Saturday 12 & Sunday 13 December 2020 - Online from the comfort of your own home
The Nature Talks Photo Festival will take place on 12 & 13 December. An all-round nature photography event with a wide range of genres: from macro, landscape and wildlife photography to storytelling. This year the festival will take place online due to the current circumstances.
During this international festival, we’re giving a variety of photographers a platform. At least 25 of the world's best nature photographers will tell their story, reveal their secrets and share their best photos. In this way, both novice and more experienced photographers will get their money's worth.
In the same way as we organised the physical photo festival, there is also the possibility to participate in master classes and to have your photos / portfolio reviewed by the experts.
The Nature Photographer of the Year 2020 will be announced on Saturday December 12th 8pm CET during the online awards ceremony.
Fifth edition - A lustrum
The 5th and lustrum edition of the Nature Talks Photo Festival will take place the 12th and 13th of December! For a weekend you can enjoy all aspects of nature photography: from macro, landscape and wildlife photography to storytelling. And this year the festival will take place online. With national and international top photographers and videographers, a number of speakers are known from National Geographic, among others. About 25 different nature photographers have their say and share their most magnificent images. Thus, a unique and varied program is offered for all nature lovers.
The proceeds from the Festival and our Contest are used to support various small-scale nature (conservation) projects like for example the Butterfly organisation Vlinderstichting or Photographers Against Wildlife Crime and several more.
What is there to experience?
The following national and international speakers will give a lecture and live Q & As:
Johan Lolos (BEL), Manon Bruijn (NLD), Stefan Christmann (DEU), Marsel van Oosten (NLD /SA), Pie Aerts (NLD), Aaron Gekoski (ENG), Harmen Piekema (NLD), Audun Rikardsen (NOR), Emanuele Biggi (ITA), Marcel van Kammen (NLD), Matthew Maran (GBR), Mathijs Frenken (NLD), Andrew (Andy) Parkinson (GBR), Frederico Veronesi (ITA/KEN), Judith Borremans (NLD), Herman van der Hart (NLD), Tin Man Lee (USA), Marco Gaiotti (ITA), Jo-Anne McArthur (CAN), Martijn Nugteren (NLD), Michel Lucas (NLD), Stefan Gerrits (NLD /FIN), Gheorghe Poppa (ROM), Alex Mustard (GBR) en Ronald Peeters (NLD).
Andrew (Andy) Parkinson (GBR ) - The art of backlight
Johan Lolos (BEL) - Tips and tricks to boost your instagram
Emanuele Biggi (ITA) - Macro photography with a wide angle and other madness
Photo and Portfolio Reviews
Marsel van Oosten (NLD/ZAF)
Tin Man Lee (USA)
For the inspiring Nature Talks Photo Festival you can get tickets from 30 euros (day ticket). You can purchase a weekend ticket for only 50 euros. Click on this link for more information about the program. https://www.naturetalks.com/festival-program/
Online photo festival
The advantage of the online photo festival is that you no longer have to choose from the different programs. All programs are recorded so they can be viewed till March 1, 2021 when it suits you. So if you can't be there on December 12 and 13, for example, that doesn't matter. Because of the possibility of unlimited viewing, you don't have to miss anything! All you need is a working internet. And on top of this you can choose every lecture with or without English subtitles.
Nature Photographer of the Year On Saturday evening, December 12, at 8 pm CET (Amsterdam), we will be awarding the prize of our Nature Photographer of the Year photo competition with 19,547 entries from 95 countries this year. It will be very exciting. If you want to have the result under embargo, let us know. For more information, visit our Nature Photographer of the Year site.
The festive award ceremony of the Nature Photographer of the Year contest will take place online on Saturday evening, December 12 at 8 p.m. The jury can only choose 61 winners from the no fewer than 19,547 images submitted. That is why they are introducing the public award this year.
Visitors can vote for their favorite photo during the photo festival. With your vote they choose the winner of the NPOTY 2020 audience award! Who will be the winner?!