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Cambridge, CB2 1SJ

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Mon - Sat: 8:45 - 17:30

Sunday 11:00 - 16:00

Speaker Events


With over 30 years experience as a professional photographer, OLYMPUS Ambassador Mike Inkley works primarily in the field of motorsport photography. Covering F1, Touring Cars, Moto GP, etc. His images have been used by most of the leading TV channels and UK national papers. In addition to having in excess of 5,000 published images, he writes about motorsport and has had over 1,500 published articles. He has also shot cricket, a multitude of different location and wildlife work as well as military aviation for the UK Defence Journal.

Mike’s first experience of presenting was at The Photography Show last year. He passed on his experiences of shooting with the OLYMPUS OM-D E-M1 in his ‘You can’t do this with a small sensor’ seminar, wowing the audience with his images and blowing away many preconceptions about image quality from a crop sensor.

One of his favourite images is not his most dynamic, but was certainly the hardest to shoot. Last year he was in Glencoe on the snow fields doing some landscape work when he spotted a small group of wild red deer does in one of the valleys and decided to trek after and see if he could get a shot of them. After over an hour of hard climbing and skirting around through the trees he managed to catch them on a bracken ridge line, with ideal light and the snow fields of the mountains behind. His E-M1 and 40-150mm f2.8 PRO lens really delivered the goods.

Event Time – 10:30AM

How To Use Trail Cameras - Henry Stanier From The Wildlife Trust for Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire & Northamptonshire

Henry is Great Fen Ecology and Recording Officer for the Wildlife Trust for Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Northamptonshire, with responsibility for managing the monitoring of the Great Fen, including training volunteers in ecological monitoring.

He has a wide general knowledge of natural history with particular expertise in birds, dragonflies, reptiles, amphibians and mammals (particularly bats, dormice and other small mammals, and as a bird ringer), as well as botany. He also has an extensive knowledge of ecology and conservation.

Henry has led holidays to places as diverse as Costa Rica, Galapagos, Romania, Hungary, Lesvos, the Burren and his home area of Rutland.

They we’ll be bringing information and photos from the WT BCN photo competition/calendar 2019, BCN membership, and Henry will have some information for the Great Fen.

Event Time – 11:15AM

Street Photography with Kevin Walker - bend the rules with lumix

Kevin Walker from Panasonic UK, has a love for street photography. Taking us through his techniques of shooting street photography he will touch on rules we think we know about photography and whether we should break them to acquire that unique photo.

Event Time – 12:00PM

Making Drones work - How to use drone legally within your photography business

Ian Kitchener – Senior instructor and Examiner at ProDrone Academy

Drones open up a whole new world of creativity within photography businesses. But in order to operate them legally for commercial gain you have to undertake a PfCO course with a Civil Aviation Authority recognised training business. Ian Titchener is a CAA accredited remote pilot, aerial cinematography consultant and senior instructor and examiner at ProDrone Academy. In this presentation he will cover the legal requirements of becoming a drone operator, where you can and cannot fly, and how to successfully integrate drones into your business.

Event Time – 12:45PM

PHOTOBOOKS - how to tell stories through photography - CRUK, University of Cambridge, Stefanie Reichelt

Stefanie Reichelt is a Cambridge-based scientist, researcher and photographer. Her research includes the development of new optical imaging techniques with her team of scientists at the Cancer Research UK Cambridge Institute. As an artist, she explores the nature of perception in photography. Her passion is the presentation of visual stories in small edition photo books. She has curated, and developed art and science workshops and exhibitions in the UK and during residencies in India, Japan, and USA.


Event Time – 13:30PM

In shooting excellent video content, capturing high quality sound is just as important as recording the best in vision. - Nigel Feldon (Brand Manager for Saramonic)

In this talk, Nigel takes us through the various types of microphone systems available for use with smartphones and still cameras with video capability, why they will improve results compared to the built-in mic, and what technical parameters to look out for to get the best results in any shooting environment.

Nigel Fielden is Operations Director of MAC Group Europe and Brand Manager for the Saramonic brand. Saramonic specialises in professional audio equipment for videographers.

Event Time – 14:15PM

Macro and light painting Photography with David Smith - Olympus Expert

Olympus UK, very own David Smith will be showing his macro and light painted photographs and talking you through how Olympus cameras help him achieve closer more detailed macro shots. 

Event Time – 15:00PM

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