WILDSCREEN PHOTOGRAPHY FESTIVAL
Tickets for the Wildscreen Photography Festival at the Royal Geographical Society – one of the most eagerly anticipated wildlife photography events of the year – are now on sale, with speakers from around the world contributing to the programme
Taking place over three days from 24-26 October at London’s Royal Geographical Society, the Wildscreen Photography Festival will feature workshops, talks and events led by some of the world’s leading wildlife photographers, and will offer the chance for budding and professional photographers to learn from the industry’s best.
Caroline Copsey, Chief Executive of Wildscreen – the charity behind Wildscreen Photography Festival – says: ‘Wildscreen’s ethos is to communicate and inspire people about wildlife through imagery and captivating storytelling, so I am thrilled to present this programme which brings together the leading lights from across the industry.’
This years’ keynote talk will be presented by award-winning photojournalist and dedicated conservationist Tim Laman. His talk, View from the Canopy – Revelations and Realities, will focus on rare and endangered species found in truly wild places from rainforest canopies to underwater kelp forests. Along the way, he will be sharing his insights of how to – and how not to – capture truly wild images.
The additional 22 speakers come from across the globe, bringing with them a substantial roster of experience. The two days will be compered by TV presenter and photographer Chris Packham, and zoologist and award-winning writer Mark Carwardine.
The speakers are accompanied by a workshops programme, designed to offer practical technical advice aimed at introducing new photography techniques and processes to enhance photographer’s practice. Topics include microscopy and macro photography, the logistics of building an effective photography business and remote and camera trap photography.
Wildscreen Film Festival is also run by the Wildscreen Festivals team and this year takes place from 19-24 October in Bristol. The Wildscreen Panda Awards, which celebrate the very best in natural history film making, will form part of the festival – nominees are due to be announced soon.
Royal Geographical Society, London SW7 2AR; wildphotos.org.uk