Archive for the ‘Nature’ Category

Made in Iceland

Klara Harden decided to set out on 25 day solo hike across Iceland. Luckily for us, she brought along her cinematographer’s eye and a Canon 550D to document the epic journey in Made in Iceland. MADE IN ICELAND from Klara Harden on Vimeo. Klara goes into the details of her trip in this post.


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Deadly is Beautiful

The very first time I saw a jellyfish was back in 1970 on my aunties black and white television, I was truly amazed by these slow and graceful creatures  but deadly to the touch. It was not until 1990 that I came across one in real life, I had to hold myself back from reaching out to touch.

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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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Professional Techniques in the Field

The students who attend the MSc Biological Photography and Imaging at the University of Nottingham, do a project called Professional Techniques in the Field. Part of this is a project which is called landscapes, here the students have to provide a selection of their best landscape images below is Christopher Tranter landscape images.

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The Professional Techniques in the Field is a major project, also included in the project is Timelaspe, Water, Urban Wildlife, portfolio and British Wildlife this all goes together to make one big project.

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When teaching on the MSc Biological Photography and Imaging course at The University of Nottingham, the first thing you try to teach the students is to always look in the view finder before before you fire that shutter, always look for those little things that will always catch you out, make sure the focus is good, also a nice composition, interaction between the photographer and the subject matter. All the setting are right everything is perfect, but stop did you look in that viewfinder again. DO NOT MAKE A MONKEY OF YOURSELF.

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Dr Thomas Hartman from the MSc Biological Photography and Imaging course which is run from the School of Biology at the University of Nottingham has recently purchased his family a new car, but when we went to visit Filey Brigg near Scarborough on the east coast, Tom found him self with a slight problem.

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Tom had come across a set of wheels, his first thoughts were will theses fit my car and second how do I get back to the coach. Tom never overcame these problems so the set of wheels stay on the beach, till next year. Still not as bad as when he brought home a bucket of fish from Birmingham Fish market via the small unventilated coach.

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These images were taken at Slimbridge wet lands trust,

Big Goldfish taken with a Nikon 10.5mm lens

Both of these images were taken inside the tropical house at Slimbridge Wetlands Trust, the end of the lens was only centimeters from the fish I am not sure who was more interested in who, me in the fish or the fish in me.

I love the way that the fish are frantically swimming or each other

see other entry’s about this day

7D , Visits , Heather Angel ,

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