London, Naturally - What's Next?

18 March 2015

Region: London

By Penny Dixie ARPS

We had a wonderful launch event on January 7th when the irrepressible Danny Green entertained us with his stories and wonderful imagery from the UK.  If we’ve been a bit quiet since then, it’s because we’re planning madly!

So what’s in the pipeline?

  1. We’re planning the first in a series of evening meetings in central London, (hopefully at Camley Street Natural Park, behind Kings Cross Station) in conjunction with London Wildlife Trust.  Matthew Frith from LWT and pro-photographer Jamie Hall will be talking about their work.  Future speakers will include pro- and amateur photographers and field-workers. 
  2. We want to contribute to conservation photography by joining up keen photographers with their green space volunteers and field workers.
  3. We have asked RPS HQ if we can host an event that includes guidance and advice on the journey towards the ARPS distinction in natural history.   We’re waiting to hear back.
  4. We have been talking to the Greater London National Park campaign people about joining in with a weekend photo-blitz (possibly 9th and 10th May) focussing on the green spaces of London.  Pencil it in your diary and we’ll let you know!
  5. Could we work on a blue/green version of Bleeding London? 
  6. We are thinking about our London Naturally contribution to the Capital Exposure week (1-7 November 2015).  Do you fancy exhibiting your work?
  7. Blogs, gear reviews and articles have been promised and we are looking forward to sharing these with you.  Could you write for us too?
  8. We want to use our London Naturally Facebook page and Twitter account to publicise our events and those of like-minded organisations.  Can you help?

We want our activities to contribute to three broad themes:                                                                                                                                

  • Conservation/Ecology
  • Education/Learning
  • Networking/Socialising

So, please contact me if you want to contribute to this exciting programme.  We are all volunteers and would love you to join us.  It doesn’t matter if you only have a little bit of time!  You could: write a review, blog or article; work on social media; help organise an event, come along to events etc etc etc. 

So if wildlife and nature photography is your thing too, we’d love to hear from you.

Please email us on london-naturally@rps.org