Ethical Travel Photography & Social Media

Social media and especially Instagram have become a major part of travel as phones make photographers of all of us. But what impact is this having on travel photography for photographers who shoot on a real camera or even work professionally?

Responsible Photography in Conservation

An Elephant silhouetted by the sun setting behind the imposing Oloololo Escarpment in Mara North Conservancy. Elephant populations are a conservation success story of the last 30 years. Although still lower than it was 50 years ago, the population is now increasing annually thanks for conservation initiatives. Despite this, it is important not to become complacent, as increasing populations lead to more human-wildlife conflict with elephants destroying crops and being pushed closer to settlements.

Travel and wildlife photographer Matthew Williams-Ellis talks about photographing wildlife in a responsible way in Kenya’s Masai Mara in support of the Mara Predator Conservation Programme

Podcast – Frank Meo

There’s no money in photography. Wrong! In this fascinating podcast with New York photographers’ agent Frank Meo he gives us a different take on working as a photographer. His advice is pure gold.

Read the rules!

Photomouth – We all love a photography competition. It’s a chance to put your photography alongside your peers and maybe win both prizes and recognition. But there are good and bad competitions so what should you look out for to protect your work?

RGB – Colours of Nature

PART TWO – Green. With spring, nature brings vibrant colours and none more vibrant than green; the colour most associated with the natural world. So how do we use it with to convey the arrival of spring and as a graphic element?

Icebergs to Iguanas

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Photographic Journeys around the World – Wildlife, conservation and National Geographic photographer Jason Edwards’ 30 year journey in photography.

RGB – Colours of Nature

PART ONE – Blue. With spring, nature brings vibrant colours back to the dull winter landscape. One of the most stunning spectacles is when woodlands burst into colour with bluebells. So how do you photograph a bluebell wood and make it more than just pretty?

Podcast – Kathy Moran

As Deputy Director of Photography at National Geographic, Kathy Moran worked with some of the very best photographers, especially in wildlife and conservation. Here she shares her insight into photography and picture editing.

Eye for the Light goes FREE…

Eye for the Light is now free-to-view. You can now read all feature without a subscription – there are over 90 features and podcasts to keep you interested, with more on the way…

AI and what it means for photography?

Photomouth – AI (artificial intelligence) is causing seismic shifts in the creative world and the implications for photography are huge. What is it and what it could mean for photography?

Grizzly bear necessities in wild Alaska

Katmai; Alaska

Alaska is a wild and not easily accessible place. One of the rewards for getting to its more remote places is the opportunity to encounter wildlife in its own unspoilt natural habitat. My adventure was to meet and photograph the grizzly bears of Katmai.

Inspiring Photography Event

A weekend of insightful talks, panel discussions and portfolio reviews at the Royal Photographic Society in Bristol (UK), 27th–28th May 2023.

Over-photographed: Chefchaouen, Morocco

Once a ‘hidden gem’, the blue city of Chefchaouen in northern Morocco, has become an Instagram sensation. Lured by the enduring appeal of its transcendental blue walls, the huge influx of visitors means the city is now at risk from overtourism.

Podcast – Carsten Egevang

A quiet persona disguises a dry sense of humour and a fierce passion within Danish photographer, Carsten Egevang. Here he gives Newton and Coe a different perspective on the power of photography to drive change.

Words to pictures: Karen Zusman

Karen Zusman is a poet but she has now discovered the power of photography and is now making pictures with words. She used photography as a powerful communication tool that connects communities through her ‘Superpower of me’ project.

Sofa-surfing with Natcha Wongchanglaw

Thai photographer Natcha Wongchanglaw explores the world of art photography through conceptual portraiture. She has just won a Royal Photographic Society award for her couch-surfing project.

Real or fake – it’s in the RAW

Photomouth – real or fake? Photo competitions have always had to deal with advances in digital imaging technology as well as imposters. American photographer Kittiya Pawlowski attempted to dupe the photography world with fake and stolen images of snow leopards in the mountains.

Podcast – Jason Edwards

The mosaic jigsaw patterns on the flank hide skin of a Masai giraffe, Girrafa camelopardalis tippelskirchi.

Jason Edwards is an Australian natural history and conservation photographer who is a regular National Geographic contributor. Listen to his career insights in this Newton & Coe podcast.

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 – 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. In this podcast episode, 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.