Steve Watkins Photography

Photographer and author, Steve Watkins. Image  Sarah Watkins.
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Steve Watkins has been a professional photographer and author for over 14 years. His work has taken him to over 60 countries and to every continent. He is the photographer and author of three bestselling BBC books Unforgettable Things to do before you die, Unforgettable Journeys to take before you die and the latest title Unforgettable Walks to take before you die.

Among his other editorial clients are The Daily Telegraph, The Times, Mail on Sunday, Sunday Express, USA Today, Wanderlust, Traveller, Country Walking, AA Publishing and Geographical.

Although he specialises in shooting photojournalistic travel and adventure related images, he has also worked for several commercial clients, including Ford. He has shot product images for magazines and been the regular interior and architecture photographer for Smart House magazine.

Steve has extensive public speaking experience and has given lectures and sat on the experts panels at all of the main UK travel shows, including Destinations, Adventure Travel Show and World Travel Market. He has presented at festivals, including the Way with Words Festival at Dartington and the Salisbury International Art Festival and undertaken lecture tours at retail stores, including Borders, Stanfords and Waterstones.

His work and, at times, his adventurous activities have led to numerous excursions into
broadcast media. He has appeared on television, including arts programme interviews on ITV, BBC's Tomorrow's World and on C4 as the race director for the UK's first ever winter adventure race. He has also taken part in many radio programmes, giving interviews and taking part in travel related discussions.

Steve also conducts photography and writing workshops and is a regular tutor for the UK's leading travel media training agency, Travellers' Tales. He writes a regular travel photography advice column for Traveller magazine and is the Director of Photography for the Travellers' Tales Festival.