The links shown below take you to youtube recordings of online events run on behalf of the Nature Group. The list will be updated over time with new events being added, and possibly older events being removed.
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Photographing Insects by Trevor Davenport. March 18th 2023. A guide to photographic and field craft skills required to produce Exhibition standard insect images by a very experienced photographer.
Wildlife Guiding by Mick Durham FRPS. Mick has been interested in wildlife photography for over 40 years. He moved to Scotland in 1998 and has been photographing the wildlife there ever since. Mick gained his FRPS in 2013 and for the last three years has served as the Chair of the Natural History Distinctions panel. His talk will cover his work as a wildlife guide in Scotland where seeing is more important than photographing - though most people bring cameras as well as binoculars!! His work for Shetland Wildlife takes him to Mull as well as Shetland - two very popular wildlife locations.
Wild Taiga by Danny Green (February 2023) A never-ending forest, these northern forests are the realm to some of the most iconic species on the planet. From large predators, like the brown bear, wolf, and wolverine to elusive birds like the great grey owl and golden eagle. Danny has spent 10 years travelling to these remote forests in all seasons to capture these images”. This talk is a showcase of some of his best images that he has managed to capture during that time.
Wanderings of a Wildlife Photographer . A lecture presented on November 26th by Kevin Elsby FRPS presenting wildlife from pole to pole.
A Passion for Wildlife by Kevin Pigney 12 November 2022
Selective Processing by Dr Ian Wilson (October 15th 2022) The talk covers selective adjustments in Lightroom, Photoshop, Topaz Denoise/Sharpener and Nik Viveza/ColorEfex
Macro and Close-up Photography by Ann Miles FRPS (May 2022). A guide to the techniques and equipment for Macro and extreme close-up photography
An Eye for Birds by Bruce Kendrick (May 2022)
Scottish Wildlife - Covid with a Camera by Mick Durham. Mick explores the photography that he has been doing during the last two difficult years – coping with the restrictions laid down by Covid, exploring local opportunities and one or two trip slightly further afield when the restrictions were lifted.
Telling a Story with Nature Photography (Feb 2022) A very interesting talk on how photography/imaging can be used to tell and develop stories in a variety of ways to convey information about subjects, either in a single image or series of images
Moments in Nature by Ben Hall (January 2022) Taken mainly in the UK showing how Ben has mastered the art of composition and timing to produce truly memorable and stunning images
Focus Stacking for Nature Photographers Duncan Locke (October 2021)
An in-depth tutorial on Focus stacking
Gaining a Distinction in Natural History by Mick Durham FRPS (September 2021).
Mick is the Chair of the RPS Nature Distinctions Panel. He explains the criteria needed for each distinction type and through a series of examples of individual images and panels the quality and presentation standards needed to gain that distinction. This presentation covers the same topics as July 2020 but with new examples and updated information
Olympus System Cameras by David Smith
An in-depth presentation on the multiple features of Olympus Mirrorless Cameras for Macrophotography
Sharpening and Noise Reduction (2nd June 2021) by Dr Ian Wilson.
An in-depth look at Sharpening and Noise REduction, the theory and the techniques that can be used to ensure you only sharpen and noise reduce those areas of an image that require this.
A Year in the Life of a Yorkshire Wildlife Photographer by Steve Race April 24th 2021
Recorded at the Nature Group Spring Meeting - a highly informative talk about Yorkshire wildlife with superb photos
Dynamic Wildlife by Gordon and Cathy Illg Saturday 10th April 2021
A very informative video with lots of tips on giving that extra wow to your images
Living the African Dream by Alison Mees March 13th 2021
Great images and stories from Alison's 16 years living and working in Africa in the safari industry and cheetah conservation.
Beneath UK Seas By Charles Erb. A wonderful set of Images taken by Charles of the amazing creatures that live in our UK waters. Feb 27th 2021
Preparing Files and Printing by Dr Ian Wilson 2nd January 2021
Photographing the Unseen World (Dec.2020) Adrian Davies shows how he photographs the unseen world using high speed and time lapse, polarised light, and ultraviolet and infrared radiation
Chairman's Day 31st October 2020: Rewilding in Britain by Mike Daniels. Mike is Head of Land Management at the John Muir Trust and a Founding Trustee of Rewilding Britain.
Chairman's Day 31st October 2020: State of Nature 2019 by Daniel Hayhow. Daniel is an Environmental scientist at Earthwatch Europe.
Monochrome for Nature Photographers (Oct 2020) Presented by Dr Ian Wilson ARPS. Ian shows techniques and tricks that can be used to create good mono images, and shows how to perfect images in terms of tonality, sharpness and impact. He demonstrates using Raw conversion in Lightroom and Photoshop as well as the specialist package Silver Effex (Nik).
Layers and Masks (Aug 2020) Presented by by Dr Ian Wilson ARPS. Ian demonstrates how to use Layers and Masks in Photoshop to improve the post processing of your Nature Images
Gaining a Distinction in Natural History (Jul 2020) Presented by Mick Durham FRPS (July 2020). Mick is the acting Chair of the RPS Nature Distinctions Panel. He explains the criteria needed for each distinction type and through a series of examples of individual images and panels the quality and presentation standards needed to gain that distinction.
Raw Conversion Repeat (new images June 2020) Presented by Dr Ian Wilson ARPS. A repeat of the earlier presentations but using different images. Once again Ian demonstrates the best methods to use when converting your RAW image into Lightroom and Photoshop. Hints and Tips on getting the best out of your image without compromising quality.
Raw Conversion for Nature Images (June 2020) Presented by by Dr Ian Wilson ARPS. Ian demonstrates the best methods to use when converting your RAW image in Lightroom and Photoshop. Hints and Tips on getting the best out of your image without compromising quality.