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National Geographic Partner

Our Partnership

We’re very proud to announce that CEWE is the official Photography Partner for National Geographic Traveller (UK) 2018/19. Captivating photography is at the very heart of the National Geographic identity, which is why our brands work together with such natural synergy.

Our partnership with the magazine started in 2016 when we were the official sponsors of their annual National Geographic Traveller Photography Competition and we’re thrilled to be working with them on a number of exciting editorial projects this year, as well as their 2019 photography competition. For more information about the competition and to see some of the stunning winning shots that really caught the judges’ eyes, read on.

We’ve also got some articles below full of great tips to help you get the most from behind the lens.

National Geographic Traveller Photography Competition

National Geographic Traveller 
Photography Competition 2019

Over the past four months, thousands of images were submitted to National Geographic Traveller from novices and professionals alike, who were all challenged to submit unique, never-seen-before photographs that inspire others travel the world. The prestigious annual competition, which has been running since 2011, sought the UK’s best new travel photography talent across five categories: Cities; Nature; People; Food; and Portfolio.

Gorilla Photography Competition Winner

Grand-prize winner

Daniel Burton, Mountain gorilla in Virunga National Park, Democratic Republic of Congo
“Some of the world’s last mountain gorillas live on the slopes of Mount Mikeno. This is a female from the Humba family, a habituated group that lives near Virunga’s Bukima station.”

What the judges said
Judge Nori Jemil: “A compelling image in which the animal stares directly down the lens. This extreme close-up combines a quality of light with bold, central positioning. The subject’s eyes are prominent while its face dissolves into darkness at the edges of the frame.”

Daniel will be joining Tatra Photography in the Tatra Mountains of Slovakia for a masterclass in landscape techniques and photography filtration supported by Lee Filters, and being led by award-winning photography tutor Justin Minns.

View Daniel’s work on Instagram.

Portfolio Winner Photography Competition

Portfolio winner

Simon Urwin, Pengzhen in Chengdu
“Deep in the western suburbs of Chengdu, the capital of the province of Sichuan, lies Pengzhen, a town barely touched by the hands of time. Here, the shadow of Chairman Mao and his Cultural Revolution still loom large.”

What the judges said
Judge Craig Parry: “This is a strong portfolio — one that tells a story and catches this community from every angle and in every light. Perfectly captured.”

Simon and a guest will be jetting off to Chamonix for a seven-night escape amid the picture-perfect peaks of the French Alps, courtesy of lakes and mountains specialists, Inghams.

View Simon’s work on Instagram

Cities Category Winner Photography Competition

Cities category winner

Annapurna Mellor, taxi driver in Kolkata, India
A taxi driver leans against his yellow Ambassador cab — one of the icons of the city — reading a newspaper before the day begins.”

What the judges said
Judge Emer O’Shea: “Annapurna [the photographer] uses wonderful composition, capturing all the drama of city life — billboards, taxis, a police station and a very chilled driver. It leaves you wondering what’s going to happen next — love the rich colours,”

As a category winner, Annapurna will receive a a Manfrotto Befree Advanced Aluminium Travel Tripod.

View Annapurna’s work on Instagram

For more information about the competition, and to see all winners and finalists, follow the link below.

CEWE Professional

We’ve created CEWE Professional; an experience tailor-made to suit the needs of the expert photographer. Every photo book we produce benefits from our 50 years of experience and passion for quality results. From initial design through to finished product, our expertise can help you create stunning professional photo albums and personalised products to showcase your work at its very best.

Creator Software

Professional Photo Book Software

Our award-winning software puts the design process in your hands, and gives you full creative control over your project. Alternatively, design your book in your preferred software, such as Adobe Indesign, and use our PDF to Book functionality to convert your work from design to page.

Photographic Paper 

Find the perfect paper for your CEWE PHOTOBOOK by choosing from one of our 6 paper types, including the photographic papers below. Printed on 300gsm Fujifilm paper using a chemical development process to reproduce a crisp, high resolution image with smooth gradients, our luxurious photographic papers are perfect for people who are serious about photography.

Classic Photographic paper

Classic Photographic

Our Classic Photographic paper, produced by Fujifilm and skillfully printed by us. It features binding that will lay flat when opened, with no unsightly gutter between the pages. It’s perfect for showcasing panoramic shots spread across a double page, and making your professional photo albums look truly polished.

Gloss Photographic paper

Gloss Photographic

We’ve combined all the vibrant sheen of our Glossy Paper, with the stunning quality of our 300gsm Photographic Paper, to create a finish that’s sure to make your pictures shine. A Layflat book has no gutter or gap between the pages, ideal for panoramics and wide shots, this is a perfect photo book for displaying your finest travel photography.

Matte Photographic paper

Matte Photographic

Our professional quality 300gsm Photographic Paper, but with a luxurious matte finish. An attractive way to display artwork and illustrations, as well as making any text easy to read. And with our Layflat binding with no gutter or gap between the pages, it’s perfect for your professional portfolios and high quality photo books.

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UK Manufacturer

We’re a UK manufacturer, and a proud part of Europe’s number one photo company.

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Logo Free

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Dedicated Support

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