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Ellery Chu

The students of the MSc Biological Photography and Imaging, attend the British Wildlife center as part of the techniques in the Field project. Here they have about five hours to obtain the images they need to create an article on the British wildlife center which forms part of this major project. Below is part of the project did.

Wildlife Photography of the Year is always the focus in the field of wildlife photography. And not only in the U.K. – this contest is famous, and exhibitions are held around the world. Wildlife Photography of the Year is held in cooperatation with British Natural History Museum and BBC British Wildlife Magazine. It is the biggest and the lead wildlife photography contest in the world. The main focus in the contest is to encourage the professional and other photographers to document the beauty, magnificence, and variety of nature. That is in order to emphasize how beautiful and important nature is. Since 1964 this contest has become one of the most important wildlife photography contests worldwide. The ceremony in London every October attracted plenty photographers to attend. In 2008, there were thirty two thousand pieces of work submitted from 82 countries and there were over one hundred winners. Moreover, the worldwide exhibition was started in 1987. It is not only to demonstrate the highly-skilled photography, but it’s also become one of themost important conservation activities in the world.

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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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During the academic year of 2010/2011 The MSc Biological Photography and Imaging went on several field trips these included

  1. Wollaton Hall, Nottinghamshire
  2. Padley Gorge, Derbyshire
  3. Twycross Zoo
  4. Chester Zoo
  5. Broadcast Video Expo, London
  6. Focus on Imaging, Birmingham
  7. Birmingham Fish Market
  8. Sea Life Center, Birmingham
  9. Slimbridge, Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust
  10. Monkey Forest
  11. British Wildlife Center
  12. Filey Brigg
  13. Bempton Cliffs, RSPB Center

For the new academic year of 2011/2012 it is planed introduced the following field trips

  1. Sherwood Forest, Nottinghamshire
  2. British Geological Survey, Keyworth
  3. A 4 day field trip to Pembrokeshire, Wales

The full details of the Pembrokeshire visit will be listed over the next week

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Helen Walsh one of the associated members of the teaching staff on the MSc Biological Photography and Imaging, Helen’s role on the  course is running two field trips one to the Monkey Forest and the second is to the British Wildlife Center. Helen is now a freelance photographer, designer and writer with a special interest in science communication. She was one of the very first students to graduate from the University of Nottingham with an MSc in Biological Photography and Imaging, her passion is for capturing and communicating in the natural world and the issues it faces . After leaving the MSc Biological Photography and Imaging at the University of Nottingham, she has worked across and within the charitable sector helping organisations to communicate their messages about the environment to a whole host of different people, and using a wide range of marketing tools

Having worked in a marketing environment for 8 years, with organisations like The Wildlife Trusts, Biodiversity Partnerships, the University of Nottingham and environmental consultancies, Helen has a wealth of knowledge and understanding of wildlife and environmental issues, photography, graphic design, editing, writing, branding and interpretation. All supported by a BSc in Zoology and an Associateship with the Royal Photographic Society.

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Helen Walsh working with students at the Monkey Forest

Helen Walsh website

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