TPOTY Exhibition at the Royal Geographical Society
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The free-to-view Travel Photographer of the Year (TPOTY)exhibition is back at the Royal Geographical Society (with IBG) in London. It runs from July 12th to August 18th in the Society's Pavilion in Exhibition Road, just a few minutes' walk away from the Science Museum. The exhibition is part of this year's Travel Photography Live! festival which starts off in style with renowned wildlife photographer Andy Rouse at the Royal Geographical Society on July 17th. Some of the world's other leading travel, landscape, adventure, people, location and wildlife photographers will also be speaking at the Society during this event, which takes place on the evenings of July 17th and 24th and all day over the weekend of July 27th and 28th. Do note that while the exhibition itself is free, festival tickets cost £25 for each evening event.
TPOTY Press Release
Putting the World on Show
Travel Photographer of the Year exhibition at the Royal Geographical Society
The magnificent, free-to-view Travel Photographer of the Year exhibition is back at the Royal Geographical Society (with IBG) in London again this summer, featuring the latest winning images from the TPOTY awards (tpoty.com) with fascinating historic images from the RGS archive.
It runs from July 12th to August 18th in the Society's Pavilion in Exhibition Road, just a few minutes' walk away from the Science Museum.
Take a visual journey around the world through the eyes of the talented hugely-talented amateur and professional photographers who beat entrants from more than 90 countries to win top places in the awards.
The free exhibition is part of this year's Travel Photography Live! festival which starts off in style with renowned wildlife photographer Andy Rouse at the Royal Geographical Society on July 17th,
Some of the world's other leading travel, landscape, adventure, people, location and wildlife photographers - including Colin Prior, Steve Bloom, Nick Danziger, Chris Weston, Jim Marks, Martin Hartley and Philip Lee Harvey - will be speaking at the Society during this highly-interactive, informative and hugely entertaining event, which takes place on the evenings of July 17th and 24th and all day over the weekend of July 27th and 28th.
Festival tickets cost £25 for each evening event, £40 for both evenings, £75 for Saturday or Sunday, £130 for a Saturday/Sunday two-day ticket and £150 for a Festival Pass covering all four dates. Prices are reduced to £17.50, £30, £55, £95 and £110 respectively for members of the Royal Geographical Society (with IBG), registered students, current or former Travel Photographer of the Year entrants and anyone aged 65 or over. Festival tickets are available from travelphotographylive.eventbrite.co.uk.
Talks and speakers in detail:
Wednesday 17th July, 6pm-9pm
10 of the Best - world-renowned wildlife photographer Andy Rouse gives a rare insight into the processes behind his work as he discusses his 10 most successful images, and is then interviewed by journalist and personal friend, Andrew James, with audience participation.
Wednesday 24th July, 6pm-9pm
You Don't Have To Be Crazy But It Helps! (A Year In Pictures) - award-winning photojournalist Nick Danziger takes the audience through a year in his working life, and is then interviewed by award-winning picture editor and photographer, Eamonn McCabe, with audience participation.
Saturday 27th July, 9.30am - 5pm. Talks include:
Shooting Travel - Gavin Gough, whose images have appeared in everything from Vanity Fair and the New York Times to postage stamps, explores what it takes to make a career in the competitive field of travel photography.
Shooting People - Jim Marks created the stills campaigns for brands including The Apprentice and Lynx, Nintendo Wii and DS and Comic Relief and has worked with an eclectic range of celebrities from Madonna to Norman Wisdom, Alesha Dixon to Rowan Atkinson.
Shooting Wildlife - Wildlife specialist Chris Weston describes his approach to photography, how he conceives ideas for images and the techniques he uses to bring the natural world to print.
Up Close & Personal - Nick Danziger talks about travelling light, the importance of telling stories from the heart, and the benefits of getting close to your subjects.
Shooting Landscape - Colin Prior is known as one of the world's most respected landscape photographers. His images capture sublime moments of light and land, which are the result of meticulous planning and preparation and often take years to achieve.
How to Cost and Plan a Shoot - Philip Lee Harvey, one of the worldʼs leading advertising location photographers, and Chris Coe, founder of the international Travel Photographer of the Year awards, look at everything involved in a commercial travel shoot.
Shooting to a Brief - Philip Lee Harvey covers everything from understanding the brief, to asking the right questions, managing the client's expectations, working with the clients etc.
Sunday 28th July 9.30am - 5pm. Talks include:
The Digital Photographer's Workflow - Gavin Gough provides an easy-to-follow, step-by-step digital workflow, with the tools required to build and manage a comprehensive image archive.
A Sense of Adventure - One of the world's leading expedition and adventure travel photographers, Martin Hartley specialises in documenting the most inaccessible places on earth.
Images with Impact - Eamonn McCabe won Sports Photographer of The Year a record four times, covering three Olympics. He's also a News Photographer of The Year, and won Picture Editor of the Year a record six times.
Rites of Life: Photographing people and culture - Over a period of more than seven years Swedish photographer Anders Ryman travelled the world documenting lifecycle rituals. His efforts resulted in an award-winning book published in seven languages and in an exhibition shown in several European countries.
Wildlife: Beyond the Image - Steve Bloom takes the audience on a global journey to discover, through photography, the worldʼs amazing wildlife. How do you approach a grizzly bear? What is the correct behaviour in the presence of gorillas?
A fascinating history of photography - Debbie Ireland, former Head of the AA Picture Library, has curated the archive images from the Royal Geographical Society (with IBG) for this year's Travel Photographer of the Year exhibition.
Images for publication - Eamonn McCabe, former Picture Editor for The Guardian, and Colin Finlay, former Head of Image Resources at the Natural History Museum, discuss how to catch a picture editor's eye.
On the Saturday and Sunday, festival visitors can also book one-to-one image critique sessions with the photography experts, and visit the photography and travel advice centre.