NatureTalks Online Photo Festival

Saturday 13 & Sunday 14 March 2021

Don’t miss out!

The fifth edition of the Nature Talks Photo Festival will take place in a month. A lustrum! And, this year we do it online! Immerse yourself in the fascinating world of nature photography from the comfort of your own home or wherever you are. Feel free to watch everything up to two months after the event!

In recent months we have been working hard to create a sensational and stunning photo event. The exhibitors of the virtual exhibition floor will come up with great offers as usual.

Read below how you can follow inspiring and educational lectures, webinars, masterclasses and live Q & As from national and international top photographers online to your heart’s content on the weekend of 13 and 14 March 2021. In any case, we and the photographers plus exhibitors, have done everything we can to make it a fantastic online photo event. You certainly don’t want to miss this!

Emanuele Biggi Nature Talks Photo Festival 2020

Nature-Talks goes online. How does it work?

Nature-Talks offers you inspiring and educational lectures, webinars and live Q&As on Saturday 13 and Sunday 14 March. All this can be followed from the comfort of your home, you do not have to go for it. We have a different program on both days, so you can buy a weekend ticket. But you can also buy a ticket for one of these two days. After purchasing your ticket you will receive a web link from us. You will receive this on Monday 1 March via by e-mail. With this link you can log in during the event. You can watch everything up to June 1, 2021. With a weekend ticket even up to June 30, 2021!
Extra: every talk has English subtitles and most of the talks are given with English language / audio

Easy to log in and join

You do not need any technical computer knowledge to participate in Nature-Talks. You do have to remember your e-mail address and password though… After logging in you can visit 2 pages where all presentations and live Q & As will be ready for you. The layout is somewhat similar to Youtube where you can also watch various videos.

You can log in at any time and are therefore not bound by fixed times (except for the live Q & As, masterclasses and photo reviews). All you need is a working internet connection. Make yourself as comfortable as possible and follow the sessions from your comfortably seated chair with naturally tasty snacks. Get that popcorn ready. Let Nature Talk!

Jo-Anne McArthur Cameroon Nature Talks Photo Festival

The different program components

Nature Talks Photo Festival is all about inspiration, education and conservation photography. These themes are woven into our entire program. The different photographers tell their story, share their secrets and share their best photos. The following program components will be discussed during the Online Nature Talks Photo Festival.

1. Inspirational talks

Where do photo and videographers get their inspiration from and what do they experience behind the scenes? What images are they most proud of? What is their vision? What can we learn from the behavior of an animal or from the environment, so that you can create a better picture? These are just a few of the questions that will be addressed during the various inspiring lectures.

View the inspiration program here 

Jo-Anne McArthur Cameroon Nature Talks Photo Festival

2. Educational talks

Sometimes it seems as if that photographer has had all the luck in the world in making that one top record. And that taking that amazing prize-winning photo was just a matter of sheer luck. That it is pure coincidence that they are always in the perfect place at the right time. 

But is that image actually correct? During our instructive lectures, our photographers / speakers will tell you how they arrive at certain photos, videos or documentaries. How do they prepare? What do you have to take into account? And when do you get what results? Our photographers / speakers share their “secrets” with you and give you practical tips & tricks, so that you can immediately apply all that knowledge in practice. And the nice thing is: listen back to the lectures a few times and improve your photography skills!

View the educational program here.

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3. Conservation photography

Anyone who has visited our festival before knows what some of the best people have spoken in recent years and that they always had fascinating and penetrating stories that you often only see on TV. Stories that are touching, mind blowing and that will stay with you for years to come.

Conservation photography is a combination of nature photography and more journalistic photography. Many of our photographers / speakers are committed to protecting and conserving nature with their photos. Everyone knows, our nature and planet are under threat. Among other things, due to the decline in biodiversity, overexploitation and climate change. Many animal and plant species are threatened with extinction, our rainforests are being destroyed and the ice caps are melting. Conservation photographers want to counter these threats with their photography and often larger photo projects.

Our speakers will tell you everything about their photo and film projects. Questions such as: how do you approach such a project, what is the motivation of the photographer and what is the role of storytelling in these types of projects and success stories are discussed during these lectures. And sometimes, sometimes a tear…

View the conservation program here.

Jo-Anne McArthur Cameroon Nature Talks Photo Festival

4. Live Q&A’s

During the festival weekend there will be several live Q&A sessions with different speakers on both days. These times are fixed and you can be there. During the live Q & As, ask the question you’ve always wanted to ask. 

It is of course useful that you have seen the lecture of the photographer concerned for these Q & As so that you can ask in-depth questions. But also feel free to ask questions that are not related to a lecture. The photographers / speakers often find this the best part to chat with their fans. This gives then an energy boost and also inspiration. 

If you are unable to attend the Q&A, but you want your question to be asked and dealt with, that is of course also possible. Mail us your question in advance. Our chairman of the day will then ask your question to the speaker(s). The live Q & As are recorded so that you can watch it later. 

View who’s giving a live Q&A  here.

Jo-Anne McArthur Cameroon Nature Talks Photo Festival

5. Photo reviews

Do you recognize this? You take beautiful images, but want to discuss these photos with a professional photographer. We have several photographers who can help you with this. One of them is Marsel van Oosten. Winner Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2019. What does Marsel think of your images? Does he have any tips & tricks? Or maybe you have a specific question yourself? Top photographer Marsel van Oosten receives such questions almost every day. He gives you feedback on your photos during these photo reviews. 

How it works? You digitally send us one or a maximum of two images about which you have a question or want to receive tips & tricks. You will receive the instruction after your booking. Your photos are then discussed in a private group session (with those who have registered for this and anonymous is possible).

The session lasts 3 hours and there is room for a maximum of 25 people. All submitted images are discussed in this session. Marsel also edits the images and shows you how a photo can transform. You learn a lot from top photographers like Marsel, from the way he looks at the different images of the participants. Viewing and discussing each other’s images is very educational.

So don’t hesitate and sign up for this. Provide a webcam and microphone for live interaction with Marsel. Remember: limited places available!

View who’s reviewing a photo here

olifant bij waterval Marsel van Oosten Nature Talks Photo Festival

Marsel van Oosten Nature Talks Photo Festival 2020
Autumn hide Emanuele Biggi Nature Talks Photo Festival

6. Masterclasses

Do you want to achieve depth as a photographer? And to be mentored in the fine art of player development by the experts? Experienced photographers will share their secrets with you in about 2.5 hours during this masterclass. For example: discover how Emanuelle Biggi works in the field. How to make natural backlight with Andy Parkinson.

Or learn from Johan Lolos king Instagram how to boost your Instagram and why you should absolutely use it for your business if you’re a photographer.

Look here who’s giving masterclasses.

Johan Lolos Nature Talks Photo Festival 2020
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7. Audience award Nature Photographer of the Year (NPOTY)

The festive presentation of the Nature Photographer of the Year award will take place on Saturday December 12, at 8pm. Unfortunately online this year and not during our festival. But what is nice is that we are coming up with a public award this year! The jury can only choose 61 winners from no fewer than 19,547 images submitted. With your vote we choose the winner of the NPOTY 2020 audience award! During Nature-Talks Photo Festival Online you as a participant can vote for your favorite photo. Who will be the winner ?!

Top 11 reasons why you shouldn’t miss our Nature Talks Online Photo Festival

  1. Masterclasses, webinars, fotoreviews, live Q&A session and lectures by 25 world-class Nature Photographers all given in the English language;
  2. Can’t make it? No problem.You don’t  have to miss anything! You will get access to all the session recordings till 1th June, 2021;
  3. Every session is online and you can follow it at every location. Covid-19 proof! Enjoy the festival ambiance from out your living room. Settle in with your favorite snacks and enjoy all the speakers and session;
  4. Get to know all the ins and outs of nature photography and choose from the different programs, you want to know all about: education, inspiration and / or conservation;
  5. Let the pros unravel their secrets during their live Masterclass;
  6. Have your photos reviewed, get endless inspiration and discover new angles;
  7. Bring out your creativity, you never knew you had!
  8. Vote for your photo of the Nature Photographer of the Year Contest 2020;
  9. Connect virtual with other Photographers around the world;
  10. All talks are with English subtitles and most talks are given in English audio/language;
  11. Do a good deed! Support the speakers and some good (conservation) causes in these difficult times.
    Johan Lolos Nature Talks Photo Festival 2020 on the top of the Mountain