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The University of Nottingham, School of Biology, MSc Biological Photography and Imaging

The following list is all of the Internal staff and external staff who teach and associated to the MSc Biological Photography and Imaging course.

The University of Nottingham Staff

Dr Kate Durrant MSc Course Director
Dr Thomas Hartman University Teaching Associate Science Specialist
Dr David Fox  MSc Museum Curator
Steve Galloway Taught Course Specialist
Tim Smith Senior Technician SEM

Visiting Teaching Staff

Luke Saddler Videographer [ HDSLR Filmmaker ] Final Cut Pro/ Adobe Premier
Helen Walsh Freelance Photographer, Designer, Illustrator
Alex Hyde Landscape Photographer, Adobe Product specialist
Katherine Dixon Web Design, Photographer, Videographer
Frankie Buckle Zeiss specialist, Photographer
Kelly Neaves
Jill Groom Photographer, Marine Biology
David Newton Canon Eos Trainer, Photographer, Writer

Supporting Industrial  Members

Geoff Espin Photographer, Orchid Specialist
Raymond Fitchett Sigma Photographic
Fran Maloni Jigsaw24 Apple Mac Computers
Jason Batterham Calumet Photographic

External Lecturing Staff

Professor Heather Angel Professional Wildlife Photographer
Gavin Thurston Professional Filmmaker
Stephen Moss BBC Natural History Unit Bristol
Dr Rob Lambert Tourism and Environment
Dr Paul Eggleton Natural History Museum
Phil Songhurst Consultant

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Photography David W McMahon

David’s role on the course is multi-faceted. One of his main roles is the curation and cataloguing of the specimens, which form the School of Biology natural history collections. These specimens range from cabinets of set insects to mounted birds and mammals and also include skeletal remains and specimens preserved in spirit. The collections are used by the students for hands on photography and also as an aid in identification.

Dr David Fox. Stood in front of part of the vast collection in the photographic section School of Biology The University of Nottingham

David also identifies many of the species photographed by the students in the field, often as e-mailed images sent from various locations. His knowledge of natural history subjects is also used to the full on many field trips organised as part of the course, some of which he leads himself.

Another of David’s roles is to set up studios with suitable biological specimens in order that students may enhance their photographic skills by recording texture and anatomical details, which would be difficult to procure elsewhere and is also the reason why a living Golden Eagle named Star, trained by David is sometimes flown for use photographically by the students as part of their coursework.

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The Sea Life centre helps millions of people in discovering the wonders that the marine world has install for all to view. The Sea Life works beyond its capacity to play an important role in safeguarding our seas and their inhabitants for the future. The M.S.c Biological Photography and Imaging will be making a visit to the Centre on the 4th February, after we have made an visit to Birmingham indoor fish market, were you will be able to see many different types of sea life.

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