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11th Annual Heather Angel Wildlife and Natural History Workshop 2007

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Angel at the Saint Hill Manor - The 11th Annual Heather Angel Wildlife and Natural History Workshop 2007 will take place on 28th and 29th July at Saint Hill Manor,

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with Nikon, Lowepro & ExpoDisc, Saturday 28th and Sunday 29th July 2007.

For more than a quarter of a century, Heather Angel has been at the forefront of wildlife photography throughout the world via her prodigious writing, her workshops and lectures. Her exhibition Natural Visions toured the U.K. from 2000 - 2004 and was also on show in Kuala Lumpur, Cairo and Beijing. She is the internationally acclaimed author of fifty books and writes regularly for the worldwide photographic press. Through her lectures, workshops, and writing Heather has been recognized with worldwide honours and awards.

With Heather's inspiring and expert tuition in one of the most beautiful locations in the U.K., her yearly Wildlife & Natural History Workshops provide a rewarding opportunity to improve your photography. There are two one-day workshops from which to choose. These workshops have become one of the highlights of the photographic calendar.

John McDonald, Head of Training from Nikon Solutions, will be on hand with the team from Nikon U.K. to assist and advise, as well as Simon Stafford - Technical Editor of Nikon Owner and representatives from Quantum, ExpoDisc, Manfrotto and Lowepro. The programme will include Giles Angel's Photoshop Clinic. The staff of Grays of Westminster will be on hand throughout the day to attend to your needs.

09.15 Registration with coffee and tea served on the terrace of the Manor.

10.00 Heather Angel presentation

Heather's presentation this year will have a distinctly oriental theme and be the première showing of exciting new images from the east. Featured topics will include baby snow monkeys from Japan in spring, as well as new panda images plus bamboo forests; stone forests; tropical rain forests with monkeys and birds; mountains and alpine flowers from China.

11.30 Break for midmorning refreshment. Tea, coffee, mineral water on the Terrace.

12.00 John McDonald, Nikon Training Manager

John will explain and demonstrate the Nikon iTTL creative lighting system and use of speedlights for natural still life subjects. Using Nikon digital SLR cameras with the latest wireless technology (or tethered) you can shoot and see the results instantly on a laptop.

13.00 Lunch

14.00 onwards there will be a choice of four sessions. You may attend any or all of them, although the Photoshop clinics will be aimed at different levels.

14.00 Practical Session

Still life macro demonstration with Heather Angel and John McDonald

Heather will demonstrate how to portray still life subjects indoors to the best advantage, selecting the lighting which is most appropriate for the subject - whether it be window light, flash, a light box, a light tent or fibre optics. You will then be able to try your hand using one of several workstations which John will set up for use with the Creative Lighting System using the latest wireless technology with Nikon Camera Control Prosoftware. Flowers, fruits, shells and fossils will be provided for this still life session. This is a marvellous opportunity for you to gain instant feedback on composition and lighting from Heather.

If you don't have a macro lens, you will be able to borrow one of several from the Nikon stand. Indeed, these workshops are an excellent opportunity to handle and try out Nikon equipment before making a purchase.

Afternoon session outside

Photography with a mystery animal!

14.00 - 15.15 Photoshop Techniques for Beginners with Giles Angel

  • Giles Angel, a professional photographer and digital retoucher and beta tests Photoshop for Adobe, will explain some basic Photoshop techniques with a Q and A session.
  • Introduction to colour managed camera RAW workflow
  • Bridge file browser / RAW conversion and DNG format / CS3
  • Simple colour correction / variations
  • Introduction to adjustment layers
  • Levels - adjusting colour balance
  • Preparing images for print and the web

15.15 - 16.30 Advanced Photoshop Techniques with Giles Angel

  • Colour correction and manipulation
  • Precise colour correction with adjustment layers
  • Replace colour
  • Black and white from colour
  • Masking
  • Solarisation / colour effects
  • Photo Merge (to create panoramics) in CS3

16.15 Afternoon Tea and Coffee or cool drinks served on the Terrace.

16.45 Practical Session with Heather Angel

Heather will demonstrate various gadgets for aiding outdoor photography.

17.00 Close

18.30 Dinner at the Manor. A special thank you dinner to all those attending our workshop has been organised by Grays of Westminster and the staff of Saint Hill Manor. This must be arranged in advance.

Booking Details:

The tickets, which include refreshments, lunch and dinner on the terrace, cost £175.00 for the day, and £150.00 for Nikon Owner subscribers. The workshop starts at 9.15 a.m. and runs until 5.00 p.m. Dinner is at approximately 6.30 p.m. To book your ticket(s) contact: Grays of Westminster today by telephone: ++44 (0) 20-7828 4925 or book online here.


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