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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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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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The Photographic Adventure to talk about

Friday morning, 07.00 the eyes of the MSc student sleep ridden as they clime aboard the coach for a photographic adventure at the International Center for Birds of Prey. The coach driver at the wheel with a welcoming smile on his face, he knows were we are going,  not a problem to find it, that does make a change but we do have Dr David Fox who knows our host and the center in side out. The students settle down on the coach and the head count has been done, off we go towards the M42 and forwards to the M5 by ten we will be there.

Breakfast Next

The next stop will be to fill up on breakfast. David Fox has the route plan out for the best service station breakfast. Heading along the M42 most of the students are asleep saving their energy for the day ahead, David Fox sitting to my left and Galloway in the seat behind watching a documentary about Annie Leibovitz.

International Center for Birds of Prey

We arrived at the International Center for Birds of Prey at 10.30 where we were greeted by Jemima Parry-Jones MBE, if you have never in the presents of Jemima before then you are in for a new experience, if there is ever a lady to be set as an example for a role model then Jemima could be that person. Jemima has had an outstanding career, see her CV here

Birds in flight

During the course of the whole year about 60 individual birds will be flown for demonstration or on training courses.

The students on the MSc Biological Photography and imaging had a fantastic day at the center Jemima and her team of well trained and dedicated falconers made the day the most memorable and a truly exciting day for all, visit the web site and visit the center you will not be disappointed

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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.

Cirrolite

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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Monday Charlie Richards will be coming in for the business module, Tom Hartman’s microscope/ photographic/ SEM session will now be on Tuesday. Wednesday is the Broadcast Video Expo, there will be a full report on this later in the week, also Wednesday is Steve’s birthday he will be 30 so it is a big one for him. Frankie Buckle can not make it in this week as she has a lot of work on with Ziess Microscopes, but Frankie has said that she will be in soon to see you all.

Steve Galloway before his 30th birthday, lets hope somethings improve with age

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I would like to say a big thank you to Gavin Thurston who today traveled from his home in Bristol  to come and see the students on the MSc Biological Photography and Imaging course at Nottingham. Gavin was both  entertaining and knowledgeable in his area of the industry. The students enjoyed his talk and he spent quite a bit of time after his scheduled slot still passing on information to them. It is remarkable that there are professional people like Gavin who are willing to commit time and energy to help students on the path of knowledge.

www.movingpicturehire.com

Thank you again

David McMahon

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Today the students on the MSc Biological Photography and Imaging course had Gavin Thurston as an external speaker. Gavin is an award winning Cinematographer [EMMY for Outstanding Cinematography, BAFTA, Wildscreen Golden Panda, RTS Award, Royal Humane Society] to name a few.

Gavin has worked on many programmes, such as Human Planet, Life, Nature, Nature’s Great Events, Life in Cold Blood, Big Bear Week, Predators’ Prey, Britain Goes Wild with Bill Oddie, Wildlife on One and Big Cat Diary.

Gavin Started his career in filmmaking at Oxford Scientific Films in 1981, he then moved onto BBC Film unit Bristol in 1985 to 1989. After that Gavin went onto become a freelance Cinematographer.

All Photography David W McMahon

See  http://www.gavinthurston.com/#

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