BGTW Talks Travel: Working as a travel photographer today

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What are the opportunities and challenges for travel photographers today? Join professional travel photographers Kav Dadfar, Simon Urwin, Nori Jemil, Karolina Wiercigroch and Diana Jarvis as they discuss the potential opportunities for photographers and how to go about getting work. This webinar aired on Thursday 14th July 2022; you can buy the recording here.

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This webinar aired on Thursday 14th July 2022; you can buy the recording by adding it your basket.

There has never been a more difficult time to be a travel photographer. And yet, despite the challenges that photographers face these days, there are arguably more opportunities than ever before to earn a living from the craft.

Join professional travel photographers Kav Dadfar, Diana Jarvis, Nori Jemil, Simon Urwin and Karolina Wiercigroch as they discuss how they are navigating the world of travel photography right now, the potential opportunities for photographers, and how to go about getting work and staying motivated, in this illuminating and insightful panel discussion and Q&A on Thursday 14th July 2022 from 2pm-3.15pm BST.

There will be a Q&A at the end of the discussion. Email [email protected] to send questions in advance or if you want to suggest points for the main discussion.

The panel

Diana Jarvis – photographer, writer and BGTW photographers’ representative
Diana is a photographer and writer based in Margate, Kent. She has photographed several guidebooks for Rough Guides, worked with a variety of tourist boards across the UK, and undertaken commissions for Visit England, National Geographic Traveller (UK), GreenTraveller, Cool Camping, Airbnb and The Guardian, among others. She was the launch co-editor of Eye for the Light, a subscription-only, digital publication in association with Travel Photographer of the Year, and is the Sustainability Director and Photographers’ Representative for the British Guild of Travel Writers. She’s currently working part-time as a web editor for the National Trust and pursuing personal photography projects.
Twitter: @Diana_Jarvis
Instagram: @Diana_Jarvis

Nori Jemil – photographer, writer, author and videographer
A regular contributor to National Geographic Traveller (UK), Nori Jemil is a photographer, writer and videographer. Her new book, The Travel Photographer’s Way, was shortlisted for the 2022 Edward Stanford Travel Writing Awards, and she’s the co-author of the 2019 Rough Guide to Australia. She’s worked for numerous publications, from BBC Travel to The Independent and Times Travel, and photography awards include the British Guild of Travel Writers’ Photographer of the Year 2017 and Wanderlust’s Photograph of the Year. An experienced public speaker, presenting regularly at the National Geographic Masterclasses, as well as Stanfords Travel and the Royal Geographical Society, she also works as a tutor, photo awards judge and overseas expedition photography guide.
Twitter: @AndeanImaging

Simon Urwin – travel writer and photographer
Simon is a London-based travel writer and photographer whose work has been recognised by the likes of Nikon, the Association of Photographers, Taylor Wessing and the British Guild of Travel Writers. He writes and shoots for publications such as BBC Travel, The Telegraph and The Guardian, and is the UK Editor of award-winning travel magazine American Trails.
Twitter: @SimonUrwinPhoto
Instagram: @simonurwinphoto

Karolina Wiercigroch – food & travel photographer and writer
Karolina is a London-based food and travel photographer and writer, specialising in culinary storytelling, editorial photography and creating destination stories based around food. Her images and stories have been published in a variety of magazines, including National Geographic Traveller (UK), National Geographic Traveller Food, The Sunday Times, Delicious Australia, Whetstone Magazine, SUITCASE and VOGUE.
Instagram: @karolina_wiercigroch


Kav Dadfar – freelance writer, photographer and founding editor of JRNY Travel Magazine
Kav is the founding editor of JRNY Travel Magazine. He is also a freelance writer and photographer, based in the southeast of the UK. Over the years, he has worked with tourist boards, and editorial and commercial clients, with work appearing in the likes of Condé Nast Traveller, National Geographic Traveller, Wanderlust, Lonely Planet, Rough Guides, American Express, Daily Mail, The Sunday Times Travel Magazine, The Express, The Guardian and many more. Kav is also the BGTW’s Membership Director.
Twitter: @DadfarPhoto  @JRNYmag
Instagram: @dadfar_photography  @jrnymag

More info

The event is free to all BGTW members. See the members’ newsletter, Facebook group or contact the Guild secretariat to sign up.

Non-members are welcome to attend for £6 (including booking fee and recording). We welcome questions in advance so we can ensure the session covers everything you want to know. You can also use the Q&A option during the event, and the Chat box will be open.

Can’t make it on the day? If you register for the session, you’ll receive a recording/link to the event within a week, as will all attendees.

What’s the ‘additional donation‘ for? Any donations help the Guild do a number of things: Provide content like this free of charge for those who can’t afford a ticket; help keep costs down at just £6 a ticket; help us put on future useful events for members and non-members.

How do I join a BGTW Talks Travel talk/discussion?

  1. Sign up using the dropdown menu at the top of this page and buy your ticket.
  2. You’ll then receive a Zoom registration link. You need to complete this in order to be sent a Zoom link to join on the day. We advise you register as soon as you buy your ticket to avoid missing the event, or the start of the event. (You can sign up and download Zoom here).
  3. At the time of the webinar, click on the Zoom link in the email and you’ll be taken to the Zoom website. You can also join via Zoom’s desktop or mobile app.
  4. Once the panel is ready to begin, you’ll be admitted to the room. You’ll be able to see and hear the panellists and moderator, type messages in the Zoom chat, and send questions in the Q&A box. You won’t be visible or audible to other participants, but your name will show if you join in the chat.

Any questions? Let us know and we’ll do our best to help. We hope to see you there!

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