Travel Geeks: Expedition Photography by National Geographic Traveller (UK)

Tuesday 19 November 2019: Wallacespace, 18 Clerkenwell Green, Clerkenwell, London EC1R 0DP

Spent a fabulous and interesting evening in Clerkenwell, London at this event organised by the National Geographic Traveller (UK).

Listened intently as the four panellist and the moderator – Emma Thomson spoke about their experiences, knowledge and equipment when photographing in extreme locations and under extreme conditions.

As well as drinks and an excellent assortment of nibbles being provided; there was also the opportunity to speak informally with the panellist on a one-to-one basis. Excellent well-organised event.


Paddy Scott, filmmaker and photographer
Award-winning cameraman Paddy has travelled the world in pursuit of extreme photography, embarking on epic trips such as the South Pole and paddleboarding the Amazon River. He’ll be sharing his photographic expertise on how to get the most out of an expetition, whether you’re looking to shoot wildlife or windswept landscapes.

Jamie Lafferty, travel writer
Jamie is a regular contributor to National Geographic Traveller and has covered a breadth of wild and remote destinations in his career as a travel writer, including Guyana, Papua New Guinea, Kyrgyzstan and Antarctica.

Nori Jemil, travel photographer and writer
Also a regular in National Geographic Traveller, award-winning photographer Nori says photo specialist expeditions to destinations such as Antarctica, the Arctic, Bhutan and the Atacama Desert have transformed the way she travels. She’s now working with specialist operators to lead tours that focus on extreme locations.

Alastair Newton, expedition leader, Ponant
As the director of the National Geographic Partnership with luxury cruise operator Ponant, as well as being a Fellow of the Royal Geographic Society, Alastair has a wealth of experience leading expeditions to some of the planet’s farthest-flung reaches.

Moderated by

Emma Thomson, travel writer
As well as National Geographic Traveller, Emma contributes to publications including The Telegraph and The Independent. She’ll be keeping our panel in check whilst sharing her own tips, tales and experiences along the way.

My first Photographic Experience as a HF Holiday Leader

20/07/2019 – 27/07/2019

“Cornwall Through A Lens”

It was an absolute pleasure leading my first HF Photographic Holiday for one week from our base in St Ives, Cornwall. The attached photo is the group of the nine photographic holidaymakers who made the holiday such a wonderful event.

For my first “leader” experience, I could not have wished for a nicer, more friendly group of people. The group bonded throughout the week and the photographic results were fantastic.

My thanks to HF Holidays – I hope to lead many more HF Holiday photographic experiences and workshops in the near future.

HF Holidays

Exciting times – I am delighted to announce that I have been successful in my application to work for a superb award-winning company – HF Holidays.

My new role will be as a Photography Leader at HF Holidays organising and leading photographic tours both in the UK (18 beautiful Country House Hotels) and Europe.

For more information check out HF Holidays website at: