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“10,001” – Mastering the art of photographic storytelling

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An evening seminar with Chris Weston, in association with Travel Photographer of the Year

The iconic French photographer Henri Cartier-Bresson once wrote, “Your first 10,000 photographs are your worst.” So what makes your 10,001st image that much better?

In this thought-provoking and inspirational evening seminar, wildlife photographer and Fujifilm X-T1 user Chris Weston shares his knowledge and experience of creating images that go beyond simple record shots and instead create a compelling visual story.

A 1-hour presentation, during which Chris will explain his “back-to-front” approach to photography and share the visual and technical creativity of many of his incredible photographs, is followed by an on-stage interview, hosted by TPOTY founder, Chris Coe, which will include questions from the audience. There is also a chance to “meet the speaker” at a Champagne reception when you buy our VIP Package.

Lively, informative, often humorous and always emotive, this seminar is crammed full of useful hints, tips and advice and is sure to educate, entertain and inspire you towards better, more creative photography.

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Itinerary
Welcome and introduction
Mindful photography
The art of visualization
Capturing the moment
The stories behind the images
Interview with Chris Coe, incl. audience questions
Champagne reception and ‘Meet the speaker’*

What you’ll learn
How to find picture ideas
The secrets to great composition
Camera techniques
How to use shutter speed and aperture creatively
Lens choice
Make the most of light
A new approach to the photographic process
Finding inspiration and staying motivated

Location
Ondaatje Theatre, Royal Geographical Society
1 Kensington Gore, London, SW7 2AR

Date and time
7:00 – 9:00pm
Thursday 24th July

Chris Weston

Chris Weston – Biography

Chris Weston became a professional wildlife photographer in 2001 in order to follow his passion for what he describes as “the extraordinary behaviour of wildlife”. His contemporary approach to photography led to Amateur Photographer magazine describing him as “One of the most dynamic wildlife photographers working today.”

He specialises in photographing mammals and endangered species and is renowned for his ability to connect with wildlife and reveal the often hidden personalities of his subjects. His work is published globally, with clients including the BBC, ITV, The Daily Telegraph, The Independent, The Guardian, and National Geographic. Recently, his ‘underground’ image of a galloping zebra was selected by The Sunday Times magazine for its feature titled “The Year’s Best Animal Photographs”.

Chris’s work is driven by conservation. His iconic book Animals on the Edge: Reporting from the Frontline of Extinction, written in conjunction with the IUCN, has been described as “The most up-to-date visual survey of our world’s rare and endangered species.” And he has been named by Outdoor Photography magazine as one of the world’s “40 Most Influential” wildlife photographers.

Tickets and pricing

Main Event Tickets
£12.00 per person

VIP package
Incl. reserved seating and “Meet the speaker” champagne reception
£25.00 per person

Book Now
Click here to book your tickets
or call 07773332504 (UK)

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