and when to break them!) through to how to get the best from your equipment (whatever it is), a look at filters, tripods and other optional kit, and some quick tips on post-production. 

Level: Beginner/Intermediate

Seminar Expert:

Angela Nicholson - Angela Nicholson is Head of Testing across all Future Publishing's photography magazines including Digital Camera World, N-Photo, PhotoPlus magazine and Photography Week.

(Examples of Angela Nicholson's work)

So if you want to get the low-down from some of the best people in the business, come and join us! We anticipate the places to fill quickly, so make sure you book your place early to avoid disappointment.

Please note, it is advised you arrive at fifteen minutes before your scheduled start time to ensure a prompt start.

Seminar tickets are £40 when booked in advance. If you wish to attend more than one Travel Photography or Travel Writing Seminar additional tickets can be purchased for only £30*! This also includes your Adventure Travel Show entry for that day.

To book tickets click here.

*Please note combined discounts are only valid on advance tickets. Discounts can only be applied when booking all tickets in one transaction.

(Seminar tickets can be purchased on the day at the show for £45, but due to the limited numbers it is advisable to book in advance to ensure your place. Please note, on the door purchased tickets do not include show entry).