Tuesday 13 March 2012
At the Free Church Hall, Market Hill, St Ives, Nr Huntingdon, Cambs.
Doors open 7.30pm for 8.00pm start
After wildlife, Heather has a great passion for macro and never travels anywhere without one of her macro lenses – for taking flowers, plant details and smaller wildllife from insects, marine life as well as amphibians and reptiles. Heather will also reveal her varied lighting techniques for macro work in the studio.
“The great thing about macro subjects is that you have complete control of the lighting. Selective use of reflectors, diffusers, fill flash or prime flash in the field ensures you can select the optimum lighting – without blaming the weather for lack lustre results!”
Heather is a veteran traveller to China. Since she first visited China in 1984, she has made 32 visits to this vast country exploring high mountains, expansive deserts, varied wetlands, bamboo forests and tropical rainforests in this enigmatic country, with the inevitable mishaps along the way. Heather has photographed China’s national treasure – the giant panda – in all weathers and written three books about pandas as well as two extensive books on the natural history of China.
“Travelling in China is richly rewarding – breathtaking landscapes, exquisite plants and an array of wildlife. Watching a two-week-old gibbon clinging to its honey-coloured mother as she swung through the rainforest canopy will live with me forever.”