The Nikon Owner London Group
‘Yellowstone in Black, White & Infrared,
A Journey into a Frozen Landscape’
by Simon Weir, Thursday, March 20th
Michael Eleftheriades, who arranges all the meetings and events for the very popular Nikon Owner London Group is very pleased to invite you to the next event ‘Yellowstone in Black, White & Infrared: A Journey into a Frozen Landscape’ by Simon Weir. The event will be held on Thursday, March 20th at the Nikon School, part of the new Nikon London Centre of Excellence.
This January Simon Weir co-led a week-long photographic workshop in Yellowstone National Park for Magic Is Photo Safaris. Working alongside wildlife photographer Chris Weston, the group explored the extraordinary landscape and wildlife of Yellowstone in winter.
Simon will be showing his latest wildlife and landscape images and will describe the challenges he faced as well as his black & white workflow. He says, “Nothing can prepare you for Yellowstone – the intense cold, wild animals and the brutal yet beautiful prehistoric volcanic landscape – photographic opportunities don’t get better than this!”
About Simon Weir
Based in London, Simon specialises in photographing live performances (particularly classical music), contextual portraiture and nature. Twenty-five years in the classical music industry as a record producer has given Simon a deep insight into the sensitivities of performers and he aims to bring that out in his images, whether it is a moment of calm composure or artistic anguish. Simon’s clients range from individual performers to symphony orchestras and he has built up strong relationships with many of the UK’s top concert halls through the use of specially prepared silent and remote controlled cameras.
This is balanced by a lifelong love of black & white imagery that is now finding a voice in the form of infrared photography. Using specially modified Nikon cameras, he captures scenes entirely composed of invisible infrared light, producing an alternative view of reality – beyond visible light.
Simon has spoken at Nikon Owner events to great acclaim on the Siena Palio (90 Seconds to Victory), on Flash Photography (A Flash for Inspiration) and on Infrared Photography. He is also delighted to be working with Chris Weston and Magic Is Photo Safaris, covering all areas of nature and landscape photography and leading workshops in Bavaria (bear cubs), Holland (great apes), Canada (polar bears and the northern lights) and a winter workshop in Yellowstone National Park (in January 2015).
More examples of Simon’s work can be seen on his website: www.simonweir.com
It promises to be a great evening! Space is limited to 30 seats, so please book your places early to avoid disappointment.
Nikon School, from 6.30 p.m. to 9.00 p.m., on Thursday, March 20th.
The presentation will commence at 7.00 p.m..
London Centre of Excellence
63-64 Margaret Street
London W1W 8SW
Web address: www.nikon.co.uk/training/
The nearest Underground station is Oxford Circus (Victoria line, Bakerloo line and Central line). Buses that stop near Nikon School: 3, 6, 12, 13, 23, 88, 94, 139, 159, 189, 453, C2. There are bike racks located on Margaret Street and nearby on Market Place. There is very little parking in the area. The nearest car parks to the Centre are at Cavendish Square and at Sanderson House. Nikon School is within the Congestion Charge zone.
The last word
As on previous occasions, we would be grateful for a £5 contribution per person to cover the costs of the room.
To reserve your place, please email (rather than telephone) your full name, subscription number, daytime mobile and landline to Gillian Greenwood at: firstname.lastname@example.org
In addition, please indicate your attendance by replying to this invitation on the Nikon Owner Message Board.
Michael Eleftheriades looks forward to seeing everyone on Thursday, March 20th!
(We apologise for any inconvenience caused due to the postponement of the Fine Art photography event; this was due to the speaker having received a commission to photograph abroad. This will be rescheduled for a future date.)