Introducing Chris Gomersall
Photography Experts is very pleased to offer you complimentary attendance of our showcase event to welcome the extremely well respected Wildlife and Conservation Photographer Chris Gomersall to our platform.
REGISTRATION RECOMMENDED - Remember all registrants get a link to watch the event whether they attend the live event or not.
Chris Gomersall has a 40-year track record of professional wildlife photography and was the first British photographer to win the coveted title of GDT European Wildlife Photographer of the Year. In this first of a series of online presentations, Chris will talk about his long career with the camera and showcase some milestone images, from being employed as the RSPB’s in-house photographer to working as a freelance and successfully turning a lifelong passion into a full-time occupation. The introductory event is free for registrants.
It is a testament to Chris's professionalism that he undertook to produce a series of new and unique presentations to follow his introduction starting with
Back Yard Birds
The Covid-19 pandemic has forced all of us to focus on wildlife subjects in our own neighbourhoods, but as a self-employed professional it’s always formed a part of Chris’s working agenda. Here Chris will discuss some tried and tested techniques, from feeding stations to remote-control photography, and offer some practical ideas for projects you can undertake close to home. We will go on to explore how you might progress this theme, and hopefully move beyond the “bird on a stick” approach to something a little more creative.
Future events discussed in the introduction will include
Finding your Voice
Becoming the original artist rather than merely the tribute act should be the ultimate ambition of every photographer, whatever genre they work in.
Life in the Landscape
Rather than slavishly pursuing the full frame portrait as a default option, why not try depicting wildlife subjects in their natural habitat to give them context? This demands a keen eye for composition, an appreciation of lighting regimes, and teaching yourself to be alert to the opportunity when it arises.
Chris has an abiding fascination with portraying the behaviour of flocks of birds, most notably the large roosts and murmurations of red knot on the Norfolk coast - but there are many other examples in nature of large gatherings of birds and animals.
Shooting for Conservation
Most of us are driven to photograph wildlife and nature because we care about the environment, and would like our work to be used in a way that promotes the causes of conservation, biodiversity, and sustainability. Communicating complex messages in a single photographic image is no easy task, especially if we are striving to avoid the cliché.
Photography Experts bring you the very best photographers who excel at their craft but also deliver a top-quality Web presentation that is as entertaining as it is informative. In each presentation the Expert not only shares their stunning imagery with you but the detail of where and how the image was taken, they will give you their own personal insights on composition and settings not available anywhere else in this format.
We seriously recommend registration and participation in the live event for the chance to ask questions directly yourself or listen to the answers they give to other participants.
Only registrants to the live event will have access to the Q&A content as well as being given a 72 hour post event streaming of the event, so even if for some reason you are unable to attend you still get to see the full event.
Recordings are made available at a future date but without the premium content.
Complimentary No Charge