Taking Stock of China
John Henshall shares his experience of travel stock photography which can provide a continuing income for you now and your heirs long after you pass on to the 'big photographic studio in the sky'. Using the example of travelling through China, he takes you through his shooting technique in an entertaining and informative way. John has no delusions about the kind of photography he needs to shoot and describes it as 'picture postcard' photography of the type demanded for editorial use in travel guides and calendars. His message will be that you, too, can produce this kind of work – and travel the world and meet interesting people while doing so.
John Henshall is a photographer who has been involved in electronic and digital imaging for five decades, beginning with fifteen years at BBC Television in London. He has been actively involved in the development of digital imaging for the last twenty years and has an unmatched breadth of experience, both technical and creative, in all branches of photography – still and moving image, film and digital.
As a Director of Photography of the moving image, he photographed music videos for many famous artistes including Paul McCartney, Kate Bush, Blondie, David Bowie and Elton John. In the 1990s, John organized the digital imaging days at big conferences in Boston, New York and San Francisco. He is a Fellow of the Royal Photographic Society (FRPS), a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society (FRGS), a Fellow and past-president of the British Institute of Professional Photography (FBIPP) and a Fellow of the British Professional Photographers Associates (BPPA). He wrote the monthly 'Chip Shop' column about digital imaging for many years in 'The Photographer' magazine, now available online at this website
In 2009 John was awarded an honorary degree by the University for the Creative Arts in recognition of his pioneering work in digital imaging.