Podcast 16 – Jason Edwards

For Australian natural history and conservation photographer, Jason Edwards, photography is a thirty year passions which has taken him around the world and to shooting for National Geographic. This podcast is full of fascinating insights into a successful and driven photographic career.

Jason is a National Geographic photographer and television presenter. For more than three decades,He’s roamed the world with camera in hand, bearing witness to the raw beauty of nature and the complexities of humanity. In every imaginable way it’s been an adventure, overflowing with wonder, hardship and laughter.

If that sounds like a dream and a dream lifestyle, then it has its ups and downs. In Jason’s own words “I’ve been bitten, clawed, chased, shot at, stoned (with rocks), defecated and urinated on, smuggled, groomed, incarcerated, diseased, and even slapped by animals! I don’t count the countries I’ve visited and it’s difficult to know whether I’ve captured more frames than I’ve travelled miles.” 

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By Chris Coe

Chris is a professional photographer, and the founder of Travel Photographer of the Year. He has been working as a professional photographer since 1992, shooting both editorial and advertising photography, and has published over 50 books. He lectures on and teaches photography, mentors and is a competition judge.