Entries open until 1st October & Sintra exhibition

Click for TPOTY news

TPOTY Talks & Summer Evenings

TPOTY Photo Iconic

Sponsored by Hurtigruten & Photo Iconic

Join us for the Travel Photographer of the Year Summer Evenings on selected Thursdays during the exhibition period and you’ll receive a free TPOTY photo book with each ticket booked.

Summer Evenings allow you to avoid the crowds and enjoy a drink as you view the exhibition when it is not open to the general public.

You can also attend fascinating talks from renowned photographers and you can put your own questions to the experts. And, thanks to the support of Hurtigruten, you’ll also enjoy the evening with complimentary drinks included in your ticket price.

In addition, the new TPOTY book, Journey Nine ticket will be available to all ticket holders for £6 only on the night (normal retail price £9.95)


TPOTY Hurtigruten

Two ticket types are available:


  • EVENING EXHIBITION ONLY TICKET: £15 to include 1 drink + a free copy of our handsome, hardback Journey Two or Three book. 6.00pm-8.00pm.
  • TALK AND EVENING EXHIBITION TICKET: £30 to include drinks (wine or beer) before the talk and in the interval + a free copy of our Journey Three or Journey Eight book

Please note, Exhibition Only tickets do not allow entry to the evening talk or Q&A.


VENUE: 10 Stockwell Street, Greenwich, London SE10 9BD

Directions are on the exhibitions page.



tpoty judging

Making The Most Of A Destination

Thursday, August 24th - 6pm start

Speaker: Philip Lee Harvey

Chaired by Chris Coe

LATEST NEWS - Philip will give away a signed print to the lucky winner of a prize draw on the evening

EXHIBITION & TALK TICKET (£30 to include drinks - wine or beer - for the evening plus a free copy of Journey Two, Three or Eight)

  • 6.00pm-8.00pm – exhibition open to ticket holders only
  • 7.00pm-8pm – talk
  • 8pm-9pm – drinks plus panel and audience discussion, chaired by TPOTY founder Chris Coe


This talk is especially for all you travellers and photographers who want to get as many different photographs as possible from the places you visit. Philip is a wonderful speaker and he'll show you how he goes about finding interesting shots of people, landscapes and wildlife whether you simply want to capture memories for your photo album or to make them into prints, use them on a website or blog or publish in a magazine.

Philip talks about how to plan a trip and approach photographing in different environments, and how to combine stills and moving images during the same shoot to maximise your imagery from any specific destination and how to make the best use of your time in different light and weather conditions. There is increasing use of moving imagery on websites and social media so how do you set about shooting video and recording sound?

It's important for photographers to be distinctive, to stand out. Your style is what makes your photography distinctive so how do you develop it and catch people's attention? How are you different?



After completing a Graphic Design degree at the Norwich School of Art and Design, Philip assisted some of the UK’s leading advertising photographers. Eager to develop his photographic career, Philip soon started taking on editorial and advertising commissions of his own. Since then, he has worked in over 120 countries, in environments ranging from Antarctica to the Sahara desert. His journeys have taken him to some of the world’s most inhospitable and demanding destinations. Philip believes photography should convey the emotion of places and people rather than functioning simply as a descriptive guide. He has spent the past 20 years perfecting his art, researching and preparing shoots and then working spontaneously to capture a moment.Philip has received numerous awards, including Travel Photographer of the Year 2014, as well as being listed in Lurzer's Archive, top 200 advertising photographers worldwide. See Philip at work HERE

Current Courses & Workshops

Find out more....

To see details of our latest one and two day courses & workshops, visit our courses website www.photoiconic.com

To receive details of all our new courses as they're announced, please sign up for our e-newsletter by clicking Photo Iconic Course Updates

"Despite the many courses I've been on, your course was the one from which I learnt the most. What you taught me about composition is now almost intuitive and applied every time I compose or edit an image!" Adrian Hollister.

photo iconic

The tutors on Travel Photographer of the Year and Photo Iconic workshops, adventures and expeditions wear Páramo outdoor clothing when shooting in both hot and cold locations, and we strongly recommend Páramo to our course participants.

If you are interested in joining us, Páramo offer a discount to all photographers when booking one of our workshops, adventures and expeditions. Ask for a discount code upon booking.


2018 Sponsors & Partners


TPOTY Fujifilm


TPOTY Genesis


TPOTY Hurtigruten


TPOTY Paramo


TPOTY Photo Iconic


TPOTY Plastic Sandwich


TPOTY Royal Photographic Society


TPOTY TravMedia


TPOTY Stockbox Photo




TPOTY New Anglia
Conforming to standards: CSS | XHTML