Scott Hurd gives his talk – Living and working as a proffessional photographer in Namibia.
May 13 at 19:30
19.30 Thursday 13th May 2021 on Zoom
Here is a little background information about tonight;
The open spaces,wildlife and people were what initially drew him to Namibia.He had expected to be involved mainly in Lodge and Hotel publicity work, to have the occasional wedding or baby shoot and maybe to sell a few photos but, as one of the few photographers in the country, he completely failed to anticipate the diverse and fascinating work that flooded in.As a professional photographer in Namibia, he never knows what the next phone call will bring. He could be training anti-poaching units out in the bush, photographing aged freedom fighters or shooting a President. He could be camped out in the desert doing ID photos of Wild Horses, covering a big tribal wedding or working with rescued pangolins. One of his most unexpected and exciting projects has been to document the construction of a brand new mine, from virgin bush to the first gold bar.His knowledge of African wildlife has enabled his images to spearhead major conservation campaigns and be used in publications worldwide.This is what his talks arebased on.
In thesepresentationsScott draws anecdotes from his experiences as a photographer for the people of Namibia, a people as diverse as the nature they inhabit.His work takes him into the wildest areas where a very different set of shooting skills often apply.Questions, about life in Africa and about camera technique, in what are often harsh and extreme conditions, are encouraged throughout.