Our Team

Wilf James

Wilf James Founder WPA

Workshop Leader

Over the past four decades, photographer and WPA Founder WILF JAMES has gathered a wealth of experience by doing what he does best: taking photographs. In 1975, Wilf attended a presentation in London given by photography icon Ansel Adams, whose photographs and lecture made a life-changing impression. Today Wilf takes pleasure in sharing his lifelong passion of taking photograph with others through the Photo Courses, Workshops and Tours by World Photo Adventure.

Visit Wilf’s site: Wilf James

Tesni Ward

Tesni Ward, Senior Photographer

Workshop & Tour coordinator

As an avid lover of all things nature, I have always had a passion for the great outdoors and the wildlife within it. It felt only natural to pick up a camera to capture the wonderful things I saw from my perspective.

When I’m not behind the camera, I run photography and processing workshops for all levels of experience. I also participate in talks at camera clubs, events & venues, covering many different aspects of my work and methodology. I have an extreme passion and enthusiasm for photography which I hope comes across to anyone who speaks with or works with me.

Visit Tesni’s site: Tesni Ward

Philip Smith

Philip Smith

Workshop Leader

Philip Smith is a professional garden and plant photographer with twenty years’ experience. His images have been featured in a wide variety of magazines and books. In 2007, he founded International Garden Photographer of the Year in association with the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew and ran it for seven years. During this time, he developed workshops in garden and plant photography for clients such as the National Trust, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, National Garden of Wales and many others. His workshops have expanded to include locations overseas, notably Parques de Sintra and Cida das Camelias, Portugal, Gothenburg Botanical Garden, Sweden, and  I Maestri del Passagio festival, Italy. Philip is a workshop leader for the Royal Photographic Society and author of ‘Better Plant and Garden Photography’ (Garden Photo Press, 2012).

Visit Philips site: Philip Smith

Barbara Pasquet James

Barbara Pasquet James

WPA Editor

U.S. cultural trainer, contributing editor and urban explorer BARBARA PASQUET JAMES writes about food, fashion, culture, and lifestyle, mostly in Paris. A savvy international traveler who counts New York, Italy, Barcelona and Istanbul among favorite destinations, she is the author of USA Today’s Paris City Guide and currently is developing a series of apps for a major U.S.-based travel publisher. Her articles and comments have appeared in publications as diverse as The Robb Report, The Georgetowner, luxury lifestyle magazine Boulevard France, prize-winning The American LLC and National Review Online.

Visit Barbara’s photo blog: FocusOnParis.com

Rob Irving

Robert Irving

Adventurer / Explorer / Photographer

Based close to London Robert is a commercial photographer, studio & location, shooting advertising (eg John Lewis & Marks & Spencers), Editorial (the Motorcycle Press) PR (best gig: Buckingham Palace) and Architectural (fav location: UN Law Courts, Sierra Leon), In addition he teaches both film and digital Photography to small private groups from bases in London, Surrey & Northern Jutland, Denmark. He has had his own company since 1998.
Robert’s passion for photography started in his childhood, as did his love of travel. To date he has independently travelled more than thirty countries, adventures which have included crossing North Africa & the Middle East by motorbike, living with Karen Guerillas in Burma, teaching English & Maths in a Nepalese Hill Village.

Visit Rob’s site: Rob Irving 

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