“You’ve really got to stand out from the crowd. You’ve got to plug away and you’ve got to get off your bum. “A lot of people just sit around waiting for it to happen to them; waiting for this golden email to land in their inbox offering them an opportunity of a life-time and then they’ll be set forever. “Realistically, for 99.9% of people this doesn’t happen. So you’ve got to get out there, you’ve got to look for things that are unusual and original, things that no-one’s done before… or even if they have done them before, you’ve got to find out how you’re going to do it differently.
“You’re going to put [your work] in front of someone – be it a photo editor, a magazine editor, or film producer – and they have to think: ‘Waw, we need this person on our team.’ “Strive to be different, strive to keep working and almost never have a day off. But then again, don’t work yourself too hard. Work yourself hard enough so that are getting out there and making a difference.” Discover our Multimedia Internship
Spider and the anole. Try and spot the spider, just one find from the fantastic walks we took through Manu at night. @thephotosociety #jungle #manu #rainforest #wild #wildlife #photography #photooftheday #nature #peru
“The great challenge within environmental film-making is to tell the story in a more positive light and to show people that there are things that they can do. It is worth caring. We are all connected. The environment is relevant to you, directly. “I struggle with bad news stories. The press is full of bad news stories. We seem to be inundated by it all the time. So for me, what I’m inspired to do is to try and flip those bad news stories around. Sure we’ve got problems, the environment needs to be taken care of and we need to make that change, but I’m more interested in inspiring people to act. I want them to see that there is a positive avenue, that there is a means by which they can do something.
‘On top of the world’ The adventure has begun! From the Andes to the Amazon. Vamos! ?⛰??? #reallywild #moretreesplease #wildernessistherapy #weneedmoreManupower #forests #filmmaker #wildlifephotography #Peru #avventura #freeride #Manu #suramerica
“My advice it to Get out there and do it: make a film. Don’t wait for anyone to give you the opportunity. Get yourself a camera, find yourself a subject, find yourself a story, and get out there – film it, edit it, and don’t hang around.” It’s certainly true that you’ve got to be determined to make it in the competitive media industry and Will Nicholls, winner of the Young Photographer of the Year award, knows all about that. Will explains what it’s like to work at the Manu Learning Centre:
‘Feeling Vine’ I have no idea how Tarzan does it… ???? #discovermanu #moretreesplease #wildernessistherapy ? #tarzan #swing #vine #tree #forests #adventuretime #amazon #rainforest #viaje #viva #viajero #travelpics #documentary #filmmaker #gowild #knownature #lifeofadventure #monkey #Manu #peru #reallywild #suramerica #southamerica #travelbug #travelphotography
“The media internship with Crees is the perfect opportunity to spend a lot of time in a remote environment with your camera. It teaches you a hell of a lot about photographic techniques, but also about dealing with people, and managing you work flow and mental capability in one of the most testing places on Earth.” A massive thanks to Luke, James and Will for their advice – we hope to see you all back at Manu Learning Centre soon. Keep up the fantastic work inspiring people to protect our natural world. Discover our Multimedia Internship