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    See some amazing 'on location' wildlife photography taken by our members

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    Our newest member has worked on Planet Earth II and projects for Disney Nature, BBC Studios and Netflix

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The International Association of Wildlife Film-makers

The International Association of Wildlife Film-makers (IAWF) was founded in 1982 to encourage communication and cooperation between people who are often isolated on location in the field. Our members are professional cameramen and camerawomen who earn most of their income from making wildlife films.

The IAWF was delighted to become affiliated with the GTC (Guild of Television Cameramen) in January 2016. Our worldwide membership includes many of the leading names in our industry.

Jan 24 2018

Richard Kemp

On the passing of wildlife film-maker Richard Kemp, specialist in documenting elusive wild carnivores.

Nov 24 2017

Blue Planet II success

New record viewing figures for latest Attenborough blockbuster, bringing more young people to watch wildlife films

Nov 24 2017

Film-making job title and tax position

Being called a camera operator might have serious repercussions for your freelance status and tax liability

Oct 31 2017

New GTC forum for sharing info

The GTC (of which IAWF members are also members of course) now has an updated and efficient email forum for sharing information and asking questions. Let's get involved.

Getting Started in Wildlife Film-making

Expert advice from John Waters on getting started, and the trials and rewards of pursuing a wildlife filmmaking career.

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Spotlight: Andy Shillabeer

Lighting cameraman / Director of Photography. UK (Bristol) +44 (0)7767 233286 & USA (San Francisco) +1 (1)408 6566010. Cable dolly operator/rentals. Motion control operator. Rope access technician. Steadicam. 15 ...

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