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Wollaton Hall 10.00 meet for a 10.30 start.

Tomorrow will be the first time in the history of Biological Photography at The University of Nottingham that both the MSc Biological Photography and Imaging and the Undergraduate Biological Photography and Imaging II students will meet for a public field trip. The total number of students will be about 150, the MSc students will be taking a group of ten to twelve undergraduate students around Wollaton Hall grounds helping and advising them on their photographic techniques, helping them to understand about exposure, composition, depth of field and a basic understanding of photography. This could be the largest photographic meet that Wollaton Hall has had in its grounds for sometime.


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Photography David W McMahon

After the students had finished the photographic session at the fish market they went on to the Sea Life Centre in Birmingham. Were they spent four hours photographing Sea Life?

Jill Groom,peers into the gloom of the tank wondering what will peer back

The task at the centre is always a difficult one; the students have to work along side the visitors to the centre, including groups of small children from visiting schools [you need to have your wits about you]. Also this year the centre has introduced a policy of no flash and in low light levels this becomes a extreme challenge they have to overcome.

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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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Spypoint IR-6 Wildlife Surveillance Camera

Spypoint cameras these look like good items to use as a trap camera, I have not seen the picture quality from them, but I have heard that they arrive in several different megapixel versions, the higher the megapixel higher the cost. They are capable of taking both still and video, colour during the daytime black and white infrared at night
here is some of the features that I heard it does?

•Very compact (4,5” x 6,8” x 2,8”)
•Removable internal unit for easier handling
•46 infrared LED night-time illumination
•Video resolution: 640 x 480 AVI
•External memory: SD/SDHC card up to 32 GB
•USB and TV-OUT ports (pal)
•Adjustable detection sensitivity (5 to 50 ft)
•Runs on rechargeable lithium or 6 x AA batteries
•Low battery indicator
•Kit includes: Strap, USB and video cables

You would have to Google for more info, again another bit of kit, could leave it to film, shoot still whilst you were working elsewhere

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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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