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.

These 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 both for a more complete overview. 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. 

Saturday 23rd January: 09:30-11:30 or
Sunday 24th January: 12:30-14:30 

Do you feel awkward taking photographs of people? Do you want photos you can hang on your wall? 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 has been at the forefront of travel, expedition & documentary photography for over 25 years. Mongolia, Iran, Chile, Tanzania and Vietnam are just a few of the destinations he has pursued both personal 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 & the National Trust. Paul writes a regular column for Outdoor Photography magazine and leads adventure travel photography trips for Wild Photography Holidays & Wanderlust Journeys.

(Examples of Paul Harris' work)

Saturday 23rd January: 12:30-14:30

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

Level: Beginner/Intermediate

Seminar Expert:

Ben Brain - Ben Brain is a photographer and award-winning journalist, he is currently the editor of Digital Camera magazine, the UK's best-selling photography magazine (know as Digital Camera World overseas). Ben has been writing and presenting photography how-to articles and videos for the last decade for titles such as Amateur Photographer, PhotoPlus, NPhoto, Practical Photoshop and Professional Photography. Ben has also had a vibrant and varied career as a professional photographer from a fine art degree in photography and exhibiting to working as a cruise ship photographer, running workshops and shooting commercial assignments in Miami.

(Examples of Ben Brain's work)

Saturday 23rd January: 15:30-17:30 or
Sunday 24th January: 15:00-17:00 

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. Keith Wilson goes through the nuts and bolts of telling a story through your images, whether landscapes, people or other types of subject

 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. Keith is a much sought after editor of fine art photography books, working with some of the UK’s leading professionals. He is also the author of two books on travel photography and is a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society, contributing a monthly photography column to the society’s magazine, Geographical.

Sunday 24th January: 10:00-12:00 

Level: All levels

Is it a bird? Is it a plane? What is that speck in the grass? Do you feel frustrated when you view your wildlife photos? Do you want wildlife photos like the pros? Photos you can hang on your wall? Renowned wildlife photographer Paul Goldstein will advise on how to get wildlife photographs you can be proud of.

Seminar expert:

Paul Goldstein - Award winning photographer, presenter and guide Paul Goldstein likes nothing better than turning people into wildlife photographers. He has worked for adventure travel specialists Exodus for twenty years and owns his own set of safari camps in Kenya. He is opinionated and outspoken and not everybody's cup of tea but ' if you want to become a wildlife photographer, no-one will drag you up the slope quicker' (Sunday Times). He guides all over the world with his particular favourites being the plains of the Masai Mara and Spitsbergen. Brave enough? Keen enough? Imaginative enough? See you on Sunday.

(Examples of Paul Goldsteins' 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).