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S2: Passport to...

Passport to... Travel Photography

In Episode 8, Season 2, we explore what it’s like to travel through the lens of two of our favourite photographers, Issy Croker and Renée Kemps.

Renée Kemps is a commercial and editorial interior, architecture, and lifestyle photographer based between London, Amsterdam, and Stockholm. Issy Croker is a commercial and editorial food, travel, and lifestyle photographer based in London. While Renée started out in food photography (her first paid photography job was for a hotel in Japan after graduating uni), Issy’s entrée to the world of photography was by way of ‘Bunker’ – a nightclub in Bristol, where she worked on Monday nights while studying.


Episode Eight, Season Two, touches on a variety of photography-related topics, ranging from early portfolios and the optimum time of day to shoot, to the apps to download for photographer-approved snaps, plus why being picture perfect needn’t be your main focus.

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Their respective starts prove the infinite options and avenues available to budding photographers (from the underwhelming to the totally thrilling) and highlights the deviations and alternate routes you’re likely to take in the early stages of your photography career.


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From “playing around” to developing a “specific personal style”, in this episode Issy and Renée explore topics ranging from storytelling through imagery, to the components that go into making a great picture – “there’s obviously light, there’s composition, there’s tone, there’s colour… and you can get really technical…”. The real magic, however, seems to come from play as much as from planning. “Every picture you shoot doesn’t have to be print worthy” remarks Issy, sometimes it’s “good to shoot things that you think impulsively are beautiful in that moment”.


Photography by Renée Kemps

Photography by Renée Kemps

When it comes to travelling, it’s important to scale down your kit as much as possible, while ensuring you take a variety of lenses with you to cover all scenarios. Your camera can be an essential tool to seeing the world and the subject matter… well, it’s ceaseless. From India’s landscapes to California’s light, and the tones unveiled in Greece – where will these two photographers choose to venture on their next expedition (either for work or pleasure)? Tune in to find out.

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