28 January 2014
Stellar adventure photographers will be descending on ExCeL, London, in February to take part in the Adventure Photography Festival, 13-16 February 2014. New for 2014, the Festival will take place in The Telegraph Outdoor Adventure & Travel Show, offering photographers the opportunity to experience talks from highly acclaimed filmmakers and photographers including Alastair Lee, Martin Hartley and Steve Davey, who will be talking in the Outdoor Photography PhotoBox.
As well as being able to get up close to these incredible photographers, visitors can also browse and buy camera equipment from a range of retailers and brands present at the Show, including CVP, Canon and Park Cameras.
The incredible feats from world class climbers, adventurers and explorers would be left a mystery without the filmmakers and photographers that regularly risk their lives to document the journeys. One of the most highly acclaimed adventure filmmakers who does exactly this is Alastair Lee, who will be sharing his experience of shooting ‘The Last Great Climb’ in Antarctica with visitors to the Outdoor Photography Photobox. The film saw prolific climber, Leo Houlding, and Alastair himself, hanging off sheer drops up to 2,931m above sea level and the story is not one to be missed.
With many dangerous experiences under his belt too, Martin Hartley will be at the Show to talk about the psychological and physiological battles he has undertaken to capture shots in the epic and beautiful polar regions – his own, personal ‘Hurt Locker’. Similarly, Vladimir Donkov will share how he dealt with 2 months of solitude in Greenland, as well as highlighting the perilous nature of being a photographer with his story of on an expedition to K2 that took a serious turn for the worse after a bout of food poisoning. Pete Webb will also take to the stage to speak about the demands on photographers and how he manages to capture his subjects no matter where he is or what he’s asked to do.
There are always risks associated with filming in remote locations, as both Steve Davey and Phil Coates will attest to. Whilst Phil is widely known for his fantastic polar images and video clips from one end of the globe to the other, Steve captures life in other hostile environments too, from the world’s deadliest rainforests to the wide, barren expanse of the deserts. Both of these celebrated photographers will be talking about their experiences at the Show, as well as offering visitors the chance to ask them any questions they may have.
Dan Carr is an extreme photographer of a very different type, as he spends most of his time shooting snowboarders and skiers as they fling themselves from helicopters or off huge kickers. The winter sports photographer will be opening up to tell visitors the stories behind his shoots that have appeared in snow sports magazine across the globe. As Senior Photographer at Fall Line magazine for 8 years and a sought after photographer for big brands, Ross Woodhall will also offer a great insight into extreme action photography. Join him on a ‘Quest for Adventure’ as he talks through shooting everywhere from the glaciers in Alaska to the heat of Cuba. A further photographer who spends a lot of time in the mountains is Alexandre Buisse, who will be flying in from Chamonix, France, for the Show. His high-octane talk about the extreme sports athletes he captures hanging from cliff tops and jumping off them whilst BASE jumping is sure to inspire, as will his recollections of capturing the more traditional images associated with climbing in the mountains.
In a more unusual talk along the theme of adventure photography, Kamil Tamiola will focus on capturing the magic of the high mountains in the dark, which requires a great eye, good technique and a brilliant understanding of the equipment being used. He’ll share how he shoots long exposure night photos with exclusive behind the scenes footage of his most recent journeys across the French and Italian Alps, including the Mont Blanc Massif.
Thursday 13 February: 1pm – 8pm
Friday 14 February: 10am – 5pm
Saturday 15 February: 9am – 6pm
Sunday 16 February: 9am – 5pm
Event Ticket prices
Tickets Advance / On the door
Adult (16+) £16 / £20
Senior (60 Years +) £13 / £15
Student (with valid student ID) £13 / £15
Children (15 and under) FREE – ticket needed / FREE – ticket needed
Group discount (10+ people) £12 per person