Wild Photography Holidays - Photographic Adventure Travel: About

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Our Approach to Teaching Photography

Our approach is as individual as the participants who join our photographic workshops and holidays. We pride ourselves in being able to offer a range of teaching models to cater for each participant’s differing degree of experience and commitment to photography. We will always endeavour to teach at whatever level is required.

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Geraldine Westrupp

Geraldine Westrupp

Geraldine is an experienced, qualified mountaineer. She is never happier than when photographing and researching new wild and remote locations for Wild Photography Holidays. A connected and creative photographer she assists with the tuition on many WPH tours and workshops.

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Martin Sammtleben

Martin Sammtleben

Based in Iceland, Martin spends as much time as possible out in nature discovering, exploring and photographing in remote locations. His striking images express landscape in a beautifully connected, simple and abstract way.

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Gary Beff

Gary Beff

Gary is our Operations Director. He is based at our UK office in Woore in Cheshire where he looks after all the day to day admin and running of our operations.

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Paul Harris

Paul Harris

Paul is an experienced landscape and travel photographer based in the UK. He has travelled in over 60 countries, won numerous awards and has been leading workshops for many years.

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Sian Allen


Sian has a passion for the outdoors and connecting people. She is a great organiser and will assist Paul Harris on some trips.

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James Rushforth

James Rushforth

James is an accomplished photographer and published author. He is currently writing the Fotovue guide book to Iceland and will be leading our new Dolomites tours in 2019, several Iceland tours 2019/20 and our New East Greenland – Scoresby Sund Sailing adventure Aug/Sept 2020

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Andy Teasdale

Andy Teasdale

Andy is a professional photographer and International Mountain Guide from Snowdonia, North Wales.

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David ‘Cubby’ Cuthbertson

David 'Cubby' Cuthbertson

Dave ‘Cubby’ Cuthbertson is a professional photographer and international mountain guide. His work in the media and mountain guiding has taken him worldwide. He is an empathetic and knowledgeable photographic tutor with a lovely sense of humour.

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Polina Plotnikova

Polina Plotnikova

Polina is a Russian-born, London-based photographer. Her style developed through her love and knowledge of fine art and art history. She started with building an impressive portfolio of still life and flower photography followed by travel and landscape photography. She is also a master of the Lensbaby family of optics.

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Stuart Holmes

Stuart Holmes

Stuart is based in the English Lake District. In addition to being a fine photographer he is a mountaineer, climber and paraglider. In 2005 he reached the summit of Mt. Everest. His photographs have been exhibited in both the UK and abroad; he is widely published in books and magazines.

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Christopher Roche

Christopher Roche

Chris was born in Quebec, Canada. He has since lived in Africa and several cities around Europe. Dividing his time between working as a filmmaker and a photographer he is now based in London.

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Albert Normandin

Albert Normandin

Albert Normandin has been an advertising, corporate and industrial photographer for over 30 years. Before going out on his own, Albert spent several years working for the legendary Jay Maisel in New York City. His passion for photography and travel has taken him to some of the more exotic locations on earth.

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Niall Benvie

Niall Benvie

Based in Scotland Niall Benvie has extensive experience leading photographic tours and workshops and is a founding Fellow of the International League of Conservation Photographers. Niall leads our workshops in Iceland, Torridon and Islay

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Charlotte Benvie

Charlotte Benvie

Charlotte is a competent, talented photographer and superb cook who works alongside husband Niall Benvie hosting our holidays and tours including Iceland, Scotland, Slovenia, France and Lofoten …

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Lizzie Shepherd

Lizzie Shepherd

Lizzie is a full time professional photographer based in North Yorkshire. She has been running workshops over the last 5 years and also writes regularly for a number of photographic magazines.

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Fran Pothecary

Fran Pothecary

Fran is passionate about the wild and remote places of the world and is happiest walking, climbing, kayaking, biking and skiing far from the madding crowd, usually with a camera to hand. At the moment she supports the Wild Photography Holidays team in an operational capacity.

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Martin Addison

Martin Addison

Martin Addison has been an enthusiast photographer for 40 years and is a member of the Royal Photographic Society. He has over 30 years of lecturing experience and is doing small-group Lightroom workshops for us.

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George Jardine

George Jardine

Based in Colorado, George currently teaches workshops, consults for digital photographers, and is a freelance video producer. George works closely with Wild Photography Holidays and actively collaborates on several workshops each year

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Responsible Travel Policy

Fragile earth, Iceland

We consider it a huge privilege to be able to visit the world’s wild places and at all times endeavor to respect local cultures, the natural beauty and fragile environments.

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Image Credits

All images on this web site are the work of Martin Sammtleben and Geraldine Westrupp unless stated otherwise. Any of their images can be purchased or licensed.

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