If y'happen to be in Scotland in the new year, this might be for you...

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  1. mdcrisp2000

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    If you fancy attending a free lecture or workshop from a pro photographer, my uni's photography society have teamed up with Sony to present 5 such events - all free of charge and available to anyone, not just the uni students. So if you're nearby any time from late Jan to early March, drop me a message and I'll sign you up. Here's the official blurb:

    Edinburgh Uni Photosoc, in association with Sony, are putting on a number of free photography lectures from professional photographers. Anybody and everybody is welcome, even if you don't like photography. Just to reiterate - they're FREE! This won't cost you a penny!

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    26th January - Dave Lawrence - Wildlife Photography

    Dave will be talking about his work and background. Covering aspects of long-lens and wildlife photography technique, the photographic industry and Africa as a photographic destination, Dave's talk promises to be of great interest to those of us with aspirations towards similar career paths.


    2nd February - Celia Henderson - Macro Workshop

    Celia will be leading a workshop covering all aspects of creating beautiful close-up work. Attendees are invited (though not required) to bring their own cameras and lighting equipment, as well as suitable subjects.


    16th February - Duncan McEwan - Landscape Photography

    Duncan will be talking on aspects of the art and craft that he uses to create his work. Having photographed the Scottish landscape for over 40 years now, Duncan will talk about both his own influences and his hope to influence others to pay greater attention to the conservation of our environment.


    23rd February - Michael Wayne Plant - Fashion Portraiture

    Michael will conduct a live photoshoot, demonstrating to attendees different lighting styles and techniques of working with models.


    2nd March - Alonso Diaz - Hands-On Workshop

    Aided by his assistant Jorge, Alonso will lead a workshop around several Edinburgh locations, demonstrating to attendees his range of photographic techniques. As he specialises in everything from portable lighting to tripod-based landscape work, this should make for an eye-opening experience!

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    All of the speakers will end their session with a critique of some of the work of members of the audience. If you want a photo scrutinised by an expert eye, now's your chance. All photos must be submitted in advance, both electronically and physically. [Contact me if you want more details on this].

    This event will have strictly limited attendance, so confirm as soon as possible - R.S.V.P. by e-mail to photosoc.ed@googlemail.com.

    Hope to see you there!
     
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    Thanks for the info on this - I'm in the north (just below in penrith) and several of those lectures appear very interesting! (wildlife, landscape and macro). The major limit would be train fairs to get there
     
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    Yeah, if you don't already happen to be in Edinburgh, it could be tricky. If you get the chance, they should be worth checking out though. I'm particularly looking forward to Alonso Diaz; his work is incredible! Check out his website: Alonso Díaz Photography
     
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    Well train prices from penrith are only around £30 at worst so it should be affordable. Out of interest do you have any idea how quick spaces are filling up - especailly for the first 3 lecturs? I ask as I suspect I might have around 12 other possible people interested in attending.
     
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    I honestly don't know, since I'm not the one taking the RSVPs, but they were only announced yesterday, and each session has a limit of around 30 or 40 people (I think). Weekly society meetings usually get about 15-20 people anyway, so they could fill up quite quick. It'd be awesome if you could get a group up though - we certainly won't mind if places get filled early!

    I dunno if you're a facebooker or not, but more details can be found here along with some sample photos from each photographer: Edinburgh University Photosoc | Facebook
     
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    I LOVE LOVE LOVE the internet, it so fun to talk to people around the world! Thanks to the net I was able to googlemap where you all are from. I'll make it to Scotland in my dreams, eventually I hope to visit your side of the Atlantic!
     
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    Oh this is worth the flight, surely? :p

    Slight correction to the first post - only the Celia Henderson and Alonso Diaz workshops have capped numbers; the other three are open to as many as would like to come. Celia's is almost full though, so be quick if you wanna go to hers.
     

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