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PROGRAMME

We are delighted to announce our fantastic line-up of speakers for this year's festival, who will be presenting on an inspiring and entertaining variety of topics from the natural world.  Book your place today.

SATURDAY 9 SEPTEMBER 2017

09.00 - 10.00

Doors open for registration, tea/coffee available

10.00 - 10.15

Welcome from Peter Cairns (Auditorium)

10.15 - 10.45

Sandra Bartocha (Auditorium)
LYS (Part 1)

10.45 - 11.15

Robert Canis (Auditorium)
Kent in my heart

11.15 - 11.45

Tea/coffee break

11.45 - 12.15

George Stoyle (Auditorium)
Our Living Seas

12.15 - 12.45 

Alex Nail (Auditorium)
Time for South

12.45 - 14.30

Lunch Break

In addition to exhibitor trade stands and photographer portfolio presentations, which are available throughout the day, the following lunchtime activities are on offer:

Workshops (13.15-14.00)
Please note workshops must be booked separately in advance.

Optimising your images in Lightroom
with Alex Nail

Getting started with camera trap photography
with Will Burrard-Lucas

Seeing the Light: Learn how to light wildlife creatively 
with Richard Peters

Macro and Creative Close-ups
with Robert Canis

Moving to Video
with James Shooter

Guided walk around Battleby grounds (13.15 - 13.45)
with Jim Carruthers

The Red Squirrel: A future in the forest (13.30 - 13.50, Auditorium)
with Neil McIntyre

14.30 - 15.15

Richard Peters (Auditorium)
Back Garden Safari 

15.15 - 15.45

Tea/coffee break and speaker book signing

15.45 - 16.30

Orsolya and Erlend Haarberg (Auditorium)
Laponia - Majestic Stillness

16.30 - 16.45

Competition results, plus close and thanks

17.00

Doors close

SUNDAY 10 SEPTEMBER 2017

09.00 - 10.00

Doors open for registration, tea/coffee available

10.00 - 10.15

Welcome from Peter Cairns (Auditorium)

10.15 - 10.45

Orsolya and Erlend Haarberg (Auditorium)
Iceland - Land of Contrasts

10.45 - 11.15

Andy Parkinson (Auditorium)
Making the ordinary extraordinary

11.15 - 11.45

Tea/coffee break

11.45 - 12.15

Alex Nail (Auditorium)
Time for North

12.15 - 12.45 

Sandra Bartocha (Auditorium)
LYS (Part 2)

12.45 - 14.30

Lunch Break

In addition to exhibitor trade stands and photographer portfolio presentations, which are available throughout the day, the following lunchtime activities are on offer:

Workshops (13.15-14.00)
Please note workshops must be booked separately in advance.

Optimising your images in Lightroom
with Alex Nail

Getting started with camera trap photography
with Will Burrard-Lucas

Seeing the Light: Learn how to light wildlife creatively 
with Richard Peters

Creative Landscapes: How to take your photography to the next level
with Mark Hamblin

Moving to Video
with James Shooter

Guided walk around Battleby grounds (13.15 - 13.45)
with Jim Carruthers

The Red Squirrel: A future in the forest (13.30 - 13.50, Auditorium)
with Neil McIntyre

14.30 - 15.15

Robin Moore (Auditorium)
In Search of Lost Frogs and other stories: photography as a tool for conservation

15.15 - 15.45

Tea/coffee break and speaker book signing

15.45 - 16.30

Will Burrard-Lucas (Auditorium)
From BeetleCam to Camera Traps: Adventures in Remote Photography

16.30 - 16.45

Competition results, plus close and thanks

17.00

Doors close

Workshops will take place between 13.15-14.00 on each day and must be booked in advance here.

OPTIMISING YOUR IMAGES IN LIGHTROOM
With Alex Nail

Alex Nail will take you through his image editing process in Lightroom. A range of subjects will be covered including HDR imagery, panoramas, global adjustments and local adjustments. He will go through a complete Lightroom workflow on a range of landscape images showing his process from the initial broad adjustments to tonal balance and colour, to find tuning of local brightness and contrast. By the end you will appreciate Lightroom as a complete image editor from RAW file to output.

GETTING STARTED WITH CAMERA TRAP PHOTOGRAPHY
With Will Burrard-Lucas

This workshop will teach you how to set-up your own high-quality camera trap. Topics to be covered include: How to set up a camera trap for still photography; How to set up a camera trap for video shooting; Lighting for camera traps; Powering your camera trap; Protecting your camera trap; Practicalities in the field. Throughout the workshop Will will demonstrate the techniques using the latest Camtraptions equipment.

SEEING THE LIGHT: LEARN HOW TO LIGHT WILDLIFE CREATIVELY
With Richard Peters

Eye catching wildlife photography is about so much more than simply putting your lens in front of a subject and pressing the shutter. The key difference between just another photo and something altogether more eye catching, more often than not relies on correct emphasis of light. By learning how to see and react to different lighting conditions, when to override your camera’s metering and where to position yourself, you’ll soon be capturing more aesthetic images.

WILDLIFE IN MOTION: MOVING TO VIDEO
With James Shooter

With the ever increasing pace of technology, there has never been an easier time to capture high quality footage on a budget.  Complementing your stills with moving pictures adds a whole different element to image making.  James will take you on an introduction to filming wildlife and how it can bring recording the natural world to life. 

MACRO AND CREATIVE CLOSE-UPS
With Robert Canis

During this workshop Robert will demonstrate the various techniques he employs to capture eye-catching images of the natural world's smaller inhabitants. He will discuss the benefits of differential focus for artistic interpretation and the methods he employs when photographing minibeasts involving off-camera flash. Composition and vision will play an important role in this workshop and throughout he will show you how to put an artistic slant on everyday subjects. 

CREATIVE LANDSCAPES: HOW TO TAKE YOUR IMAGES TO THE NEXT LEVEL 
With Mark Hamblin

Mark will discuss a range of techniques and ideas to help elevate your landscape photography through the use of creative lighting, dynamic compositions and long exposures. He will also make the case for simplifying your images through critical framing as well as training your eyes to look beyond the obvious to find fresh images within familiar landscapes.