A Kenyan Safari: Nikon Owner London Group, Friday evening, February 8th


Nikon Owner (London Group) meeting
Friday, February 8th 2013
‘A Kenyan Safari’
with David Lloyd, Richard Long
and Antony Blake


Michael Eleftheriades, the organizer of the very successful Nikon Owner London Group would like to invite Nikon Owner subscribers to the next Nikon Owner (London Group) event, ‘A Kenyan Safari’ with award-winning wildlife photographer David Lloyd. The event will be held on Friday, February 8th 2013 at Kensingtonrooms.

The event will include an introduction by Richard Long, with an update on his Kenyan charity and a review of the most recent Nikon Owner trip to Kenya.

David Lloyd will describe his experiences, methods, achievements (touching on the 2011 Wildlife Photographer of the Year annual portfolio cover shot) and his personal philosophies on wildlife photography. David chooses to shoot wildlife images in a fine art style, rather than in a documentary or editorial manner.

The event will conclude with a presentation by the fine art photographer Antony Blake, with examples of his unique approach and shooting technique.

About David Lloyd

David Lloyd is a wildlife photographer from New Zealand living in London, arriving in 1989 for a six-month trip and still resident some twenty years later. Some of David’s favourite places are Kenya, Rwanda, Uganda, Namibia, Botswana and Richmond Park near his home in London.

David became interested in photography at a young age and has owned a camera since the age of seven. He spent many years developing pictures in darkrooms before the advent of digital, and black and white photography became one of his early passions; a strong interest in natural history and design led to the photographic imagery he enjoys creating today.

Although he has a preference towards black and white, colour also features strongly in his work.

David’s images have been published widely in the press and photographic monthlies, including a recent issue of Black & White Photography Magazine. He has also enjoyed success in major competitions: he was a finalist in the BBC Wildlife Photographer of the Year on six occasions, European Wildlife Photographer of the Year, Natures Best, and a highly commended in the British Wildlife Photographic Awards in its inaugural year.

In 2011, David gained a specially commended award in the Veolia Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition with “A Flick of the Tail”, a black and white image of a giraffe which was also chosen for that year’s annual portfolio cover.

David has more than twenty years of knowledge in digital processing, using both Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Lightroom; the latter is his predominant processing tool today.

It promises to be a unique event! Space is limited to 50 seats, so please book your places early to avoid disappointment.



Venue Details

Kensingtonrooms Hotel, Media Suite (basement floor), from 6.30pm to 9.30pm, on Friday, February 8th, 2013.

Presentations start at 7.00 p.m.; main presentation starts at 7.30 p.m..


131-137 Cromwell Road (corner with Courtfield Gardens)
London SW7 4DU

Web address:

Location Information

This popular Kensington ’boutique’ hotel is located on the corner of Cromwell Road and Courtfield Gardens, within a short walk of Gloucester Road tube station (Piccadilly, District and Circle lines) and is also close to Victoria and Paddington mainline stations, all accessible via London Underground services or short taxi rides.

Metered parking is available near the entrance to the hotel – parking restrictions are in effect until 6.30 p.m. Kensingtonrooms is outside the Congestion Zone.

The last word

As on previous occasions, we would like to request 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 me, Gillian Greenwood at:

In addition, please indicate your attendance by replying to this invitation on the Nikon Owner Message Board:,35687

For those wishing to socialise for longer, dinner will be organised at a local restaurant. We look forward to seeing you on Friday, February 8th!

With very best wishes,

Gillian Greenwood
Features Editor and Events & Training Coordinator

DISCLAIMER: The various organisers of these events and photo-outings together with Nikon Owner magazine are only taking the initiative of arranging and facilitating these meetings on the strict understanding that they are solely acting in an introductory capacity and anyone planning to come on any such meeting will be deemed to have agreed that they fully understand this as a condition of joining any of the group events. Some of the outings can be expected to involve travel by foot while photographing in the various locations. Each participant will be deemed responsible for ensuring his or her own safety and the safety of their property at all times and no liability whatsoever is accepted either by any of the organisers or Nikon Owner magazine in this regard. In other words we shall all act reasonably, safely and responsibly and each person will join the party on the understanding that they do so entirely at their own risk.

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