National Geographic Travel: Jason Florio ‘How I Got The Shot’

National Geographic Travel: Jason Florio – ‘How I Got The Shot’. In his photo story for the January/February 2022 issue, travel photographer Jason Florio followed the winding course of The Gambia River. Here’s how he captured this (one of his images) riparian nation’s endangered red colobus monkeys.

NatGeo: What were the challenges at play? 

Initially, the colobus were high in the trees, and getting a clear shot through the foliage proved very challenging. After many distant encounters, we found a small family sitting in hanging vines a few feet off the ground. I tried to contain my child-like excitement and approached them cautiously. Working in dappled light, I underexposed the shot to give a little tone to the highlights, knowing I could gently bring up the shadow areas in Photoshop. The colobus complied for a few seconds before launching into the thicket. I loved the first frame, with the main subject striking a seemingly contemplative pose. JF

See full Q&A with Jason Florio online at National Geographic. Also available in National Geograohic Traveller print edition magazine: October, 2022

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Photo of the Day: Boys playing football on a hillside, Kigali, Rwanda. MIT Technology Review.

Photo of the Day: Boys playing football on a hillside, Kigali, Rwanda. From an assignment for MIT Technology Review – ‘Lake Kivu’s Great Gas Gamble’. Image by Jason Florio / Words by Jonathan W.Rosen.

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Media: Courier International – ‘Les Nouveaux Déséquilibres’. Image by Jason Florio

Media: ‘Les Noveaux Déséquilibres – Quand L’Afrique S’Eveillera‘ (The New Imbalances – When Will Africa Awaken) – Courier International, print edition, Oct-Nov 2022. Words by Adam Tooze. Image © Jason Florio

Media: Courier International - cover of magazine Oct-Nov 2022
Media: Courier International

Related: Destination Europe by Jason Florio

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Photography Prints – African Doors by Helen Jones-Florio

Photography prints – African doors by Helen Jones-Florio. From the new ‘Isolation’ series of doors, and storefronts, West Africa.

Photography Prints - African Doors by Helen Jones-Florio: 'Professional Barber Shop', Bakau, The Gambia, West Africa
Photography Prints – African Doors by Helen Jones-Florio: The original image of ‘Professional Barber Shop’, Bakau, The Gambia, West Africa

‘Professional Barber Shop’ – now closed down, waiting to be demolished, along with all the other local businesses on this particular strip in Bakau, The Gambia, West Africa – August, 2022

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Photography Prints - African Doors by Helen Jones-Florio - mock up of a framed print of a storefront in The Gambia, West Africa
Photography Prints – African Doors by Helen Jones-Florio: ‘Professional Barber Shop’, Bakau, The Gambia, West Africa. (example of framed print).

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