Living Planet report

Our planet is changing, and too fast! The World Wildlife Fund (WWF) has recently publish a report on the state of our planet’s wildlife, and the impacts of climate change on biodiversity. So what does it reveal?

Podcast 15 – Martin Hartley

Ain’t no mountain high enough, ain’t no climate cold enough! For adventure photographer, Martin Hartley that is probably more true than for any other photographer on the planet. Martin thrives where others fear to tread. Here he gives Newton and Coe a glimpse of his approach to photography and travel.

Vanishing Cuba

Cuba is a country of contrasts and, in the eyes of the world, known for the cliches of vintage American cars, dance, boxing, cigars and Caribbean colour. We review a book which will tempt any travelling photographer.

In my mind’s eye

Monty and Chris are on the road again, this time it’s a journey of rediscovery to reignite a passion. After 20 years of running Travel Photographer of the Year, Chris is now looking to return to a life with much more time for photography. On this trip the objective was to try to realise images which had been in my head for some time.

Meet the judges – Megan MCCubbin

Zoologist and conservationist, Megan McCubbin, adds a welcome new perspective to this year’s TPOTY judging panel. She is also a talented photographer with a passion for wildlife photography and a keen interest in other photographic genres.

Podcast 14 – Elisa Iannacone

The life of Elisa Iannacone touches area which many photographers shy away from, yet her positivity and creativity shine through in her inspirational conceptual images and films.

Meet the judges – Chris Rainier

Canadian photographer, Chris Rainier, got his grounding in photography as Ansel Adams last assistant and has gone on to work with National Geographic. He is co-founder of The Cultural Sanctuaries Foundation.

Imminent death in paradise

Big Island, Hawaii

Hawaii is synonymous with palm fringed beaches against a volcanic backdrop. It’s a holiday destination but also a wild place. However, this wild side is under threat.

Photomouth

In the days of film the only technology photographers need to worry about was their camera. With digital photography, the camera is just the start – wires, connectors, drives and backup storage becoming a big consideration.

Bear necessities

Katmai; Alaska

Alaska is a wild and not easily accessible place. One of the rewards for getting there are is the opportunity to encounter wildlife in its own unspoilt natural habitat. Here we meet and photograph the bears of Katmai.

Interstellar rising star

In part one of ‘Rising star’ we talked to Landscape Photographer of the Year winner, Mara Leite, about how she got started in photography. Here we look at her passion for the universe.

Rising star

Mara Leite is a rising star of photography. Intelligent, thoughtful and talented, she applies herself to her photography in a considered and environmental conscious way.

Podcast 13 – Emma Thomson

Travel journalist, Emma Thomson, has won many awards following her passion for travel and adventure. Here she talks to Newton & Coe about her expeditions, writing for National Geographic, photography and much more.

Oooo baby, baby!

Tenerife

Shooting seasons, part five – The arrival of longer, warmer days heralds the season when wildlife raise their young.

Crossed off the map

Have you every wondered what Bolivia is all about? Have you ever even given it a thought? Well this book, despite its title, will put it on your map for future travels.

Essential cropping

Moroccan Oranges, Morocco

We’ve all taken a shot where it wasn’t possible to get it completely perfect in-camera or events ruined our image. Here we look at how a careful crop might rescue an image.

A splash of colour

Tenerife

Shooting seasons, part four – As spring moves towards summer Helmingham Hall’s formal gardens burst into life and colour

Making waves

Problems sorted, it’s now time to do the first proper photographic shoot from Big Blue. It’s been a long wait but David heads fo Spurn Point, camera in hand

An official mugging!

Photomouth three – The ramblings and rants of an opinionated photographer raising photography-related issues – hopefully thoughtfully and sometimes controversially. It is one opinion, which will hopefully resonate or entertain, but is only one viewpoint. Feel free to disagree!

Podcast 12 – Chris Rainier

Canadian photographer, Chris Rainier, has had an interesting career in photography. Here he talks to Newton & Coe about working for Ansel Adams, indigenous cultures, smart phones, sustainability, language, the power of photography and much more.

Ready, steady… errr go!

Big Blue Is finished, or at least finished enough for a test drive, so it’s time to get her on the road and start making the dream become a reality.