Northern Photography and Video Show 2019 – Free Talks
Saturday 18 May
11.30am – ‘Life of a Mountain: The End of an Era’ with Terry Abraham
Multi-award winning filmmaker and photographer, Terry Abraham, will be exclusively revealing clips from the finale to his ‘Life of a Mountain’ trilogy featuring the Lake District’s most popular fell, Helvellyn. The critically acclaimed ‘Life of a Mountain: Scafell Pike’ (2015) and ‘Life of a Mountain: Blencathra’ (2017) have been enjoyed by millions of viewers on the BBC and in 2020 Abraham is set to release the final chapter in his trilogy. Terry will share insights into how he goes about his work, tales of enduring the elements whilst camping out on the Lakeland fells and talk about the highs and lows of producing his highly anticipated swansong to Cumbria.
1pm – ‘Round the Bend’ with Benjamin Graham, UK Landscape Photographer of the Year, 2017
Kick the bucket list, check the local action and curb your carbon footprint to boot. Successful landscape photography is not all extravagant location, long-haul aviation and profligate vacation. Benjamin’s Blighty-based landscape portfolios are a testimony to the twin gifts of gloriously varied topography and wildly whacky meteorology that our tiny island realm offers up at its shorelines and in its countryside. In this presentation he will motivate you to quit pining for the fjords, set the alarm, grab your gear and (like he does frequently) simply go round the bend.
2.30pm – ‘Going Wild – Take your Nature Images to the Next Level’ with Ann & Steve Toon Wildlife Photography
Professional wildlife photographers Steve and Ann Toon reveal their tips and techniques for creating winning wildlife shots. The award-winning photography couple will walk you through some of their best-selling images and, alongside some of their newest material, will explain the simple steps you can take to make wildlife portraits pop, action shots more dynamic and compositions more creative. They’ll look at using great light to best advantage, but also what to do when the light’s not in your favour. Above all they’ll share their passion for being outdoors with their cameras on the hunt for their next photography fix.
Sunday 19 May
11.30am – ‘One Winter – A Photographer’s Consideration of a Season in Decline’ with Rod Ireland, Show Curator
The winter of 2017/18 was long, cold and snowy for those living in the Northern half of the UK. Just as the hardest winter in a decade seemed to be concluding, we were hit with ‘The Beast from the East’. Whisper it quietly, but frankly it was a photographers dream!
As photographers, we’re on the front line, witness to changing patterns and rhythms of nature. Rod will talk through a collection of images taken over just the course of this One Winter, whilst posing questions about whether this special season is in terminal decline as climate change impacts.
1pm – Photographer’s Question Time
A panel of expert photographers to answer all your questions and photography needs. Key topics this year include everything from photographers and the environment to how important gear is and finding your style. Questions can be based on these areas or a topic of your choice. There will be a designated area in the show to submit your questions by 12pm on the day.
2.30pm – ‘Capturing the Emotion’ with Carmen Norman Photography
A photograph that has the power to evoke an emotional response has the greatest impact on the viewer. Colour, light, tonal contrast, texture, detail, perspective, lines, atmosphere, clouds, motion, potential energy, subject matter, people and composition are among the many elements that can contribute to evoking emotion in a photograph. Colour creates its own mood; some are relaxing, others are more stimulating.
Carmen will show how to capture these elements in your photography to create an emotional response from the viewer.