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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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There is a new statue in the grounds of Wollaton park, Nottingham-shire. In honorer of Dr David Fox, Museum curator MSc Biological Photography and Imaging, School of Biology, The University of Nottingham the next time you pass it make sure you give it a polish to keep it clean

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Got time time to spare at Easter could be just the job you are looking for

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A practice day of filming using Canon 7D and a Canon 550D

Photography Luke Saddler

The above image is of David McMahon Imaging Course Leader of the MSc Biological Photography and Imaging @The University of Nottingham, he is pictured holding a Golden eagle called Star, which belongs to Dr David Fox, Museum Curator, Natural History, School of Biology. On this day Luke Saddler and Steve Galloway were filming Star and two other Golden Eagles in flight @ Snake Pass using Canon 7D and Canon 550D. Alex Hyde was also at the location taking stills.

If you would like more details on how the filming went then contact either Luke or Steve @ The University of Nottingham, they would be more then happy to give you any advice  they can.

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Win a Barbour jacket with Great in Britain
To contribute to this archive, we are calling all amateur photographers, photo enthusiasts or anyone out and about in their local rural community to send in their images. The competition is open to all and each month Barbour and Great in Britain will judge the images that best sum up that season and capture the essence of life in the countryside.

The most inspiring images will be selected and one lucky entrant will be awarded a Barbour jacket for their winning imagery. To submit photos, all photographers have to do is register and upload their digital images. We want pictures that capture real lives, heritage and things that make our countryside what it is today.

Images will be posted on this page for viewers to look at and new photos will be added regularly so be sure to check back monthly for the winning images.

Terms and Conditions
The competition is open to everyone except to employees and their families of J Barbour & Sons Ltd, Great in Britain or any other companies associated with the competition. The prize is a Barbour jacket. There is no cash alternative. In case first style / colour choice is not available, Barbour reserve the right to offer an alternative style / colour. The winner will be the most inspiring image judged by Barbour and Great in Britain and the winner will be notified by email by 10th of every month. The judges’ decision is final. The winning photograph will feature on the website and Facebook site

Full details

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Janne Parviainen uses a light painting technique in his personnal photography. The most common subjects are city environments and nature landscapes. All of the photography has been carried out within the camera – there is very little post production done to the image.

Painting with light

More images and information at Janne Parviainen’s web site.

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Experiments by German psychologists indicate that text messaging is subtly changing the way our brains respond to certain number combinations. Reporting their findings in the journal Psychological Science, the researchers say that just by typing the numbers that correspond to the letters in a word like “love,” we can activate the meaning of that word in our minds. Full Story Here

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If you can make this seminar then make it, £20.00 to listen to a great photographer is cheap.

Landscape photographer Charlie Waite will be giving an exclusive evening seminar at Calumet’s Drummond Street store on Tuesday, 22nd February. Starting at 5pm, the seminar will cover two main topics – ‘Influences’, and ‘Small on Landscape’, a fully illustrated talk on photography using a compact camera. Tickets for the Calumet seminar are £20 and are now on sale at the website below.

Website: Light & Land

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German filmmakers Blickinsfreie have just released their new snowboard documentary At Equlibrium to watch on Vimeo.

The film explores snowboarding across seven countries in Eastern Europe including Poland, Slovakia and Romania, and features riding from the likes of Marc Swoboda, Gigi Rüf and Danny Larsen.

The film can also be downloaded for a €4.99 donation to get the film in HD that will be used to fund future documentary projects.

The film is presented by Ripzone Europe and BigAirBag.

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We made a visit to the Broadcast Video Expo on Wednesday the 16th February, over the next few days we will be sending out some thoughts on the show. The one big thing that I think and I hope many others may also think the same way is, it would be good to have a show which help the small indie film maker?, any thoughts let me know. I could be wrong.

PEC Video

Their core product includes high quality linear tracking systems, optical viewfinders, matte boxes, follow focus systems and camera shoulder rigs, these items and more will be amongst the several new and exciting product ranges

ABC Products have launched a new DSLR Light-Jib – a very lightweight and compact Jib-arm designed for DSLR cameras and small camcorders.

The DSLR HD revolution has seen a deluge of new grip and support products aimed at improving the ergonomics of stills cameras for video use. But many of these accessories are limited to stills cameras, offering little beyond their specific function.


Are introducing the latest LED  fixtures from Dedolight Tecpro range

Petrol Bags

Petrol Bags the professional carrying bags for HD TO HD DSLR cameras, lighting and sound.

OConnor Tripods

Professional camera accessories

Tiffen International

Camera support and accessories





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