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Andrew Newey - Young Photographer Guide

Meet the incredible professional photographers, who will be showing you the ropes on selected Young Photographer trips.

Who is Andrew Newey?

Andrew is an acclaimed travel photographer, who hails from southwest England. His work has featured in topselling publications, including, Practical Photography, Wanderlust, Thai Airways, Sunday Times Travel, Lonely Planet, P&O Cruises, Rough Guides, AA Media, Tesco, Digital Photographer and Digital Camera to name but a few! He was also exhibited at the prestigious Royal Geographical Society in London for the Travellers’ Tales Festival in 2010.

Find out more about Andrew Newey.

Discover below some of his beautiful and inspirational work from previous travels through Asia

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Giving a hand
Giving a hand
Indian Sunrise
Taj Mahal at sunset
Red sunset on the riverside - India
Tibetan child
Nepalese monk
Naadam Festival Mongolia
Laos fishing man
Mongolia traditional portrait
Laos young girl

1. When did you first pick up a camera?

 I picked up my first decent SLR camera after I started taking evening classes in photography in 2002. Soon I was hooked. It went everywhere with me whilst I was learning the basics and I still have it on a shelf in the office.

2. What/who inspired you to become a photographer?

 I signed up for evening classes in photography, because the pictures I had taken on a world trip were so bad! Travel is my first passion, so took everything I’d learnt and travelled around the world to put it all into practice.

3. Top tip for taking the perfect shot

Be passionate. It’s simple, you need to be passionate about what you are doing and your subject if you want to take a great shot. 

4. If you weren’t a photographer, what would you be? 

I would be a cultural anthropologist. I am fascinated by the world’s indigenous societies and would be happy spending time with the people in these communities with or without a camera. 

5. Best travel experience/memory? 

One of my best travel experiences was during a visit to Laos. I decided to hire a scooter to explore the hill tribe villages in the north of country. I spent some time in a small village called Lakha where very few tourists visit where everything looked and felt like nothing had changed for centuries. The people were so friendly and welcoming and very photogenic. 

6. More importantly, if you could be any animal what would you be? 

I think I would like to be a bird so that I could fly around the world and see things from a bird’s eye view. Flying at different altitudes would give you an a different perspective.