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Women in the Industry: Seminars with Ellie Rothnie, Martine Hamilton-Knight and Gigi UmbrasaiteWomen in the Industry: Seminars with Ellie Rothnie, Martine Hamilton-Knight and Gigi UmbrasaiteWomen in the Industry: Seminars with Ellie Rothnie, Martine Hamilton-Knight and Gigi Umbrasaite

Women in the Industry

Women in the Industry: Seminars with Ellie Rothnie, Martine Hamilton-Knight and Gigi Umbrasaite

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Women in the Industry: Seminars with Ellie Rothnie, Martine Hamilton-Knight and Gigi Umbrasaite

Friday 28th September, 10am - 4pm 

£35


10am - 11:30am - Ellie Rothnie is an award-winning freelance wildlife photographer, tour leader and photographic guide based in the UK.

Her career began in marketing & advertising, and in 2007 she began to focus her passion on wildlife photography which led to Ellie becoming a full-time photographer and guide.

She photographs both in the UK and overseas, travelling many times to focus on species in east Africa, North America & Europe. One of her ongoing projects is with the charismatic Dalmatian pelican of Lake Kerkini.

From Gannets & Gerenuks to Pelicans & Puffins, She will tell the story of how she moved from a career in marketing & advertising to following her dreams in wildlife photography. She will talk about her inspirations on this journey and insights into creativity, whilst sharing some of the most amazing experiences of wildernesses and its wildlife.

12pm - 1:30pm - Since graduating from the Surrey’s University of the Arts ( formerly WSCAD) with a BA (Hons) degree first class, Martine has specialised in architectural photography. Over the last 28 years she has run a successful business based in Nottingham working for architects, construction companies, interior designers and advertising agencies.

Her work has been published in many international books & journals and exhibited in several galleries including a large solo show in China in 2009. She has three books of her work, NOTTINGHAM TRANSFORMED about the regeneration of the city, plus CAMPUS VIEWS and ASPECTS OF A GLOBAL UNIVERSITY about The University of Nottingham’s campuses in China, Malaysia & the UK.

Martine will discuss her techniques and gear alongside her long and successful career in the Photography industry. She will guide you through how she has gotten to where she is and how she has built an incredible career around Architecture photography.

2:30pm - 4pm - For last few years, Gigi has been working on her fashion photography career making connections around Europe and the States. Over the Christmas period, she was signed to an agency in Australia (GIANT management Melbourne) and LA (Wilhelmina models artist board). Her fashion images have been used across the world in magazines, helping her grow her, already huge, Instagram following. 

Her work has recently bought her to London where she has been working closely with brands such as Wilhelmina, Next Model Management and Gym Shark. She will discuss her gear and set up when shooting, alongside her career to date. 

This event will be live streamed alongside 7 other events taking place on the same day across all of our stores. 

  

Speaker

Ellie Rothnie

Ellie Rothnie

Ellie Rothnie is an award-winning freelance wildlife photographer, tour leader and photographic guide based in the UK. Her career began in marketing & advertising, and in 2007 she began to focus her passion on wildlife photography which led to Ellie becoming a full-time photographer and guide. She photographs both in the UK and overseas, travelling many times to focus on species in east Africa, North America & Europe. One of her ongoing projects is with the charismatic Dalmatian pelican of Lake Kerkini.

Visit her website, Instagram, Facebook and Twitter to see more of Ellie’s work. 

Martine Hamilton Knight

Martine Hamilton Knight

Martine's specialism is architectural photography. An internationally published, award winning photographer, over the last 28 years she has run a successful business in Nottingham and travels nationally for architects, construction companies, interior designers, local authorities and advertising agencies. Her work has been published in many books and journals and her work exhibited in several galleries including a large solo show in China in 2009. She was asked to become a global Ambassador for Manfrotto in 2013.

Martine runs group workshops at historic listed buildings and contemporary architectural award winning locations for amateurs and enthusiasts with Line and Light. These are supplemented with similar events for The RIBA & English Heritage and she is also the Module Leader for the MA Commercial Photography at Nottingham Trent University.

Gigi Umbrasaite

Gigi Umbrasaite

For last few years Gigi has been working on her fashion photography career making connections around the Europe and United States. Over the Christmas period, she was signed with an agency in Australia (GIANT management Melbourne) and LA (Wilhelmina models artist board) and proceeded to go full time in the field of photography from that point. She has worked very closely with agencies in London including test shooting and scouting but mainly produces professional images for magazines in LA.