Whether you're looking to get into travel writing, make travel videos, or improve your photography, join our Wanderlust media seminars at the Adventure Travel Show for insider tips and expert advice...
Join leading industry experts between 19–20 January at Olympia, London, for seminars on how to get your work published, travel photography and video tips, how to make money from your adventures and much more.These two-hour workshops are small and friendly, giving ample opportunity for you to get a real insight into each topic and to ask any questions.
Read on, as we announce the guest speakers you need to look out for at the Adventure Travel Show media seminars 2019...
With 30 years experience as a travel journalist, and awards ranging from BGTW Travel Photographer of the Year to AITO Travel Writer of the Year, Will’s words and pictures have appeared in numerous publications, including his own wildlife and family travel guidebooks. As well as taking stock photos for AWL Images, he offers photography workshops and one-to-one tuition and is a contributing editor for Wanderlust.
Phoebe Smith is an award-winning travel writer, photographer, presenter and broadcaster (specialising in adventure, walking, camping, going solo, gear, the great outdoors and wildlife conservation) as well as Editor-at-Large and Wander Woman at Wanderlust.
She is also Sleep Storyteller-in-Residence at Calm.com where her stories have been narrated by Stephen Fry, Joanna Lumley and Danai Gurira to name a few. She regularly writes for The Guardian, The Telegraph, The Times (of London) and is a correspondent for BBC Radio 4's From Our Own Correspondent.
By night she is the author of several books including the newly released Travel Writer's Field Guide where she is also podcast host, Extreme Sleeps: Adventures of a Wild Camper, Wilderness Weekends: Wild Adventures in Britain's Rugged Corners and the first guidebook to British bothies – Book of the Bothy.
Jonathan Lorie is a freelance travel writer for national magazines and newspapers, including The Telegraph, The Guardian and National Geographic Traveller. He is also director of the travel writing training agency Travellers’ Tales, which offer expertise from leading industry experts on how to get into travel writing and photography.
Jonathan has taught writing courses in various countries, including Morocco, Turkey, Italy, Spain and Britain. His new book The Travel Writer’s Way is due to be published by Bradt Travel Guides in the New Year, featuring advice from the world’s top travel writers on how to transform writing skills and stories into a successful career.
Kevin Merrey is a film maker, photographer and adventurer. He has produced content for some of the biggest names in the outdoor and adventure scene and has filmed in some of the wildest places in the UK and across Europe.
His focus is to work with people who have a real passion for the outdoors and a story to tell. In doing so Kev has been involved with some amazing projects. From filming traditional cargo deliveries on classic sail boats, wild swimming adventures to cycling endurance films taking him across the whole of Europe.
Kev got into filming whilst on his own adventures, using GoPros to record mountain climbing, kayaking and trekking trips. The whole process from filming to editing was something he really started to enjoy. Before long his short films were getting noticed online. One thing led to another and he found himself starting up SkyRise productions in 2016.
Kev now works and collaborates with various camera operators, drone pilots, photographers and producers and is now looking to the next few years and beyond to work on some very exciting projects that will take him to all four corners of the globe.
Lyn co-founded Wanderlust magazine in 1993, having had the idea on a flight to South America. She and her late husband launched their dream publication on their return to the UK, despite being warned by industry “experts” that no one would buy a magazine about travel. With the business now celebrating its 25th year, Wanderlust is still one of the world’s top travel magazines, and has spawned a fast-growing website and various spin-offs such as the Travel Photo of the Year competition and the World Guide Awards.
Lyn is still very much hands-on as editor-in-chief and has won numerous awards as an editor and for her articles. In 2008, The Times lauded Lyn as one of the “50 Most Influential People in Travel.” In 2012, Lyn was presented by an Outstanding Contribution Award in the British Travel Press Awards. In 2014, Lyn was awarded one of the 'Top 60 Most Influential Women in Travel in the Last 60 Years' by the Association of Women Travel Executives.
Joe Williams is Cicerone's Business Development Manager. Joe has led an active lifestyle all his life, from competitive climbing at the age of ten through to becoming an accomplished alpinist in his teens and early twenties. After many years running on the roads, he realised he wasn't actually any good at it, and has since turned to mountain ultra running, completing 100 mile races and 24-hour fell running challenges. Joe also enjoys playing the classical guitar, and has an unnatural aversion to swimming.
09:30–11:30 Introduction to Travel Writing
Whether you are interested in writing for a career or simply for pleasure, and whether you’d love to be an author or a blogger, this seminar will inspire and inform on how to take your writing to the next level. A team of experienced editors and writers including Lyn Hughes (Wanderlust editor-in-chief), Phoebe Smith (author, writer, editor) and Jonathan Lorie (author of The Travel Writer’s Way) will guide you through the different styles of writing, giving practical tips and tricks. Suitable for any level of experience.
12:30–14:30 Filming your Travel Adventures
Advances in technology means that making a film of your travels is easier than ever. But how do you make something to a professional standard – and can you even make money from it? In this intensive seminar, film-maker and adventurer Kevin Merrey will cover preparation and planning, tech/film gear, location planning, drone filming, and post production. For those wanting to go a step further to try to make income from it, he will also cover working with brands and preparing a pitch.
15:30–17:30 Improving your Travel Photography
Before, during and after your trip, find out how to take your travel photography to the next level, whether you’re a beginner or enthusiast. Award-winning journalist William Gray offers expert advice on everything from choosing the right gear to telling a story with pictures.
10:00–12:00 Getting Published
Do you dream of writing a book, getting published in a magazine, or making a career from writing for websites? A team of successful writers and editors will take you through the various outlets and opportunities, the skills involved, and how to make it. Suitable for any level of experience.
12:30–14:30 How to Make Your Photos Stand Out
Do your travel photographs lack the ‘wow factor’? Discover how composition, viewpoint, light, movement and other crucial factors can transform your images from ordinary to extraordinary. With 30 years’ experience, photojournalist William Gray shares his top tips.
15:00–17:00 Making Money from Your Travels
Can you make money from travel writing, photography or filming? Can you mix work and pleasure? Can you produce a successful blog? Are there careers that pay you to travel? Whether you want to make travel your living, or whether you just want to subsidise your travels, a team of successful writers, photographers and editors will give you ideas and answer your questions. Speakers include Lyn Hughes (Wanderlust), Phoebe Smith (author, writer, presenter), William Gray (photojournalist).
Seminars cost £34 (including show entry). Quote the promo code WANDER at the checkout for this special rate. Advance booking is required.
And there's plenty more to do across the weekend at the UK's only show dedicated to off-the-beaten track travel experiences, including talks, travel films, research opportunities and of course the chance to meet the friendly Wanderlust team. Find out more about the show at: adventureshow.com
Buy your ticket now: wanderlust.co.uk/events
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