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This talk looks at what composite photography is, how we plan and execute a shoot, and discusses the use of backgrounds and textures. The talk will feature step by step deconstructions of some of our well-known images plus a “live” Photoshop demonstration.
Our WebPage: https://www.prentonjonesphotography.co.uk
We are a married couple (Robert and Sharon) based in North Wales with our own home studio and surrounded by one of the most photogenic landscapes in the UK. Although we are comfortable with many genres of photography, we are perhaps best known for combining our studio work with the waterfalls, lakes, castles, mountains and beaches that are a short drive from our home.
We are both multi award winning national and international photographers who have had our images exhibited all over the world. We are regularly called upon to deliver talks and workshops to camera clubs around the UK and Ireland. Known for our creative and post-processing skills, we have delivered many workshops on Photoshop and Composite photography.
The talk will examine all the basic ingredients required to be a successful photographer of wildlife... how to get started, equipment, cameras and lenses, field techniques and the Wildlife itself. Using my own images to illustrate the talk, whether you are a beginner or keen amateur the talk should give a detailed insight into life as a Wildlife Photographer.
I am a full time Wildlife Photographer and Guide, based in North Wales close by to the beauty and ruggedness of the Welsh Coast and Snowdonia. Since an early age I have had a complete passion for the outdoors and Wildlife, I am also accomplished mountaineer and climber, but whatever I do and wherever I go the camera always comes with me.
I now travel far and wide to photograph Wildlife to many of my favourite places both in the UK and further afield, I adore Snowdonia from the rugged mountains down to the beautiful coastline and I have a real love for Scotland, in particular The Cairngorms and the Western Isles, especially Mull.
Although I enjoy photographing all wildlife subjects my real passion is birds, especially Birds of Prey, Ospreys being my absolute favourite bird, and spend much of the Spring and Summer photographing these enigmatic birds.
When not out with the camera taking my own images, I deliver Workshops and Guide Clients throughout many locations in the UK and abroad and also Present to Camera clubs, Nature Societies, and many other Groups.
Landscape astrophotographer Alyn Wallace is normally travelling the world on a quest to uncover the darkest skies and most otherworldly landscapes to share with his followers on YouTube.
Now with the recent lockdown he has had to turn to shooting from his own light-polluted back garden. Learn about the gear and settings you need for landscape astrophotography and find out what you can do from your very own backyard.
Alyn Wallace is a self-taught landscape astrophotographer based near the Brecon Beacons National Park in South Wales.
His work has been featured by the likes of National Geographic, NASA and BBC Earth and he was recently the presenter of his own BBC Documentary titled Moonshot, where he set about capturing the perfect shot of the Moon to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 landings.
Now a full-time professional, Wallace travels the world on his quest to capture the darkest skies and most otherworldly landscapes to share with his online following.
Join Gareth and Paul for a Live Q & A session where we talk about what it's like to photograph our beautiful area of Snowdonia and Anglesey. Learn How Gareth has progressed so quickly with his photography. Have your questions ready and join us live.
Gareth is an inspired photographer who lives near Llangefni, Anglesey, Wales .shooting around Snowdonia and North Wales mainly Landscapes, abstract and Astrophotography.
Countryfile 2017 finalist
Dark sky winner with snowdonia national park
Rmets World Weather Photographer of the year 2019
Outdoor photo of the year 2019
A webinar based around following your passions, taking time out for photography and using creativity as a tool for well being. Encouragement and inspiration to develop your own photography and in turn, feel more fulfilled and calm.
Margaret Soraya has been capturing the landscapes of the Highlands & islands of Scotland for 25 years. She has a deep love of remote landscapes and coastal photography. She lives in Drumnadrochit and she spends much of her time travelling solo through remote areas in Scotland. Margaret has been working as a professional photographer for the past 16 years. Having been commissioned to travel to photograph in countries such as Italy, America, Iceland, the Azores, Swaziland and Sri Lanka, she now finds her home in Scotland the main inspiration for her photography.
Her work has featured in National Geographic Traveller, Rough Guides, Camera Craft, Professional Photographer, Outdoor Photography and within the Scottish broadsheets. She recently exhibited a solo exhibition entitled “ Quiet” at The Bosham Gallery.
A discussion on printing, including choice of printer and paper, the importance of calibration and post processing workflow. How to put a zine together (a short magazine style collection of your work), including content selection, how to design and build the zine, the format and colourspace that the printing house needs the files in.
David has over 25 years digital camera experience in an industrial imaging environment where he designs and implements automated inspection systems for clients. His vast technical knowledge allows him to explain in easy to understand terms the operation of camera. He embraces landscape photography, both in the open countryside and within our towns and cities. He enthusiastically prints his work.
Based in Cheshire, he now runs photography workshops throughout the North West, extending to Snowdonia and the Peak District
Photography is more than just an image it is an experience of connection between the subject and the artist, a connection of the souls that communicates thoughts, emotions and ideas beyond the obvious.
Paul Sanders has been involved in in photography since leaving school, first as a black and white printer, then as a fashion photographer, a career that led to a post at Reuters, and then The Times newspaper as Chief Picture Editor, overseeing the entire visual content of the prestigious publication. Paul left The Times at the end of 2011 to pursue his love of nature and the landscape
Paul’s approach to landscape photography is one of mindful connection. After looking at nearly 20,000 images every day during his years at the Times, his own work is made in response to his emotional and spiritual reactions to the locations he visits and reflect the sense of stillness and calm he feels whilst on location at the coast. The creation of the photograph is only half the story, as Paul is also passionate about printing. ‘I believe that a photograph should be viewed as a print to correctly appreciate it’, he says.
Paul’s, beautiful, highly reflective work has been exhibited widely across the UK, Europe & Japan, and has been recognised by Fujifilm who inaugurated him into their exclusive X Series Photographers. He is also a Lee Filters Master Photographer and Fotospeed ambassador.
Jill uses the historic cyanotype photographic process with an artistic twist to create
botanical images that capture a sense of a fleeting moment. Nature is ephemeral,
the constantly changing weather and light affect the growth and decay cycle of plants
throughout the seasons. By using only natural sunlight to develop the images in her
garden in North Yorkshire Jill is tapping into the same resource that sustains the
circadian rhythms of nature. Every image she creates is completely unique.
The cyanotype process, invented in 1842 by Sir John Herscel, is a contact printing
technique creating photograms of plants and flowers, the technique was later used to
create architectural blueprints.
Jill has developed her own technique for creating botanical photograms using plant
specimens collected from her own and friend’s gardens and often collects hedgerow
wildflowers whilst on her daily dog walks. One of her cyanotypes was the overall
winning image of International Garden Photographer of the Year competition 12.
For the past year she has been working on a project at Burton Agnes Hall in East
Yorkshire to create a series of cyanotype prints of the flora of their walled garden
and woodland through the seasons. This was due to culminate in an exhibition of the
work at the Hall in May but has been postponed due to the current pandemic. She
has also created a series of work using leaves and plants from the Yorkshire
Arboretum at Castle Howard with an exhibition hopefully taking place there in August
The talk will provide a brief history of the cyanotype process and a basic insight into
the technique giving details of the materials required to produce a cyanotype print.
The talk will be illustrated with a selection of Jill’s images and hopefully give you the
inspiration to try something completely different and leave your camera in the bag!
Most Birdwatchers have a spotting scope, so why dont you use it as your telephoto lens. let me show you how to get the most from your camera attached to your spotting scope.
I have been a keen bird/wildlifewatcher since the age of 12 and that soon led me into wanting to capture images of the subjects. about 20 years ago i discovered Digiscoping, and over subsequent years honed my skills. In recent years i have worked for Swarovski Optic attending various events and shows giving advice and tuition on Digiscoping.
Sam Smith is the Cine Specialist & Regional Sales Manager at Sigma Imaging UK, and he has worked for the company for three years. He has been part of the photographic and cinematic industry since 2012. Sam is passionate about lens optics and currently his favourite optical design is the new SIGMA 40mm F1.4 DG HSM | Art, which displays unique characteristics and sharpness.
Join Sam and Paul Live for Q&A and any Demonstration you want to see from Sigma.
About the talk:
After doing an initial introduction and demonstration on the Olympus products, Olympus Technical Specialist Lewis Speight will be doing a Q&A, whether you're an existing Olympus user or interested in the range - Lewis will be on hand to answer about all things Olympus!
Lewis Speight has been a Technical Specialist for Olympus UK for nearly 5 years now. In this time he has organised and run photography workshops, events, and in-store days across the UK with extremely positive feedback. With a very relaxed, approachable, and 'can-do' attitude when it comes to leading workshops and delivering photography tuition, he is customer orientated and has been known to bend over backwards for his loyal customer base (who sometimes refer to him as the 'menu master').
His hobby outside of Olympus is making videos and riding bikes - sometimes combining the two together!
Join Tesni Ward is an award winning, professional wildlife photographer and Olympus Ambassador based on the outskirts of the Peak District. Tesni will be talking about wildlife photography with the Olympus system
Tesni Ward is an award winning, professional wildlife photographer and Olympus Ambassador based on the outskirts of the Peak District. While the majority of her work focuses on British wildlife, she also photographs projects across the world and has aspirations to promote conservation and education through her images.
Tim will be talking about the importance of printing your images as well how to get the best from your files for printing. He will also demystify the dark arts of colour management.
He will cover the following areas:
ICC Profiles (Generic vs Custom)
Soft proofing vs Hard Proofing
Daylight viewing systems for prints
Choosing the right paper for your image.
Tim is the Technical Manager at Fotospeed and previous to that worked as a freelance photographer for over 10 years, he also worked as a digital re-toucher during this time.
Tim also heads up the Fotospeed Academy teaching Photoshop, Lightroom and Practical printing courses. He is an Adobe Photoshop Associate with over 15 years' experience with both Photoshop and Lightroom. He also delivers colour management and printing talks up and down the country most weeks.
Kevin will talk about how his love of authentic candid photography drives his wedding, street and personal photography. We will look at images, discuss technique and show some editing and workflow too.
Kevin is an official Fujifilm ambassador and co-host of the FujiCast Podcast. His work has been exhibited in Tokyo, New York and Buenos Aries.
Mark Baber has worked in the Photo Channel trade for the last 10 years. He worked for Panasonic UK for 7 years as the Event Manager for Lumix & joined Sony in 2017 as a Technical Marketing Manager. Mark manages over 200 events each year for the UK Photo Channel Sales Team.
He’s best described as an enthusiast photographer based in Berkshire with his wife, two children & cat Nelly.
Mark will cover the full range of SONY APSC & FF cameras and will go through the key USP’s of each camera with a brief overview of the lens ranges including G Master & Zeiss. The seminar will include some live demos.
.Description of talk: A walkthrough of the latest innovation form Celestron, Starsense Explorer!
Bio: Photographer, Nature Lover & Beginner Astronomer (Business Development Manager for Celestron Global Ltd)
Flash can be an intimidating thing, usually one of the first major accessories we buy as photographers then we leave them languishing in the bottom of our camera bag. Join Damian in a walk through to demystify the speed light and take your first steps in using this amazing little tool to easily create beautiful “On camera” portraits, along with hints for setting them free, “off camera"
With 35 years in the industry, from opening his first “general practice” studio in Widnes to becoming an international celebrity and fashion photographer, Damian has seen, done and shot just about everything in the world of photography.
As a youngster, he watched the Olympus television commercials featuring the legendary David Bailey and proudly told his mum, “One day that’ll be me.” Sure enough, in 2013, he was named Mr Bailey’s successor as Olympus UK’s Principal Photographer.
Another of his heroes growing up was the famed “Calendar King” Mel Grundy, who shot calendars for the likes of Smirnoff and Mintex and helped launch the careers of Kelly Brook and Jordan. As a timid 13-year-old, Damian knocked on the door of Mel’s famed Oakbase Studio in Chester… years later, Damian took over at Oakbase before moving to his current studio in Widnes.
Damian’s clients include some of the biggest companies and brands in the world, such as John Lewis to L’Oréal, L’Oreal to Aston Martin Racingl. His work is collected by celebrities, musicians and entrepreneurs. and he has photographed everyone from rock stars and actors to politicians and prime ministers. His images hang on the walls of exhibitions, Dragon’s Den moguls and even Downing Street.
A first look at Nikon's new flagship DSLR, the D6. Rob MacNeice from Nikon Professional Services will take you through the features of this amazing new camera and explain why its an essential tool for photographers at the top of their game.
Rob MacNeice has worked in the photographic industry for over 20 years. After 7 years in photographic retail, Rob joined Nikon and he now heads up Nikon Professional Services in the UK, who look after over 3000 professional photographers. Rob has worked alongside many of the worlds best photographers at major events worldwide and knows what is required from equipment at this level.
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