Podcast – Rachel Bigsby

Rachel Bigsby is a name you’ll hear more of in the future, especially if you’re in to wildlife photography and especially photographing birds. Still only young and not yet fully turned pro, she’s passionate about her photography and is developing an interesting style. We discover more as we talk to her about wildlife and her career.

Young, self-taught wildlife photographer, Rachel Bigsby, is starting to make a name for herself in photographic circles. Still only 26, and despite no yet turning pro, she’s already on the Nikon Creator programme and running her own workshops.

Rachel has had a passion for wildlife, and especially for birds, since a very young age. Photography has enabled her to capture what she sees and share that passion. She’s a good example of how drive is enabling a set-taught photographer to find a career pursuing what she loves most.

In conversation with Newton & Coe, she talks about her evolving career, her ambitions, her photography and the developing style which is leading her towards fine art imagery rather than simply documenting.

It’s a tough and competitive world for young and up-and-coming photographers, but already Rachel has done some work for television, including the BBC, and strong and growing social media following is giving visibility to her photography.

If you’re building a career in photography, or would like to, it may just give you some valuable inspiration so take a listen.

Rachel Bigsby in conversation with Newton & Coe

Find out more about Rachel on her website or follow her on Instagram

All images © Rachel Bigsby


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.