Vanishing Worlds - The Photography of Inger Vandyke
Saturday 10th November, 2pm - 4pm
Professional photographer Inger Vandyke has carved her career from documenting a world that is disappearing before our eyes. She has worked with critically endangered species, fragile ecosystems and tribal people whose customs and languages are diminishing across the globe. Now as the General Manager of Wild Images her greatest joy comes from showing her clients these precious assets and teaching them how to photograph them well.
Her seminar will cover her travel, working is less than ideal environments and how she locates and photographs her subjects.
She has led numerous photographic tours, ranging from day trips to explore the limits of timed exposure photography to extended journeys that focused on wildlife photography in remote areas or on the vanishing cultures of the Himalayas and Africa. Inger is a skilled tutor and is always pleased to be able to help her group members learn new things and generally get more out of their photography, whether in the field or while using Lightroom or Photoshop.
Australian professional wildlife photojournalist and expedition leader Inger Vandyke now lives in the Forest of Bowland in northern England with her partner and fellow Wild Images photographer Mark Beaman.
Inger has a long-established photographic career publishing images and stories in over 30 publications worldwide. She is a freelance contributor to the Australian, Asian and Ocean Geographic journals and is also a Charter Member of Ocean Geographic. Inger is a long standing board member of the Southern Ocean Seabirds Study Association (SOSSA), the longest continual study of the Wandering Albatross at sea in the world. She is also a member of the Australian National Antarctic Research Expeditions (ANARE) Club and she is a team member of Beyond The Smile, a women’s literacy program based in the Solukhumbu Region of Nepal. In 2016 she was appointed as the Guardian of the Heard Island and McDonald Islands Key Bird Area with Birdlife International.
During the course of her career, Inger has been involved in numerous conservation programs, including sea turtle research, hammerhead shark expeditions and the preservation of Critically Endangered species such as the Orange-bellied Parrot and Brush-tailed Rock Wallaby.