Heather is a versatile wildlife photographer whose images combine scientific accuracy with pictorial appeal. Her work has been recognised by awards in Britain and overseas. After a zoology degree, she photographed marine life and turned freelance after her first book – Nature Photography: Its Art and Techniques – appeared in 1972. A regular globetrotter, Heather first visited China in 1984 and has returned 31 times; resulting in three panda books and two on the wild parts of China: Green China (2008) and Exploring Natural China (2010). Heather tutors photo workshops, manages her image library – Natural Visions – and is a prolific writer with 59 books in print. In 2014 she completes a 5-year project with Kew Gardens looking at floral structure and pollination mechanisms. Heather was President of the Royal Photographic Society (1984-86) and founder Chair of the RPS Nature Group. She has been a Special Professor at Nottingham University since 1994. Major solo exhibitions of her work have been shown in London and in India, China, Malaysia and Egypt. Her Natural Visions exhibition toured Britain through 2000 – 2004.
Heather’s blog site
Heather’s image library site
Giles has been a commercial photographer and digital retoucher for the last eight years. After graduating with a science degree, he started out in graphic design. This set the path for gaining Photoshop skills. He soon moved towards his passion for photography as the digital camera revolution took hold. Giles now works with numerous companies and independent artists. Although specialising primarily in still life, his photography time is split between studio and location work. Post production plays a key role in the image making process and he often collaborates with other photographers and agencies in retouching projects. His clients include BBC, Burberry, Chanel, Coco Cola, Levi’s, Nike, Pfizer, Sony, Toyota and Versace. Giles does regular Photoshop video tutorials for Digital Photographer Magazine (UK), teaches Photoshop through seminars and one-to-one tuition workshops and has helped ‘beta test” for Adobe. He is a guest lecturer at Central Saint Martins for the MA Photography course teaching Photoshop introduction. Recent awards include: Black and White Spider awards – Still life – Winner, see Giles’ photography website.
Giles’ personal photography site
Giles’ retouching website