Meet Ewen Bell

The obiligatory page with stuff about about me hidden deep within the dungeons on this website.

About The Photographer

Ewen Bell is a travel photography specialist who shoots editorial and commissions. Travel is all about people, but sometimes it's all about food. "The difference between a good trip and a great trip is the cuisine." Ewen loves animals too, especially slow moving ones that don't runaway from the camera. They are the best. He doesn't particularly like climbing up hills and prefers cool climates, which is a shame because all the best food is usually found in tropical places like Thailand.


Photographer Ewen Bell


Presently Ewen's photography can be seen in international publications such as National Geographic Traveller, Geo Saison, Food & Travel, Luxury Travel, Vacation & Travel, Higher View, Outback Magazine and many others. It varies from year to year. Ewen is the former "Editor at Large" for Digital Photographer magazine in Australia, and author of ReImagine. Online and in print he produces features that share both technical and conceptual ideas to develop your photographic skills. Most of Ewen's work appears in the travel industry though, with about 100,000 images currently in image libraries of tourist boards in Australia and beyond. Ewen also writes travel editorial, shoots brochures for tour companies and generally avoids being home to water the plants.

Photo Tours

Ewen discovered the hard way that regular tours are rubbish when you want to take photos. After years of shooting brochures for low-budget tour operators Ewen had a pretty good idea what doesn't work for photographers, and began designing his own tours that really do work for photographers. His photographic journeys combine hands-on tuition with unique opportuntities, relying on his knowledge of local guides and experience to create sensational adventures. These are bespoke adventures that appeal to anyone who really wants to expand their skills and go home with some great images.


It doesn't really matter what you shoot with. Sort of. Ewen started photography with a Minolta X300 and got familiar with the charms of film. Since then the world of digital imaging has changed the business of photography, but not so much the principles. A great lens is still the key ingredient. Ewen has shot with a wide range of gear when reviewing cameras for magazines and owns several camera systems for his professional work.

Advice & Inspiration

Ewen publishes a useful online blog for photographers that aims to share as many of his ideas and destinations as possible. The Photography Blog started in 2009 and has been a central focus for collecting morsels of learning uncovered during his workshops, magazine editing and book publishing. In late 2023 Ewen also launched his YouTube channel which extends from the blog format and delivers another format to experience his photography and ideas.

Ewen's photo essays from
previous trips in Himalayas

Himalayas Photo Essays

Ewen's photo essays from
previous trips in Arctic

Arctic Photo Essays

Ewen's photo essays from
previous trips in China

China Photo Essays

Ewen's photo essays from
previous trips in Outback

Outback Photo Essays

Historical References

Bird Nerd
Bushfire Appeal for Wildlife - January 2020
Feathers of the Dragon - Exhibition at the 2019 BIFB
Borneo Gone Wild 2007 - an exhibition for conservation of forests
"Untouched Sri Lanka" tsunami exhibition 2004 raised over $10,000
How I learned to write
God Vs Gorilla
Nothing to do with photos.