Wilf James Founder WPA
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.
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Co-Founder – Workshop Leader
My curiosity reflects on my photography as well. If I have a theory about how an ‘impossible’ image may be created, I just must try it! Be it a model jumping in front of the milky way, or ‘ghosts’ being caught on camera – I like to shoot my photographs using only one exposure if possible! I have also utilised camera traps, tried out high-speed photography, mixed long exposure with freezing quick actions in the same shot using flash, and almost any technique you can think of. If I see or think of an image that is technically challenging, I must do it and it to me, it sounds fun! An image that I cannot see how is done, I have to try to replicate it, somehow!
Barbara Pasquet James
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