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Secrets of wildlife filming

Wednesday, 20 March, 2013 - 19:00 to 20:15

We are very excited to welcome Dr Michael Leach to St John’s on Wednesday 20 March at 19:00 to give a fascinating talk about the secrets of wildlife filming.

Dr Michael Leach has been a full-time wildlife photographer, cameraman and author since 1977; he is now one of Europe’s top professionals. He has worked on all 7 continents, travelling to some of the wildest and most remote places on Earth, his photographs being used in more than 800 books in over 60 countries. He has filmed TV documentaries for both the BBC and Independent Television, working on more than 100 programmes, and has written 24 books on subjects ranging from big cats and owls to great apes and bears. His illustrated articles have been published in a long list of magazines including Country Life, the Observer, Geographical and Amateur Photographer. His photographs have been used in every major wildlife and environmental magazine in Europe and the USA.

During The Secrets of Wildlife Filming Michael explains the basics of his art in a revealing and humorous introduction to the realities of professional wildlife filming. This is definitely NOT a technical talk, it explains how to coax animals into the right spot and convince them that no-one is watching. We uncover cunning, underhand tricks-of-the-trade that produce amazing photographs. Be prepared to have some illusions shattered!

Cost £3.00 for adults and £2.00 for children.

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