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The membership community for people interested in exploring photography and travel

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Eye for the Light delves into the heart and soul of travel and photography, looking beyond the technical to the craft and creativity. Through features, opinions and interviews with photographers and travellers you’ll see the world with us. It’s a fresh look and a different perspective on both so join our adventure, you never know where it might take you…

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Curious beasts

Creating work with a purpose is the primary motivator for Jasper Doest. He spends time getting to know the creatures that fascinate him and the resulting imagery comes from a learned understanding of their unique customs and manners.

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Eye on… Tribespeople

The world’s tribal cultures have long drawn photographers but it’s a fine balance between capturing a timeless way of life and turning people into a human zoo. Trevor Cole speaks to Eye for the Light about how his background as a geography teacher fuels his fascination into connecting with the people he meets before even picking up the camera.

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Opinions, insights and tales from adventures on the road by the Eye for the Light team

Seeing the unseen

Seeing the unseen

Art director-turned-photographer – and former overall winner of Travel Photographer of the Year – Marsel van Oosten pre-visualises photographs before he takes them – and sometimes even before he leaves home.

Here’s looking at you, kid

Here’s looking at you, kid

A sense of place – Philip Lee Harvey reveals his approach to photography which captures the essence of a destination.

Medium on the move

Medium on the move

Are medium format cameras suitable for travel photography? Here we field test a medium-format camera on a shoot in Svalbard.

Chasing storms

Chasing storms

"We chase where the weather takes us; we could be in Texas one day, then drive all night and get to Wyoming for the next day."

Following the fisherwomen with Craig Easton

Following the fisherwomen with Craig Easton

Multi-award winning documentary photographer Craig Easton tells us about his latest social documentary photography projects 'Fisherwomen' and 'Bank Top'.

Save the Salt

Save the Salt

The legendary Bonneville salt flats, home to many a land speed-record attempt, is in danger of disappearing. One US advertising photographer took this as his cue to create a campaign to help save it.

Coming soon….

We’ll be publishing new articles on a regular basis, adding to the feature series, bringing you more reviews of everything from books and films to camera gear, and listings of exhibitions. In due course, members will be able to submit their own books and exhibitions for listing too. Very soon we’ll also be bringing you podcasts specifically for our members. So as Eye for the Light grows you’ll be part of a fresh and valuable resource for photographers and travellers.


Join Eye for the Light

Join Eye for the Light

Members enjoy access to exclusive content and free entries to the TPOTY competition and exclusive discounts.

Join on an annual subscription before 31st July to become a founder member and enjoy an extra month free.

About Eye for the Light

If you’re thinking ‘Oh no, not another photography website’ then think again! Eye for the Light is about creativity, insight and the philosophy of photography and we hope it will be a fascinating and useful resource for photographers of all levels.

You don’t need to be a member to enter the TPOTY awards – but it offers a number of free entries if you do, as well as free merchandise and webinars, plus discounts on cameras, accessories, workshops, printing and other goodies. Membership will help to keep TPOTY entry fees low and our main exhibition free to view.