Posted on 2020-06-11

Up close and personal: a Photographic Journey in South America, Asia and Africa

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As a former BBC Photo editor and Sony World Photography winner, I have more than 15 years experience travelling around the world and leading photography workshops and expeditions. Join me as I take you through the Amazon, Vietnam, Myanmar and Ethiopia. I'll talk through the meticulously planning that goes into my trips and how I approach people to get the access I get. I'll also share my tips and techniques on getting award-winning photos.


  • A Photographer's Journey
  • A Travel Story
  • Visual Storytelling
  • Tips from a Pro

Type of Talk

  • Presentation


  • 90 minutes


  • 1 x 75 mins plus Q&A

Languages spoken

English, Spanish

Time Zone


Delivered by

  • Zoom

Max group size



  • Robert
  • Jun 23, 2021
  • JQ delivered his "Up close and personal: a Photographic Journey in South America, Asia and Africa" to Woking Photographic Society. The images were all terrific and some of the stories behind them quite astonishing, all delivered in a very personable style. A thoroughly enjoyable evening and we would love to see more of John's work at some stage in the future.

  • Margaret
  • Apr 16, 2021
  • Hi JQ. I really enjoyed your presentation yesterday. Your use of light was superb. I wondered why the presentation suddenly cut off - thought it was maybe my connection. It has happened once before that fb have cut a photo webinar because of “nudity”. Pity they don’t seem to appreciate the difference between art and straight nudity.

  • Anne
  • Apr 16, 2021
  • Fantastic presentation- makes me want to go back to Colombia!

  • John
  • Apr 16, 2021
  • Stunning use of natural light. Enjoyed the talk immensely.

  • PC
  • Apr 16, 2021
  • Impressionante!!! I was just at the point of posting a comment when FB pulled the plug.
    Great set of photographs, and great presentation.
    I wish you all the best with your tours and hopefully this virus will be under control in the next 12 months and allow us all to continue with our lives.

  • Feargal
  • Mar 30, 2021
  • JQ delivers a superb presentation - the photos and his explanation of how and why he took them was excellent but what was extremely impressive was not only the story associated with the image but the way he told that story.

    It comes across that he really loves his native country ( Columbia) and you great empathy for the local population and the tribes- people of the Amazon

    Absolutely superb, very professional and not to be missed