Gavin Gough is a freelance travel and editorial photographer. Gavin works on assignment for editorial, commercial and NGO clients and has photographed in over 50 countries around the world..
His images have appeared on everything from postage stamps to billboards, in magazines, newspapers, guidebooks and advertising around the world, including the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Guardian, Telegraph, Geo, National Geographic Traveler, Wanderlust, Lonely Planet and many more.
Gavin's work is best characterised by this quote from an interview given to Digital Photographer magazine:
"As a travel photographer, my studio is the world outside my door and the only equipment required is a camera and a willingness to look for new perspectives. Lighting comes courtesy of whatever is available; sun, sky, tungsten and neon – travel photographers have access to it all. We are not restricted by subject or location, only by an obligation to record the world we see with honesty and compassion. More than just exotic locations and wild adventures, travel photography is about seeing our surroundings with fresh eyes and childlike enthusiasm."
Gavin contributes travel and photographic articles to several publications and journals, relating his travel experiences and offering technical and career advice to photographers around the world.
Gavin leads photographic workshops to some of the world's most enchanting locations and festivals. Subscribe to his newsletter to be the first to hear when new workshops are announced.
- Living the Dream
- Depth of Field Audio Interview Part 1 & Part 2
- The Travel Photographer 1 on 1
- 1-2-1 Clicks
- Canon Professional Network
- Shotkit Gear Summary
The Photographer's Workflow
Gavin has led photographic workshops around the world and also created the SeedLight project, which aims to provide creative opportunities to children in disadvantaged communities.
Gavin's work has won several awards, including the "Vanishing and Emerging Cultures" portfolio category in the 2013 Travel Photographer of the Year competition.