Archive for the ‘Urban’ Category

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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Science in the Park to reveal the wonders of the world around us

Do you have what it takes to help deliver a lamb? Have you got the guts to get up close and personal with a giant millipede or tarantula? Or maybe you’ve always wondered how nature produces its own genetic mutants?
If so, a free family event being held in Nottingham this weekend, and involving a host of experts from The University of Nottingham, could offer the perfect day out, mixing the fascinating with the fun.
Science in the Park 2011, taking place at Wollaton Hall on Saturday March 12 from 11am to 4pm, has been organised by the British Science Association Nottinghamshire Branch and aims to open up people’s eyes to the wonder of science in the world around them.

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Darcy Padilla’s award-winning 18-year project documents the life and death of one woman, capturing in miniature the plight of America’s ‘permanent poor’

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Earlier today we was talking about the Red Foxes and the urban wildlife project. I mentioned about firing the camera from a safe distance, an image that could be of use for this would be an item like

Hahnel Giga T Pro Remote

Wireless UHF radio timer/remote control with a range of 100m, available to fit most current DSLRs


  • Ideal for wildlife, astral, and time-lapse photography. Can also be used as a standard remote (or cabled) remote control.
  • Programmable features include a self-timer, interval timer, long exposure setting and exposure count. These features can be used in any combination.
  • Use the latest FSK 2.4GHz licence-free worldwide frequency with a range of up to 100m (works through walls as well).
  • LCD display on transmitter is backlit.
  • Uses widely available batteries: transmitter CR2032; receiver CR2 (both supplied).
  • Each type comes complete with connectors to fit different models in the manufacturer’s range.


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Laurent Geslin

Has produced an outstanding book called Urban Safari, I spoke with Laurent at the wild photos in 2010. He is an outstanding photographer and a very nice man; he will be this year’s show in London the dates are 21 and 22 October. If you do get a chance to have a look read it will inspire you in many ways.

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Urban Wildlife

Part of the brief

Use any urban location of your own choice for your project. You are to produce six images, which demonstrate the ways in which animals and/or plants can survive and flourish in the most unexpected places. Where possible show two shots on how progress and ‘modernisation’/ ‘industrialisation’ have affected both the good and the bad aspects of the wildlife in the area.

There is a very good website, which may give you some thought and help with ideas.


Please always follow the rights of others and obey the law, seek permission from the land and property owner.

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