Robert Thompson Lecture Tour
We are delighted to announce that Robert Thompson FRPS will be conducting a lecture tour in the SACC region this January. There will be a €5 cover charge for each talk.
Robert will be speaking across a range of photography topics including nature, landscape and macro, and discussing his approach to these genre. We are very excited to have a photographer of Robert’s reputation visiting us and we encourage SACC members to attend one of the talks.
The talks will take place at the dates and venue below – see posters at the end of article for full details:
- Tuesday, January 19th at 7:30 pm in 36 St Patrick’s Quay, Cork.
- Wednesday, January 20th at 7:30 pm in Oakwood Arms Hotel, Shannon.
- Thursday, January 21st at 7:30 pm in The Pembroke Hotel, Kilkenny.
Robert is a nature photographer, author and educator.
He is the author of a number of books on photographic technique and it is hoped to have some of his books available to raffle at each of the above venues.
Robert’s interest in natural history began during his childhood explorations of a large parkland estate where he grew up. He is a highly accomplished freelance natural history photographer and multi-author with a number of well-known publications to his credit on natural history and nature photography. He has also been a major contributor to many other natural history publications in Britain and Europe. He is widely acknowledged in the UK as a specialist in close-up and macro photography and is a Fellow of the Royal Photographic Society and the Irish Photographic Federation.
As an active conservationist, he has worked on several high-profile natural history recording projects in Ireland for the Northern Ireland Environment Agency, National Parks and Wildlife Service in the Republic of Ireland and television. He has a particular interest in dragonflies,
butterflies and moths for which he has specialist knowledge.
His work is widely published in the UK, Ireland and internationally, with numerous photographic credits in a wide variety of books, magazines, calendars and various other media sources through his library and agencies.
He is frequent writer and contributor to the photographic press and other natural history media. He has had several solo exhibitions of his work including the aerial landscape collection from the highly acclaimed ‘NATIONAL HISTORY OF ULSTER’ publication. His work has also been featured
in Nikon Pro magazine and Nikon UK.
He runs workshops in the UK and abroad and has traveled widely in Europe, photographing its flora and fauna with particular attention to its declining wild orchid populations.