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.
Visit Wilf’s site: Wilf James
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
Espen Lossius Partner WPA
I am a very curious person by nature, so from an incredibly young age I needed to know how everything worked. I picked everything apart, and then put them back together, just to learn. I have not grown out of this, am still like that. So naturally, even before I started to get interested in photography, I was already interested in why and how a camera works. And that aspect became even more interesting when the cameras became digital! My first ‘love’ was computers, and my very first business was a computer company. So, it did not take long before I started to explore the new possibilities that came with digital photography.
Photography to me is just as much my therapy & my escape from the stress and hassle of the everyday world, as it is a lifestyle, my work and my profession.
One lifetime, in my opinion, is not enough to master all aspects of photography, that fact alone, is perhaps the most intriguing fact to me, about photography. And is why I will never, ever grow tired of photography, either!
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).